CleanTech OC Daily - 5/1/12

Tuesday, May 1, 2012

Trash-powered cloud: Apple taps landfill biogas for data center
In an effort to make their new data center even greener, Apple’s fuel cells at its North Carolina data center will run on biogas captured from landfills – this is part of Apple’s plan to operate using 60% on-site renewable energy.

The Numbers Behind Tesla and SolarCity’s Home Energy Storage Play
Tesla and Solar City are teaming up on residential solar battery backup systems and how the system may play out in California. IDC Energy Insights analyzes the information and shares the partnerships plan to change home energy storage. 

US Dept of Energy Wants You! (If You Can Create Energy Apps)
The US Department of Energy is holding a Apps for Energy competition that challenges developers and the tech community to build apps that help consumers get the most out of their utility data, save money and energy. The entries, which are due by May 15, will be judged by a panel of prestigious industry experts.

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