Green Technology Developments of the Future

The number of green technology solutions is on the rise. From more electric cars on the road, to an increase in the number of wind farms, green tech is becoming more commonplace.

While there are many companies offering services designed to reduce pollutants, such as ERG’sindustrial pollution and odour control, engineers and scientists are continually researching innovative and futuristic tech that is designed to have minimal impact on the environment.

Skyscraper Farms

In 2018, we are still facing a global food crisis, with thousands of people dying from hunger every year. Sadly, this is only expected to worsen as the world’s population continues to grow – by 2050, our planet is predicted to be home to 10 billion people.

However, many architects, scientists and engineers have come up with a solution: skyscraper farms. From this ‘plantscraper’ to this vertical farm, they could feed populations across the globe.

Smartflower Solar

Solar panels have been increasing in popularity for many years, with more people installing them in their homes and a larger number of solar farms appearing throughout the world.

However, innovators – like the developers behind Smartflower– are taking solar power to the next level. This unique design is shaped like a sunflower, with petals that unfold as the sun rises. It then tracks the sun, enabling it to produce enough electricity to power a home for a full year.

Solar Cars

The idea of solar cars is a concept that has been around for some time, but it was yet to become a reality. However, it seems that solar-powered vehicles are now a very realistic prospect and could hit roads within a couple of years.

This includes models from the affordable Sono that is expected to cost around €16,000, to the futuristic Lightyear that can be driven for months without needing to be charged.

Edible Plastics

Plastic has long been a controversial topic, with plastics finding their way into the ocean, filling up landfills, and worryingly, entering the food chain. However, a startup in the UK may have found the answer: edible plastics.

Made from seaweed, this form of edible plastic could be used to package water, creating bottles that can be eaten and are fully biodegradable, reducing the impact on the environment.

With a huge variety of green technology being developed, the likes of skyscraper farms and solar cars could soon be commonplace. These technologies have the potential to reduce our impact on the environment and could help us move towards a greener future.