Is DC's Place in the Home?

13 Jun 2017
Doug Houseman
Primary Committee:
IEEE Smart Grid Newsletters
Page/Slide Count:
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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