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Efficient energy use. A spiral-type integrated compact fluorescent lamp , which has been popular among North American consumers since its introduction in the mid 1990s. [ 1 ] Efficient energy use , sometimes simply called energy efficiency , is the goal to reduce the amount of energy required to provide products and services.

Efficient energy use

For example, insulating a home allows a building to use less heating and cooling energy to achieve and maintain a comfortable temperature. Installing fluorescent lights or natural skylights reduces the amount of energy required to attain the same level of illumination compared with using traditional incandescent light bulbs . Compact fluorescent lights use one-third the energy of incandescent lights and may last 6 to 10 times longer. Improvements in energy efficiency are most often achieved by adopting a more efficient technology or production process. [ 2 ] There are various motivations to improve energy efficiency. Overview [ edit ] Other studies have emphasized this. Industry [ edit ] Blog » Blog Archive » GardenBot Is Monitoring Your Garden. GardenBot Is Monitoring Your Garden Davide Gomba — October 21st, 2010 Very interesting bottom-up product (but it’s not really a product, it’s more of an experience of nature-lovers and DIYers) do look after your garden: GardenBot is a garden monitoring system.

Blog » Blog Archive » GardenBot Is Monitoring Your Garden

This means that you put sensors in your garden, and GardenBot will show you charts of the conditions in your garden — so you can see the world the way your plants see it. I did… er, I mean hi. Amazing story. Arduino Assisted Gardening. Hydroponics, greenhouses, water . . Efficient energy use. China Southern Power Grid: World's First LTE Application in Smart Grid - Huawei Solutions. Error loading player: No playable sources found The China southern power grid is committed to becoming a leading power company and providing its users with the best service.

China Southern Power Grid: World's First LTE Application in Smart Grid - Huawei Solutions

It is moving in the direction of building an intelligent, efficient, reliable and green power network. How to optimize its processes and improve operational efficiency and customer satisfaction has been an important concern for the electric power company. Market Requirements China Southern Power Grid Zhuhai was often faced with the problem of uneven power distribution – superfluous power supply at some areas (resulting in low efficiency), and then inefficient power supply at others (leading to low productivity). Huawei's eWBB Dedicated LTE Network. Smart Grid. Concentrator solar cell with world's highest conversion efficiency of 44.4%

Sharp Corporation has achieved the world's highest solar cell conversion efficiency of 44.4%, using a concentrator triple-junction compound solar cell.

Concentrator solar cell with world's highest conversion efficiency of 44.4%

These solar cells are used in a lens-based concentrator system that focuses sunlight on the cells to generate electricity. This latest Sharp breakthrough came about through research and development efforts that are part of the "R&D on Innovative Solar Cells" project promoted by Japan's New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO). Measurement of the value—which sets a record for the world's highest concentrating conversion efficiency—was confirmed at the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (ISE) in Germany. Compound solar cells typically offer high conversion efficiency while utilizing photo-absorption layers made from compounds of multiple elements, such as indium and gallium. Because of their high conversion efficiency, compound solar cells have thus far been used primarily on space satellites. The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet.

Last year, I spent considerable time researching best practices for climate resilient cities—an endeavor that culminated in what I believe was the first ever global ranking of resilient cities.

The Top 10 Smart Cities On The Planet

Now, after extensive research on smart cities initiatives around the globe, I have developed what may be the first ever global rankings of smart cities. The term "smart cities" is a bit ambiguous. Some people choose a narrow definition—i.e. cities that use information and communication technologies to deliver services to their citizens. I prefer a broader definition: Smart cities use information and communication technologies (ICT) to be more intelligent and efficient in the use of resources, resulting in cost and energy savings, improved service delivery and quality of life, and reduced environmental footprint—all supporting innovation and the low-carbon economy. Here, then, are the top 10 smart cities: 1.) 2.) Cities are on the rise. Urbanites 2050. 7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free. After over a hundred years of living with cars, some cities are slowly starting to realize that the automobile doesn't make a lot of sense in the urban context.

7 Cities That Are Starting To Go Car-Free

It isn't just the smog or the traffic deaths; in a city, cars aren't even a convenient way to get around. Siemens - Smart Grid – The Partner of Choice for Successful Smart Grid Implementations - Smart Grid Solutions. Siemens recognizes that Smart Grid is about the big picture of improved energy delivery, informed consumption and reduced environmental impact.

Siemens - Smart Grid – The Partner of Choice for Successful Smart Grid Implementations - Smart Grid Solutions

We are proud to be the only company that offers a complete spectrum of products, solutions and services for the protection, automation, planning, monitoring and diagnosis of grid infrastructure, including products, complete solutions and services for rail electrification. Siemens is bringing to market Smart Grid solutions that can evolve over time, are scalable and are compliant with industry standards for interoperability and security.