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Green technologies have already given us truly game-changing products. As eco-friendly consumers, we certainly don’t need to forego our love of gadgets! Today, computers are going green by developing mercury-free screens and chassis made from recycled plastic bottles. Batteries for mobile devices are more energy-efficient than ever, making a dent in home energy consumption. Solar energy is being used to power home appliances, from speakers to laptops, through energy conversion devices. And while there are now more eco-friendly car options than ever, from hybrid to electric vehicles, you can even use specialized GPS systems to calculate the most eco-efficient route to your destination. Not only are our products greener than ever, they are connected through the Internet of Things and make your home into an optimized eco-system.
These types of products can have an important impact on our ecological footprint, but only when they can benefit from top of the line contract manufacturing companies. Electronic manufacturing services, also called EMS companies, understand the needs of green technology developers who wish to quickly go from a vision to a commercialized product. Electronic manufacturing service providers have the necessary in-house expertise to provide large-scale production of quality electronic components, including printed circuit board assembly (EMS PCBA). This large-scale capacity allows EMS providers to offer cost-effective, high-quality production. Many manufacturing companies also offer data management services and an integrated supply chain that allows them to manage the challenges of high-mix, low-volume products. Their electronic manufacturing services are done in many locations, offering the scalability to manufacture in different countries. For the fast-growing and innovative field of green technologies, EMS companies are a precious ally.
Green technologies help build smart, sustainable cities that lean on the 3 pillars of sustainability: people, planet, profit. Zurich, Singapore and Stockholm have reached the podium of the world’s most sustainable cities by keeping these three pillars balanced, and using smart technologies to do so. The environmental pillar is related to a city’s energy consumption, green urban spaces, renewable energy share, greenhouse gas emissions, air pollution and drinking water. Zurich, for example, has used advanced scaling methods to identify the city’s hottest zones and to develop ways of fighting urban heating.
Smart cities connect solar panels to LED streetlights through smart grids, self-monitored power structures that react automatically when part of the system is down. Hospitals have their own emergency solar power reserve, and streetlamps know when to dim during slow hours. These capabilities are just a small part of a synergetic, efficient whole, and are made possible by the EMS companies who provide contract manufactured electronics. In order to provide top-shelf, efficient electronic manufacturing services, EMS providers now boast their own smart factories, miniature smart cities where productivity and sustainability are allies.
Green technologies, which play an important role within the environmental pillar of smart, sustainable cities, are well advised to seek electronic manufacturing services in order to access the large-scale production of their green innovations. Asteelflash is an expert in electronic manufacturing services for green technologies and smart cities: contact us for your green technology projects.
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