One watt green computers qualify for rebates

REDWOOD CITY, CALIFORNIA - Large electric utilities in the U.S. and Canada have qualified NComputing products for substantial purchase rebates and rate discounts because they consume as little as 1 watt of electricity per user.

NComputing is the world's leading provider of ultra low-cost computing, and the adoption of NComputing into energy rebate programs reflects a growing recognition that NComputing virtual desktops are also the ideal green computer.

The rebates cover all or a portion of the purchase price of NComputing products. Seattle Light, for example, offers a $25 rebate on each NComputing device so the net cost of adding a computer drops to $45 per seat. San Diego Gas and Electric, Southern California Edison, and BC Hydro offer rebates that range all the way up to full product cost.

The rate discounts enable customers to save money each month through lower electricity rates. For example, Duke Energy offers an $.08 per kWh rate reduction. "Custom Rebates are a great way to encourage people to adopt a solution like NComputing. Duke Energy customers want to save energy — it's a great way to save money and help the environment," said Rob Jung, Trade Ally Rep for WECC/Duke Energy Incentive Program. "As long as there is a peak electric reduction, Duke will provide incentive. We'd be perfectly happy if every business and school qualifies for these rebates."

Today's PCs are so powerful that the vast majority of applications use only a small fraction of the computer's capacity. NComputing enables multiple users to tap into the excess capacity and share a single PC at a fraction of the cost. The technology supports both Linux and Windows platforms. Each user enjoys a full PC experience by connecting their own monitor, keyboard, and mouse to an NComputing access device, which is then connected to the shared PC.


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