A recently released movie tells the story of how alternating current (AC) eventually prevailed over direct current (DC) technology. What it does not mention is that DC is making a comeback and offering new hope to the more than one billion people with no access to electricity.
One goal of the government of India is to ensure power reaches new areas, which are currently without electricity access, through renewable energies (RE), such as solar photovoltaic (PV) and wind. These RE sources mainly use low voltage direct current (LVDC).
During the XXX FIEE Smart Future exhibition and conference held in São Paulo, Brazil, Amaury Santos, head of the IEC Latin America Regional Centre (IEC-LARC), participated in the panel discussion on Energy Sustainability for Smart Cities.
The need to reduce the dependency on fossil fuel combined with the anticipated growth in urban population requires new solutions for transportation. Transportation will need to become more sustainable and provide additional added-value services for an increasing number of people.
Many cities have begun introducing ‘smart’ technologies to improve the quality of life of their residents. It is now possible to collect data easily and, using algorithms, to analyse the data in real-time so as to formulate an overall picture of what is going on in a given area –
IEC International Standards and Conformity Assessment Systems contribute to 16 out of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) defined by the United Nations in its blueprint for building a better world by 2030.