07. July 2017 · Comments Off on Renewable energy at a ‘tipping point’ · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Should the world promote economic growth or fight climate change? That model of “either/or” thinking may be losing its validity faster than even some experts have imagined. While fossil fuels – coal, oil, gas – still generate roughly 85 percent of the world’s energy supply, it’s clearer than ever that the future belongs to renewable sources such as wind and solar. The move to renewables is picking up momentum around the world: They now account for more than half of new power sources going on line.

Source: Renewable energy at a ‘tipping point’ – CSMonitor.com

22. June 2017 · Comments Off on Steps to the smart grid · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Since 2010, the UK has invested an impressive £52 billion ($66 billion) in renewable energy, dramatically shifting the country’s dependence on fossil fuels. On a global scale, wind turbines, tidal power and solar panels are fast becoming the energy generation methods of choice in most developed countries.But making this transition is not as simple as it seems. The technology required for creating a renewable-friendly network is available, but almost all the world’s existing energy infrastructure is designed specifically to distribute the highly predictable and controllable energy generated by fossil fuels.

Source: Steps to the smart grid – Power Engineering International

09. July 2016 · Comments Off on Solar and wind energy powered device to run IoT devices · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Internet of Things (IoT) success is dependent on tiny communication devices and instead of powering those machines by fossil fuels, they can be run on wind or solar energy , say scientists.Researchers now have a new solution in the form of a single device that harvests wind and solar energy to power the extensive network of tiny communications devices.

Source: Solar and wind energy powered device to run IoT devices – Times of India

09. March 2015 · Comments Off on Automation Gives Alternative Energy a Boost · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Alternative energy sources — specifically solar and wind — are on their way to giving fossil fuels a true run for their money thanks to a boost from automation technology. The inconsistencies of solar and wind power generation are getting smoothed out by automation tools that deal with volatile load swings, which have enabled their increasing integration into the electricity grid.

Strategies such as the use of micro-grids and non-human fine-tuning are also bringing alternative energy into the mainstream. But developments such as falling prices for oil and gas and the lifting of government incentives could give fossil fuels a new sheen and keep alternative energy in its second-class position.

via Design News – Blog – Automation Gives Alternative Energy a Boost.

05. March 2015 · Comments Off on Rising Investments in Renewable Energy Technologies Drives the Global Advanced Energy Storage Market, According to a New Report · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

The world is moving beyond fossil fuels towards clean energy technologies. With fossil fuels causing irreparable damage to the fragile ecosystem, the transition towards renewable energy sources and their efficient storage is gaining momentum. As energy efficiency tops the priority list, energy storage technologies are poised to gain. Developments in renewable energy storage flaunt the potential to tilt the energy balance in favor of alternate energy resources, which to date has been hampered by reliability issues triggered by their intermittent and variable output characteristics.

via Rising Investments in Renewable Energy Technologies Drives the Global Advanced Energy Storage Market, According to a New Report by Global Industry Analysts, Inc. – Press Release Rocket.