Solar panels have come a long way since their first use in space in 1958. Today, we’re used to seeing them power everything from watches and calculators to providing energy to cities. But to generate the large amount of power required for cities requires a huge amount of space and in an ever increasingly crowded planet that is one resource that can’t afford to be used for energy creation. What is needed are innovative ways of producing the power without filling up the land. To solve this problem, engineers in countries across Europe are addressing this problem and creating projects that provide power whilst reducing the drain on the grid.
This year, Advantech exhibits in the Smart Grids area of the Hannover Messe. This area, offers hardware and software solutions meeting the needs of the energy economy, drawing from smart metering, smart grids, smart buildings and information and communication technology.
The 4th PAC World Conference 2013 will be held at Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland from 24 to 28 June 2013.