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. Image credit: Alex Huang
What Is the Smart Grid?
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, or to divert it to the most important things? Those are all part of the design of the future smart grid.
Who's Building the Smart Grid?
Meet the students, of all ages and from all different disciplines, who are working on smart grid research with the FREEDM Systems Center.
Why Do We Need a Smart Grid?
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.
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