The green energy sector is also going for open source

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The energy sector, specifically that of renewable and green energies, has been looking towards open source. The challenges faced by this sector mean that they need software projects that can be modified and adapted to the changing needs they need, and for that, open source offers them what they need.

Green energy, such as that from wind or solar panel mills, It needs the help of open source that also helped boost giants of the technology sector such as Amazon, Google or Facebook. A sector that is not precisely innovative now needs to leave behind its traditional way of operating to face the challenges.

To make things easier, it has been created Open Smart Grid Platform, an open source software platform to integrate and control a wide variety of energy and industrial products. It is currently being used in Amsterdam to control public lighting, but could soon expand beyond that.

In addition, Open Smart Grid Platform, initially created by Alliander, has been transferred to LF Energy, an umbrella organization of the Linux Foundation. This will ensure its good management and momentum so that more companies can benefit from it.

Another project under LF Energy focuses on open standards for this industry. It is a project OpenEEmeter created by startup Recurve and now also run by LF Energy. With it, the aim is to create standard measures for energy saving. For example, calculate energy savings by replacing windows in a building, by using better insulation, etc.

And, despite the fact that many well-known companies have been fighting for years against the free software and open source, the truth is that now many are realizing its potential and importance ...

More information - LF Energy

About Open Smart Grid Platform - GitHub site

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