Archinect - News 2014-11-24T16:59:57-05:00 http://archinect.com/news/article/27913259/ac-dc-rocking-the-energy-world AC DC rocking the energy world Barry Lehrman 2011-11-18T14:15:15-05:00 >2011-11-24T09:05:52-05:00 <img src="http://cdn.archinect.net/images/514x/jw/jwvg7bmlqb6rlzov.jpg" width="400" height="320" border="0" title="" alt="" /><em><p>Nextek Power Systems... has developed a system for delivering power via DC to lights and motion sensors through a building&rsquo;s metal frame, instead of through wires. Paul Savage, chief executive of Nextek... said the current was not enough to electrocute anyone. &ldquo;If you licked your fingers you might get a little bubbly feeling, like if you put a nine-volt battery on your tongue, but it is not noticeable if you&rsquo;re in a non-wet environment,&rdquo; he said.</p></em><br /><br /><p> A 6 to 17% gain in transmission efficiency is pretty significant! Plus you eliminate the third wire.</p>