{Tesla and Edison Reconciled: An AC/DC Microgrid}

Title{Tesla and Edison Reconciled: An AC/DC Microgrid}
Publication TypeMiscellaneous
Year of Publication2015
AuthorsLombardo T
KeywordsBattery, Electronics Design solar, energy efficiency, energy management, Energy storage, Microgrid, PV, renewable
AbstractMost people with an interest in technology know about the “war of the currents” between Thomas Edison and Nikola Tesla. Edison was a proponent of DC electricity with small generating stations on every city block, while Tesla knew that AC could be generated on a large scale and transmitted over long distances more efficiently. AC became the standard for the power grid, which was fine when most electrical devices at the time - incandescent light bulbs and motors - were capable of running on AC.