Two engineering giants are joining forces to develop a broad range of solar power technologies, including power towers, dish engine systems, solar troughs, and concentrated photovoltaics. The companies inked the deal, called the Cooperative Research and Development Agreement, last fall with a goal of accelerating progress toward developing solar power technology to generate clean, renewable electric power sources for consumer use. Now if only customers would pay more attention to their energy consumption.
What should be the perception of a product’s real-world performance with regard to the published spec sheet? While it is easy to assume that the product will operate according to spec, what variables should be considered, and is that a designer obligation or a customer responsibility? Or both?
Biomimicry has already found its way into the development of robots and new materials, with researchers studying animals and nature to come up with new innovations. Now thanks to researchers in Boston, biomimicry could even inform the future of electrical networks for next-generation displays.
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