THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Monday

BLOCKCHAIN TO HELP SUSTAINABILITY: THE CIRCULAR ECONOMY APPROACH FOR 2019 AND BEYOND

When talking about sustainability the general public often thinks about environmental sustainability only. However, sustainability researchers and activists have a much broader definition: sustainability is defined as meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future …


Hotels check into greener power sources

The Oberoi chain, which also owns the Trident, has set up a 7.5MW-solar farm, spread over 25 acres, in nearby Balasar in Haryana to meet the energy requirements of the two properties. Oberoi is not the only one to set up its own green energy facility to light up its suites and spas. Down south…


Batteries may rewire the world’s power grids, spell trouble for utility firms

From first light on this Southern Hemisphere autumn day, a bank of 33 rooftop solar panels has been capturing the sun’s energy. At times, the electricity is directed back to the local grid. But mostly it’s funneled into the garage and stored in Powerwall units, in the same type of rechargeable cells …


The future of Taiwan’s smart grid

“Smart grid” has already become old news in Taiwan. Installation of smart meters in residential and industrial systems alike are proceeding at a rapid pace, with 200,000 new smart meters installed every year by Taipower, Taiwan’s monopoly utility provider. By the end of the year, half of the…


Nissan Teases Vehicle-To-Home Capability, Criticizes Tesla

Australia has abundant sunshine and a creaky 20th-century power grid that’s subject to embarrassing power outages. So it’s no surprise that Tesla’s energy storage products – the residential Powerwall and the utility-scale Powerpack – are enjoying spectacular success Down Under. However…


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