20 Jul '11, 6pm

MIxed Greens: SynapSense Raises $16M, PACE Revival and More: SynapSense, which analyzes your datacenter's ener...

SynapSense, which analyzes your datacenter's energy problems and tries to fix them, has raised $16 million in a third round as interest in green IT continues to grow. The company essentially monitors weather patterns--heat, pressure, moisture, etc.--in datacenters and then provides recommendations on how to curb power consumption and/or use it more effectively. Although Facebook, Yahoo, Hewlett-Packard and a few others have radically curbed power consumption, many datacenters still have air conditioners that gobble up inordinate amounts of power. Sometimes AC can account for more than half of the power purchased. Sentilla has also graduated from basic monitoring to automatically controlling cooling systems. Before this latest round, SynapSense had raised $25 million , which brings the total to $41 million. What does a relatively capital-efficient greentech company like Syn...

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