News on energy efficiency and infrastructure – Transphorm transforms transformers

Power transformers play an important role linking energy sources to energy consumers. Unfortunately, that link comes at a cost, Lost Energy. Between 5 and 10 percent of the energy transformed is lost to heat and magnetic effects. CA based startup, Transphorm, think they found a solution.
http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/technology/2011/02/santa-barbara-start-up-transphorm-gets-20-million-from-google-for-power-conversion-technology.html#more
http://www.opamp-electronics.com/tutorials/energy_losses_2_09_09.htm

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