CleanTech OC Daily - 7/16/12

Monday, July 16, 2012

MIT’s Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science has led to computer and wireless communications chips that run off of ambient heat, light or vibrations. Now, a new energy-combining circuit design breakthrough will enable a chip  to run off all three at once.

London plans to host greenest Olympics in the tournament’s recent history through a number of energy-efficient features. The area’s permanent structures emit 58% fewer carbon emissions than if they had been built to the U.K.’s 2006 building standards, electric cars will be used for transportation and a comprehensive recycling plan will help cut back on waste during and after the games.  

Ocean Power Technologies has teamed up with Lockheed Martin (replacing Leighton Holdings) to build a 19MW wave energy farm in Australia. The project, which has made little progress to date, is set to begin construction and development in 2013 and will deliver the first electricity to the grid in 2014. The installation of all 28 of its PowerBuoy units will not be complete until 2017.

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