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Californian Trend: Artificial Intelligence (AI) Tackles Energy Challenges

The Applied Artificial Intelligence Conference was held in San Francisco in April, 2018. The event chose to outline the key themes and potential challenges that are at the forefront of the artificial intelligence revolution. The revolution of our energy systems is one of the most impactful transformations of our time.

AI will shape the future of energy. It is a fact that globally our energy systems will change dramatically in the long run. Renewable energy production will be greatly expanded. Energy production will become decentralized and fragmented. Our homes and other forms of real estate will become both consumers and producers of energy simultaneously. Furthermore, the heating, cooling, lighting and security systems of our homes, offices and factories will be governed by smart devices connected to the energy grid.

The renewable energy system will need a high capacity of energy storage. This will mean the placing of both small and large batteries all around the energy grid. To manage this complicated system there will need to be a substantial collecting, handling and operating capacity for the vast amount of data and processes involved. Without the efficiency created through artificial intelligence, this change would not be possible.

Artificial Intelligence will help us manage environmental problems, too. In Ecobio, we re-imagine your environmental and health & safety management processes. We strive towards constant modernization of our services and provide you as our customer with the most advanced solutions. The Ecobio Manager regulation tracking and chemical database service is our flagship innovation. It helps you focus on more complex problems by automating your compliance tasks.

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Blog: Solar energy production demands both solar power and space to utilize it

Land availability is a limiting factor in the implementation of both solar and wind farms; as Richard Lancaster, CEO of CLP Holdings Limited pointed out in his lecture held at Stanford University. Richard himself, being a leader of a large energy company in Asia.

Renewable energy has paradoxes

Big cities are the largest consumers of energy, although they do not have the free land necessary to utilize renewable energy production. Where the strongest winds occur, no one lives. More space is needed in the production of wind power than solar power. In regions such as Silicon Valley, which holds a large volume of roof area along with enjoying a large amount of sun shine; there are advantages in utilizing solar powered energy production.

Whilst discussing an innovation concerning efficient land use, Richard also mentioned a successful project in which they connected solar production with culturing cultivating honeysuckle in the desert.  They collaborated with a local community of farmers in doing so. It was a win, win situation for all parties concerned: the energy producer, the farmers and the regional government.

Sanna Perkiö, 03/05/2018, Stanford