The Philips Foundation is to collaborate with global aid charities the Red Cross and UNICEF with the aim of improving the lives of some of the world's most vulnerable people. Philips healthcare systems are part of this, but so is solar PV lighting. By James Hunt:
In a laboratory study conducted by Zumtobel and Gruppe Nymphenburg it has been possible for the first time to measure people's affective responses to various lighting scenarios in shops on an empirical basis. In the process, the lighting preferences of seven different groups of customers were analysed using a neuropsychological target group...
Leading British inventor of smart-home technology, LightwaveRF, has announced details of its new smart Thermostatic Radiator Valve, which, for convenience and energy-saving purposes, can switch individual radiators on or off either locally or remotely from a smartphone or tablet.
Burnell Switchgear has integrated ABB’s Slimline XR ITS2 switches into the massive Southwick solar photovoltaic (PV) farm near Portsmouth, which has a capacity of 48 MWp – large enough for 12,000 homes. This farm now has inbuilt metering and communications to enhance its operations. By James Hunt:
Newly published studies by two market research organisations show that the ability to provide higher energy efficiency and precise motion control are once again speeding the uptake of electric drives and motions controls sectors in Europe and beyond. By James Hunt: