How Duke Energy is testing the technology of tomorrow

How Duke Energy is testing the technology of tomorrow

Instagram takeover reveals drones, solar panels, microgrids and more cool tech

“There’s a way to do it better – find it.”

That was Thomas Edison’s advice to his team. His drive to innovate led to the energy grid we know today, and for more than 100 years, we’ve enjoyed reliable electricity. But Duke Energy employees are constantly looking for better ways to work.

Jason Handley, Duke Energy director of smart grid and emerging technology, took over the company’s Instagram yesterday to give followers a behind-the-scenes look at innovative projects that are helping to build a smarter energy future.

If you missed yesterday’s takeover, check out the photos below to see how Handley and his team are testing drones that can streamline solar panel maintenance, batteries that can help store renewable energy and microgrids that provide an emergency source of backup power. 

Click here to learn more about Tom and the McAlpine microgrid project.

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