Scoop! source: google internal PR server http://tinyurl.com/2nh9yb
For Immediate Release 4.01.2008source: google internal PR server http://tinyurl.com/2nh9yb
Industry Leaders Announce Open Platform for Power Generation DevicesGroup Pledges to Unleash Innovation for Power Generation Worldwide Schmidt: "No Immediate Plans" For Rumored "Google Hydrogen Cell" MOUNTAIN VIEW, California. (Tuesday, April 1, 2008) -- A broad alliance of leading technology and power generation companies today joined forces to announce the development of "Zappy", the first truly open and comprehensive platform for power generation devices. Google, General Electric, the United States Department of Energy and others are collaborating on the development of "Zappy" through the Open Power Generation Alliance, a multinational alliance of technology and Power Generation industry leaders. The group's website is at www.OpenPowerGenerationAlliance.com. With thousands of power plants world wide, this year has seen increasing focus on open source power generation. However, the lack of a collaborative effort has made it a challenge to respond as quickly as possible to the ever-changing needs of savvy power producers and consumers. Through "Zappy", power utilities will be better positioned to bring to market innovative new products faster and at a much lower cost. The end result will be an unprecedented global power generation platform that will enable producers to provide their customers better, more personal and more flexible power generation experiences.
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