Pay-per-use approaches to air conditioning and more
In your office you may have a photocopier which is leased on a pay-per-use basis. The same approach is being applied in the cooling industry. The idea of Cooling as a Service (CaaS), enables customers to leap-frog to the best solutions available in their markets, while incentivising suppliers to improve maintenance, increase efficiency, reduce energy use, maximise the use of equipment & reutilisation of components. Today, CaaS is saving more than 68 GWh of electricity & 36,000 tonnes of CO2 emissions annually ( = 50,000 return flights from London to New York) Win:Win 4 planet, consumers & business.
Non-recylable end of life plastic is an under -utilised resource that is currently treated as a costly and challenging waste management issue, often dealt with through incineration or landfill. The thermal conversion chamber which operates in the absence of oxygen, so there is no burning as the plastics gasify. The synthetic gas can then be used for power generation or as a fuel in its own right (ie. hydrogen).https://www.powerhouseenergy.co.uk/technology/
Tesla’s iconic cybertruck considers a retractable solar panel that can boost its power for longer range. R&D has been improving the efficiency and durability of solar pv. There are works around flexibility solar material and even solar paint. Maybe the era of solar car might never come but solar technology makes EV possible with with cheap and clean fuel. So is solar/electric hybrid the way to go for countries like Australia?