07. February 2018 · Comments Off on Announcing “Project Things” – An open framework for connecting your devices to the web · Categories: News

Last year, we said that Mozilla is working to create a framework of software and services that can bridge the communication gap between connected devices. Today, we are pleased to announce that anyone can now build their own Things Gateway to control their connected device directly from the web. We kicked off “Project Things”, with the goal of building a decentralized ‘Internet of Things’ that is focused on security, privacy, and interoperability. Since our announcement last year, we have continued to engage in open and collaborative development with a community of makers, testers, contributors, and end-users, to build the foundation for this future.

Source: Announcing “Project Things” – An open framework for connecting your devices to the web. – The Mozilla Blog

14. November 2017 · Comments Off on Indiana politicians got thousands in gifts while pushing solar law · Categories: News

Colts games. Cigar bars. Cocktail lounges and dinners at Indy’s top spots. It may sound like the life of a top CEO or a major celebrity. But in fact, it’s all in a day’s work for some Indiana legislators.

Source: Indiana politicians got thousands in gifts while pushing solar law

14. November 2017 · Comments Off on Smart grid tech tested to balance Swedish solar, wind and battery system · Categories: News

E.ON has implemented a solar, wind and battery storage microgrid for a Swedish village.The southern village of Simris, which features 140 households, now gets its power from 500 kW of wind power, 440 kW of solar PV panels and an 800 kW battery.

Source: Smart grid tech tested to balance Swedish solar, wind and battery system – Decentralized Energy

14. November 2017 · Comments Off on Natural defense – how the US military is embracing solar power · Categories: News

The biggest solar panel installation in Florida went live this summer, an initiative that will drastically cut CO2 emissions by powering tens of thousands of homes with natural energy.Coronal Energy, part of the Panasonic Group, is a North American provider of renewable energy solutions. Traditionally, its customers have been utility companies like Southern California Edison and Duke Energy, but in recent years, in keeping with the growth of the renewable energy industry, it has seen an increasing amount of sales to electricity power plants like its own.

Source: Natural defense – how the US military is embracing solar power | Technology | Business Review USA

14. November 2017 · Comments Off on This wallpaper is actually a tiny solar panel · Categories: News

Wallpaper seems to be having a moment. Whether conductive or metallic, these wall coverings are definitely not your grandparents’ wallpaper. Now another innovation has emerged, this time out of London, where researchers at the Imperial College London have created a “living” wallpaper. Working with the University of Cambridge and Central Saint Martins, researchers found a way to harvest electricity by using cyanobacteria as ink, then putting it through an inkjet printer and printing it and circuitry onto co

Source: This wallpaper is actually a tiny solar panel – Curbed