In 1980 I was a Stirling engine designer for Stirling Power Systems in Ann Arbor Mi. We didn't have solar power then, it would have helped to justify the capital investment to buy such a system. We were there to do the same thing, use Detroit manufacturing knowhow to lower the cost. Still makes sense.
Replay available now: A handful of emerging network technologies are competing to be the preferred wide-area connection for the Internet of Things. All claim lower costs and power use than cellular but none have wide deployment yet. Listen in as proponents of leading contenders make their case to be the metro or national IoT network of the future. Rick Merritt, EE Times Silicon Valley Bureau Chief, moderators this discussion. Join in and ask his guests questions.