NC State University

Note to the Smart Grid: Heal Thyself

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Alex Huang serves as director of the FREEDM Systems Center and professor of electrical engineering at North Carolina State University. See how NSF has supported his research. Narrated by …

Why Do We Need a Smart Grid?

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Renewable energy, electric vehicles, and distributed electricity generation and storage--all would be enhanced by the smart grid, and all are part of the future FREEDM system. Watch the video.

What Is the Smart Grid?

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If energy is like a faucet, at the moment, the grid doesn't allow any way to turn off the flow. But wouldn't it be nice to stop the flow when you weren't using it, to store the extra energy, o…

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