Impact of Automation in the Sustainability Sector
Published by : Industrial Automation
Automation is rapidly gaining momentum around the world. Consumers are intending towards the advantages of the automation that expected to enhance productivity and scalability.
Robots Help Clean Solar Panels
Due to their location, solar panels might get overlooked within the cleaning plans made by households or businesses. Plus, some people may assume that rainfall has a natural cleansing effect that makes cleaning unnecessary.
If robots can clean solar panels more efficiently and while using fewer resources, the availability of those machines may indirectly increase the overall adoption rate of solar energy. That's particularly true for people who are older or disabled and cannot safely clean the panels themselves and may not know of a local company that could do it.
Automated Buildings Reduce Waste and Risk
Automation technology for buildings can continually check the environment and look for ways to save resources. For example, a system might automatically turn off the lights after everyone leaves a conference room. Or, it could keep the thermostat at a temperature that saves energy without sacrificing comfort. One option offered by Honeywell analyzes thousands of assets every 15 minutes to see if the climate control system is running at peak efficiency.
Installing automation technology in a home could also ensure that the occupants live as sustainably as possible by reducing waste. Another benefit of some automated systems for consumers is they can minimize risk by boosting awareness and letting people protect their abodes from afar. For example, some automated systems give alerts of suspected burst pipes or let people lock doors, turn on lights, and watch camera feeds of their homes while they're away.
Perhaps you can recall a time when you left to go out of town for the weekend and came home to find the hall light on, as well as something else you forgot to turn off before departing. Even if those incidents don't cause risks, they do represent waste that automation could curb. Once people have systems connected to their smartphones, they can take care of things in their homes without being there.
Automation Gives Hope for a More Sustainable Future
There's now a widespread knowledge that focusing on sustainability is crucial for the Earth and all its inhabitants. The resources we have are not limitless and failing to act sustainably could have disastrous consequences.
Some people are collaborating and using their expertise to come up with sustainable solutions that could change the world forever. For example, Mitsubishi Electric created an automation contest that happens in various countries and earns support from private corporations and academic institutions alike.
Sustainability is a principle theme defining the event. The goal is to come up with things that benefit society at large, and not just the companies that may eventually improve business processes with them.