Energy Internet and eVehicles Overview

Governments around the world are wrestling with the challenge of how to prepare society for inevitable climate change. To date most people have been focused on how to reduce Green House Gas emissions, but now there is growing recognition that regardless of what we do to mitigate against climate change the planet is going to be significantly warmer in the coming years with all the attendant problems of more frequent droughts, flooding, sever storms, etc. As such we need to invest in solutions that provide a more robust and resilient infrastructure to withstand this environmental onslaught especially for our electrical and telecommunications systems.

Linking renewable energy with high speed Internet using fiber to the home combined with eVehicles and dynamic charging where vehicle's batteries are charged as it travels along the road, may provide for a whole new "energy Internet" infrastructure for linking small distributed renewable energy sources to users that is far more robust and resilient to survive climate change than today's centralized command and control infrastructure. For more details please see:

Using eVehicles for Renewable Energy Transportation and Distribution: http://goo.gl/bXO6x and http://goo.gl/UDz37

Free High Speed Internet to the Home or School Integrated with solar roof top: http://goo.gl/wGjVG

High level architecture of Internet Networks to survive Climate Change: http://goo.gl/juWdH

Architecture and routing protocols for Energy Internet http://goo.gl/niWy1g


Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Environmnetal Impact of Fiber to the Home


[Here is an excellent study by PricewaterhouseCoopers and the European Fiber to the Home council of the environmental benefits of FTTh, taking into account all the CO2 emissions that are produced in the construction and deployment of the fiber, measured against the savings of only two potential applications - tele-commuting and tele-medicine. No surprise, that the greatest amount of CO2 emissions is digging up the ground to bury the fiber. All the more reason to have shared conduit (or poles where available). I suspect the CO2 savings will be significantly greater if they looked at wider range of applications, especially those that promoted the trading of "bits and bandwidth for carbon". The reality is that carbon offsets of tele-commuting and tele-medicine are relatively quite small in the great scheme of things. Since consumers are directly responsible or influence 60% of all CO2 emissions, network applications that enable or encourage consumers to reduce their carbon footprint in these other walks of life will pay much bigger dividends. Thanks to Joeri Van Bogaert for this pointer -- BSA]

http://www.ftthcouncil.eu/documents/Blog%20documents/Christian%20Ollivry%20and%20Philippe%20Osset.pdf

-As a main quantitative finding, the environmental impact of the deployment of a typical FTTH network will be positive in less than 14 years considering only the three selected services • Additional either existing or developing applications will further emphasize these results • Beyond its environmental-friendly aspects, FTTH solutions offer additional social and economical benefits

-If further physical barriers are reduced (ducts access in particular), and full range of services are developing, contributions will be far bigger