NCSU takes leading role in developing Smart Grid

June 20, 2011 |

It takes up enough space to cover a billiards table, but next year it will fit inside a backpack. The electronic contraption, only in its first generation, was named this year by experts at Massachusetts Institute of Technology as one of the 10 most important technology innovations of 2010. MIT ranked the “smart transformer,” created by the FREEDM Systems Center in Raleigh, alongside recent advances in cancer genomics and synthetic cells.