The population of world has easily crossed 7 billion mark no matter you check the figures of United States Census Bureau or the calculation coming from United Nations. In this populous world the energy consumption has sky rocketed even in the third world countries. Imagine what would be the situation in developed countries like US, UK, and in other parts of Europe.
Green Technology, usually abbreviated as greentech, has become vital towards the time we’re heading with this pace. So I have chosen three greentech products that are very useful considering the increasing needs of electricity.
First comes the Whole-Home Sensor from GE. As a part of GE’s Brillion, Whole-Home Sensor works as your home energy solution. The sensors used in this system records the energy consumption data from all over the house and send it to Nucleus, energy management software, which then communicates with your smart phone or personal computer to transfer that data. It provides you insights for the energy consumed so you can choose the right thing to lit and the right time before thousands of dollars appear on monthly bill. Whole-Home Sensor will be available widely in Q2 2012.
At second comes Sphelar cells from Japanese company Kyosemi. In the product small spheres are used that collect the light from sun to convert it into energy. Unlike other flat panels that serve the same cause Sphelar doesn’t require to be placed directly under the sunlight, rather it absorbs the light bouncing all around it. Thus, making it more efficient for energy conversion than of its counterparts.
22 foot wide and 80 foot tall, is the biowall at Drexel University. With HVAC system this biowall improves the indoor air quality and also acts as a biofilter. The biowall is efficient at cleaning pollutants from the air. There are twelve kinds of tropical plants that grow in this wall without soil.
All these greentech products are novel in their kind but this area still needs lots of R&D before we actually start putting them into practice in our lives to save the energy. Also, greentech is needed to be made cost effective or it will be one of those developments in technology which only above-the-line countries can afford to have.