Voice of America article quotes Brouwer

An article on the Voice of America web site quotes AirUCI faculty Jack Brouwer on issues surrounding wildfire risks posed by California's electrical grid.  Distributed power production could reduce the need for transmission lines in high risk areas and allow “local production of renewable electricity, for example distributed solar and battery energy storage.  Those are very important technologies for avoiding wildfires,” said Jack.  He adds that new fuel cell technology, similar to that being introduced in cars, can create more local generation and notes that the university’s medical center gets 30 percent of its power from fuel cells.  Read the article

Friday, October 18, 2019