The new iLumi technology is Bluetooth-enabled, which means it can be controlled from a mobile app running on Apple iOS or Android.
As the global warming debate rages, Heather Clancy chronicles the smart grid, electric vehicles, alternative energy, green IT and other developments shaping the green technology movement.
Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation. Her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. In a past corporate life, Heather was editor of Computer Reseller News. She started her journalism life as a business writer with United Press International in New York. She holds a B.A. in English literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and has a thing for Lewis Carroll.
This year, the National Christmas Tree in Washington, D.C., will sparkle using 80 percent less energy in the past, thanks to thousands of GE LED lights and a retrofitted illuminated star on top.
The technology helps cut back on the use of plastic bottles and could also help them save on fuel and transportation costs.
While price and production capacity remain batteries, a new report predicts annual demand will reach 3.1 million square meters annually by 2020, compared with just 110,000 square meters currently.
The installation will power five EV charging stations using solar energy stored in a 100-kilowatt battery, plus it will also provide shade for up to 50 cars.
Enablon, IHS and SAP have emerged as key application providers for forward-thinking businesses looking beyond compliance for ways energy and resource conservation can make them more competitive.
Registries covering imaging equipment such as printers and multifunction devices, as well as specifications for televisions are final and should be introduced in early 2013.
The Indian technology firm scored high marks for its efforts to use renewable energy and for its advocacy of sustainable business policy across its home country.
The small demonstration project in Wyoming will run a series of compute-intensive research and modeling applications for the local university.
The search and Internet services giant is putting $75 million behind a 50-megawatt wind farm in Iowa.
Can free-cooling systems work in less than ideal climate conditions? The social networking giant says "yes," with some adjustments.
More than 1,600 LED luminaires are being used in a demonstration project that is expected to cut power consumption by 62 percent.
Technology from Cool Planet Energy Systems converts non-food biomass substances like wood chips and energy crops into high-octane gasoline.
Scientists from the United States and England are testing how fluorescence detection -- the same principles used for tracking fertility or diagnosing pregnancy -- could act as an early warning system for offshore oil leaks.
Close to one-quarter of all water withdrawals are made by the food industry, with most going toward agricultural uses. Here are some high-tech companies dedicated to tackling the conservation issue.