The company Texas Instruments is developing a new Uni-DSL technology or UDSL. Most of these Colorado innovators test their technologies at the Methane Emissions Technology Evaluation Center (METEC), a facility on the outskirts of Fort Collins, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) program.
Lithium-ion batteries are set to dominate storage technology over the coming decade, and continuing advances should result in batteries that can store up to eight hours of energy – long enough to allow solar-generated power to meet peak evening demand.
The CEO and CIO turned their attention to developing a plan for redirecting most of the IT function’s efforts to delivering digital and digitally-enabled products and services, as well as technology solutions, that would help the business to greatly lower its operating costs.
A mix of Augmented Reality (AR), Virtual Reality (AR), 5G networks and advanced sensors, mean business people in different locations can physically exchange handshakes, and medical practitioners are able to work remotely with patients as though they are in the same room.
New resource technologies can also enhance water management through desalination and irrigation efficiency; and increase the availability of energy through enhanced oil and gas extraction and alternative energy sources such as solar and wind power, and bio-fuels.