As the old guard, of traditional energy sources like petroleum and coal get replaced by the newer and cleaner renewable energy sources – wind energy, solar energy, and hydro energy – the foundations of a smart city become corporeal, away from theories on a blackboard.
To ensure that this transition happens, having a reliable, resilient, efficient, and smooth energy is an irreplaceable factor. After all, the services and tools that make up the smart city depend on the supply of smart and uninterrupted power supply from the electrical grids.
On the other hand, IoT and cloud computing is central to connecting the elements of this smart city. To understand the part IoT and renewable energy sources must play, we should know:
The Role of IoT in Renewable Energy
Despite an undeniable expanded reach over the world in the last few years, renewable energy companies still face problems in their financial books and lower productivity. Indeed, progress with businesses invested in energy is reliant on the wealth of hi-tech sensors at their disposal, not a manipulation of mechanics or dynamics.
These sensors draw in data towards the power grid, then uploads the collected data for cloudprocessing. A simplification of networking procedure that ensures the place of sensors in all future innovations. To sustain production in the face of the demand of IoT, companies like the wind energy sector have stocked up on capacity – a dramatical increase from 24 GW (2001) to 370 GW (2014).
When the recent growth and reach of these companies are combined with the ultra-large capacities, the problem of managing the new large, and therefore complicated structures becomes apparent.
The solution to this is faster processing, accomplished by IoT analytics, which breaks down the complex events and analyzes data in almost real-time speed. Therefore, IoT distinguishes itself as a main player in the future of renewable energy.
How Can Renewable Energy Companies Profit From This?
Renewable energy sector would be upgraded in these four respects –
- Big data analytics and quicker analysis of sensor outputs
- Breakdown of analytical data for computer illiterates
- Artificial Intelligence, machine learning, self-learning machines
- Data decentralization
In conclusion, since the future of energy is in renewable energy, it stands to reason that IoT and data are considered just as well.
Ifcorrectly harnessed, the IoT, cloud computing, smart metering, wirelessly connected sensors can help us perfect electricity production. Should we remind you what ROX Universe is capable of doing? Are you ready to join us in electrical (r)evolution?