April 02, 2012

Research Triangle: The New Silicon Valley of the Smart Grid?

Greentech Media

We explore the 60-plus smart grid players and cutting-edge test labs and pilot projects of North Carolina’s Research Triangle.

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March 14, 2012

Is North Carolina’s Research Triangle the Smart Grid’s Silicon Valley?

Clean Technica

Silicon Valley has traditionally been the epicenter of American smart grid technology innovation, but a new report suggests North Carolina’s Research Triangle may deserve the title and be key to the industry’s economic future.

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October 13, 2011

Raleigh's Smart Grid Bid

Bloomberg Businessweek

Alex Huang keeps busy as a full-time electrical engineering professor at North Carolina State University, but outside the classroom he has his hands in a really big project. He wants to help the U.S. update its energy infrastructure and make the transition to the so-called smart grid—a digitized power grid that would allow users and power companies to communicate better, boosting efficiency and reliability. With a team of power electronics experts at the FREEDM Center, a multiuniversity initiative headquartered at North Carolina State’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, Huang is helping to develop a digital “smart transformer” that will allow electricity to flow throughout the grid, rather than solely from generators to users as it now does.

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