Technology said to cut cost of solar installations News & Analysis 9/1/2009 1 comment A power management startup venture promises to lower the installed cost of solar power systems and improve energy harvesting efficiency by up to 30 percent through technology said to allow easy connection of solar panels in parallel rather than in series.
Drones are, in essence, flying autonomous vehicles. Pros and cons surrounding drones today might well foreshadow the debate over the development of self-driving cars. In the context of a strongly regulated aviation industry, "self-flying" drones pose a fresh challenge. How safe is it to fly drones in different environments? Should drones be required for visual line of sight – as are piloted airplanes? Join EE Times' Junko Yoshida as she moderates a panel of drone experts.