Today’s lead INSIDER story featured a new building block for the smart grid: a solid-state transformer."
The SST is a fundamental building block in the smart-grid concept," said NC State Distinguished Professor Iqbal Husain. "It can scale down voltage for use in homes and businesses, but it can also scale up voltage from solar panels or other residential-scale renewable sources in order to feed that power back into the grid."
What do you think? Will the smart grid become a reality?