Smart cities vital to beat the elements

Important research is looking at counteractive measures to urban heat island effect from the best materials to reflect urban heat to the best technology and urban design to keep us cool. What we can do now is make our cities, where the majority live, smarter...

Roof-top solar hits a crossroad – Are smart meters the answer?

Australian rooftop solar is now at a crossroads – but it’s all positive. New technologies mean big data can be gathered from systems so that performance can be monitored and alerts raised if problems occur. Dr Deo Prasad writes about the benefits of solar monitoring...