THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Weekend Edition

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Hi! Here is your dose of useful links and articles related to renewable energy and technology. Have a nice weekend!

World’s largest IoT data ecosystem opens to smart city developers

Internet of Things (IoT) ecosystems developer Terbine is opening its enormous system of IoT data feeds to organizations involved with smart city research and pilot projects. Created over an intensive multi-year process, the Terbine Exchange now offers sensor data sources that include electricity, water, wastewater, air quality, vehicular counts and…

Much of the focus with smart cities projects thus far has been on relatively closed systems. Bringing the data generated from the actual infrastructural elements found within and around municipalities into a single cohesive system, makes it discoverable and usable to researchers and project implementors alike.

David Knight, Terbine’s CEO


Considering the speed at which IoT has made its place in our lives, would we move past home connected home appliances and home assistance? IoT trends are rapidly surfacing, here are the top 10 latest predictions for IoT that are going to rule in 2020…

IoT is developing at a fast pace, and we cannot underestimate the developments underway for next year. No matter if you are running a small business or a 700 employee company, IoT is going to find its way into your business. So, be prepared!

Five things to know about microgrids

More than 1 million Californians were left in the dark for days recently as their big utility companies shut off power for fear of sparking wildfires. Frustrated by those outages, some homeowners say they’d like to turn their backs on the companies in favor of smaller providers who might do a better job of keeping the lights on. The mayors of San Francisco and…

There are two characteristics: It is a locally controlled system, and it can function either connected to the grid or as an electrical island.

Chris Marnay, a senior scientific fellow at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Building a blockchain strategy without the hype

Reality is truly stranger than fiction. In 2008, Satoshi Nakamoto gave us the blueprint for Bitcoin, the trailblazing cryptocurrency, as his own brand of rebellion against the traditional financial system. That year was a nightmarish period for many parts of the world. Several economies had to grapple with the far-reaching effects of the financial crisis that originated in…

Running a government purely on a blockchain is ambitious, to say the least. If there is one country that has the will, the means, and the track record to pull off such a grand aspiration, though, it is undoubtedly the UAE.

China’s Biggest Electric Car Maker Might Have Solved the EV Charge-Time Conundrum

It’s been suggested that time is the ultimate luxury. If so, the car industry faces a major challenge—explaining to owners why they are going to have to spend so much more of it doing the mundane task of refilling their vehicles. Few of us would list a windswept petrol station forecourt among our favorite places, but fuelling a normal car is an efficient process…

The Giga and Terra Scam of Offshore Wind Energy

Can anti-fossil fuel emanations from climate crisis alarmism possibly get any more insane than this? In what might be described as a pre-Halloween trick of ginormous proportions, the International Energy Agency (IEA) now asserts that “renewable, sustainable” energy output will explode over the next two decades. Certainly for onshore wind and solar energy…

Offshore wind currently provides just 0.3% of global power generation.

IEA executive director Fatih Birol

China Is Bankrolling Green Energy Projects Around the World

Perched on the ochre scrub of Argentina’s sunbaked Puna Jujeña plateau, the $400 million Cauchari power station is the world’s highest-altitude solar farm at 13,000 ft (about 4,000 meters) above sea level. In Kenya’s volcano-strewn Rift Valley, a newly green-lit, super-efficient electrical substation will soon funnel clean power from the nearby Olkaria Geothermal…

It means China really cares about the future profitability of each project.

Greenpeace campaigner Liu Junyan

Goldman-backed ReNew has warning about renewable energy in India

Investors could be put off India by Andhra Pradesh state’s difficult relationship with renewable energy companies, says Sumant Sinha, chair of Goldman Sachs-backed ReNew Power. India, the world’s third-largest emitter of greenhouse gases, wants to raise its renewable energy capacity to 500 gigawatts (GW), or 40 percent of total capacity, by 2030…

There are questions on what this means for sanctity of contracts in India. That has made investors jittery.

Sumant Sinha, chair of Goldman Sachs-backed ReNew Power

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