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.
DOHA: With the launch of 5G mobile network after 2018, advance ICT technologies will create infinite number of new business opportunities, especially in markets with high Internet penetration such as Qatar, United Arab Emirates (UAE) and Saudi Arabia, says an industry expert.These new business cases will come from a wide range of fields such as smart cities, e-houses, and Internet of Things (IoT), as over 50 billion devices are to be connected by 2020 worldwide.“The development of 5G mobile network is basically not about speed and technology. It’s more about enabling customers to create new areas of businesses and revenues. A new set of services, especially with regard to smart cities and IoT, which is expected to change urban lifestyle dramatically,” Danny Atme, Head of West Middle East Region, Nokia, told The Peninsula.
The “Internet of Things” could make cities “smarter” by connecting an extensive network of tiny communications devices to make life more efficient. But all these machines will require a lot of energy. Rather than adding to the global reliance on fossil fuels to power the network, researchers say they have a new solution. Their report on a single device that harvests wind and solar energy appears in the journal ACS Nano. Computer industry experts predict that tens of billions of gadgets will make up the Int
Despite all the potential that we are already seeing from the Internet of Things (IoT) and the ever increasing number of devices (aka “things”) that are connected to it, there is a much bigger world out there just waiting to be connected. Samsung Electronics announced a plan for a dedicated wireless IoT network that will be available across Korea by the middle of the year. The recently announced contract with SK Telecom will test the network in Korea’s fourth largest city, Daegu, next month. The test will
Nest has released an open-sourced version of its Thread protocol, making its home automation network technology more broadly available to developers. The introduction of OpenThread is expected to give parties interested in working with open-source technology all the benefits of building on Thread — allowing them to continue innovating without dealing with the current limitations of the protocol.This project is the company’s first open-source initiative.
Hawaiian Electric Co. is proposing to install smart grid technology for more than 455,000 customers on Oahu, the Big Island, Maui, Lanai and Molokai that will cost about $340 million to implement, the Honolulu-based utility said this week.The project includes installing a wireless communication network, smart meters and technology that will upgrade the existing electric grid to more automated and energy efficient.
ComEd will collaborate with Illinois American Water to transmit water meter data through ComEd’s smart grid network. This innovative proof-of-concept collaboration will leverage ComEd’s existing digital smart grid network to help Illinois American Water better manage water data, unlocking potential new value for customers from ComEd’s smart grid investments.Currently, ComEd is testing the use of smart water meters on its network in Illinois Tech’s Center for Smart Grid Application, Research and Technology (CSMART), including testing of meter connectivity and meter reads. Now the concept will move from the lab setting into field testing. The collaboration between Illinois American Water and ComEd could include up to 500 smart water meters and will enable key learnings for both utilities.
Smart Grid Home Area Network (HAN) is a network of energy management devices, consumer electronics, signal-controlled appliances, and applications within a home. It is the communication capability within a home. HAN specifications include Zigbee, HomePlug, Z-Wave, and Wireless M-Bus. Instead of a network of servers and computers, HAN connects devices that are capable of sending and receiving signals from a meter, in-home displays, and HEM applications. The global smart grid HAN market to grow at a CAGR of 15.1% over the period 2014-2019.
Smart grid optimization solutions have a wide array of advances that give utilities and grid operators to digital control a power delivery network. Although the concept of network optimization is simple, the practice is complex because it involves multiple variables and compensations. Rising demand, lack of predictability of renewable resource generation, volatile energy costs, and the emergence of electric vehicles are the factors that affect network stability. Utilities have to predict and diagnose potential problems and take decisions to provide high-quality and reliable services. Grid Optimization is an umbrella term that refers to improvements in three main areas: – System reliability – Operational Efciency – Asset utilization and protection