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Solar-powered IoT sensors address sustainability in logistics
"Nexxiot has partnered with TransRail Innovation Group to integrate sensors into Nexxiot's solar-powered modular hardware and cloud-based platforms. The partnership aims to leverage new sensor technologies and IoT platforms to further improve safety, reliability, and asset utilization for rail cargo systems. This move helps logistic companies improve their sustainability from two perspectives. First, improving cargo utilization efficiency helps reduce energy consumption, thus directly reducing the carbon footprint in logistics. Second, using solar-powered modules indirectly minimizes the carbon footprint by eliminating the need for replacing batteries. Companies should consider leveraging sensor technologies to attain sustainable roadmaps."
Polish-Japanese smart grid project demonstrates competitive routes to integrating wind power within Polish grid
"This project was a collaboration between the Polish and Japanese governments and was operational since 2020. Other partners involved in the project included Hitachi, Showa Denko Materials, and various energy utilities based in Poland. Ultimately, the project focused on a 24 MW wind energy farm located in northern Poland and evaluated optimal methods to integrate variable wind power into the grid, including installing energy storage and developing protocols to ensure that transmission lines are not overloaded and remain resilient in the event of accidents affecting the grid. This project signals growing interest in renewable power integration, which will become increasingly relevant as more economies subscribe to carbon neutrality."