Is DC's Place in the Home?

Is DC's Place in the Home?
Posted: 13 Jun 2013
Authors:
Doug Houseman
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Pages: 3

Given changes in how people are using electricity, is an AC-only electrical system still the right option for a residence of the future? Conversion losses already are growing with wide use of consumer electronics, and they will get bigger still as photovoltaic and car-charging systems evolve. This is why experts are starting to seriously consider the prospect of hybrid AC/DC residential electrical systems.

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