02 May '11, 5pm

Mixed Greens: The Rise of Solid State Transformers, Trilliant’s New COO, Fallbrook Pulls IPO: Tomorrow, the tw...

Tomorrow, the two-day Networked Grid Conference sponsored by Greentech Media kicks off in San Francisco and one of the terms that should come out of it is solid state transformers. A small but growing number of companies are working on technologies that could replace traditional transformers -- large pieces of industrial equipment fashioned from groups of components for raising or lowering electrical voltage -- with transformers that largely consist of semiconductors on circuit boards . This process could begin to pave the way for a number of improvements in the way that power gets delivered. Integrating and managing renewable power and electrical storage could become easier. Microgrids could be deployed much more rapidly. Grid efficiency could conceivably be increased by up to 8 percent to 10 percent because of lower conversion and transmission losses. Cree is an early le...

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care2.com 02 May '11, 7am

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earth911.com 02 May '11, 4pm

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