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


Thursday, September 10, 2009

Climate as a Service - a cyber-infrastructure grand challenge

At the recent World Climate Conference (http://www.wmo.int/wcc3/programme_en.html) a lot of the discussion was around providing “climate services” and coordinating these globally. Climate services involves the provision of climate information relevant for adaptation to climate change and climatic swings, long-term planning, and facilitating early warning systems against rapid extreme climate change. Climate Services most importantly to provide information on regional and local scale implications of climate changes. Most computer modeling today on climate change is done one a global basis which masks may significant regional differences. For example Canada’s far north is expected to warm by as much as 11C, even though global average temperature increase may 2-4C. Please see http://www.climateservices.gov/ for more details.

See also http://www.america.gov/st/energy-english/2009/February/20090209132739lcnirellep0.3980829.html

Climate services will have a major impact on the research and education community and their corresponding networks. Global, national and regional climate models will now need to be integrated. In addition tracking and satellite data must be distributed to numerous computational facilities around the world. The scale of this challenge is evidenced by the new network capabilities of the Department of Energy Network, who now see climate data volumes comparable to high energy physics data. These data volumes are expected to grow even more significantly as the reality of climate change starts to set in and policy makers demand more accurate long range predictions of the impact of climate change on their region.


http://www.hpcwire.com/offthewire/ESnet-Receives-62M-to-Develop-Worlds-Fastest-Computer-Network-52989552.html

“The study of global climate change is a critical research area where the amount of data being created and accessed is growing exponentially. For example, an archive of past, present and future climate modeling data maintained by the Program for Climate Model Diagnosis and Intercomparison at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory contains more than 35 terabytes of data and is accessed by more than 2,500 users worldwide. However, the next-generation archive is expected to contain at least 650 terabytes, and the larger distributed worldwide archive will be between 6 petabytes to 10 petabytes.”

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