Article: Launch of Renewables.Digital: Open-Access Renewable Energy Portal from Munich-Based Company Builder

Access, Energy, Open Provisioning

Launch of Renewables.Digital: Open-Access Renewable Energy Portal from Munich-Based Company Builder

Today, the Munich-based company builder Isar Digital Ventures GmbH announces the launch of the open-access renewable energy platform Renewables.Digital. The portal will serve as a leading directory for renewable energy investors, developers, startups, projects as well as service and technology companies, thereby creating transparency in global renewable energy markets.

By creating a transparent and open-access renewable energy platform, Renewables.Digital intends to advance business and investment in the green energy industry. For instance, renewable energy developers that intend to sell a solar park will find more than hundred relevant investors on the platform who recently purchased renewable assets.

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Article: New York City Is Turning Smart Garbage Bins Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

Cities, Open Space

New York City Is Turning Smart Garbage Bins Into Free Wi-Fi Hotspots

Garbage cans may no longer be just for junk. Bigbelly, a Massachusetts-based waste management company, is hoping to turn its trash and recycling bins into wireless hotspots throughout New York City.

The project began in downtown Manhattan, where more than 170 of Bigbelly’s solar powered “smart” bins have already been installed. Each container is equipped with a chip that detects when the bin is full or too smelly, allowing trash collectors to make a pick-up where they’re needed most. But the city thought the already-high-tech bin could still use an upgrade.

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