By combining sun light and heat collection into one solar unit, companies such as Cogenra Solar are able to efficiently collect energy from the sun. Cogenra's system uses mirrors to focus sun light on solar cells as well as on a tube that contains a glycol based fluid that absorbs the suns heat and then transfers it to a holding tank. As states increase their requirement that utilities get more and more of their power from renewable energy, expect to see more companies using this hybrid system. Here are career openings at this Mt. View, CA based company.
How much water do you and your home use in a day? a week? or a month? IBM has teamed up with the city of Dubuque, IA to install 300 water meters that will let home owners know just how much water they are using. The information collected will be used to determine if consumers will make behavioral changes to reduce consumption, control costs and repair leaks.
Between 2010 and 2015 the global supply chain management industry is expected to go from $5.90 billion to $8.5 billion. IBM is now offering a new consulting service to companies that will help them evaluate their suppliers by using environmental metrics such as energy use and impact.