Technology

Grid optimisation

Balancing act

Harnessing the sun’s power: closer integration of solar farms with battery storage, e-mobility and heat pumps could enable the PV sector to continue to grow without compromising grid stability
16 Dec 16, Sascha Rentzing 0
Smart home

Nest gains home access

Google-owned home automation company Nest is continuing its rapid expansion by prodding ever more companies from the appliances and smart home sector to join its open software collaboration, dubbed "Works with Nest”.
16 Jan 15, Isaac Bah 0
Carbon capture and storage

A costly proposal

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) sees carbon capture at coal-fired power plants as a key technology in the fight against climate change. The technology itself will soon be ready for market, but the high costs and unresolved storage issue will hamper its introduction.
15 Dec 14, Sascha Rentzing 0
Smart materials

Intelligent imitations

Machines and technical devices would be more efficient if they could be designed to be smaller and lighter. Smart materials that adapt to their environment like living organisms could have applications in many fields and could help to save energy and protect the climate.
18 Oct 14, Sascha Rentzing 0
Unmanned Aerial Vehicles

Flying free

Small remote-controlled aircraft powered by multiple propellers are taking over the skies. The technology is also proving useful for inspecting wind turbines.
6 Jan 14, Tim Altegör 0
Urban planning

Sink or swim

Floods, storms and heat waves caused by climate change will bring dramatic changes to our world in the coming decades. Cities will be affected the most. Policymakers and scientists are developing strategies to help us adapt.
8 Aug 13, Astrid Dähn 0

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