TITLE

WE NEXT GRID

AUTHOR(S)
D. R.
PUB. DATE
July 2009
SOURCE
Popular Science;Jul2009, Vol. 274 Issue 7, p48
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article discusses the necessity for the construction of a smart electrical grid in the U.S., whereby electricity generated from renewable power sources will be distributed nation-wide. Replacing the existing energy infrastructure with something more forward thinking is an inherent component of reducing carbon dioxide emissions. An idea underlying the smart grid is to embed the system with computers and sensors so that utilities and consumers can control power usage and delivery.
ACCESSION #
42983009

 

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