In 2016, the amount of solar energy used by homes and businesses in the USA nearly doubled. The SEIA (Solar Energy Industries Association) reports that solar energy production increased from 20 gigawatts to 34 gigawatts. To take maximum advantage of this growth, solar panel and inverter manufacturers must work toward systems that are efficient enough to compete with the current energy infrastructure.
In a previous blog post we discussed the #1 way to deal with business uncertainty is to have a plan in place. There are simply too many unknowns to take a passive approach.
IoT has enabled healthcare monitoring to become more widespread and effective. In the past, patients could only be monitored in a medical facility or under the care of family or home nurses. If a patient decided to heal in a hospital, their vital signs - blood pressure, blood sugar levels, and heart levels - could be monitored by healthcare professionals. But if a patient decided to heal at home in the care of family, they risked not being able to immediately detect complications from illness and disease.
Cold chains are distribution infrastructures for temperature-sensitive items such as fresh foods, medicines, and chemicals. Cold chains are a vital process in our connected, global infrastructure and allow fresh fruits and vegetables from a diverse range of countries and climates to be shipped around the world, allow vaccines to arrive still potent, and chemicals to be safely shipped. A single cold chain infrastructure usually has three parties of interest: the manufacturers of the temperature-sensitive items; shipping companies that control the items in transit; and retailers such as restaurants, grocery stores, and pharmacies. IoT monitoring is ideal for regulating and reporting real-time temperature data for grocery store, pharmaceutical, and restaurant shipping companies that must comply with manufacturer and end-customer requirements.