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Li-ion Supplier Saft Partners with Apollo Solar on US DOE Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS) Project

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The design will incorporate energy storage and two-way communications between solar electrical systems and utilities. The SEGIS concept.

BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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BMW i announced a home stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at EVS 29 in Montréal. ChargeForward.

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FedEx adds 1,900 new lightweight composite Reach vans to fleet; 35% fuel efficiency improvement

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Argonne will collect the electric energy consumption of the vehicles to help determine the total cost of operating an electric vehicle fleet. The US Department of Energy has also provided funding for this testing initiative. FedEx Express, a unit of FedEx Corp. In 2008, FedEx Corp. Brief

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FedEx Express doubles and diversifies all-electric fleet with 24 new units; adding more than 4,000 new, fuel-efficient vehicles in total

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At the same time, FedEx Express will be adding more hybrid-electrics, using composite vehicles and upgrading more than a tenth of its conventional vehicle fleet to more energy-efficient vehicles. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp. is adding more than 4,000 new, fuel efficient vehicle. and Jonesboro, Ark.

DOE awarding up to $30M to 13 projects to integrate solar into US grid

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) SunShot Initiative will award up to $30 million to 13 new projects to support the integration of solar energy into US electric grid, while diversifying the nation’s electricity sources and improving the reliability and security of the electric grid.

IBM Research launches 10y project to support China in transforming national energy systems; “Green Horizon”

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IBM Research is launching a 10-year project to support China in transforming its national energy systems and protecting the health of citizens.

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Audi e-gas plant qualified to participate in balancing market to stabilize grid

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In the German electrical energy mix, the share of renewable energies is growing rapidly, reaching 33% in the first half of 2015.

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IBM, Honda, and PG&E partner on smarter charging for EVs; utilities to communicate charging instructions directly based on grid conditions

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and Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) on a new pilot project that will allow communication between electric vehicles (EVs) and the power grid. This project will demonstrate and test an electric vehicle’s ability to receive and respond to charge instructions based on the grid condition and the vehicle’s battery state.

Coulomb Technologies Signs Exclusive Distributor for Charging Stations for Australia

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The pilot projects will be used to evaluate charging behavior, energy grid load analysis and environmental and societal impacts. Coulomb Technologies has signed ChargePoint Pty Ltd to an exclusive distribution agreement for its charging stations in Australia. The first mass-produced electric vehicles will arrive in Australia in 2010.

Sandia study finds underground geologic storage of hydrogen could boost transportation, energy security

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The main findings of the economic analysis, published in the International Journal of Hydrogen Energy , show that geologic limitations rather than city demand cause a larger disparity between costs from one city to the next. Salt caverns such as the one depicted here could provide a low-cost solution for the geologic storage of hydrogen.

Energy 2030 outlines steps to double US energy productivity by 2030; spend $166B a year to net savings of $327B

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The Alliance Commission on National Energy Efficiency Policy released a set of recommendations— Energy 2030 —designed to double US energy productivity by 2030. The Commission was created in 2012 to identify solutions for increasing US energy productivity and aid in jumpstarting the economy. Energy 2030.

European Commission proposes transport and energy investments

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The European Commission has put forward plans for a new €50billion funding plan that would speed up investments in energy grids, roads, pipelines and high speed broadband. Green cars Latest news energy investments European Commission European roads TEN-T TEN-T network transport investments

California Governor’s Office releases 2013 ZEV action plan; 1.5M ZEVs on CA roadways by 2025

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Plan for and integrate peak vehicle demand for electricity into the state’s energy grid. Provide plug-in vehicle (PEV) drivers with options to connect PEV charging with energy efficiency and renewable energy. California Governor Jerry Brown’s Office and state agencies issued a 2013 Zero-emission Vehicle (ZEV) Action Plan.

DOE to provide nearly $170M in funding to advance solar energy technologies

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As part of the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is making nearly $170 million for funding over three years available to support a range of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology areas. This could include projects focused on improved energy storage technologies and better system functionality.

DOE and NREL announce Energy Systems Integration Facility

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) in Golden, Colorado, as the latest Energy Department user facility and the only one in the nation focused on utility-scale clean energy grid integration. Brief

UniEnergy signs commercialization agreement for PNNL-developed vanadium redox flow battery

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UniEnergy Technologies LLC has signed a license agreement with Battelle to further develop and commercialize a vanadium redox flow battery developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) that holds promise for storing large amounts of renewable energy and providing greater stability to the energy grid. Earlier post.).

DOE awards more than $145M for advanced solar technologies under SunShot Initiative

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding more than $145 million to 69 projects in 24 states to help shape the next generation of solar energy technologies. —Energy Secretary Steven Chu. Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems: Advanced Concepts: Eight projects to receive $25.9 million. million. million.

Partners begin work on Energiepark Mainz; hydrogen from renewable sources; power-to-gas

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This hydrogen can be stored, loaded into tank trailers or fed directly into the natural gas grid, for use in generating heat or electricity. This makes it possible to store electricity from renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power stations currently have to be switched off at times due to insufficient capacity of the energy grid.

UC Riverside opening Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative; integration of solar energy, battery storage and electric and hybrid vehicles

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It is the largest renewable energy project of its kind in California. Two megawatt-hours of battery energy storage. Solar carport.

BMW begins Phase 2 of ChargeForward Program with PG&E to study advanced electric vehicle charging; results from Phase 1

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Funding for this second phase was secured through a competitive bid for a California Energy Commission (CEC) grant. Phase 1 of the program demonstrated the viability of creating grid value by optimizing smart charging of EVs. If a customer does not opt-out, the vehicle charging can be shifted to meet the needs of the energy grid.

DuPont Introduces New Separators for Li-ion Batteries

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While the initial uses for the separator are in hybrid and electric vehicle batteries, the technology also will be targeted for batteries in renewable energy, grid applications, specialty consumer applications, including laptops, cell phones and power tools, among others. to manufacture product for development and commercial sale.

Pike Forecasts Grid Stationary Energy Storage Market to Reach $35B by 2020; Significant Opportunity for CAES, Li-ion and Flow Batteries

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Worldwide installed revenue opportunity by energy storage on the grid (ESG) technology, 2010-2020. billion in 2010 to $35.3

Renault Trucks and Nestlé Switzerland partner on all-electric medium-duty refrigerated truck

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These vehicles can reach a maximum speed of 90 km/h (56 mph) and have a system of recovering energy during braking. This will provide sufficient energy to run the equivalent of some 30 electric trucks for a year. A second identical vehicle will be joining the Nestlé Switzerland fleet in September. Brief

Coulomb Racks Up Series of Charging Infrastructure Wins

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Leading energy company Nuon will provide renewable energy for the charging stations and Coulomb’s international partner 365-Energy will manage the ChargePoint Network for subscribers. KHLim’s CO 2 neutral area produces its own green energy through wind, heat and solar.

GM Opens New Global Battery Systems Lab

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The Global Battery Systems Lab was built within GM’s Alternative Energy Center facility, and includes environmentally friendly features such as a center hallway with high-efficiency LED lighting and a floor made from recycled tires. The Global Battery Systems Lab spans 33,000 sq. Lab Features. New cell and module testing. 32 cyclers.

EnerG2 nano-structured hard carbon boosts Li-ion anode capacity by >50% compared to standard graphite

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A chart from EnerG2’s 2012 DOE Merit Review presentation shows different pore profiles for different energy storage applications. —Dr.

IBM and EKZ partner to make plug-in charging more convenient with new smartphone application

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IBM Research has teamed with EKZ, the electricity utility provider of the Canton of Zurich in Switzerland, on a new pilot project that will allow consumers conveniently to charge electric vehicles and monitor their energy costs, using mobile devices. —Dieter Gantenbein, leader of the Smart Grid research project at IBM Research – Zurich.

German Automakers Propsing Integrated Global Standard for a Modular Connector System for EV Charging

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A globally integrated standard is to ensure that customers always have direct and easy access to the energy grid, independent of vehicle brand and supplier of electric energy. Earlier post.). An extension for direct current (DC) is currently being developed.

DOE Announces $100M Available for ARPA-Es 3rd Funding Opportunity; Focus on Grid-Scale Energy Storage, Electrical Power Technology, and Building Energy Efficiency

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At the inaugural ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit in Washington this week, US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that $100 million in Recovery Act funding will be made available for ARPA-E’s third round of funding opportunity. Building Energy Efficiency Through Innovative Thermodevices (BEET-IT). Earlier post.)

Mitsubishi Heavy to Enter Lithium-ion Secondary (Rechargeable) Battery Business

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Those batteries are a medium-size cell with energy capacity of 165 Wh (watt-hours), mainly used in vehicles, and a large-size stationary-use battery cell with 350 Wh. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. The batteries were developed in a 20-year-long joint research and development project with Kyushu Electric Power Co., The plant. target.

Australia gets charged up by Coulomb

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The pilot projects themselves are expected to be used to evaluate charging behaviour, as well as environmental and societal impacts and energy grid load analysis.

US solar grid project takes step forward

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The Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems that are funded by the US Department of Energy have moved forward with the announcement that Saft will supply one of the projects with a lithium-ion battery system for energy storage.

Three Battery-Electric Opel Merivas to Participate in MeRegioMobil Research Project; Vehicle-to-Grid Integration

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The research project has the goal of integrating electrical vehicles as mobile energy storage units in the future intelligent power grid (smart grid).

General Motors opens new battery systems lab

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Around 90 per cent of the electricity used for battery testing can be returned to the local energy grid. The future is green for General Motors and it has further established its commitment to forward-thinking technology with the opening of what has been dubbed the largest and most technologically advanced battery lab in the USA.

Obama Announces $3.4B Investment in Smart Grid Technologies and Projects

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Map of the 100 smart grid awards. Integrating and Crosscutting Across Different “Smart” Components of a Smart Grid: $2 billion. The $3.4

AMSC Power Electronics Support Nearly 10% of Global Wind-Generated Electricity

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In addition, AMSC’s D-VAR grid interconnection technology, including our D-VAR RT low voltage ride through solution, is being utilized by more than 70 wind farms in seven countries worldwide to meet local grid interconnection requirements. This amount of zero-emission electricity is sufficient to power approximately 4.5 Ltd. (a

Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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The three leading new options to re-supply our autos with energy are charging at home, battery swap stations and fast charge stations. Cheers.