Installations of new, energy efficient servers with more powerful processors at companies such as Intel, Google, Amazon and others are reducing energy costs by as much as 90%. As such, these companies are recouping the investment expense within a few months, says market research publisher SBI. The New York-based publisher says hardware and component manufacturers such as Dell, IBM and Hewlett-Packard stand to benefit from the trend as well.
Overall, growing adoption of information and communications technology (ICT) products that let operations become more energy-efficient is estimated to reduce global energy consumption by over 7,358 billion kW-hr in 2015. SBI estimates that ICT-enabled energy savings will amount to 4.5% of global energy consumption in 2015.
In the aggregate, the global value created through the energy and emissions savings enabled by ICTs is estimated at $195 billion in 2010, says SBI, increasing to $548 billion by 2015.