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What energy efficiency will bring us in the future

We know that predicting the future of the energy efficiency It is very risky, but if we bring together a series of international experts in the sector, they can give us some guidelines that may possibly be met.

From CLEAResult an international consulting company, has brought together different professionals in the field of energy efficiency which also cover different sectors such as technology, politics or architecture to offer the possible keys to 2016 and the years to come.

So 10 energy efficiency predictions brings together the conclusions of this large group of teachers with some data added by this portal.

1. LiFi technology

A new term, but … What is LIFI? If you have not heard of this term, it is very possible that this year it sounds very strong. The meaning of LiFi (Light Fidelity)or visible light communications, is the light-based communication technology that uses light waves instead of radio technology to give data.

In other words, with this technology, Li-Fi compatible LED lamps they can deliver data at extreme speeds. The LiFi technology It will increase the value offered by lighting systems, giving the opportunity to collect and share data.

Technology companies in the lighting sector will begin to incorporate Li-fi in many of the ceiling lights to get data and information transferred at an alarming speed, actually, its speed is 100 times higher than that of traditional WiFi.

The term appeared in a TED conference in 2011 on communication with visible light, but it is now that it is taking on a greater force after being tested in real environments. We leave a video to begin to understand how the LiFi works.

2. Evolution of the programs in the face of demand

Software technologies and mobile devices are not only changing our lives every day, they are changing the way we public services they ensure the network communication and communicate with the consumer or users in real time.

With the rise of cloud technology, data analytics and social media, public services are turning to the Behavioral Demand Response (BDR) programs that combine the power of real-time analysis and communication to reach users, obtaining greater control and facilitating administrative actions for both users and administration.

3. Electric vehicles on the grid

Sales of electric cars It is rising dramatically. Public services have to adapt and create strategies to help connect the new fleet to the grid.

The demand for electric vehicles It will not grow without a more active engagement that spans from manufacturers to car dealerships including administrations. The year 2022 ended with electric vehicle sales more than 75,000 units in Europe, an increase of 48.5% compared to 2016.

In the graph it can be corroborated that the electric vehicle sales are booming.

4. New lighting services in the industry

Many sectors of the industry looking to upgrade their lighting "Old" because of the new LEDs, but one of the biggest obstacles was the initial cost. The strong emergence of "lighting as a service" is going to change this aspect.

LService providers replace inefficient lights with new, energy-efficient solutions, at no cost to the employer.

Projects are paid for through energy savings and maintenance that the supplier ultimately pays for. Contract updates are already a reality and a valid option that the employer must strongly consider to improve its energy efficiency.

5. Big Data offers great insights

As the proliferation of devices and technology grows, more and more data is available (Big Data = Systems that manipulate large data sets) to help understand customer and user behavior. As public services collect more information and understand the consumer more, many of them will have to use this data to improve their relationship with the user.

To learn more, we leave a TED conference on Big Data subtitled in Spanish.

6. Digital engagement is expanded

The digital engagement it will have a more profound impact on public services in 2016 and beyond. Marketing and commercialization of digital technology means utility, that is, doing more with fewer resources provides savings and efficiency. It also offers higher metrics that can assess performance inside and outside of utilities.

7. HEMS Increased savings at home

Home energy management systems, the callsHEMS (Home Energy Management Systems) go beyond the smart meter or a connected system, encompass innovative technologies to save, generate and store energy at home (An example would be the famous Tesla Powerwall battery.)

In addition, these systems provide valuable data and greater savings for end users. A system that is easy to implement in homes and that can even provide information on public services. The famous Internet of Things technology also comes in here.

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8. An increase inpolitics

More will be discussed from politics, if possible, on energy consumption from the perspective of saving and reducing greenhouse gas emissions. New energy policies that include new regulations before the agreement reached COP21 in Paris.

9. Optimized real-time monitoring of the industry

The information in real time, using energy management software it will support other trends that we have identified. His use in industrial facilities will push the continuous optimization of the reduction systems in the energy costs and maintenance while decreasing downtime and increasing productivity. Many companies are integrating dashboards with energy management controls into their systems.

10. Self-generation of energy grows

The Industrial sector involved in self-generation energy systems will increase in the form of renewable energy, heat recovery generation, cogeneration system … etc.

The most efficient technologies for the generation and use of waste as a source of fuel (Example, Biomass). There are also localized benefits to the final consumer having less dependence on the public network in benefit of savings, use of "clean" fuels and the reduction of waste.

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