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  • power distribution unit (PDU)

    A power distribution unit is a device for controlling electrical power in a data center. Floor and rack-mounted PDUs can provide data for power usage effectiveness (PUE) calculations. 

  • microgrid

    A microgrid is a small-scale power grid of that can operate independently or in conjunction with the area’s main electrical grid. The practice of using microgrids is known as distributed, dispersed, decentralized, district or embedded energy generati... 

  • wind farm

    A wind farm or wind park is a grouping of wind turbines in an area. Wind farms are placed in areas of consistent and less turbulent airflow. They may be land-based (on-shore) or out at sea (off shore), either on platforms or on pillars coming from th... 

  • wind turbine

    A wind turbine is a power generating device that is driven by the kinetic energy of the wind. Wind turbines general fall into one of two categories: Horizontal axis wind turbines (HAWTs) and vertical axis wind turbines (VAWTs). HAWTs, the more common... 

  • wind power

    Wind power is the kinetic energy of wind, harnessed and redirected to perform a task mechanically or to generate electrical power. Sailing and similar activities are among the simplest, oldest and most direct applications of wind power. Mechanical us... 

  • Kyoto Protocol

    The Kyoto Protocol, also known as the Kyoto Accord, is an international treaty among industrialized nations that sets mandatory limits on greenhouse gas emissions. 

  • business sustainability

    Business sustainability is the management and coordination of environmental, social and financial demands and concerns to ensure responsible, ethical and ongoing success. In a broader context, social, environmental and economic demands are considered... 

  • LED light bulb

    An LED light bulb is a solid-state lighting (SSL) device that fits in standard screw-in connections but uses LEDs (light-emitting diodes) to produce light. LED light bulbs are a more environmentally-friendly alternative to incandescent bulbs. 

  • greenhouse effect

    The Greenhouse effect is the warming effect of the sun on greenhouse gases like CO2 that act to trap this heat in our atmosphere. Greenhouse gases in the earth’s atmosphere release heat absorbed from the sun's IR. Some of the heat released reaches t... 

  • photovoltaic glass (PV glass)

    Photovoltaic glass (PV glass) is a technology that enables the conversion of light into electricity. To do so, the glass incorporates transparent semiconductor-based photovoltaic cells, which are also known as solar cells. The cells are sandwiched be...