Google Energy today announced an agreement to purchase 114 megawatts of wind power capacity per year for 20 years at a set price from an Iowa wind farm owned and operated by NextEra Energy Resources.
A Google company spokesperson Jamie Yood noted, “This is the first contract for Google Energy. We plan on exploring other opportunities to provide our data centers with environmentally friendly power… → Read More
AlertMe, the home energy monitoring service, is revamping its home energy kit and accompanying web service, and will launch a rather neat looking iPhone app this July.
The UK company sells a home energy kit that lets users measure and track their home’s energy use online by retrofitting hardware similar to so-called ’smart meters’. The service also ties into Google Powermeter, the search… → Read More
[UK] AlertMe, the Cambridge-based home energy monitoring service, has hired ex-Tiscali UK boss Mary Turner as its new CEO.
Turner ran the ISP’s UK business from 2001 where she took the company from less than half a million dial-up customers to the third largest DSL provider in Britain with revenues of €608m in 2008, according to the press release.
She also oversaw the acquisitions by Tiscali… → Read More
[UK] Timed perfectly to coincide with the Copenhagen Climate Summit, AlertMe has launched the Swingometer, a very simple visualisation tool that gives an overview of its customers’ home energy use.
The UK company sells a home energy kit and accompanying subscription-based web service that lets users measure and track their home’s energy use online by retrofitting hardware similar to so-called… → Read More
Google Powermeter, the search giant’s home energy monitoring tool, has launched in the UK today. While the environment stands to benefit – research shows that when users have access to detailed information about their energy use, household energy bills are reduced by up to 10% – Cambridge, UK-based AlertMe should also do quite well out of this. The VC-backed company has become… → Read More