The automation of wind turbines

Beth Ragdale, Product Manager of the energy industry at Beckhoff UK, discusses how automation technology can help support the wind industry. By 2026, renewables are set to make up almost 95 per cent of increased global power capacity. The increased capacity…

Exeger and Atmosic partner to create IoT energy harvesting solutions

Exeger has announced its partnership with US-based semiconductor company Atmosic Technologies. The partnership will enable companies to create attractive energy harvesting solutions for the IoT sector. Both Exeger and Atmosic develop components within the field of energy harvesting. Stockholm-headquartered Exeger…

What’s ‘in store’ for battery energy storage systems?

Following the UK’s increased investments in power technologies, Sam Holland looks at battery energy storage systems (BESS) and their significance in the current – and uncertain – energy landscape. Introducing BESS BESS, or battery energy storage systems, embody the use…

Converting day-to-day movements into electrical energy

Harvesting energy from the day-to-day movements of the human body and turning it into useful electrical energy, is the focus of a new piece of research involving a Northumbria University Professor. Academics from Northwestern Polytechnical University in China, supported by…

Getting the solar energy harvesting right for your IoT solution

Solar energy harvesting for IoT is moving from hobbyists and makers to mainstream professional IoT applications. The driving factor is the sustainability of the business model. For growing applications in agricultural monitoring and asset tracking, the main reasons for using…

Top 5 smart home features

Following on from our introductory article, “Alexa… Do I own a smart home?”, we have compiled a list of our top five features to look out for in smart homes. Some of them are already blowing up across the world…