a selection of energy innovations!

Restricted to virtual last year due to hygiene conditions that Consumer Electronics Fair will take place this year from January 5th to 7th, 2022 in Las Vegas! It’s about world’s largest technology fair, where more than 2,200 exhibitors in (connected) intelligence compete to offer you the best in terms of televisions, smartphones, vehicles and other sophisticated innovations. LeLynx.fr focuses on some energy news that could soon change your daily life!

These remarks are now becoming familiar to you: The great challenges of the coming years relate to the energy resources! How to save them? How can it be ensured that more renewable energy is used? To make sure that a optimal ecological transition? CES exhibitors understood that too! And while several products are related to health, cybersecurity, parenting, or even home automation, some advances in energy have already been noticed on the first day of the CES show.

The Razer brand is redesigning their computers… from the inside

Reducing your electricity consumption is due to the items we use every day, including of course the computer, which consumes a lot of electricity.

IT company razorfrom Singapore and known among gamers for the quality of its high-performance PCs and peripherals is back with a Row of laptops. If you’re wondering what’s different from the previous range, we’d be tempted not to tell you any… Except that Razer decided to give it a facelift inner components based on the latest technologies.

As an example, we mention the 15.6-inch blade model, which can either have an Intel Core i7-12800H (14 cores) or a Core i9-12900H (14 cores) processor. These two processors are part of the brand new chip generation, the 12e, resulting in incomparable performance but also great energy savings! If the computer consumes much less at rest than a lambda computer, then it is really more economical when loading.

Focus on Project Sofia

Razer also made an impression with the invention of one futuristic computing environment . It’s a fully modular office. The user can play with it completely immersed and then simply reconfigure everything in order to switch back to classic office automation. Project Sophia supports up to 13 different modules including secondary displays, monitoring tools, touch panels with built-in shortcuts, pen tablets, audio mixing units and other innovations. “Project Sophia is our futuristic vision of a versatile gaming and workstation setup that addresses the very different needs of a wide variety of possible PC uses. »said Richard Hashim, vice president of development at Razer.

Schneider Electric envisions the sustainable and connected home of tomorrow

The houses and apartments will be the Main emitter of greenhouse gases the next ten years according to Schneider Electric. By relying on new technologies, we could reduce 30%CO2 emissions at a global level by 2050. That is why the company presented its new innovations at CES, including:

  • That switches and sockets made from plastic waste harvested from the oceans;
  • That Progress of the Wiser Energy System.

The switches are made from polyamide fishing nets collected themselves off the coast of India and the Arabian Sea. The packaging of these products themselves has been eco-designed, meaning from A to Z care has been taken not to reuse plastic or non-recyclable materials, an approach praised by the Cradle To label.

Wiser power is that smart solutionto be connected to its switchboard, which ensures networked, intelligent and safe power distribution in the home. Through this system, consumers can have learn how energy is generated and then flows through their home. You can switch from the public grid to alternative energy sources such as batteries, photovoltaic panels or even generators if necessary, all in one Aim to reduce consumption and costs .

The innovations relate to resource optimization in the event of a power failure, a virtual load table with regard to backup energy until the power supply is restored and finally to increased system monitoring that it enables Reduce air conditioning and electric heating costs by up to 50% .

Samsung no longer wants to charge batteries… remote controls

For lovers of small or big screens, this is great news! At CES 2022, Samsung introduced its new product: Remote control without batteries! An innovation that has lately been part of the company’s desire to stay on course with a low environmental impact through the thinking and manufacture of its products.

Explanation: this Eco remote control absorbs electromagnetic waves included in the room. It then converts it into a continuous signal that charges the built-in battery. The aim is to get rid of the many batteries that we use every year for our televisions and other electronic devices. Switching to solar power for remote controls would save just under 100 million batteriesin seven years.

To seal its promise for a greener world, Samsung also announced a collaboration with the Patagonia brand to eliminate microplastics from the environment.

Heole has the wind in his sails… and the energy too

Intended for sailing enthusiasts, this innovation will soon arrive on boats to help the skippers of the Vendée Globe, the Route du Rhum or the Transat Jacques-Vabre use less energy on board their sailboat. In fact, they are required to activate an electric motor onboard their boat to operate all their electrical devices: headlights, autopilot, onboard computer and others!

This is where the French start-up Heole comes into play: constructed with photovoltaic foils (OPV), the sails could catch sunlightand turn it into electrical power. Marc Guillemot, French navigator, dons the tester’s hat and prepares for his next race with an 80m2 sail, 30m2 of which is made of organic photovoltaic foils!

Jean-Marc Kluber, President of the French start-up Heole, therefore affirmed his absolute trust in this principle, which is as sensible as it is ecological: “OPVs last 25 years and we know that their ecological costs can be amortized in three months. » It remains to be tested how resistant these exceptional sails are to water, salt and wind.

Out of 2,200 international companies (4,500 in 2020), French start-ups like Heole have more than 140 representatives at CES this year!

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