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Several States are Embracing Distributed Energy Resources to Achieve Clean Energy Targets

Thanks to decreasing renewable energy prices and progressive policymakers, state-level 100% clean energy targets are becoming more common across the United States. Federal policymakers have proposed legislation that would mandate 50% of national power be green by 2035. The use of distributed energy resources (DERs), clean energy generation, and other technologies on the distribution network […]

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The Benefits of Earning and Maintaining a Professional Engineer License

A Professional Engineer (PE) license requires a four-year engineering degree, four or more years of progressive experience under a professional engineer (in most states), and a multidisciplinary understanding of physical and engineering principles as proven through a competency exam. Once you’ve earned a license from your state’s licensure board, you must continually maintain and improve […]

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Promising Blockchain Pilot Programs in Supply Chain

According to Gartner, a leading research and advisory company, blockchain has the potential to become a viable solution for major supply chain issues as the complexity of the supply chain sector continues to grow. These issues include counterfeit products, visibility/traceability, and efficiency play. Several companies worldwide are already testing blockchain pilot programs for supply chain […]

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Solving the Global Water Crisis with Solar Power

The global water crisis is causing problems worldwide. The United Nations estimates that 2.1 billion people do not have access to safe drinking water in their homes. This is relevant because those with access to clean water have a higher chance of leaving poverty, resisting disease, and seeking an education. The water crisis has severe […]

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How Far Does AV Technology Have to Go?

People are investing billions of dollars in autonomous vehicle (AV) technology. The industry is displaying spectacular advancements to show for it. However, we are still nowhere near achieving the widespread deployment of fully autonomous vehicles. AVs Today At this time, no companies offer a Level 5, fully autonomous vehicle that can operate in all circumstances […]

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Why Microgrids Are On-Trend for the Future of Green Energy

The future promises dramatic transformations in the way people make and consume energy. Many experts are turning to microgrids— small-scale, self-sustaining power networks unburdened by ties to a centralized power plant— as key agents of this transformation. Microgrids provide everything from greater reliability and resilience to cleaner power and economic development. They’re designed to work […]

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Real-Life Use Cases for Edge Computing

Depending on how many of the 30 billion Internet of Things (IoT) devices forecast for global deployment by 2020 rely on the cloud, managing the deluge of IoT-generated data makes proper processing seem near impossible. Traditional cloud computing has serious disadvantages, including data security threats, performance issues, and growing operational costs. Because most data saved […]

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3 Promising Use Cases for Blockchain Technology in Healthcare

The current technologies used in the healthcare industry face limitations in areas security, privacy, and full ecosystem interoperability. Although several challenges must be addressed before any large scale adoption can be attempted, a healthcare blockchain could transform the industry through the secure nature of distributed ledger technology. A blockchain-powered health information exchange has the potential […]

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