The PC and server power management software market is set to expand nearly fivefold from $168 million in 2010 to $783 million annually by 2015, according to a new report from Pike Research. The cleantech market intelligence firm forecasts that PC power management software alone could be saving almost 47 MTCO2e of emissions by 2015, equivalent to taking nearly 8 million cars off the road.
“Power management tools offer a fast return on investment for companies looking to save costs and reduce emissions,” says senior analyst Eric Woods. “Often, this software may even come free of charge, thanks to utility company rebates. This is a particular boon for corporate IT departments, since servers use 60% of their maximum power while doing nothing at all.”