Renewable power for lean desktops in media applications

John M. Counsell, Chris Haughton-Brown, Simon Tuff

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An integration of solar microgeneration to supply a low-power IT desktop, using the Power over Ethernet standards IEEE 802.3af/at as a low power distribution network avoiding transformer losses from DC generation to mains power AC and back to low-voltage DC and hence maximising efficiency. The resulting design points to applications in media technology where reducing grid power consumption is critical for improving sustainability, or where there are supply constraints, and indicates new directions in how we manage and consume power for IT devices.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2009
EventIBC 2009 Conference - Amsterdam
Duration: 10 Sept 200915 Sept 2009


ConferenceIBC 2009 Conference


  • renewable energy
  • media
  • power generation
  • IT
  • renewable power
  • lean desktops
  • media applications


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