Deep Reinforcement Learning is a branch of Artificial Intelligence that allows machines to learn control and to take actions. Asset Management and Optimization are the natural application of DRL due to its ability to capture complex dependencies and choose optimal actions in real time.
“Distributed Energy Resources” or “DERs connotes a variety of energy sources on the grid, typically consumer- based assets. Delivery of these energy assets increasingly relies on a complex “stack” or set of layers of software, communications, protocols, standards, firmware, and hardware controls. This “DER Stack” is in a state of ongoing evolution as the underlying technologies evolve and the market grows for granular, bi-directional flows of electrons.
The benefits of additive manufacturing have been widely acknowledged for the past few years. However, the industry has leapt past the phase of rapid prototyping and is now actively engaged in the creation of end-use production parts. Aerospace OEMs are now hungry for more applications such as machines, materials, and software mature.
Over a dozen startups have appeared in the last year aiming (or claiming) to leverage artificial intelligence-based analytics for the distributed grid – in tune with the broader excitement about the potential impacts of AI on data-intensive industries – which is to say, nearly everything.
Chris Labelle | Mosaic Manufacturing
Over the next 5 years, 3D printing will evolve from a manufacturing technology that is used in isolation to one that forms an essential component of new manufacturing processes.
National Park Foundation
Calling on the spirit of innovation and entrepreneurship of Thomas Edison, the first of up to 100 electric vehicle charging stations in national parks and nearby communities across the country was switched on Apr 19 at Thomas Edison National Historical Park, site of Edison’s West Orange, New Jersey, laboratory and home.
Katherine DeMetre | Infocast Events
Volvo has taken the initiative towards a greener future. The Swedish company announced that starting in 2019, they will solely produce hybrid and electric vehicles.
Mercedes-Benz recently announced plans to launch a wireless charging system for its electric cars next year. This non-standard option for select vehicles would require hardware changes to the car, but provide considerable convenience for the driver.
Blockchain is the technology underlying the sometimes infamous virtual currency, Bitcoin. However, applications of blockchain technology go well beyond virtual currencies and are poised to bring big changes to a variety of industries, including the energy industry.
Andrew Rosenblum | Freelance
With OneWeb announcing a mega-constellation of some 2,000 satellites and SpaceX planning another 4,500 to provide Internet service to remote regions around the globe, the business of satellite-delivered data continues to boom.