Increased competition met falling input prices which resulted in a sharp fall in tariff rates for renewables. Falling rates were a curse rather than a blessing for the sector. Renewable power producers put up a brave face in the tough scenario as the market was getting bigger. However, it was the state electricity boards (SEBs) that spoilt the party for the renewable energy sector. … [Read more...] about Is it labour pains for the wind power sector?
Future world of work
The Problem Do you remember webmail before Gmail? It’s really awful to think about. Super crunched storage space meant that you might only have room for 2 megabytes of email before you had to start deleting stuff — that’s not a typo, that’s what Hotmail actually offered before Gmail rolled out in 2006. And email search was totally broken, requiring anyone who got more than a few emails a day to spend most of his time organizing his mail, instead of replying to it. Gmail changed all that: it gave you enough storage so that most people never had to worry about running out, and sophisticated enough search that you never had to manually sort anything. … [Read more...] about Google Unveils The Gmail Of Photos We’ve Been Wanting For Years
Adidas Speed Factory is the global sports giant’s opening bet on this future of manufacturing with a first pilot version opening this week in Ansbach, Germany. The automated facility uses what the company calls “intelligent robotic technology.” This is the initial step in an overarching strategy that envisions the local manufacturing of products running alongside the more traditional mass production methods the company currently employs. The intention is to react to meet local needs, and respond quickly with market customization in locations all over the world. … [Read more...] about The Adidas “Speed Factory” Aims To Bring Local Customization To Manufacturing