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Researchers are rolling out a new manufacturing process and chip design for silicon carbide (SiC) power devices, which can be used to more efficiently regulate power in technologies that use electronics.
A new study using complex computational models finds that smart solid-state transformers (SSTs) could be used to make a stable, reliable “smart grid” – allowing the power distribution system to route renewable energy from homes and businesses into the power grid.
Two faculty members from the Department of Electrical & Computer Engineering are creating a new transportation system that would link Centennial Campus with the University's main campus. The EcoPRT (ecological personal rapid transit) is an ultra-light and low-cost...
Researchers in NC State's Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering's FREEDM Systems Center have developed a new type of inverter device with greater efficiency in a smaller, lighter package - which should improve the fuel-efficiency and range of hybrid and...
Researchers at North Carolina State University have developed a new design for harvesting body heat and converting it into electricity for use in wearable electronics. The experimental prototypes are lightweight, conform to the shape of the body, and can generate far...