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Showcasing The Fourth Industrial Revolution

By Roy L Hales

screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3-43-47-pmHamburg and Schleswig-Holstein have achieved Germany’s renewable target for 2025. They already obtain 40% of their energy from renewables on an annual basis. A technological breakthrough, the digitization of industry, will be required to go further. This region of 4.5 million people expects to obtain 70% of its energy from renewables by 2025 and 100% by 2035. Schleswig-Holstein and Hamburg will be showcasing the fourth industrial revolution.

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The First Wind Powered LED Street Lamp

By Roy L Hales

Screen-shot-2014-03-18-at-3.43.47-PMNoordforce’s Proceed 1 wind generator comes with lithium batteries that are fully charged after a half day of moderate winds and do not require another charge for ten days. Company spokesperson Anna Wätjen said it is difficult to imagine there being ten days without wind in this blustery region. Their data shows that the coastal regions of Northern Germany have enough wind to recharge the batteries at least every 5-7 days. The first wind powered LED street lamp is being installed on the tiny island of Juist.

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