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Renewable power for lean desktops in media applications

Counsell, John M. and Haughton-Brown, Chris and Tuff, Simon (2009) Renewable power for lean desktops in media applications. In: IBC 2009 Conference, 2009-09-10 - 2009-09-15.

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Abstract

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.