leading the rapid adoption of safe DC power distribution in commercial buildings through the development of EMerge Alliance standards.
The increasing amount of native DC power generated from renewable energy sources like solar or wind must also be converted to AC electricity to be compatible with existing AC distribution methods.
These conversions, in both directions, result in significant losses of electricity and associated wasted energy. They also add to the complexity and reduced reliability of the overall electrical system.
Efforts to create a Smart Grid need "smarter buildings" that can minimize these conversion losses, improve a product's realiability and reduce the overall load on our world's energy resources.