By March 25, 2012 Read More →

CEDM News: Brinda Thomas recently quoted in EE news

PhD candidate Brinda Thomas was quoted in the EE news: “Another driver is renewable energy proliferation. Solar panels produce DC power, which has to be inverted to AC before it is fed into a home, an office or the grid. For companies striving for a net-zero-energy building — one that produces as much energy as it consumes — or trying to shrink the payback period for their solar investments, bypassing AC can help squeeze more energy from the sun, according to Brinda Thomas, a doctoral student in engineering and public policy at Carnegie Mellon University. She said installing a DC power system will become cheaper over time, and she envisions buildings with both AC and DC power outlets.”

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