I'm curious about how the control of big arrays of wind turbines is done -- I notice as I drive by Palm Springs California that most are not spinning. Is that because there are problems with them or is it being managed by some central facility or something else? --
In any case, it will become irrelevant soon as Steorn's ORBO devices will render them obsolete anyway -- no need for a grid at all -- all devices will contain their energy sourses internally.
What are the engineering and design challenges in creating successful IoT devices? These devices are usually small, resource-constrained electronics designed to sense, collect, send, and/or interpret data. Some of the devices need to be smart enough to act upon data in real time, 24/7. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.