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Harnessing heat and light to sustainably power the Internet of Things

The Internet of Things, one of the most exciting and fastest expanding future technologies, stands poised to revolutionise how we interact with the world around us. Also known as the IoT, it represents a system of interrelated devices, machines, objects and more, able to seamlessly transmit data over a network without inter-human or human-computer interaction.  Applicable to a wide range of fields including industry, organisations and consumers, 27 billion IoT devices worth some €2 trillion are expected to be installed by 2025. But while this technology has tremendous future potential, it also highlights a need for compact, low-cost, lightweight and ecologically friendly energy sources.

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Salisbury Cathedral is fitted with 93 solar panels on its roof

Salisbury Cathedral has installed 93 solar panels on its roof in a bid to become carbon-neutral in the next decade.  The panels will provide 33,708 kilowatt hours of clean energy to Salisbury Cathedral and reduce its carbon footprint by 11,764kg per year. 
The installation of the panels, which will produce a total of 37kw of energy, is another step towards the cathedral’s aim of being carbon neutral by 2030.  The cathedral is considering other environmental initiatives include drought-proofing, using green tariff energy and installing LED lighting. The efforts form are part of a wider mission by the Church of England to offset its carbon emissions by the end of the decade.     

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2021 Chevy Corvette C8 gets more equipment sustainably for the same base price

The 2021 Chevrolet Corvette C8 is one hell of a supercar. And now, Chevrolet is further sweetening the deal by introducing a host of new equipment without hiking base prices. Also new for 2021 are new paint colors and a sprinkling of new technology.  We are thrilled with the enthusiasm the mid-engine Corvette brought following its launch and are keeping it fresh with new content for the 2021 model,” said Tadge Juechter, Corvette executive chief engineer. “Our mission was to develop a new sports car, combining the successful attributes of Corvette with the performance and driving experience of mid-engine supercars.”

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Webinar: The future of clean and sustainable hydrogen in Europe by InformaConnect

On 8 July the European Commission launched its communications on the EU Energy System Integration Strategy and the EU Hydrogen Strategy. Alongside the Clean Hydrogen Alliance, these closely linked initiatives are designed to be instrumental in accelerating the transition to the energy system of…