THE DAILY ROUNDUP – Friday

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Hi! Here is your daily dose of useful links and articles related to renewable energy and technology. Enjoy!


2019 Renewable Energy Trending Stories

For the past 12 months, the GineersNow editorial team was able to publish thought-provoking articles pertaining to Renewable Energy and Sustainability. From the latest solar technologies to recycling equipment, we have written articles that everyone enjoyed reading. On behalf of the…


Down road, electric vehicles to alter auto manufacturing

The newest Ford Mustang made a splash when it was unveiled Nov. 17. An all-electric SUV crossover, the vehicle has enough room for a cooler under its hood and can reportedly accelerate from zero to 60 in well under 4 seconds. But one of the biggest changes it could usher in might have more to do…

It could be that the cars become so modular and the assembly process becomes so straightforward [that] you picture them like Legos — you kind of bolt them together. You could need even less skill to put those cars together.

Karl Brauer, an auto industry analyst who is the executive publisher of the Autotrader website and Kelley Blue Book

US cranberry farmers also harvest power with solar panels over their bogs

Plummeting cranberry prices and the United States’ ongoing trade wars have America’s cranberry industry eyeing a possible new saviour: solar power. Some cranberry farmers in Massachusetts, the nation’s second-largest grower after Wisconsin, are proposing to build solar panels…

We’re doing everything we can to diversify, and it’s not enough. If we don’t get this, I’d be surprised if we made it five years.

Michael Wainio, a fourth-generation cranberry farmer

Distributed Energy Raises INR 10 Cr To Connect Cleantech Startups With Investors

Chennai-based renewable energy aggregator, Distributed Energy, on Thursday, has announced the launch of its online platform that connects startups, with renewable energy projects, to a host of investors. In addition to the launch of the platform, Distributed Energy also announced that…

While India is among the most promising renewable energy markets in the world – especially in solar, the country lacks in providing access to capital to companies working in developing this particular form of energy.

Mathew Mazhuvanchery, founder, Distributed Energy

Blockchain to ‘save food industry $31 billion,’ new research says

Blockchain will facilitate $31 billion in “food fraud savings” by the year 2024, according to new data from Juniper Research. According to the research, which was released earlier this week, blockchain, along with “internet of things” trackers and sensors, would help to drive down costs for…

Today, transparency and efficiency in the food supply chain are limited by opaque data forcing each company to rely on intermediaries and paper-based records.

Morgane Kimmich, the research author

Aussie blockchain company helps power Indian state of 200 million

The India Smart Grid Forum has partnered with Aussie company Power Ledger to provide peer to peer solar trading in Uttar Pradesh, a large northern state with over 200 million inhabitants. Power Ledger will help install solar panels on the rooftops of select buildings in the state capital…

The pilot project will demonstrate the feasibility of energy trading through blockchain from rooftops with solar power to neighboring households/buildings.

ISGF Executive Director Reena Suri

India Plans to Issue a National Blockchain Framework

Minister of state for electronics and IT (MeitY) Sanjay Dhotre said Wednesday that the government is drafting an approach paper on the National Level Blockchain Framework which discusses the potential for distributed ledger technology and the need for a shared…

MeitY has identified Blockchain Technology as one of the important research areas having application potential in different domains such as Governance, Banking and Finance, Cyber Security and so on.

Minister of state for electronics and IT (MeitY) Sanjay Dhotre

Smart tech makes great businesses – Smart City, Smart Living and Smart Commerce solutions at SmartBiz Expo 2019

After another highly successful event last year, the HKTDC SmartBiz Expo will again be held over three days, December 4-6. Hundreds of exhibitors will come together to form a broad range of future-defining industries. Organized by the Hong Kong Trade Development Council, the 2019 SmartBiz…


Hybrid power plants, and the move beyond LCOE

A new paper published by the U.S. National Renewable Energy Laboratory delves into the potential of hybrid power plants combining wind and solar generation. The development of such plants, according to the lab, is driven by the need to increase profitability and consider metrics beyond…

The complexity and uncertainty involved in the physical design optimization of hybrid power plants goes beyond current practice and creates opportunity for research and innovation to realize the full potential of future hybrid power plants with low cost and high value to the electric grid system.


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