These small systems certainly offer a solution to a rteal problem, and my concern is about reliability. Most size reductions come along with an increase in power density, which increases the stress on components. And the higher the stress level the less the reliability, if the cost is held constant. So product lifetime does need to be discussed with this product. This is not an assertion of any deficiency, just an assertion about a concern.
Yes, Ann, I think it's the tip of the iceberg. I like the potential of these integrated AC module solar panels for residential use--they seem to be more efficient and user friendly and should promote adoption of this kind of energy.
This is a promising advancement of this technology that should make it easier to deploy solar arrays in places where there are obstacles to the sunlight source. The self-configuration feature seems especially attractive and could make solar energy a more attractive option for people who may be daunted by its installation requirements.
Most of the new 3D printers and 3D printing technologies in this crop are breaking some boundaries, whether it's build volume-per-dollar ratios, multimaterials printing techniques, or new materials types.
Independent science safety company Underwriters Laboratories is providing new guidance for manufacturers about how to follow the latest IEC standards for implementing safety features in programmable logic controllers.
Automakers are adding greater digital capabilities to their design and engineering activities to promote collaboration among staff and suppliers, input consumer feedback, shorten product development cycles, and meet evolving end-use needs.
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