Hanley Energy has won a top global cleantech award for a control solution that has begun to be adopted by the US data center industry. The data center power and energy management company is based in Ireland, with newly opened offices in Austin and Los Angeles.
The Global Top 10 of cleantech companies were recognized in the Global Cleantech Center Association’s 2013 Later Stage Awards.
Hanley won in the Cleanweb/IT category. It specializes in the design, supply and support of customized energy and critical power management. Its innovation prevents data centers switching from drawing power from generators instead of utility-provided electricity in areas of unstable electricity supply.
Using a touchscreen interface, it allows operators to reduce their critical switchgear costs and reduces the risk of downtime – which can cost up to $5,700 per minute. Furthermore it offers them savings of between 5 per cent and 15 per cent on their running costs, while reducing CO2 emissions.
Other winners include:
BioFuels/BioEnergy — Solegear, based in Vancouver, British Columbia, engineers, produces and distributes high-performance bioplastics made from rapidly renewable resources.
Lighting/Energy Efficiency — New York City-based ThinkEco, Inc.’s technology platform enables cloud-based applications powered by intelligent algorithms and features a customizable customer user interface.
Smart Cities — OneRoofEnergy is solar finance provider through its SolarSelect® program that allows homeowners to convert to affordable solar electricity for little or no money down.
Smart Grid — ENBALA Power Networks is a Smart Grid technology company that continuously connects large electricity users to the grid to deliver grid operational flexibility to utilities and electricity system operators.
Solar and Wind — Silicon Energy manufactures photovoltaic (PV) modules on the market today, backed by one of the best warranties in the world.
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