The Trump Administration is no friend to renewable energy, but it seems that the US Department of Defense has other ideas. The Air Force is forging ahead with solar projects in California and New Jersey, and now the Navy is giving itself a big pat on the back for helping to develop a new device for harvesting ambient energy from rivers, tides, and ocean currents.The Navy seems particularly excited about the potential for providing remote villages in Alaska with relief from the high cost of diesel fuel for
8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched. The startling piece of statistic will make any IT leader shudder with trepidation. And it takes on an even more alarming dimension when viewed against another significant piece of statistic. A recent survey by research agency Gartner reveals that 43% of organizations are using or plan to implement the Internet of Things in 2016. IoT projects are sprouting like mushrooms after the fresh spring rain. But will these projects go down the rabbit hole? “Yes,” says Ganesh Ramamoorthy, Principal Research Analyst, Gartner. “8 out of 10 IoT projects fail even before they are launched,” he proclaims.
The US Department of Energy has announced $220m in funding for projects from a host of national laboratories to help upgrade the country’s power grid over the next three years. What work needs to be done to make the grid ’cleaner, more productive and more secure’, and what are the implications for the integration of more grid-connected renewable energy projects in the future?
San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) has entered into a contract for a new 20-megawatt (MW) energy storage facility that will be capable of storing enough electricity to power 28,000 homes for up to four hours, as well as a separate contract for 18.5 MW of energy efficiency projects with the goal of launching measures to help customers’ reduce energy usage in local buildings related to heating and air conditioning, refrigeration, lighting, and other commercial features.
Ford has shown off what it’s developing behind closed doors at its relatively new Innovation Centre in Palo Alto.As part of the car company’s push to become more software focused the centre was built two years ago. Since then developments have advanced in its cars including smarter Sync voice controls, autonomous vehicle development and more.We visited the centre to see what Ford is working on now that should start to appear in its new cars soon.Lots of these projects are aiming to have in car results by as early as the end of 2016.
The IoT industry is exploding, and with that explosion in everything from chipsets to devices to protocols and more, comes the push from service providers and suppliers alike to standardize, collaborate, certify and comply.It’s a natural evolution that many other communications industry segments have already gone through. While some larger industry groups have included the Internet of Things (IoT) under their umbrella of projects and committees, at Mobile World Congress 2015, the LoRa Alliance launched to tackle the standardization of a low power wide area networking (LPWAN) specification intended for battery-operated things.
As with every Consumer Electronics Show (CES), the flagship technology conference this year will be attended by hundreds of the most influential tech companies in the world and be subsequently defined by the announcements that a select few make. Among others, you’ll find a diverse collage of brands this year, from Ford and Chevrolet to Google and Sony, who will unveil innovative new projects and products.
These gadgets and machines will correspond with one another and with people also, through the IoT stage.That implies equipment creators should reevaluate the way they work together and generation. A ton of difficulties concerning advancement and improvement lie in front of them. In the meantime, the developing vicinity of joined articles will bring forth an overwhelming flood of information that associations will need to manage utilizing new and inventive programming projects to keep pace with the developing measures of information.
With a big splash on Sunday, Bill Gates unfurled a new investment fund for clean energy projects along with a who’s who of tech CEOs. Absent from the list was anyone from Google (or its parent, Alphabet).But that’s no sign it’s slouching on the matter, Google will have you know. On Thursday morning, the search giant announced its largest ever purchase of renewable energy to power its massive data centers. Google claims it’s the biggest such purchase from a non-utility company to date.