Over 150 exhibitors congregate at South’s India’s premium energy expo catering, by the organisers of Renewable Energy India Expo (REI India)

UBM India, organisers of the Renewable Energy India (REI) Expo concluded the third edition of RenewX, a two day exhibition (April 13 – 14)  in Hyderabad . The expo witnessed a congregation of South India’s green economy community to discuss industry trends, challenges and market insights.

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Industrial organizations must be able to quickly identify ways to tighten production schedules and maximize revenue. Gaining insight into operations and production capabilities to make informed decisions has often involved time-intensive IT projects and a highly specialized skillset. Today, Rockwell Automation expands the FactoryTalk® Analytics portfolio, a robust advanced analytics environment that empowers users with the ability to quickly and confidently make informed decisions. These latest advancements were developed to reduce the complexity of the operations environment for manufacturers and producers and their employees who are driving operations.

 

FactoryTalk Analytics has been developed for scale, discovering and connecting data sources from the edge of the network up through the enterprise, and then intelligently fusing the information to resolve issues close to the source. At the edge or the device, this can result in near-immediate resolution of production issues. Empowered with machine learning capabilities, FactoryTalk Analytics learns the process and looks for trends in the data, proactively presenting users with insights before an issue arises.

 

FactoryTalk Analytics brings contemporary user experience capabilities, which are common for consumer experiences, to the production environment. Focused on driving ease of use and productivity, FactoryTalk Analytics features internet-like search capabilities of production data, as well as self-serve drill-downs, allowing the user to make data-driven decisions quickly.

 

Rockwell Automation has chosen the Microsoft® Azure cloud as the preferred platform for FactoryTalk Analytics, to help develop and power advanced IoT solutions from the edge to the cloud.

 

Rockwell Automation executed several customer pilots before the official release of FactoryTalk Analytics, which generated several purpose-driven applications that prioritize ease of use and faster time to value.

 

In one pilot, a manufacturer of solar panels used FactoryTalk Analytics to connect the data sources of legacy systems spread across multiple facilities. They’re now able to more efficiently manage data both on-premise and in the cloud, which will minimize downtime and allow them to save millions of dollars in IT spend.

 

In another pilot, a global automotive manufacturer implemented FactoryTalk Analytics to help improve operational productivity. Purpose-driven applications brought data together from disparate systems that had previously proven difficult to integrate and had limited workers’ ability to investigate production issues. The solution is giving production managers and executives new visibility into key areas of operations and helping them more accurately forecast production targets.

 

“Smart manufacturing promises to remove blind spots between organizational silos, putting users directly in touch with information,” said Blake Moret, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Rockwell Automation. “Our deep experience in production applications, coupled with technology that integrates control and information, provides outcomes of increased productivity for both existing and greenfield sites. Importantly, our partners are taking advantage of these solutions to enhance the value of their own offerings.”

 

Originally piloted as “Project Scio” last November, FactoryTalk Analytics is now available globally.

 

About Rockwell Automation

 

Rockwell Automation Inc. (NYSE: ROK), the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Headquartered in Milwaukee, Wis., Rockwell Automation employs approximately 22,000 people serving customers in more than 80 countries.

 

FactoryTalk and LISTEN. THINK. SOLVE. are trademarks of Rockwell Automation Inc.

 

 
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Panasonic Corporation announced it has kicked off a project for people living in off-grid areas that combines educational activities to promote understanding of electricity and provision of the company’s related products. The Off-grid Solutions Project is part of Panasonic’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, celebrating the centennial of the company’s founding this year.

 

This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20180423005551/en/

 
Power Supply Station installed in Indonesia as part of the project (West Kalimantan) (Photo: Busines ...

Power Supply Station installed in Indonesia as part of the project (West Kalimantan) (Photo: Business Wire)

This new initiative aims to support the creation of a sustainable society where each individual living without access to the power grid can lead an independent life. Panasonic will donate its products such as solar generation and storage systems, provide education and technical training to cultivate human resources, and help develop local business models taking advantage of electricity. Through these activities, Panasonic wants to help establish a solid educational foundation, increase local income and support independence for these communities. These activities will also contribute to the United Nations’ Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

 

The new project is intended for communities in Asia and Africa with a large off-grid population, where Panasonic will work with NGOs and NPOs that are making efforts to resolve societal issues these communities face. Starting in Indonesia (January 2018–December 2019), Myanmar (April 2018–March 2020) and Kenya (currently being coordinated), the activities will be gradually expanded into other regions and countries.

 

Specific Activities in the Project
1. Education for sustainable development for local citizens
In order to promote voluntary use of the donated products, Panasonic will provide education to raise awareness among local citizens regarding electricity-use and offer fundamental training on solar panels and storage systems.

 

2. Donation of solar generation and storage systems to promote the use of renewable energy
Panasonic will donate its stand-alone photovoltaic power package called Power Supply Station, compact energy storage systems with LED lighting known as eneloop solar storage, and solar lanterns, among others. They will be used in schools and community assembly halls, as well as in homes.

 

3. Development of electricity-based local industry models to increase income
Panasonic will attempt to create small-scale industrial models, such as agricultural and fish-processing businesses, that make use of energy generated by solar panels and storage systems. The aim includes securing the funds necessary for continuing these businesses, including systems maintenance and battery replacements, to bring about a positive socioeconomic impact in the community.

 

Through its corporate citizenship activities focusing on helping developing nations resolve their societal issues, Panasonic will strive to achieve the creation of “A Better Life, A Better World.”

 

Sustainable Development Goals Addressed by the Off-grid Solutions Project
- Affordable and clean energy
- Partnerships for the goals
- Good health and well-being
- Quality education
- Gender equality
- No poverty

 

Panasonic’s Activities to Support Emerging and Developing Nations
With the creation of an inclusive society without poverty as the central theme, Panasonic is proceeding with corporate citizenship activities based on its philosophy of contributing to the development of society through its business by using its technology and products. With regard to activities to support off-grid communities, Panasonic has carried out the 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project, in which the company donated 100,000 solar lanterns to developing nations around the world. Its next initiative, started in March this year, is the Bringing Light to People project that aims to bring light to off-grid communities through crowd-funding and the donation of second-hand books with the help of the general public.

 

About Sustainable Development Goals
The SDGs are a set of global goals, to be achieved between the years 2016 and 2030, adopted by the United Nations General Assembly in September 2015 in order to create a sustainable world. They consist of 17 goals and 169 specific targets.

 

Source: https://news.panasonic.com/global/press/data/2018/04/en180423-2/en180423-2.html

 

Related Links
Corporate citizenship activities website: https://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/sustainability/citizenship/solution.html

 

Bringing Light to People website: https://www.panasonic.com/global/corporate/sustainability/citizenship/solution/akari.html

 

100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project website: https://panasonic.net/sustainability/en/lantern/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/PanasonicSolarLantern

 

Panasonic Fulfills 100 Thousand Solar Lanterns Project in its 100th Anniversary, Bringing Light to Off-grid Communities Globally (Jan 30, 2018)
https://news.panasonic.com/global/stories/2018/54520.html

 

Panasonic Delivers "Power Supply Station" Stand-alone Photovoltaic Power Package to Indonesia as a Power Source for Water Purification System (May 23, 2017)
https://news.panasonic.com/global/topics/2017/47367.html

 

 

 

 
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The world's first-ever and largest solar park when attaining full potential, was launched its first phase by Chief Minister Mr. Siddaramaiah on March 1st, 2018 in Pavagada, Karnataka. The solar park, named as 'Shakti Sthala' is spread over a total area of 13,000 acres (53 km2) and is set up at an investment of Rs 16,500 crore.

Karnataka Renewable Energy Development Ltd, also known as KREDL and the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI) established a joint venture company, the Karnataka Solar Power Development Corporation Ltd (KSPDCL), in March 2015 to implement solar power projects in Karnataka. The Pavagada Solar Park is financed & co-developed by the Union Ministry of New Renewable Energy (MNRE), the State Government & developers who pay upfront charges.

This mega project of 2000MW capacity has been set up using the barren lands of the farmers which has been obtained on lease from the farmers without a single inch of land being acquired.

Pavagada was chosen as the site for the project due to several reasons. Apart from high solar radiation and availability of land, the region receives very little rainfall. The region is also scarcely populated and most of its residents are poor farmers.

The Chief Minister Mr. Siddaramaiah said, “Karnataka has emerged as the third largest producer of renewable energy in the nation and was taking ‘bold strides’ towards emerging as an energy surplus state.” In March 2017, Mr. D.K. Shivakumar, Minister of Energy, told the Bangalore Mirror that the government was looking to generate wind energy by setting up windmills in Pavagada. Preliminary estimates from the KREDL indicate a potential wind power generation of 250-300 MW.

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