energy use

Crypto Miami Scores $25 Million Win For Algorand

Atlanta-based Borderless Capital is investing $25 million in Miami blockchain startups that use an emerging alternative cryptocurrency platform called Algorand to help local companies build platforms for payments and capital markets leveraging blockchain technology. That’s great news for the emerging fintech space, people searching for a more private and secure … [continued]

A sample screenshot of a SolarCity customer's energy efficiency data Image Credit: SolarCity

Responding To Obama’s Action Plan, SolarCity Unveils Energy Explorer

A national leader in clean energy services, SolarCity has responded to US President Obama’s call for reduced carbon pollution and increased energy efficiency by revealing Energy Explorer, “a new software service that provides homeowners a self-guided tour of their energy use.” Speaking at Georgetown University — a location filled with … [continued]

Business Energy Use Infographic

  Ecova, which we noted the other day won a 2012 ENERGY STAR Sustained Excellence Award and has a long history of ENERGY STAR recognition, recently created a cool infographic (below) with some pretty interesting — and even shocking — facts about commercial and industry energy use. One of the things that … [continued]

Your Air Conditioner May Be Lying To You

Japan’s Consumer Agency has published information relating to 11 separate air conditioner manufacturing companies, regarding inappropriate energy usage rate displays. The eleven companies (who remain unnamed as of yet) conducted A/C capacity tests and calculated energy use to display to the consumer, who is generally unaware of how much air flows through the unit or how much energy is used.