An economical and reliable DC circuit breaker for DC voltage > 3.5kV is not commercially available today. The lack of such a breaker has been inhibiting the development of DC power distribution in factories (especially processing plants with many variable speed motors); for microgrids (including on ships, oil platforms, and wind farms), and for multiterminal HVDC power transmission, as in the supergrid.
very little relationship to how the Ballistic Breaker works.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Funny YouTube Video
Daniel Owen McGuire from Skinny Prices (another MassChallenge finalist) created this funny video. It will be a nice souvenir years from now.