Johnson Controls partners with UW-Madison on battery lab

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Johnson Controls is partnering with the University of Wisconsin-Madison to establish a new battery laboratory at the Wisconsin Energy Institute on the campus. The company’s donation to the facility includes advanced battery testing technology, which will allow students, faculty and engineers to study and to optimize energy storage systems. The research is intended to enable manufacturers to build systems that utilize battery power more efficiently.

USDOT announces $84.9M through Lo-No program to expand advanced bus technologies

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Eligible projects include the purchase or lease of buses powered by modern, efficient technologies. These include hydrogen fuel cells, battery electric engines, and related infrastructure investments such as charging stations. The Anaheim Transportation Network will receive funds to purchase advanced battery-electric buses. LYNX will receive funds for battery electric buses for the Downtown Orlando Circulator. Milwaukee County.

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US DOT Awards $100M in Recovery Act Funds to 43 Transit Projects to Reduce Energy Consumption and Greenhouse Gas Emissions

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PV canopies will produce power and reduce temperatures underneath canopies. MARTA anticipates that the power produced by these photovoltaic panels will be sold to Georgia Power under their Distributed Generation Contract Program. It would also fund stationary fuel cells to provide primary and emergency back-up power for the bus maintenance and storage facilities. The project includes quick-charging stations at this terminal layover in route to recharge bus batteries.

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