This is an article originally written by Philip Eggen - TerraScale Chief Technology Officer.

Blockchain solutions have the potential to distinctly improve supply chains, enabling quicker and more cost-efficient delivery of products, enhancing products’ traceability, improving communication, and giving help to financing frameworks. Blockchain solutions can significantly make supply chains more efficient and authentic.

Through a shared immutable ledger that can provide proof of origin, suppliers can use blockchain to record the origins of materials that they have purchased. This would allow companies to verify the authenticity of their products to their buyers. …


Today, the pharma industry is using a central database based on the Electronic Data Interchange (EDI) standard. The EDI features point-to-point connections between product maker and supplier. This process is expensive and makes a bigger scale operation between the two entities very difficult. This process also suffers the threat of diversions, counterfeiting and a trust gap between isolated systems. A Blockchain network that allows the sharing of information in real-time with participants is a solution to fixing supply chain vulnerabilities, increase compliance in the Pharma supply chain and better the transparency and traceability of Clinical Trials.

One of the biggest…


Offshore wind farms are constructed in bodies of water. Despite the term “offshore”, these wind farms are constructed not only in the ocean but also in lakes, fjords and sheltered coastal areas. These farms harvest wind energy in order to generate electricity. Compared to the wind speeds on land, the wind speeds on the water are much higher, enabling significantly higher electricity generation per capacity installed. As of 2018, the total worldwide offshore wind power capacity was 23.1 gigawatt (GW).

Where are offshore wind farms located?

All the largest offshore wind farms are currently in northern Europe. Together the United…


Renewables to Rise as Fossil Fuels Collapse in the Wake of Covid-19 Pandemic

Evidence points to renewable energy making gains at the expense of fossil fuels as the desire for a green recovery grows.

On May 6, 2020, the Committee on Climate Change, a government advisor body, released its recommendation that greenhouse gas emission reduction and an action to prevent climate change be an essential part of the post-Covid-19 economic recovery. Proponents of this say that a renewables-led economic recovery from the coronavirus could encourage investment and speed up a clean energy transition.

Fossil Fuels falling

The world’s demand for fossil fuels has plunged by almost 10% amid the coronavirus lockdown. But this may only be…


Community solar refers to local solar facilities shared by multiple community subscribers who receive credit on their electricity bills for their share of the power produced. This model for solar is being rapidly adopted nationwide.

Here are 5 things to love about Community Solar:

  1. It has favorable economics: because sunshine is free, solar provides reliable energy at a predictable rate for decades. Because community solar projects are optimally sited, professionally maintained, and built at scale, consumers can save even more money.
  2. Sustainability Leadership: A strong community solar program can work in tandem with rooftop solar, utility-scale clean energy, electric vehicles…

WIND OR SOLAR?

Before making any kind of decision, the first thing to be noted is the electricity demand and the available space. Do you want to install a renewable energy system on a smaller scale, or at the utility level?

The following blog looks at the net system cost of a solar panel system and a wind turbine if both generate an energy output of 16,500 kWh annually.

To produce this much power with solar energy, it would require the installation of 44 solar panels. …

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