16 Jun '11, 3pm

Cheap to make & can save energy & money An Entire Power Grid on a 4mm Chip Could Be Solution to Aging Grid

Cheap to make & can save energy & money An Entire Power Grid on a 4mm Chip Could Be Solution to Aging Grid

One of the biggest issues the smart grid is trying to tackle is taking real time information about what's happening with the grid, and coming up with solutions to best manage and distribute supplies of electricity. Tools such as smart meters are key to the kind of data collection needed, but the problem then becomes how to manage the firehose of information coming in. Taking the data collected from smart meters and energy sensors and making sense of it all, and implementing solutions fast is where the real trick is. This chip would cost just a few dollars to manufacture, and is customizable -- it is reconfigurable and programmable according to the town, city, county, utility district and so on, which makes it a perfect tool for the smart grid arsenal.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/06/an-entire-power-g...

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