PARIS - This year’s most popular contributed articles on the Smart Energy Designline include design features on energy harvesting, energy conversion, smart metering, powerline communication, batteries, and more.
The clean energy industry faced several challenges in 2012, including the demise of some high profile solar energy firms and concerns around smart grids/smart meters and consumer privacy, according to firm Pike Research.
Public sentiment about issues related to clean energy and the environment, however, has not always reflected developments in the market and in the political sphere, said the market researcher.
On the following pages are the top Smart Energy Designline design features of 2012 together with links back to the original articles so that you can see what fellow engineers found interesting, or maybe catch up on something you missed.
Here are the top 10 smart energy design articles, from #10 to #1, as measured by the reader traffic numbers.
David Patterson, known for his pioneering research that led to RAID, clusters and more, is part of a team at UC Berkeley that recently made its RISC-V processor architecture an open source hardware offering. We talk with Patterson and one of his colleagues behind the effort about the opportunities they see, what new kinds of designs they hope to enable and what it means for today’s commercial processor giants such as Intel, ARM and Imagination Technologies.