WHAT IS GREEN ENERGY?
Renewable energy is the energy that is collected from renewable resources, which are naturally replenished on a human timescale, such as sunlight, wind, rain, tides, waves, and geothermal heat.
Global investments in renewable technologies amounted to more than US$286 billion in 2015, with countries such as China and the United States heavily investing in wind, hydro, solar and biofuels. Globally, there are an estimated 7.7 million jobs associated with the renewable energy industries.
LATEST NEWS AND TRENDS
Energy storage technologies are expected to continue to improve, making their use more viable as well as affordable. It is predicted that storage will represent a core component of all new energy technologies moving into the future
Microgrids are local energy grids that operate either autonomously or while connected to a larger traditional grid. They provide energy independence, efficiency and protection during emergencies. The deployment of microgrids is becoming significantly quicker, with new software allowing for designs to be completed in a single day.
Blockchain technology is fast being adapted for use in the energy market. Pairing the distributed ledger technology of blockchain with the everyday devices that we use to receive and convey information, now commonly referred to as the Internet of Things (IoT), stands to have a profound impact on the energy systems.