Monday, 28 February 2011

Why Google’s Bet on Wasted Energy Is Great News For the Rest of Us

Google has poured millions into solar, wind and geothermal,  all investments aimed at its mission to make renewable energy a cheaper  source of electricity than coal.

But Google’s latest investment via its  venture arm Google Ventures in Transphorm,  a company that makes super-efficient power modules, could have a  greater impact than all of its efforts combined. And here’s the best  part, Transphorm’s tech could help Google solve a niggling problem:  power-hungry data centers.

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