Hans Kohlsdorf’s Blog

Technology Trends with Impact in 2020

The world of technology is ever-evolving, yet it plays a critical role in every industry. Over the course of this year, we’ll see new developments in the internet, artificial intelligence, and more. The following are a few specific examples of new technology and how...

Future Implications of Solar Energy

While solar power has been available for years, only 2 percent of the United States's power is from these sources. However, this could change rapidly as more convenient and user-friendly technologies emerge.   Solar panels are changing to be more aesthetically...

How Blockchain Will Subsidize Green Energy

Blockchain began as a distributed ledger created for use with cryptocurrency. The software, however, can be used in a variety of industries and projects, not just bitcoin.    In fact, an experimental project in Estonia has shown the positive impacts blockchain...

Why the End of Innovation Will Destroy Car Companies

From the early days of Henry Ford to Toyota's TPS system, the automotive industry has brought a vast number of innovations that have worked their way into the mainstream business world. Many of those innovations are deeply ingrained into business culture. Many people...

The Race to the Next Battery Breakthrough

Batteries are serious business. Although their impact might come as a surprise to some of the people reading this, batteries are an essential part of what makes modern society work. Batteries power everything from cars to phones in 2019, and soon even more will be...

Innovation is the Clear Path to Defeating Climate Change

Climate change is taken very seriously by the science community yet faces an uphill battle against some companies, public opinion and governments that have short term interests and needs. But the path toward environmental protection has been positive in recent years,...

Regulation Leads to Innovation

Many times people think of "innovation" as being out of reach or impractical, particularly in an industry with heavy regulations. But regulation often opens doors to new ideas and technologies. But regulation can certainly lead to innovation and if companies...

Radiant Cooling And How It’s Utilized

The weather is not always pleasant outside, which is why humans have spent the majority of their history building shelters. Over time these shelters have become more sophisticated, even coming with their own ways to create completely different indoor environments via...

Energy Optimization in the Automobile Industry

As companies around the world begin focusing more on how they can use less energy and lower their impact on the environment, we have seen a few companies optimize the amount of energy they use. A fairly recent energy optimization project has been the partnership...

State of World Energy Balances

The International Energy Agency (IEA) works with its 30 member countries to create and utilize reliable and clean energy for those countries and even further. The IEA’s World Energy Balances shares detailed information for over 150 countries all around the world and...