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…