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Welcome to Darnell's DC Building Power Japan

Hosted by NTT Facilities, this will be a unique International event identifying challenges, progress and opportunities for the use of DC power distribution in facilities and the creation of a sustainable, flexible and dynamic power infrastructure.

Darnell's DC Building Power Japan 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.

"Japan is one of the countries leading in the development of dc power technologies for buildings. We are excited to be working with NTT Facilities and Global Information, Inc. to organize this important international event. The use of dc distribution can complement other trends in building power including the growth of 'green' energy sources, use of wireless building automation systems, demand side management, the implementation of high-efficiency lighting, and more. And it can reduce construction and operating costs, improve flexibility and enhance sustainability. This will be a unique international meeting in Tokyo with English as the official conference language and simultaneous translation services." - Jeff Shepard, President, Darnell Group

DC Building Power Japan will consider all aspects of building power including high-voltage and low-voltage dc distribution, hybrid ac and dc distribution architectures, and dc microgrids.

DC Building Power Japan will serve the needs of a broad, international community of stake holders including:

DC Building Power Japan is a sister-event with Darnell's Green Building Power Forum. The Second-Annual Green Building Power Forum will be hosted January 25-27, 2010, in Anaheim, California, USA.

DC Building Power Japan Announcement PDF