Germany enlists machine learning to boost renewables revolution

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Renewable power sources such as wind now provide about one-third of Germany's electricity. The rows of towering wind turbines and legions of glistening solar panels spread across Germany's landscape are striking emblems of the country's shift to non-nuclear, low-carbon power. But although Germany is the world's poster child for renewable energy, its grids cannot yet cope with the erratic nature of wind and solar power. In June, German meteorologists, engineers and utility firms began to test whether big data and machine learning can make these power sources more grid-friendly. "To operate the grid more efficiently and keep fossil reserves at a minimum, operators need to have a better idea of how much wind and solar power to expect at any given time," says Malte Siefert, a physicist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology in Kassel, Germany, and a leader on the project, called EWeLiNE.


Germany enlists machine learning to boost renewables revolution

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Renewable power sources such as wind now provide about one-third of Germany's electricity. The rows of towering wind turbines and legions of glistening solar panels spread across Germany's landscape are striking emblems of the country's shift to non-nuclear, low-carbon power. But although Germany is the world's poster child for renewable energy, its grids cannot yet cope with the erratic nature of wind and solar power. In June, German meteorologists, engineers and utility firms began to test whether big data and machine learning can make these power sources more grid-friendly. "To operate the grid more efficiently and keep fossil reserves at a minimum, operators need to have a better idea of how much wind and solar power to expect at any given time," says Malte Siefert, a physicist at the Fraunhofer Institute for Wind Energy and Energy System Technology in Kassel, Germany, and a leader on the project, called EWeLiNE.


SAP eyes big opportunity to help customers complete digital journey' here's how

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Data is most valuable when it's in the hands of business users. Challenged to stay ahead of the massive changes that are disrupting the marketplace, businesses are turning the vast amounts of data distributed across their enterprise into insights and outcomes to drive material return on investment (ROI). Bengaluru-based Teknoleum Solutions is one such firm that highlights the strategic utility of data to gain real-time insights and boost efficiencies in an increasingly data-driven oil and gas sector. It has developed an innovative cloud-based Internet of Things solution for connected solar farms, called PV2, which leverages the power of SAP HANA to increase solar photovoltaic plant output and decrease operations and maintenance costs. "We are a team of SAP product development experts.


The Smart Cities of the Future Are Already Taking Off

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By 2040, about two-thirds of the world's population will be concentrated in urban centers. Over the decades ahead, 90 percent of this urban population growth is predicted to flourish across Asia and Africa. Already, 1,000 smart city pilots are under construction or in their final urban planning stages across the globe, driving forward countless visions of the future. As data becomes the gold of the 21st century, centralized databases and hyper-connected infrastructures will enable everything from sentient cities that respond to data inputs in real time to smart public services that revolutionize modern governance. Connecting countless industries--real estate, energy, sensors and networks, and transportation, among others--tomorrow's cities pose no end of creative possibilities and stand to completely transform the human experience.


Artificial intelligence and renewables: A peek into the future of energy - Microsoft Malaysia News Center

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There was a time when Zhang Lei worked in London's financial sector. While successful, he felt that dealing in derivatives was not a meaningful way to live his life. So, he quit his job in 2006 to pursue his passion for fighting climate change. In 2007, he founded Envision to design and manufacture wind turbines. As the CEO, Zhang envisions a better future and strives for the company to exist at the forefront of current technology.