At the start of the year, the Consumer Electronic Show (CES) presented a handful of innovative and sustainable green technologies that are set to make a change in today’s world. In fact, the annual tech conference takes pride in its own initiatives to make CES greener every year.
Despite some politicians’ anti-green stance, clean energy and the demand for sustainable solutions will prevail in time. Investing in green technology is essential to countries and businesses to stay competitive.
But, what can we expect from green technology in 2017? Read on below to understand how sustainability will further develop this year.
The rise in green tech startups
To address the increasing demand for green technology, startups will dominate the scene offering innovative, sustainable, and cost-efficient solutions for the government, enterprises, and consumers. Numerous startups are set to make a big difference this year in the green tech market, including:
• Charge2Change makes hybrid supercapacitor batteries.
• Ferroamp develops a three-phase bidirectional power inverter.
• HySiLabs manufactures hydrogen-based fuel that powers a fuel cell .
• Skeleton Technologies develops next-generation ultracapacitors.
It is predicted that more green tech startups will launch soon, especially in Europe where a record-breaking $12 billion was injected into the industry last year (mostly by American investors) and this is projected to reach $13.6 billion by the end of 2017.
Enterprises Embrace Eco Sustainability Further
As consumers become more concerned about where and how products are made, businesses are putting more emphasis on adopting eco-friendly approaches and technologies to address the demand. In 2017, enterprises will make a major shift to environmental sustainability approaches as they apply it in sourcing, manufacturing, packaging and selling products. The key will be transparency and authenticity. Retailers will also be experimenting with new technologies and business processes to aid sustainable operations in 2017. As businesses test new experiences and social engagement, fresh store formats will also emerge online and offline.
Green smart homes are here
The rise in technological consumption paved the way for homeowners to adopt smart home technologies that promote sustainability. CNBC reported that 2017 will be the year consumers figure out smart home tech. There’s set to be an increase in the adoption rate of smart homes in the coming months.
But, why would people turn their houses into smart homes? Digital firm O2 explained in their techspirational article that “When it comes to smart homes, there’s something for everyone. Whatever your priorities are, smart home products are designed to make your home more secure, accessible and energy-efficient than ever.”
By making homes ‘smarter’, they can assist homeowners in reaching their energy consumption goals by offering greater control over the amount they use by managing their usage.
Here are the other green tech trends to watch out for:
• Water as the next critical environmental challenge in the world.
• Cloud-based technologies embraced by more organizations and policy makers.
• Deeper understanding of the new data applications.
• Earth and cloud computing transforms the utility energy management sector.
• Adoption of renewable jet fuel.
• Rise of Pay-As-You-Go Solar Devices in developing countries.
Green technology will continue to be a vital part of the modern world, as we find solutions to the current pressing environmental issues while leveraging the technological assistance brought about by today’s internet-connected devices.
This guest post is written by JenB Tech Journals.