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02 September 2020

InnoBlog: Why are tech giants banking on renewable energy? A bright future for energy engineers.

Offering a perspective of an EIT InnoEnergy Master School graduate, I continue to explore the subject of renewables, the recent trends and its significance in the energy mix. Today I would like to discuss the involvement of the tech giants in the industry.

 

Energy is rapidly transforming electricity systems worldwide, which is already a major factor for anyone interested in pursuing further studies in sustainable energy engineering. The unique selling point of renewable energy is that it has broken the concept of centralised ownership of power assets allowing consumers to produce and sell electricity from their rooftops.

 

This concept coupled with the scalability of renewable energy has far reaching consequences for the energy ecosystem. As I have always been interested not only in the technical aspects of engineering but also in understanding the bigger picture, I have been following the rapid uptake of renewable energy by the big tech firms like Apple Google, Facebook, Amazon, Microsoft who have placed big bets on solar and wind power worldwide!

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