Statistics from 2014 paint an encouraging picture of the growth of renewable energy industries and its impact on global energy consumption and climate. A new article posted by geoAMPS on the popular Energy Collective website provides details of the 2015 Worldwatch Institute report on the global status of renewables. The article is titled “Technological Advancements Support Sustainability.”
That Worldwatch report concludes that utilization of renewable energy continued to grow during 2014 against the backdrop of increasing global energy consumption and the dramatic decline in oil prices. Worldwatch even offers the encouraging observation that for the first time in decades, despite rising energy use, global carbon emissions associated with energy consumption remained stable in 2014. This occurred even as the global economy grew.
Currently, as Worldwatch reports, more than one quarter of electricity generated worldwide comes from renewable sources of energy.
This growth is attributed in part to technological advancements that are making the development and management of renewable energy projects more efficient. There is a wide variety of equipment and technological advancements available to increase efficiencies and, thus, make projects more affordable. Web-based software developed at geoAMPS is one of these advancements.
geoAMPS clients that are renewable energy producers find that the software’s cloud-based tools and dashboard interface bring standardization throughout their organization and reduce the cost of developing and managing projects.
geoAMPS is the premier provider of software solutions to manage land rights and infrastructure assets. Located in the Columbus, OH area, geoAMPS has developed web-based software products that standardize processes and streamline project development and management.
Its software product called altAMPS delivers end-to-end management of renewable energy projects in a paperless environment. altAMPS is the industry-leading comprehensive solution for development of wind farms, solar farms, geothermal plants, biomass facilities and other renewable energy projects.
altAMPS assists companies through the development, construction and ongoing operational stages of alternative energy projects. Standardized organizational processes, error elimination and measured cost savings made possible by utilizing altAMPS provide opportunities for completion of projects at reduced costs. That translates into more capacity in total electricity generation from renewables. altAMPS helps increase global commitment to renewable energy and decrease dependence on fossil fuels and foreign sources of energy.
altAMPS offers time-saving tools, such as lease management, meteorological tower management, royalty payment calculator, bulk update, automatic reminders, payment tracker and scheduler, workflow and import-export capabilities, all of which make this powerful software invaluable for companies involved in renewable energy.
geoAMPS also has developed a geographical information system (GIS) viewer that provides essential information on the project area. With GIS maps, developers gain data on each parcel, including ownership and other title information. GIS reveals necessary information about topography, existing infrastructure, existing utilities, land use and environmental assessments. Planners can review and monitor the project area through color-coded maps and layers that provide 3-D visualization.
By providing an integrated geospatial view of an organization’s planned utility-scale solar panel field, GIS helps facilitate the siting of such a project, as well as its development and ongoing operation.
The capabilities provided by geoAMPS are adding energy capacity globally from renewable sources. Undoubtedly, as these capabilities are utilized and additional advancements developed, the Worldwatch Institute will be compiling annual reports in the future that show an even greater impact by renewables on global energy generation and consumption.
Want to learn more about how the geoAMPS solution can benefit your renewable energy organization? Visit our website or call 614-389-4871. We would be happy to arrange a free demonstration.
Dan Liggett is Communications and Public Relations Consultant for geoAMPS, a software company in the Columbus, OH area that specializes in software solutions to manage land rights and infrastructure assets. Visit www.geoamps.com.