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Mobile device battery life extended with nanotechnology

Posted in battery, low-power, pc, reduce-power-consumption, research on March 14th, 2011 by FrankM – Comments Off

University of Illinois researchers are using nanotechnology to resize memory devices that results in much lower power requirements.  This technology benefits mobile devices by extending the life of batteries through low power consumption.  …

…   “Pop’s group lowered the power per bit to 100 times less than existing PCM memory by focusing on one simple, yet key factor: size.

Rather than the metal wires standard in industry, the group used carbon nanotubes, tiny tubes only a few nanometers in diameter – 10,000 times smaller than a human hair. “   …

via University of Illinois: Mobile device Battery Life.

NVIDIA Optimus Powers Notebook Computers More Efficiently

Posted in battery, energy-efficiency, graphics-processor, green-it-strategy, notebook-computer, nvidia, pc on February 10th, 2010 by FrankM – Comments Off

NVIDIA Optimus for notebook PCs optimizes the graphics processing workload to improve performance and lower energy consumption. …

… “Notebooks equipped with Optimus Technology can last up to 2 times longer on a battery charge than notebooks with standard discrete graphics without Optimus technology. ” …

Via NVidia: Optimus Technology for Notebook Computers

NVIDIA efficient graphics processing strategy

PalmPre CPU Energy Efficiency

Posted in battery, cpu, energy-efficiency, netbook, palm-pre, pc, phone-cpu on July 28th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

Netbook uses same CPU as the Palm Pre phone to achieve strong energy efficiency performance. …

… “Energy efficiency is one of the benefits of the system, as the two-cell battery is apparently good for up to 8 hours, with a minimum of 4.5 hours. ” …

Via Electronista: Pegatron netbook

Apple MacBook Pro Family Energy Star 5 Efficiency and Sustainable Design

Posted in apple, battery, design, disposal, energy-efficiency, energy-star-5, epeat-gold, macbook, notebook-computer, recycle on June 8th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

MacBook Pro Sustainable Designs
Apple augments its MacBook Pro line of notebook models and lowers prices up to three hundred dollars. …

… “The industry’s greenest notebook lineup, every Mac notebook achieves EPEAT Gold status and meets Energy Star 5.0 requirements, setting a new standard for environmentally friendly notebook design. Each unibody enclosure is made of highly recyclable aluminum and comes standard with energy efficient LED-backlit displays that are mercury-free and made with arsenic-free glass. All MacBook Pro and MacBook Air models contain no brominated flame retardants and use internal cables and components that are PVC-free. The built-in battery design results in less waste and depleted batteries can be replaced for $129 or $179, which includes installation and disposal of your old battery in an environmentally responsible manner. ” …

Via Apple: MacBook Pro New Models

Flywheel Energy Storage UPS

Posted in award, backup-power, backup-system, battery, clean-energy, data-center, energy-storage, flywheel-energy, recognition, tco, total-cost-of-ownership, ups, vycon on May 25th, 2009 by FrankM – Comments Off

VYCON’s Direct Connect DC system achieves recognition in Network Products Guide‘s Power Backup category for its environmentally-friendly flywheel energy to manage through data center power disturbances. …

Vycon Flywheel energy system

… “VYCON’s VDC backup systems are carbon saving, high-speed flywheels that provide clean ride-through backup power that is predictable and environmentally responsible. Providing a lower Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) than traditional battery-reliant uninterruptible power systems (UPSs), mission-critical applications around the globe are depending on VYCON’s flywheel systems to provide reliable and environmentally friendly, on-demand energy storage. ” …

Via Vycon: Best Product and Services Award

Green Battery Disposal

Posted in battery, boston-power, disposal, laptop, notebook-computer, recycle, survey on October 31st, 2008 by FrankM – Comments Off

Boston Power sponsors survey to understand the habits of notebook users and green trends. …

… “Notebook owners have employed a range of methods to dispose of notebook computer batteries, including manufacturer-related disposal (7 percent), recycling centers (6 percent), exchanging where the replacement was purchased (6 percent) and placing in a bin at a retail outlet (5 percent). Conversely, 4 percent discarded the battery in the trash. ” …

Via Boston-Power: Greener, Better Batteries