Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Design the grid to be DC at Research @ Intel Day (6/7/11, Computer History Museum, Mountain View, CA)

According to Intel Researcher, Guy AlLee, if engineers could design the grid today, they would make it DC. According to AlLee, the world is becoming DC, e.g., 80% of the power handled by power electonics is DC, alternate energy (PV, wind) is DC, and energy storage (batteries) is DC. The key to efficiency says Intel is to eliminate conversions and higher voltage.

-- Debra Vogler

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