2017: Industrial IoT to Accelerate a Bright Future for Renewables

| February 17, 2017

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Renewables are in the midst of a transition. Emissions reduction guidelines combined with a growing energy demand in emerging economies are pushing the buildout of massive wind farm fleets and solar panel installations worldwide. Amidst this buildout, however, advances in digital technology are coming to the forefront as the energy industry faces a reality: the use of fossil fuels will continue to grow alongside renewables.

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