The Best Earth Friendly De-cluttering Tips

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The philosophy of cutting down on clutter is getting a lot of attention these days, and for good reason. It feels great, it’s easier to keep up with less “stuff,” and greatly improves your environment. Finding earth-friendly ways to reduce the clutter can be tricky, so we outlined some smart strategies to guide you.

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The Role of AI Technology in the Renewable Energy Sector

Article | July 29, 2022

Machine learning and artificial intelligence (AI) are two of the most commonly used commercial phrases these days. As a result, companies across sectors are searching for methods to include them in order to optimize and automate their key operations. The energy sector is no exception! Indeed, throughout the years, renewable energy industries (wind, solar, hydro, nuclear) have substantially gained from the potential of machine learning. They were able to reduce their expenses, make better projections, and raise the rate of return on their portfolio. And this tendency is just going to gain momentum. If your company is in the energy industry or utilizes a lot of power, machine learning and AI can help you improve your business performance. But how precisely? Let's get started. Ways in Which AI and Machine Learning are Changing Energy Sector There are a few methods that machine learning and AI can be applied to positively improve the energy industry. Here are a few popular applications currently under development. Predictive Maintenance AI helps match energy output with demand and ensure power grid stability and resilience.In 2003, a low-hanging high-voltage electricity line hit an overgrown tree in Ohio, causing a widespread blackout. There was no power system alarm and no sign of the incident. The electric company didn't notice until three additional power lines failed. This carelessness ultimately brought down the whole grid. The 50 million-person blackout lasted two days. Eleven individuals died, and $6 billion was lost. Predictive maintenance can be implemented using machine learning and IoT Sensors gather operational time series data from electricity lines, equipment, and stations (data accompanied by a timestamp). Machine learning algorithms can then forecast when a component will fail (or n-steps). It can also anticipate machinery's remaining usable life or future breakdown. These algorithms detect machine failure, eliminate blackouts or downtimes, improve maintenance procedures, and reduce maintenance expenses. Grid Management Grid management is a promising AI application in energy. Complex networks distribute electricity to users (also known as the power grid). Generation and demand must always match in the electrical system. Other issues, like blackouts and system breakdowns, can occur. Despite being ancient, pumped hydroelectric storage is the most common way to store energy. It operates by moving water upwards and letting it fall into turbines. Renewable energy makes predicting the grid's power generation challenging. After all, it is affected by a variety of things, like sunlight and wind. Demand Response Large demand shifts can be expensive for nations that depend on renewable energy. As nations migrate to green energy, it's harder to adapt to demand fluctuations. Germany plans to use 80% renewable energy by 2050. Countries such as Germany will encounter two major challenges Demand fluctuations: On some days or times of the year, power consumption soars (on Christmas, for example) Weather volatility: Without wind or clear skies, it might be hard to meet electrical demand. In both circumstances, more stations or fossil fuel-powered facilities must meet demand Solving demand response issues Many nations are partnering with businesses to examine weather forecasts, power demand, etc. Germany's EWeLiNE project forecasts wind and solar energy at a specific moment. This enables the government to use non-renewable energy to meet additional power demand. They utilize enormous historical data sets to train machine learning algorithms, as well as data from wind turbines or solar panels, to properly balance supply and demand. Closing Lines AI increases the potential of humans. Several renewable energy producers are investing in artificial intelligence to boost their businesses.There are numerous uses of artificial intelligence in renewable energy. The fundamental purpose of AI integrated systems is to reduce forecasting issues and incorporate renewable energy into the central energy grid as effectively as possible. AI can also assist renewable energy providers in developing successful plans and policies based on present energy consumption and demand.

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Technologies Shaping the Future of Renewable Energy

Article | December 17, 2021

Introduction Renewable energy has transformed our planet. It's raised awareness of global warming and climate change. Both governments and ordinary people are seeking to move from fossil fuels to renewable energy because of this awareness. Technology's involvement in this revolution cannot be understated. Thought a few years ago that solar energy would power average houses in small communities. Thanks to the widespread manufacture of lithium-ion batteries, EVs will be the next big thing. Major Renewable Energy Technologies Transforming the Future Power-to-X Despite the name, this is not a conspiracy theory about global dominance. Modern technology converts electricity into synthetic fuels, thermal energy, and hydrogen. This breakthrough technology can minimize fossil fuel dependence by focusing on synthetic ones. It can also help with efficient storage solutions. Green Appliances and Machines Leading household appliance makers are launching solar-powered appliances. This is a wonderful start toward minimizing family power expenses. Many households have begun to invest in gadgets such as solar air conditioners. Distributed Generation Systems Several locations are experimenting with distributed generation. This reduces dependence on a centralized grid and simplifies transmission and distribution. It also reduces grid dependability and failures. Electrification Most European nations are actively electrifying to cut carbon emissions. This is not the same as a power supply. Rather, it implies developing assets and infrastructure that can shift and aid in the adoption of electricity. Providing public EV charging stations is a step towards electrification. Closing Lines Prominent private companies such as Google, Apple, and Microsoft have made significant commitments to renewable energy in recent years. While some governments are actively attempting to make the shift, others have yet to take environmental challenges such as global warming and climate change seriously. Technological breakthroughs are helping to make the transition to renewable energy greener, quicker, and more economical.

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Renewables find success in ‘black start’ experiment

Article | July 27, 2022

Have you ever thought about what would happen if a power station failed? Without electricity to bring itself back online, it would be near impossible for a station to begin operating again, like trying to set fire to paper without a flame. This scenario would quickly lead to widespread chaos, with hospitals and schools plunged into darkness, refrigeration, and sanitation seriously hampered and transport systems brought to a standstill. For these reasons (and many, many more), governments and electricity networks often have complex and rigorous plans in place to bring dead power stations back online at the earliest.

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Treasury Wine Estates To Install Thousands Of Solar Panels

Article | June 8, 2022

The company behind famous Australian wine brands including Penfolds and Wolf Blass is embracing solar energy in a big way. ASX-listed Treasury Wine Estates (TWE) is one of the world’s largest wine companies and has an ambition to be the “world’s most admired premium wine company”. A powerful way to win consumer hearts, minds (and wallets) these days is to have a strong focus on sustainability. As part of its sustainability mission, wines in TWE’s portfolio will be produced using 100% renewable electricity by 2024. In a step towards this renewables goal in Australia, approximately 9,500 solar panels will be installed at Barossa Winery and Production Centre in South Australia, and Karadoc Winery in Victoria by the end of this year. Collectively, the solar panels will generate more than 5,500 megawatt-hours of electricity annually, enough to supply the equivalent of 900 homes. Total capacity wasn’t mentioned, but given the annual output, I’d estimate it at around 3.75 MW.

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MORGENROT SHOWCASE INTERACTIVE, ULTRA-HIGH RESOLUTION RENDERING TECHNOLOGY

MORGENROT | August 09, 2022

Morgenrot, the cloud-based distributed computing power solution provider announces the showcase of its latest technology development, "MASAMUNE™",interactive rendering solution at SIGGRAPH 2022. "MASAMUNE™" is a cost-effective remote-and-immersive interactive streaming solution. The showcase will demonstrate its integration capability, realizing scalable and interactive rendering with photorealistic path-tracing and rasterization, on clustered systems with multiple display configurations. It will also highlight how Morgenrot is able to work with partners to integrate their technology in a scalable manner from CAVE systems to streaming solutions on mobile browsers without imposing heavy tasks. Morgenrot's interactive rendering technology has a wide range of real-world applications especially in the field of tomography used in multiple areas of science, quantum computing, radiology etc. Distributed data centers powered by renewable energy Morgenrot offers cloud based distributed computing solutions that allow end users to tap on high performance computing power anytime anywhere as they need. Our proprietary algorithm Excalibur ® based platform distributes computing tasks across our data center network, and significantly improve overall performance reducing project time and cost. Morgenrot builds containerized server solutions operated by green power. We work with renewable energy providers such as wind farm operators to place our containerized data centers next to the wind farms and tap renewable electricity to generate green data. Morgenrot offers various rendering services to meet customer needs Render Pool® : Using GPU servers for massively distributed parallel processing powers, RenderPool ® performs high-speed rendering at a low cost. By applying our distributed computing service, 292 hours of local rendering time could be reduced to 15 hours. Morgenrot offers customized solutions that is tailored to each customer needs. M:CPP ™: Our cloud GPU service uses the latest technology of AMD and NVIDIA's high-end GPUs targeted for various GPU based computation workloads. M:CPP frees up the problems that come up with platform selection such as cost, specifications, performance, etc. to provide GPU resources quickly for engineers to concentrate on project. Voxel Pool ™: Morgenrot, In collaboration with Hokkaido University , developed the next generation tomography solution that delivers visualization of 3D volumetric data that bundles a huge amount of 2D images taken at ultra high resolution (technology showcase only). About Morgenrot Morgenrot is an engineering driven startup company that provides high performance computing power to anybody who is hungry for computing power anytime anywhere at a low cost. Morgenrot operates over 1,000 servers and plans to expand Japan's borders to provide computing power across all industries including content creation, automotive and industrial designs, medical, and various R&D fields. Morgenrot provides computing power to our customers, through human and earth-friendly digital social infrastructure.

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Compute North Begins Energization of 280MW TIER 0™ Data Center Co-located at Wind Farm in McCamey, Texas

Compute North | August 09, 2022

Compute North, a leader in sustainable, large-scale computing infrastructure, formally announces energization of the company’s fifth TIER 0™ data center. Spanning 29 acres near a wind site in the “Wind Energy Capital of Texas,” the facility will be scaled up to 280MW and marks the first behind-the-meter wind project of its kind. Compute North is also pleased to announce that, for this facility, Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA), a leader in supporting and securing the Bitcoin ecosystem, will be the exclusive customerCo-located directly at the source of power, the TIER 0™ facility will provide the wind farm with guaranteed power off-take. This will serve to optimize the asset which could otherwise be forced to curtail production during peak generation events, wherein the wind turbines produce more energy than can be used, stored, or transmitted. Moreover, the onsite computing operations conducted by Marathon Digital’s ASIC bitcoin miners are designed to convert power directly into a digital and transferrable store of value on the Bitcoin network. “Together, Compute North and Marathon will advance critical transitions at the heart of the global financial, energy, and computing industries, Our project in McCamey, Texas helps resolve the Texas grid constraints by bringing computing workloads directly to the generation source and eliminates the need for costly transmission lines – all while investing in the local community and creating new jobs in Upton County.” -Compute North CEO and Co-Founder, Dave Perrill With the energization of this facility, approximately 40,000 of our installed miners, representing 3.9 exahashes per second, are now in the process of coming online in Texas,” said Fred Thiel, chairman and CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings. “Additionally, given the groundwork the teams at Compute North and Marathon laid at the start of this year, we are now well positioned to continue deploying and energizing miners at this behind-the-meter wind farm in West Texas. We look forward to continuing to work alongside Compute North to accelerate the ramp in Marathon’s hash rate as the facility comes online. About Compute North Compute North is the leader in TIER 0™ data centers, focused on delivering the most sustainable, cost-effective computing in the world. The company provides efficient, highly scalable infrastructure for clients in the blockchain, cryptocurrency mining, and the distributed computing space. With operations across the United States, Compute North brings a unique combination of data center, energy, and technology expertise to meet the growing demand for purpose-built infrastructure solutions for highly specialized computing needs. For additional information, please visit www.computenorth.com.

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Tigo Energy Introduces Design Quality Tool and Services for Installers of Large Commercial Systems

Tigo Energy, Inc., | August 05, 2022

Tigo Energy, Inc., the solar industry’s leading Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics) supplier, today unveiled the Solar PLC Signal Integrity Tool and expanded training material to empower solar installers and EPCs to provide high-quality solar solutions for commercial and industrial (C&I) solar system owners. Following the recently announced Tigo Pure Signal™ technology, Tigo is once again leveraging its technical expertise for its customers with a design validation tool and companion training material that will help installers preemptively identify potential PLC (powerline communications) signal integrity issues in large-scale C&I solar systemsDisturbances in PLC signals, often referred to as “crosstalk,” can result in reduced effectiveness of system communications functions in large-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems. The updated TS4 Design and Installation Course now includes best practices around mitigating PLC crosstalk issues at the design stage before they can cause disruptions in the field. The Solar PLC Signal Integrity Tool, in turn, can be used to quickly identify crosstalk risk in array plans or in systems already deployed. The new tool was designed to be vendor-neutral and can provide guidance on how to resolve PLC rapid shutdown communications issues for solar systems with either Tigo or competitor solutions. After the Solar PLC Signal Integrity Tool process is completed, installers receive an immediate assessment of the risk of PLC performance issues in the form of a score. The Tigo TS4 Design and Installation Course, integrated into the Tigo Academy, features a section on PLC rapid shutdown system design as well as a technical deep dive into the Tigo TS4 Flex MLPE product line. Through practical guidance and best practices to ensure optimal system performance, installers can learn how to properly design, install and commission a Tigo TS4 system using any compatible solar inverter. The comprehensive two-hour course includes a certification exam worth 1.5 NABCEP continuing education credits. “An important part of our mission at Tigo is to keep installers at the center of everything we do, and investing in tools and training is no small part of that, The resources we announced today represent the place at which the installer aspect of our mission intersects with our dedication to quality. As our partners in the field raise their stakes with ever larger installations, we are supporting them with things like this new PLC Tool, Pure Signal technology, and impactful continuing education to help them design and support the highest quality PV installations.” -JD Dillon, chief marketing officer at Tigo Energy In addition to the PLC Signal Integrity Tool and TS4 Design and Installation Course, Tigo is holding a webinar on August 17 on designing systems for PLC signal integrity. Interested parties can register for live or on-demand viewing here. About Tigo Energy Tigo Energy, the worldwide leader in Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics), designs innovative solar power conversion and storage products that provide customers more choice and flexibility. The Tigo TS4 platform increases solar production, decreases operating costs, and enhances safety. When combined with the Tigo Energy Intelligence (EI) platform, it delivers module, system, and fleet-level insights to maximize solar performance and minimize operating costs. The Tigo EI Residential Solar Solution, a flexible solar-plus-storage solution for home installations, rounds out the Company’s portfolio of solar energy technology. Tigo was founded in Silicon Valley in 2007 to accelerate the adoption of solar energy, and its global team supports customers whose systems reliably produce gigawatt hours of safe solar energy on seven continents. Find us online at www.tigoenergy.com.

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MORGENROT SHOWCASE INTERACTIVE, ULTRA-HIGH RESOLUTION RENDERING TECHNOLOGY

MORGENROT | August 09, 2022

Morgenrot, the cloud-based distributed computing power solution provider announces the showcase of its latest technology development, "MASAMUNE™",interactive rendering solution at SIGGRAPH 2022. "MASAMUNE™" is a cost-effective remote-and-immersive interactive streaming solution. The showcase will demonstrate its integration capability, realizing scalable and interactive rendering with photorealistic path-tracing and rasterization, on clustered systems with multiple display configurations. It will also highlight how Morgenrot is able to work with partners to integrate their technology in a scalable manner from CAVE systems to streaming solutions on mobile browsers without imposing heavy tasks. Morgenrot's interactive rendering technology has a wide range of real-world applications especially in the field of tomography used in multiple areas of science, quantum computing, radiology etc. Distributed data centers powered by renewable energy Morgenrot offers cloud based distributed computing solutions that allow end users to tap on high performance computing power anytime anywhere as they need. Our proprietary algorithm Excalibur ® based platform distributes computing tasks across our data center network, and significantly improve overall performance reducing project time and cost. Morgenrot builds containerized server solutions operated by green power. We work with renewable energy providers such as wind farm operators to place our containerized data centers next to the wind farms and tap renewable electricity to generate green data. Morgenrot offers various rendering services to meet customer needs Render Pool® : Using GPU servers for massively distributed parallel processing powers, RenderPool ® performs high-speed rendering at a low cost. By applying our distributed computing service, 292 hours of local rendering time could be reduced to 15 hours. Morgenrot offers customized solutions that is tailored to each customer needs. M:CPP ™: Our cloud GPU service uses the latest technology of AMD and NVIDIA's high-end GPUs targeted for various GPU based computation workloads. M:CPP frees up the problems that come up with platform selection such as cost, specifications, performance, etc. to provide GPU resources quickly for engineers to concentrate on project. Voxel Pool ™: Morgenrot, In collaboration with Hokkaido University , developed the next generation tomography solution that delivers visualization of 3D volumetric data that bundles a huge amount of 2D images taken at ultra high resolution (technology showcase only). About Morgenrot Morgenrot is an engineering driven startup company that provides high performance computing power to anybody who is hungry for computing power anytime anywhere at a low cost. Morgenrot operates over 1,000 servers and plans to expand Japan's borders to provide computing power across all industries including content creation, automotive and industrial designs, medical, and various R&D fields. Morgenrot provides computing power to our customers, through human and earth-friendly digital social infrastructure.

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Compute North Begins Energization of 280MW TIER 0™ Data Center Co-located at Wind Farm in McCamey, Texas

Compute North | August 09, 2022

Compute North, a leader in sustainable, large-scale computing infrastructure, formally announces energization of the company’s fifth TIER 0™ data center. Spanning 29 acres near a wind site in the “Wind Energy Capital of Texas,” the facility will be scaled up to 280MW and marks the first behind-the-meter wind project of its kind. Compute North is also pleased to announce that, for this facility, Marathon Digital Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:MARA), a leader in supporting and securing the Bitcoin ecosystem, will be the exclusive customerCo-located directly at the source of power, the TIER 0™ facility will provide the wind farm with guaranteed power off-take. This will serve to optimize the asset which could otherwise be forced to curtail production during peak generation events, wherein the wind turbines produce more energy than can be used, stored, or transmitted. Moreover, the onsite computing operations conducted by Marathon Digital’s ASIC bitcoin miners are designed to convert power directly into a digital and transferrable store of value on the Bitcoin network. “Together, Compute North and Marathon will advance critical transitions at the heart of the global financial, energy, and computing industries, Our project in McCamey, Texas helps resolve the Texas grid constraints by bringing computing workloads directly to the generation source and eliminates the need for costly transmission lines – all while investing in the local community and creating new jobs in Upton County.” -Compute North CEO and Co-Founder, Dave Perrill With the energization of this facility, approximately 40,000 of our installed miners, representing 3.9 exahashes per second, are now in the process of coming online in Texas,” said Fred Thiel, chairman and CEO of Marathon Digital Holdings. “Additionally, given the groundwork the teams at Compute North and Marathon laid at the start of this year, we are now well positioned to continue deploying and energizing miners at this behind-the-meter wind farm in West Texas. We look forward to continuing to work alongside Compute North to accelerate the ramp in Marathon’s hash rate as the facility comes online. About Compute North Compute North is the leader in TIER 0™ data centers, focused on delivering the most sustainable, cost-effective computing in the world. The company provides efficient, highly scalable infrastructure for clients in the blockchain, cryptocurrency mining, and the distributed computing space. With operations across the United States, Compute North brings a unique combination of data center, energy, and technology expertise to meet the growing demand for purpose-built infrastructure solutions for highly specialized computing needs. For additional information, please visit www.computenorth.com.

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Tigo Energy Introduces Design Quality Tool and Services for Installers of Large Commercial Systems

Tigo Energy, Inc., | August 05, 2022

Tigo Energy, Inc., the solar industry’s leading Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics) supplier, today unveiled the Solar PLC Signal Integrity Tool and expanded training material to empower solar installers and EPCs to provide high-quality solar solutions for commercial and industrial (C&I) solar system owners. Following the recently announced Tigo Pure Signal™ technology, Tigo is once again leveraging its technical expertise for its customers with a design validation tool and companion training material that will help installers preemptively identify potential PLC (powerline communications) signal integrity issues in large-scale C&I solar systemsDisturbances in PLC signals, often referred to as “crosstalk,” can result in reduced effectiveness of system communications functions in large-scale photovoltaic (PV) systems. The updated TS4 Design and Installation Course now includes best practices around mitigating PLC crosstalk issues at the design stage before they can cause disruptions in the field. The Solar PLC Signal Integrity Tool, in turn, can be used to quickly identify crosstalk risk in array plans or in systems already deployed. The new tool was designed to be vendor-neutral and can provide guidance on how to resolve PLC rapid shutdown communications issues for solar systems with either Tigo or competitor solutions. After the Solar PLC Signal Integrity Tool process is completed, installers receive an immediate assessment of the risk of PLC performance issues in the form of a score. The Tigo TS4 Design and Installation Course, integrated into the Tigo Academy, features a section on PLC rapid shutdown system design as well as a technical deep dive into the Tigo TS4 Flex MLPE product line. Through practical guidance and best practices to ensure optimal system performance, installers can learn how to properly design, install and commission a Tigo TS4 system using any compatible solar inverter. The comprehensive two-hour course includes a certification exam worth 1.5 NABCEP continuing education credits. “An important part of our mission at Tigo is to keep installers at the center of everything we do, and investing in tools and training is no small part of that, The resources we announced today represent the place at which the installer aspect of our mission intersects with our dedication to quality. As our partners in the field raise their stakes with ever larger installations, we are supporting them with things like this new PLC Tool, Pure Signal technology, and impactful continuing education to help them design and support the highest quality PV installations.” -JD Dillon, chief marketing officer at Tigo Energy In addition to the PLC Signal Integrity Tool and TS4 Design and Installation Course, Tigo is holding a webinar on August 17 on designing systems for PLC signal integrity. Interested parties can register for live or on-demand viewing here. About Tigo Energy Tigo Energy, the worldwide leader in Flex MLPE (Module Level Power Electronics), designs innovative solar power conversion and storage products that provide customers more choice and flexibility. The Tigo TS4 platform increases solar production, decreases operating costs, and enhances safety. When combined with the Tigo Energy Intelligence (EI) platform, it delivers module, system, and fleet-level insights to maximize solar performance and minimize operating costs. The Tigo EI Residential Solar Solution, a flexible solar-plus-storage solution for home installations, rounds out the Company’s portfolio of solar energy technology. Tigo was founded in Silicon Valley in 2007 to accelerate the adoption of solar energy, and its global team supports customers whose systems reliably produce gigawatt hours of safe solar energy on seven continents. Find us online at www.tigoenergy.com.

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