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 and at the same time reduce our carbon footprint.

Linking renewable energy with high speed Internet using fiber to the home combined with autonomous 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. These new energy architectures will also significantly reduce our carbon footprint. For more details please see:

Using autonomous eVehicles for Renewable Energy Transportation and Distribution: and

Free High Speed Internet to the Home or School Integrated with solar roof top:

High level architecture of Internet Networks to survive Climate Change:

Architecture and routing protocols for Energy Internet:

How to use Green Bond Funds to underwrite costs of new network and energy infrastructure:

Monday, January 28, 2013

Netherlands to deploy worlds first mobile charging system - energy Internet

[Here is a cool project in the in the province of Branbant in The Netherlands that embodies many of the ideas I have been talking about in terms of using eVehicles as a competitive alternative to the electrical grid.
Starting in mid -2013 the demonstration project will use inductive charging to charge vehicles as they drive a special lane in the highway.  

The current vision for most eVehicles is stationary charging at home or at the office. But with mobile  charging, the eVehicle can be charged as it is travelling along the highway using power from roadside solar panels and/or windmills. The eVehicle can then be used to deliver this energy as a backup or primary power source at the home or office.  The eVehicle then would become a competitor to the electrical grid for delivering renewable energy.

If the burghers of Branbant are smart, they should work with the network research organization SURFnet to explore how mobile charging and autonomous vehicles can be used to take power from campus eVehicles and network equipment on university campuses.  

With eVehicles used to transport energy, we can start thing of "packetized energy" where familiar Internet concepts of packet forwarding and routing can be applied to the Internet.

Thanks to Ali Farshchian  for this pointer.

For more details please see on the Netherlands project please see:

For more details on the energy Internet and mobile charging:

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