The transmission and distribution of electricity has to gear up to meet new challenges: a soaring world population and increasing pollution mean electricity will have to be delivered to more people and more efficiently as well.
According to the Off-Grid Solar (OGS) Market Trends Report published by Lighting Global, the off-grid solar (OGS) sector provided electricity access to an estimated 360 million people worldwide in 2017.
A new report underlines the benefits of hydrogen for energy storage. The UK’s Institution of Mechanical Engineers (IMechE) suggests that hydrogen stored in Britain’s gas grid could be more effective for making use of excess renewable power than batteries.
Following up on the International Year of Light in 2015, the UN has declared 16 May as the International Day of Light. This date commemorates the first discharge of a laser in 1960 by the physicist Theodore Maiman.
Not everyone wants a billing relationship with utilities, especially if you are not sure how much money you will have left at the end of the month. That is where ‘pay-as-you-go’ smart metering can help.
What if the building you worked in knew who you were before you got through the door, could tell you your agenda for the day and adjusted the light and temperature to suit your needs wherever you were?