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Data Loggers Help Produce Renewable Energy

Jun 22, 2017 11:06:00 AM

Renewable-Energy-full.jpgRenewable energy plays an important role in preserving our planet, however, many countries still rely on nonrenewable sources for energy. Unlike fossil fuels and other energy sources extracted from the ground, alternative energy sources such as solar, wind, geothermal and hydropower are naturally replenished and environmentally friendly.

Currently, at least two countries, Denmark and Iceland, generate all their electricity using renewable energy. But as the concerns of climate change evolve, many countries are implementing legislation to require a percentage of its energy consumption to be powered by renewable energy.

Although renewable energy can be obtained from all corners of the world, data loggers are key to achieving that independence. Data loggers play an important role in the set up and production of alternative energy projects. These devices are used to monitor and record voltage signals for solar power, pressure for geothermal projects, pulse for wind speed or both shock and vibration for hydropower applications.

Out in the field where the energy is being generated, data loggers can be integrated within systems to measure and record input and output. This valuable information can be used for utility usage studies, energy audits, as well as testing and verification. Wireless data loggers can also be incorporated into the process to deliver immediate results in real-time.

Data loggers for energy production are designed to withstand harsh conditions, whether converting pressurized water into steam or turning rushing water into electricity. Available in a variety of styles and options, data loggers are the ideal for providing simple and reliable monitoring solutions for those dangerous, high maintenance tasks.

The debate continues over when it will be possible for electricity, heating and cooling, and transportation to be entirely powered by renewable energy. With the help of data loggers, countries will be able to move forward implementing and expanding renewable energy systems. As the world makes the shift from nonrenewable to renewable energy resources, production becomes more efficient and affordable, bringing poor nations to new levels of prosperity.


Posted by Kelly Wright
“Kelly

Kelly Wright joined the MadgeTech team in May of 2016 as a Marketing Content Writer. Kelly is a key contributor in researching and developing interesting, valuable content with a focus on agricultural and food data logging applications. As a certified HACCP manager, Kelly demonstrates her expertise at events and tradeshows around the country representing MadgeTech. Kelly brings with her years of education and firsthand experience in media and communications. Born and raised in New Jersey, Kelly lived in New York before relocating to New Hampshire in 2014 with her husband and cat.

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