Muda, Mura, Muri
For forty years, manufacturers learned to eliminate the three sources of waste: Muda, unproductive activities; Mura, variance and inconsistency; Muri, overburdened and absurd workflows.
When we look at our power markets, we see sources of waste everywhere. Transmission line losses, unstable and overburdened distribution systems, overly complex tariff structures, centralized generation and control systems, leaky faucets, uneven government incentives, opaque utility bills, not to mention the winking or unblinking LEDs we see on our appliances when thinking about this waste keeps us up at night.
We invest in products and services to eliminate this waste because we know efficiency will save power users money. As one example, distributed power generation devices, such as ClearEdge Power’s CE5, generate heat and electricity on-demand where the power is needed, eliminating transmission losses or even the need for the transmission lines themselves. There’s no need to manage a complex system. With better than 80% efficiency in converting fuel to usable energy, ClearEdge’s CE5 reduces carbon dioxide emissions by 45% and uses 37% less fuel than existing alternatives. Eliminating all this waste saves CE5 owners up to 50% on their electricity bills.
ClearEdge Power’s customers generate continuous power that is cleaner and cheaper than the grid. ClearEdge’s customers include multi-family residences, hotels, senior living centers, schools, dormitories, restaurants, health clubs, country clubs and spas, an amusement park and many personal residences. Our international utility partners operate and sell our systems in South Korea and Europe.
Lunera Lighting’s energy-efficient and expertly engineered solid state lighting fixtures provide beautiful, white light LED solutions for office, health care, retail and smart-home lighting applications. Lunera helps businesses and people lower their energy bills, reduce their carbon footprint and improve their quality of life. Lunera Lighting is an ideal tool for LEED projects.
Shakti Battery applies novel nano-manufacturing techniques to lithium ion cathode materials to achieve high-energy, high-power batteries at a low cost.