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3DFS talks of ‘software-defined electricity’ as DoE claims 62% grid wastage

R&D spin-out 3DFS has kicked the hornet’s nest, upsetting many in the energy community with something it is calling ‘software-defined electricity’ – or rather, a way of optimizing delivery to prevent wastage, thereby improving distribution efficiency. It comes as the US DoE revealed an estimate that around 62% of US energy is wasted through converting it to electricity. Electricity is most efficiently transported at high voltages, and so it needs to be ramped up to these levels and then consequently transformed back down to a voltage suitable for use in a home – changing from AC in the generation into DC for use in the home. This process introduces some losses, around the 6% mark in the transport process, but…

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