Energy Internet and eVehicles Overview

Governments around the world are wrestling with the challenge of how to prepare society for inevitable climate change. To date most people have been focused on how to reduce Green House Gas emissions, but now there is growing recognition that regardless of what we do to mitigate against climate change the planet is going to be significantly warmer in the coming years with all the attendant problems of more frequent droughts, flooding, sever storms, etc. As such we need to invest in solutions that provide a more robust and resilient infrastructure to withstand this environmental onslaught especially for our electrical and telecommunications systems and at the same time reduce our carbon footprint.

Linking renewable energy with high speed Internet using fiber to the home combined with autonomous eVehicles and dynamic charging where vehicle's batteries are charged as it travels along the road, may provide for a whole new "energy Internet" infrastructure for linking small distributed renewable energy sources to users that is far more robust and resilient to survive climate change than today's centralized command and control infrastructure. These new energy architectures will also significantly reduce our carbon footprint. For more details please see:

Using autonomous eVehicles for Renewable Energy Transportation and Distribution: and

Free High Speed Internet to the Home or School Integrated with solar roof top:

High level architecture of Internet Networks to survive Climate Change:

Architecture and routing protocols for Energy Internet:

How to use Green Bond Funds to underwrite costs of new network and energy infrastructure:

Thursday, April 12, 2012

A new Bit-Torrent proxy to enable green file transfers

[Integrating this BitTorrent proxy with a Greenstar network node powered by wind or sun would be a novel way to enable green file transfers.
  The same architecture could be used for large data file transfers used at university DMZs as being deployed by ESnet – BSA]

A BitTorrent proxy for Green Internet file sharing: Design and experimental evaluation

Recent studies have shown that the Internet-related energy consumption represents a significant, and increasing, part of the overall energy consumption of our society. Therefore, it is extremely important to look for energy-efficient Internet applications and protocols. The largest contribution to this energy consumption is due to Internet edge devices (PCs and data centers). As a particularly significant example, in this paper we address the fact that users leave their PCs continuously powered on for satisfying connectivity requirements of Peer-to-Peer (P2P) file sharing applications, like BitTorrent (currently the most popular P2P Internet platform). To reduce these energy consumptions, without penalizing the Quality of Service of BitTorrent users, in this paper we propose a novel architecture based on the introduction of a BitTorrent proxy. BitTorrent users delegate the download operations to the proxy and, then, power off their PC, while the proxy downloads the requested files. We implemented our solution and validated it in a realistic testbed. Experimental results show that, with respect to the legacy BitTorrent approach, our solution is very effective in reducing the energy consumption without introducing any QoS degradation. Specifically, our results show that the proxy-based solution can provide up to 95% reduction in the energy consumption and, at the same time, a significant reduction in the average file download time.

A BitTorrent proxy for Green Internet file sharing: Design and experimental evaluation


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