This is extremely important now that many are dumping nuclear energy. HCPV is far more scaleable than flat panel collectors. Two square meters of collection surface has approximately 1 kilowatt of incident thermal energy of which 40 percent can be easily converted to electricity and for stored heated medium and electiric power during dark time (Also for domestic hot water between midnight and sunrise + 2 hours.
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.