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Intelligent Direct Current Electricity for Smart Cities

Intelligent Direct Current Electricity for Smart Cities

DC electricity locally generated by solar energy sources can reduce energy losses by as much as 30% or more.

Project milestone

Idea Complete

Idea Complete
Prototype Complete
In Development
Deployed
Commercialized

Impact statement

A DC microgrid is the key enabler of the “zero energy building model.” With minimum wastage in transmission and conversion, the use of locally generated DC electricity can provide 100% energy needs of a building. Cutting energy costs by the use of local DC power increases the competitiveness of manufacturing industry and saves jobs worldwide, the energy cost of which in some cases is as great as one-third of the operating cost of the manufacturing plant.

Features

  • Low-latency
  • Local cloud / edge computing

Acknowledgements

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