At its core, blockchain technology is a way to transfer any kind of data or information in a fast, tracked, and secure way without the need for an intermediary institution. Initially developed to allow peers to directly exchange digital currency faster and at lower cost, blockchain is now yielding a variety of promising new solutions beyond financial services.
The blockchain technology has attracted public interest as it provides an effective instrument to satisfy the needs of people to cooperate horizontally with each other in economic and social spheres like energy microgrids.
Blockchain technology is an innovative method of storing and validating data that permits direct transactions between energy producers and consumers.
SmartestEnergy offers a Triad alerting service which highlighted two of the three Triad periods last winter as “very likely” candidates which gave customers forewarning to take action if possible to optimize their position.
SmartestEnergy developed a Triad Alerting Service for businesses and industries which saves tons of electricity costs in periods of electricity peak demands.
Triads are the three half-hour periods of highest system demand between November and February each year, separated by at least ten clear days. Read More
Important additional returns for society can be that less investment is required in offshore power grid to the extent that existing gas grid can be used to get offshore wind energy onshore.
An interesting study of the Energy Delta Institute remained unnoticed for two months: it could be financially attractive to produce hydrogen at unemployed oil platforms in the North Sea with wind energy that is extracted at sea nearby.
In a report launched November 2015, EDI presented the findings of a study on a simulated wind-and-gas-energy-conversion pilot project in the North Sea. Read More
We have to rush to limit climate change and to seize the economic opportunities that the transition entails. This WindWheel has released an architecture design for the wind turbine of the future
10 challenges we should overcome in order to transform successfully to a sustainable, strong and secure green energy economy.
Buildings, transport, industry, ICT, user behavior, energy storage, solar energy, wind energy, bio-energy, CO2 capture and more … Energy is one of the biggest changes in this century and has many aspects.
We present to you the ten important and urgent challenges, summarized by NERA. Read More
New solution takes advantage of Verizon’s 4G LTE network to enable high-speed, high-performance smart grid applications that deliver broad territory coverage, low latency
Forrester Research evaluated 13 big data predictive analytics solution vendors and IBM emerged as one of the three leaders.
Predictive analytics has never been more relevant, and easier, than it is now. Big data, gobs of compute power, and modern tools are making predictive models more efficient, accurate, and accessible to enterprises. Read More
different technologies can be used for micro-CHP, including stirling engines, rankine engines, internal combustion engines, and fuel cells.
Fuel cell based micro CHP units in homes and commercial buildings can help the electricity grid assimilate more renewables according to the Technical University of Denmark.
Scientists published a report explaining the need to create a market for electricity services to draw new technologies such as micro CHP into wider use and accelerate the cost reduction needed for general consumer uptake. Read More
It actually began with that desalination, says mr. Quintero, director of the water supply in El Hierro. We have just a little fresh water on the island. The construction of banana plantations in the eighties made the scarcity urgent.
This Spanish volcano island wants to be the first climate neutral island of the world.
Efficient and eco-friendly waste management is an important part of society’s infrastructure. The City’s goal is to minimise the amount of waste produced and to increase the percentage utilised through re-usage and recycling.
The main focus for Stockholm as a smart city has been to bring its citizens, government, and other constituent parts together, enabling simple, effective communication, and an open flow of information.
One such example is the city’s investment of €70 million in high-quality, accessible e-government services since 2007, which has created over 50 new digital services and cut management costs substantially. Read More
City decision makers to manage day-to-day city services as well as for the aforementioned purposes
Being chosen to host the 2016 Olympic Games and some of the most important matches of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, the second largest city in Brazil faced tremendous challenges to increase the security of its streets and establish a reliable monitoring system to assure unpredictable weather conditions were handled with the proper measures by local authorities. Read More
Of course the city state of Monaco doesn’t need a lot of introduction. It is well-known for its luxurious yachts, the Formula 1 race and the glamorous casinos featured in the Bond movies.
However it is also one of the most densely populated places in the world and the historic town with its narrow hilly streets also creates traffic congestion, especially when goods need to be unloaded, garbage collected, etc.
That’s why they started the Monaco City 3.0 project. Read More
Smart grid solutions ensure a sustainable future with renewable energy
In the Smart Energy Collective & Co project (ProSECco), fourteen partners are studying how energy grids, services and technologies can be adapted to the continually increasing demand for electricity. The project focusses on four user groups: