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Google will pay $ 1 million to the creator of the compact inverter
The company Google has announced a competition for the creation of a new, more compact inverter. The prize fund of $ 1 million, and the results will be announced in January 2016.
Inverters, they are the same converters – devices that convert direct current into alternating current. Quite often they are used for the conversion of energy from “green” power to alternating current, which is used to power home electronics.
To date, the size of these inverters, according to Google, «are comparable with the size of picnic baskets.” This, in turn, slows widespread alternative energy sources worldwide.
To solve this problem, Google has a bounty of $ 1 million to anyone who will create a laptop-sized inverter, the website littleboxchallenge.com. In this case, the condition of competition, the power of the device shall be measured in kilowatts , and its amount shall not be less than 50 watts per cubic inch volume of the inverter.
Applications for taking part in the competition are accepted until September of this year, and the results will be announced in January 2016.
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