There are now more than 340,000 wind turbines spinning around the world and to the casual observer, they look much the same as ever. Yet appearances are deceptive. Thanks to a series of little-recognised technological advances, wind power has become far more cost-effective and prevalent than expected.
If you’re one of the several billion people around the world who bought items of new clothing in the past decade, chances are at least one of your garments was made in Bangladesh.
Speaking at WEF Davos 2018, the Mitsubishi Heavy Industries chairman stressed the importance of chowa by highlighting the company's partnership with Siemens to create Primetals Technologies, an example of competing global engineering companies working together harmoniously.
As the world becomes more interconnected, it also becomes fragmented in many ways. The digital age is rapidly transforming the workplace and work itself in the manufacturing sector, so the business world may need a new approach. Chowa - a spirit of harmonious partnership, may be an answer.
As the world’s power needs grow, the search is on for better battery technology — not just to keep smartphones charged for longer, but to run electric cars and to store energy produced by solar and wind power.