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:
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
Wednesday, June 22, 2011
World's first zero carbon video conference using follow the wind/follow the sun
Although video conferencing technology is often touted as way to reduce carbon emissions from airplane and car travel, the carbon footprint of the video conference equipment and network can also be quite significant. This is especially true if the video conference equipment is used infrequently and, in most cases, always left on. The Greenstar demonstration this week clearly proved that we can run applications like video conferencing that need extreme reliability on a network that uses only highly unreliable renewable energy such as wind and solar power. This type of architecture will not only save network operators millions of dollars in energy costs but also significantly reduce the carbon footprint of the global Internet – which is the fastest growing carbon emissions sector in the world today.
The demonstration linked 4 sites across Canada using the Greenstar follow the wind/follow the sun infrastructure riding on the CANARIE network. A video conferencing software called Isabel developed in Spain was deployed on a Virtual Machine VM running Isabel Flow-Server. The VM was moved from one site top another across the CANARIE network. To make it feasible for the limited time (1 hour) of the AGM meeting and for people to be able to feel the demo, the Controller was prompted to move the VM each 15 minutes simulating the loss of the actual renewable power at each of the participating sites.
The ISABEL VM that is roaming the GSN network was also running dual stacked reachable by both via IPv4 and IPv6.
Unfortunately there is very little details about this ground breaking demo at either CANARIE or Greenstar web site, other than a brief mention on the CANARIR site. Hiding major world changing innovations seems to be a Canadian trait.
Green Internet Consultant. Practical solutions to reducing GHG emissions such as free broadband and electric highways. http://green-broadband.blogspot.com/
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