Today Ecova is sending great big thanks to Dell Computer for their work in helping to make their technology products more energy efficient. Dell announced yesterday that they are the first in their industry to achieve 80 PLUS® Titanium-certification for a server power supply. Power supplies are the devices that power computers and servers. They convert AC power from electric utilities into DC power used in most electronics. And, with today’s increasing reliance on these technologies they have a significant impact on our overall energy use as a society.
We applaud companies who are taking the lead in creating products with more efficient power supplies and making it easy for consumers to choose wisely. We created the 80 PLUS program 8 years ago for this reason, and we’re glad to see it becoming the standard of choice. You can read more about our work with plug load solutions here. The 80 PLUS certification enables manufacturers and customers to compare and contrast power supplies based on established criteria from ENERGY STAR® and the Climate Savers Computing Initiative. Today, more than 250 companies manufacture 80 PLUS power supplies and there are over 3,600 models certified, with the number rising each year. An 80 PLUS certified power supply is substantially more efficient than typical power supplies and creates a unique market differentiation opportunity for power supply and computer manufacturers.
Our plug load solutions team has been busy lately. They recently worked with the California Energy Commission’s Public Interest Energy Research (PIER) program to conduct a field monitoring study to better understand the energy consumption of plug load devices in commercial offices. Whether in homes or offices, ensuring your technology is energy efficient can have a significant impact on your energy usage and cost. Happy savings to you Dell!