CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

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The awardees went through a rigorous process including a review with CalSEED’s curated technical advisory committee, who volunteered their time and expertise to select the most promising future clean energy technologies. To help California mitigate its ever-growing wildfires, this year CalSEED has included companies that are innovating in technologies that will build wildfire resiliency into the grid.

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Volkswagen Group presents technology roadmap for batteries and charging

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The Volkswagen Group presented its technology roadmap for batteries and charging up to 2030 today on its first “Power Day”. Both gigafactories will be powered with electricity from renewable energy sources. This will finally make e-mobility affordable and the dominant drive technology. This will finally make e-mobility affordable and the dominant drive technology.


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Opinion: Reinventing fuel-based power for a more secure and resilient grid

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by Toby Gill, CEO, Intelligent Power Generation. We are transitioning from a demand-led energy system, where power generation can be easily turned on and off to match demand, to one that is led by supply from variable and inflexible sources. Intelligent Power Generation.

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California roadmap for grid-connected energy storage technology

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The California Independent System Operator (ISO), the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) unveiled a comprehensive roadmap to assess the current market environment and regulatory policies for connecting new energy storage technology to the state’s power grid. Reducing costs of integrating and connecting to the grid.

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Four Major Trends in the eMobility Industry in 2021


To meet future demand, EU regulations call for a ratio of 1 public charger per 10 EVs and will require member countries to install charging points every 60 kilometers on public highways. Smart energy management that balances the allocation of power between chargers is one alternative.

Volkswagen intends sales of 150K e-cars by 2020; 100K ID, ID SUV; >1M in 2025; more on MEB

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The ID family—intended to make electric cars affordable for millions of people—is based on the modular electric drive toolkit (MEB), specifically developed for electric vehicles. The brand’s scale helps make technical innovations affordable for the masses. It will be the first fully interconnected electric vehicle that is 100 percent suitable for day-to-day use, and millions of people will be able to afford it.

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Siemens presents three-point plan for implementing cost-efficient energy transition in Germany

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Relying on a higher share of efficient, low-emission combined cycle power plants and wind energy could save €150 billion (US$200 billion) by 2030 while attaining the same CO 2 targets, Siemens says. Our aim is to achieve a sustainable energy system with secure supplies and affordable electricity. More than 90% cite affordability and security of supply as the biggest challenges to a successful energy transition. Climate Change Europe Policy Power Generation

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Smart Meters and Electric Cars

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While many people are wringing their hands over how the grid, old and cranky as it is, will be able to handle the millions of EVs that will be on our roads in the years to come, several forward-thinking utilities are beginning to implement the smart meters that will enable the grid to handle the added load by timing the charging to when the capacity is there to handle it. The grid today could handle many millions of EVs charging late at night when rates are lowest.

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Opinion: Debunking the mythsWhy fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are viable for the mass market

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Public-private investment initiatives, government funding for infrastructure and consumer subsidies, falling production costs and notably, the commitment to future OEM launches of fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs)—all indicate a clear road to adoption. Despite the recent progress, a number of myths around the use, power efficiency and cost of fuel cells still exist. by Dr. Henri Winand, CEO of Intelligent Energy.

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Coming Soon – The Electric City

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And at the headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric, utility executives are preparing “heat maps” of neighborhoods that they fear may overload the power grid in their exuberance for electric cars.&#. SAN FRANCISCO — If electric cars have any future in the United States, this may be the city where they arrive first. And local electrical grids may need reinforcement. Battery-powered motors are more efficient than gasoline engines.

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Will We Achieve Net-Zero Emissions By 2035? A National Clean Electricity Standard Could Be Key

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While most of us who read about energy slapped our palms to our foreheads , many people believed Governor Abbott and blamed renewable energy for power outages.

Expert panel report finds achieving 1M plug-in vehicles in US by 2015 would require concentrated action to overcome barriers

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Because [Ford] can provide the hardware, but ultimately, our country has to decide is this where we really want to go and if so, how are we going to really develop the smart grid in a way that works and allows the utilities to actually speak to each other and trade power, ubiquity of charging and all those things. Given the high cost of battery production, a BEV that approaches affordability (with generous tax credits) has a driving range of about 70-100 miles on a full charge.

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DOE ARPA-E awards $156M to projects to 60 projects to accelerate innovation in clean energy technologies

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The new ARPA-E selections focus on accelerating innovations in clean technology while increasing US competitiveness in rare earth alternatives and breakthroughs in biofuels, thermal storage, grid controls, and solar power electronics. Solar ADEPT: Solar Agile Delivery of Electrical Power Technology ($14.7 for High Power Wind Generators The University of Houston will develop a new, low-cost. structure with powerful magnetic properties. QM Power. power.

2011 244

How Carmakers Are Responding to the Plug-In Hybrid Opportunity

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Small long-term evaluation program, including modeling of vehicle-to-grid building benefits and economics, begun with Southern California Edison, joined by EPRI, other utilities, US DOE. Volkswagen CEO says "Future belongs to electric cars," has gained German government support for development. The utility.will get a Ford plug-in hybrid vehicle by the end of this year and as many as 20 by some time in 2009 to test their durability, range and impact on the power grid, said Susan M.

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