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Green Start-Ups Embrace Big Data
Posted By Dave Smith On June 21, 2011 @ 8:26 am In Green Initiatives,Innovation | No Comments
Solar power, biofuels, and other green technologies require decades of research and massive funds to scale. Big data tools, on the other hand, are a relatively cost-effective way to better manage resources, fight climate change, and adapt to our ever-changing, ever-growing planet.
GigaOM shone the spotlight on five companies representing the next generation of start-ups leveraging big data to better conserve energy. By combining and analyzing various massive data sets available online, companies like OPower and EcoFactor are finding new and innovative ways to save consumers millions of dollars on utility bills and protecting our planet in the process.
Read more from GigaOM .
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URLs in this post:
 OPower: http://www.opower.com/
 EcoFactor: http://ecofactor.com/
 Geostellar: http://geostellar.com/
 SAP: http://www.sapcarbonimpact.com/
 Hara: http://hara.com/
 OpSource: http://www.opsource.net/
 GigaOM: http://gigaom.com/cleantech/5-companies-using-big-data-to-help-the-planet/
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