Clean, renewable energy seems to be the last hope for drastically reducing the carbon emissions of the world. Renewable technologies are on the cutting edge of science and technology today. Thanks to the rush to establish renewables as the base of the global energy stream, it has created a healthy amount of competition in the field. Competition breeds innovation, which, in this case, is good for everyone. However, the way global power systems are built doesn’t easily translate into renewable sources. Renewables fluctuate in power, and they’re decentralized. This fluctuation in renewables makes them more volatile, in that certain renewables are weather and geography dependent. All renewable energy sources don’t work everything as fossil fuel sources do. It’s these main struggles – volatility and structure-ability – that the industry needs to overcome to improve renewable energy use and adoption.
Currently, 18 percent of the U.S.A.’s energy grid is run off of renewables, primarily through biomass fuels, but followed closely by hydroelectric and wind. That said, the country still has a long way to go before it can fully transition to renewables. Resolving renewable energy problems becomes a data problem too. Because renewables are highly digital and modellable, companies are working to develop digital ecosystems that can help model what’s working in the industry. Renewables are more of a big data problem than you may think. Corporations are also taking the lead in reducing their carbon footprint. It’s estimated that 71% of the world’s total global carbon emissions come from just one hundred companies. This means that corporations have to take charge of their corporate emissions through renewables and clean practices.
Job opportunities are available across specialisms, including:
- Biomas Energy
- Hydro / Tidal Energy
- Solar Power
- Thermal Energy
- Wind Power
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