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.
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. Are the design challenges the same as with embedded systems, but with a little developer- and IT-skills added in? What do engineers need to know? Rick Merritt talks with two experts about the tools and best options for designing IoT devices in 2016. Specifically the guests will discuss sensors, security, and lessons from IoT deployments.