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An in-house developed Power Semiconductor Evolution System: Characterizing emerging power semiconductors.

An in-house developed Power Semiconductor Evolution System: Characterizing emerging power semiconductors.

Transforming the power grid

Within the Old Testa­ment lies a metaphor for the modern-day power grid: the story of the Tower of Babel.

God smites the tower’s workforce with multilingualism, preventing its labourers from communicat­ing among themselves and as a result halting construction of the idolic structure.

As new energy sources are developed, and as traditional ones are modernized, the power grid is becoming ever-more populated with new energy communication devices, new unstable electricity and new entrance points for electricity.

As a result, power producers are having to overcome the same multilinguistic conundrum as Tower of Babel labourers.

Researchers such as the U of M’s Carl Ho are ensuring that electricity isn’t lost in trans­lation before reaching the grid and, ultimately, consumers and industry.

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