The term “green technologies” brings to mind images of wind and solar power, but green technologies encompass so much more. How about embedded systems composed of sensors, instrumentation, analytics and controls that create a smart power grid that manages our transmission and distribution of electricity in a fashion similar to how the internet functions?
Or better… cities that can respond to an increasingly urbanized population where buildings use sensors to bring fresh air in without compromising energy efficiency. Smart power distribution is also a primary component of modern aircraft, ships and vehicle engineering design.
Green technologies are an important aspect of the Canadian Military as the government looks to new approaches to create energy efficient ships and vehicles as well as protecting the environments in which they operate. Energy efficiency is critical to keeping costs of fuel manageable and reducing emissions during training and operational activities through the exploration of electric drive propulsion for ships.