[2015-09-25] You might already have heard of them: solar power plants that look like enormous (and slightly alien) sunflowers. Airlight Energy and IBM have teamed up to bring this affordable solar technology to the market. The systems can concentrate the sun's radiation 2000 times and convert 80 % of it into energy to generate electrical power and heat. On a sunny day, they produce enough to power several average homes. Greenpeace has named the sunflowers the number 1 solar wonder of the world.
What you probably didn’t know is that CANopen is used in the sunflowers. You will be able to find out more details in our next edition of the CAN Newsletter Magazine in December. We are very excited to report on such an unusual project.