CleanTech OC Daily - 4/16/12

Monday, April 16, 2012

Since October, a new concept being tested uses a 30 kw wind turbine to condense water from the air and pump it into storage tanks for filtration and purification. The prototype is capable of producing 500 to 800 liters of clean water a day from the dry desert air. The technology was created by the Eole Water founder who was inspired by water collecting from his air conditioner unit while living in the Caribbean.

GE’s vision for an “industrial Internet” is to build networks that harvest data from heavy equipment thus boosting efficiency for commercial users like railroads and airlines. At the center of the effort is a $1 billion facility in San Ramon staffed with nearly 400 people, some even poached from Cisco.  

We’ve shared this story before, but now investors are backing Esses, a startup building a business around building energy consumption. They have raised $6 million in its first round of funding from investors including Vocap Ventures and DFJ Athena.

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