In in the present day’s Electrek Inexperienced Power Temporary (EGEB):

  • French sensor tech firm eLichens introduces its new indoor air high quality monitoring station at CES.
  • Eight new photo voltaic farms come on-line in Michigan.
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Indoor air high quality

Because the world regularly transitions from fossil fuels to inexperienced vitality, it’s necessary that we monitor our air high quality for the foreseeable future with a view to shield our well being. For instance, Electrek reported last year that air air pollution will increase COVID-19 deaths.

Grenoble, France-headquartered sensor tech firm eLichens has simply launched eLsi (pictured above) at CES 2021. It’s a battery operated indoor air high quality monitoring station. It measures and offers extremely correct real-time indoor air high quality knowledge. It will also be used for HVAC management and as a part of constructing administration techniques.

eLsi comes with a devoted dashboard and a cell utility obtainable on Android/iOS. The applying permits customers to see real-time knowledge and historical past per pollutant, and alerts in case of unhealthy air detection. It has a 3.5-inch touchscreen and LED standing indicator, on-line knowledge storage and a constructing administration dashboard, and out of doors air high quality knowledge. It even provides you instruction to enhance your air high quality, equivalent to “open your home windows.”

Its gasoline sensors measure:

  • Carbon dioxide
  • Particulate matter 1.0/2.5/10
  • Complete unstable natural compounds
  • Temperature
  • Humidity and strain
  • Mild exposition
  • Ambient noise
  • Ambient mild

eLsi is a standout product as a result of it’s an all-in-one answer, it consumes low quantities of energy, and it options excessive knowledge accuracy. It’s model new, so the worth is not yet listed; simply that it’s “coming quickly.”

Michigan photo voltaic surge

Eight photo voltaic tasks producing as much as 16 megawatts – 2 megawatts every – have simply come on-line in mid-Michigan’s Genesee and Saginaw counties. 5 are in Genesee, and three are in Saginaw. Every have 20-year agreements to produce vitality to public utility Shoppers Power, which offers electrical energy to six.7 million of Michigan’s 10 million residents.

US photo voltaic farm developer Pine Gate Renewables, headquartered in Asheville, North Carolina, constructed all eight websites and can function them. The photo voltaic farms are owned by Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors. The eight photo voltaic farms embrace a complete of 56,313 photo voltaic panels and round 240 native staff labored on them throughout building.

Pine Gate Renewables CEO Ben Catt said:

We’re excited to be part of creating renewable vitality in Michigan. Every photo voltaic mission offers tax income, jobs, and clear vitality to the native communities.

Shoppers Power’s Clean Energy Plan intends to eradicate coal, attain net-zero carbon emissions, and meet 90% of shoppers’ vitality wants by means of clear sources like inexperienced vitality, vitality waste discount, and vitality storage.

Shoppers Power has agreements to buy vitality from six further Kayne Anderson photo voltaic tasks elsewhere in Michigan which might be scheduled to start working this month.

Up to now, photo voltaic has not performed a serious half in Michigan’s energy make-up, however that appears set to shift. “In 2019, renewable sources offered greater than 8% of Michigan’s electrical energy internet era, with 60% of that offered by wind. Michigan ranks fifteenth among the many states in wind-powered electrical energy era,” according to the EIA.

Photograph: eLichens

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