An Announcement and Call for Papers has been issued for the Second-Annual DC Building Power Asia conference (DCBPA ’10) to be held December 13 & 14 in Tokyo, Japan. Building on the success of last year’s event, this focused two-day international conference will attract an international audience to discuss high-voltage and low-voltage dc distribution in facilities such as data centers, commercial and industrial buildings and residences. A convergence of technologies is occurring that will change how buildings are powered. These technologies include the continued rapid growth of distributed generation resources (photovoltaic panels, wind turbines, fuel cells, micro turbines, etc.); the emergence of high-efficiency lighting technologies (especially solid-state LED lighting); wireless building automation systems; demand-side management of building energy use by electric utilities; and more. According to recent studies, the use of dc power can be ten-times more reliable and significantly more efficient compared with today’s ac-power designs.
"We are excited about the expanded scope of this year’s event," stated Jeff Shepard, President of Darnell Group. "We have a significantly expanded Advisory Committee with 16 members, being chaired by Keiichi Hirose, Senior Research Engineer at NTT facilities and internationally-recognized expert in dc power technologies. This will be a unique international meeting in Tokyo with English as the official conference language and simultaneous translation services," Shepard concluded.