Scuderi Group to build and to install LPG-powered split-cycle generator with compressed air storage capability

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The signing of the agreement begins the process of building and installing the first LPG-powered Scuderi power generator and energy storage systems. Wrinn said that Scuderi’s CAES storage tanks will be about 18 times smaller than the conventional air tanks currently on the market.

Solar Smackdown in Torrance – Installer Sues City on Behalf of the Sun

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After a decade in the solar power installation business, Bradley Bartz is tired of being Mr. Nice Guy. He’s filed suit against Torrance, the proud home of Exxon/Mobil’s refinery, for stopping him from installing solar panels in the Hillside Overlay district.

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The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

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The extent of my electrical background heretofore consisted of installing lighting fixtures and new wall switches - so long as they were replacements for existing items that got wired the same way. The course is designed for: Prospective installers to enter the PV job market.

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BMW’s ReachNow installing Light & Charge locations in Seattle; 100 chargers at 20 new public sites

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ReachNow, the mobility services division of the BMW Group, Woodland Park Zoo, and the City of Seattle celebrated the successful installation of the first of 20 Light & Charge electric vehicle (EV) charging locations that will more than double the number of Fast Chargers publicly available in Seattle.

Volkswagen Group Canada forms Electrify Canada to install network of ultra-fast electric vehicle chargers

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Volkswagen Group Canada has formed Electrify Canada, a new company that will build an ultra-fast electric vehicle (EV) direct current (DC) charging network across Canada. The initial Electrify Canada plan includes the installation of 32 EV charging sites near major highways and in major metro areas in British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec. The company will engage with local vendors to locate, build and operate the network.

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Ioxus launches new ultracap module series for easier design and installation; under the hood for automotive

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Ultracapacitor maker Ioxus has launched its iMOD X-Series, a family of 22 modules that makes the design and installation at the system level extremely easy for the end-customer. The iMOD X-Series is very easy to install.

2015 96

Shell, ITM Power to build world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant in Germany; €20M REFHYNE project

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Shell and ITM Power will build the world’s largest hydrogen electrolysis plant at Rhineland refinery, Germany. The combination of hydrogen sales to the refinery and balancing payments create a business case which justifies the installation. The REFHYNE business model is replicable in markets with a similar regulatory structure to Germany. However, to expand this market to a GW scale, new business models will be needed.

2018 92

Colorado issues $10M RFA for private sector partners to build fast charging stations along major highway corridors

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The Colorado Energy Office (CEO) has released a request for applications ( RFA ) inviting private sector partners to build fast-charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) along most major highway corridors in Colorado, including I-25, I-70, US 36, US 40, US 50, US 160, US 285 and US 550.

2018 104

More Than 1,800 EV chargers installed under Recovery Act

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US Energy Secretary Steven Chu announced that to date, more than 1,800 electric vehicle chargers have been installed under the Recovery Act. Coulomb Technologies, ECOtality, General Motors and others have been moving forward to install the charging stations as part of the Administration’s investments in US electric vehicle manufacturing and alternative vehicle infrastructure.

EVgo and ABB install first 150 kW fast charger in US, with potential upgrade to 350 kW

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The installed system has the potential to reach charging speeds of up to 350kW with an upgrade. EVgo will use the station to study utility impacts, installation standards, permitting, and building and safety requirements. It will also provide a demonstration platform for electrical certification committees and building code officials. Additionally, five automakers have announced a collaboration to build 400 High-Power charging stations (350kW) throughout Europe.

2017 60

DOE fuel cell market report shows continued growth, with sales surpassing $1.3B worldwide in 2013

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) released the 2013 edition of its annual Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report , detailing trends in the fuel cell and hydrogen technologies market. Although early markets such as stationary power and material handling account for the bulk of sales, DOE noted that the fuel cell industry made “tremendous progress” in the light-duty transportation sector in 2013. — 2013 Fuel Cell Technologies Market Report.

2014 97

Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

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The case Livingston made for saving green jobs through the program which keeps solar installers in business and hiring extra help wasn’t lost on this audience. One of the best times I had was during the branding and marketing session led by EcoMotions marketing ace, Virginia Nichols.

2009 142

ITER beginning assembly of fusion reactor tokamak

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The soup-bowl-shaped base of the ITER cryostat was gradually lifted from its frame, carried across the Assembly Hall to the Tokamak Building and eventually lowered into the Tokamak assembly pit. The 1250-ton cyrostat base is positioned over the ITER tokamak pit for installation.

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Air Liquide to build $150M liquid hydrogen plant in US; long-term agreement with, investment in FirstElement Fuel

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Air Liquide expects to invest more than US$150 million to build a liquid hydrogen plant in the western United States, with construction to begin in early 2019. The plant will also support other fuel cell vehicle and transportation markets in the region, such as material handling and forklifts and heavy duty trucks. Air Liquide has designed and installed more than 120 stations around the world to date.

2018 81

Nissan and Eaton broaden xStorage Home energy storage portfolio; 10-year xStorage Buildings deal with Amsterdam ArenA

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This announcement comes as pre-orders of xStorage Home begin today in the United Kingdom, Norway and Germany with other European markets to follow in the coming months. The Nissan/Eaton partnership offers xStorage Home, xStorage Buildings and xStorage Grid-scale products. xStorage Home units will be priced starting at €3,500 (US$3,725) excluding VAT and installation costs for a power capacity of 3.5

2016 78

New Road Map to a US Hydrogen Economy

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The Road Map stresses the versatility of hydrogen as an enabler of the renewable energy system; an energy vector that can be transported and stored; and a fuel for the transportation sector, heating of buildings and providing heat and feedstock to industry.

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Statoil to build the world’s first floating wind farm: Hywind Scotland

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Statoil has made the final investment decision to build the world’s first floating wind farm: The Hywind pilot park offshore Peterhead in Aberdeenshire, Scotland. Statoil will install a 30 MW wind turbine farm on floating structures at Buchan Deep, 25 km offshore Peterhead, harnessing Scottish wind resources to provide renewable energy to the mainland. The concept has been verified through six years of successful operation of a prototype installed off the island of Karmøy in Norway.

2017 70

LichtBlick begins installing home combined heat and power plants powered by VW 2.0L EcoBlue gas engine

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Energy supplier LichtBlick has installed its first home power plants for residential and commercial customers in Hamburg, Germany. Our efforts are now gathering pace and we are developing the German market. In addition to private building-owners, the first customers of LichtBlick include the city cleaning department in Hamburg. By the end of the year, LichtBlick plans to install a total of 30 plants in the region. Installation is due to start in early 2011.

2010 81

NREL researchers evaluating blockchain for transactive energy applications

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—Dane Christensen, a mechanical engineer in NREL’s Residential Buildings Research Group and a principal investigator on a blockchain pilot project. NREL is building on this work to study the benefits for building owners and utilities.

2020 145

BMW Dadong plant closing in on standard production of iX3 EV

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The BMW Group will release the new BMW iX3 EV ( earlier post )onto the market by the end of 2020. The testing required for homologation of the new BMW iX3 has now been successfully completed and the results submitted to the regulatory authorities in key automotive markets.

2020 96

Hyundai Motor showcases miniature model of its smart mobility ecosystem

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On the ground, PBVs can be seen running on the road, traveling around the Hub, becoming part of the building when connecting to the Hub’s docking station. In addition, mirrors are installed on the ceiling of the exhibition space to allow an immersive viewing experience from various angles.

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Juniper Research: taxi sector to lead self-driving market to >22M consumer vehicles on the road by 2025

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million in 2025, up significantly from only a few thousands in 2020, resulting in a global installed base of more than 22 million consumer vehicles by 2025. It also represents a fundamental disruption to the business model that dominated the automotive market for almost one century.

2016 109

California governor signs 6 bills to advance state’s electric vehicle market; HOT and HOV benefits

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Capping off National Drive Electric Week, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law half a dozen bills to strengthen California’s best-in-the-nation electric vehicle market, including free or reduced-rate access to new high-occupancy toll (HOT) lanes, and more HOV stickers for plug-in hybrids.

2014 114

Volkswagen’s MEB for EVs: long electric range, open-platform, open-space, pricing for the volume market; “tablet on wheels”

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The MEB will be the foundation for an entirely new generation of battery-electric vehicles designed not only to be electric and feature extended range, but to be connected, autonomous, open and priced for the volume market as required by Volkswagen’s positioning. Building toward I.D.:

2016 123

Balqon’s battery storage system powers up University of California, Riverside building

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Balqon Corporation, a developer of heavy-duty electric vehicles, drive systems and lithium-ion battery storage devices, has installed a one MWh lithium-ion battery storage system at the University of California, Riverside (UCR); the system has gone operational, providing electric power to the Bourns College of Engineering building. The installation of Balqon’s energy storage system is part this larger project at UCR.

2012 86

Ricardo investigating potential for its split-cycle engine in large engine market

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The basis of this evaluation was for a power generation application, replacing single large Combined Cycle Gas Turbines (CCGT) units with modular and flexible split cycle genset installations.

2016 95

Kansas City Assembly Plant comes on line as second US plant building new Ford F-150

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Ford has begun production of the 2015 F-150 ( earlier post ) at Kansas City Assembly Plant, which joins Dearborn Truck Plant in building the first mass-produced light-duty pickup truck with a high-strength, military-grade, aluminum-alloy body. Combined, Kansas City Assembly and Dearborn Truck facilities will have capacity to produce more than 700,000 Ford F-150 pickups per year for availability in 90 markets globally.

Pinto Energy to build 2,800 bpd small-scale GTL plant in Ashtabula; Velocys microchannel technology

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Pinto Energy LLC (Pinto), a developer of smaller scale Gas-to-Liquids (GTL) facilities, will build a 2,800 barrel per day (bpd) GTL plant at Pinto’s 80-acre industrial site to the east of Ashtabula, Ohio. Velocys offers the most efficient and cost-effective GTL technology on the market today. Ventech is a global leader in the design and construction of new modular refineries, and will build these GTL plants at their Pasadena, Texas fabrication complex.

2013 85

The Greenius Solution To All California’s Problems: AB 920 + AB 811

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I’ve written recently about the pulverizing one-two punch that AB 811 – which gives property owners 20 year loans to pay for solar PV installation – and AB 920 – which pays solar PV owners for any excess solar power they produce and pump back into the grid - packs.

2009 152

Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

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With energy efficiency mandates now a major part of California state law and goals of weatherizing millions of older homes around the state and cutting each building’s carbon footprint these ESCs will become valuable go-to centers for homeowners and businesses.

2009 142

Nissan to begin production of Pathfinder hybrid in Russia; importance of Russian market

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Nissan launched its Pathfinder range in the Russian market at the Moscow Motor Show. The plant currently builds the Teana, Murano and X-Trail, and Qashqai will be added in 2015. One clutch is installed between the gasoline engine and the electric motor, the other within the CVT. Nissan in 2014 has considerably stepped up its commitment to the Russian market—its largest market in Europe—through the launch of nine new vehicles and increased localized production.

IEA: COVID-19 crisis causing the biggest fall in global energy investment in history

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For oil markets, if investment stays at 2020 levels then this would reduce the previously-expected level of supply in 2025 by almost 9 million barrels a day, creating a clear risk of tighter markets if demand starts to move back towards its pre-crisis trajectory.

2020 116

Greenius & Obama Celebrate Our First 100 Days!

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April 14, 2009 GRID Alternative solar install for Habitat for Humanity. That’s your Creative Greenius in the orange hardhat, and my buddy the Reverend Ron giving the Hang Loose salute, atop the roof of a Habitat for Humanity home we successfully installed a Solar PV system on.

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GE Launches Durathon Sodium-Metal Halide Battery for UPS Market

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The battery has a high energy density that, along with its ability to replace current technology, minimizes installation costs. GE Energy Storage Technologies, a unit of GE Transportation, introduced its Durathon sodium-metal halide battery ( earlier post ) for critical backup power.

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

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2014 has been a year of rapid growth for the fuel cell market with positive progress being made globally, especially in markets such as US, UK, Germany, France and Japan. Myth #3: FCEVs and their supporting infrastructure are too expensive to build so they will never provide a mass-market alternative solution. by Dr. Henri Winand, CEO of Intelligent Energy.

2014 94

Pike Research forecasts annual investments in vehicle-to building technologies will reach about $103M worldwide by 2020

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Annual total V2B investment by region, world markets: 2012-2020. Despite the potential of defraying a plug-in vehicle’s cost by supporting a building’s energy consumption, vehicle-to-building technology (V2B) as a viable commercial market is still 3 to 5 years off, according to a new report from Pike Research. Retrofitting vehicles with V2B technology is more costly than installing it in new vehicles at the factory, and the lack of clearly.

2012 80

EnerDel Entering Utility-Scale Energy Storage Market

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Automotive lithium-ion battery maker EnerDel is entering the utility-scale energy storage market, supplying batteries for one of the 16 new smart grid regional demonstration projects recently awarded funding by the US DOE. EnerDel will build the batteries for five 1MW power systems that will be used by Portland General Electric (PGE) to help manage peak demand and smooth the variations in power from renewable sources.

Nissan’s Intelligent Mobility vision builds on electrification, autonomous drive and vehicle intelligence

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The technology will be installed on mainstream, mass-market cars at affordable prices and the first model will come to Japan this year. To date, more than 10,500 quick chargers have been installed globally and in Europe, Nissan is working with partners to even further increase quick chargers that can be used by all EVs, helping to grow the entire market and bringing convenience and confidence to the European EV drivers, not just Nissan drivers.

2016 60

Toyota unveils RAV4 EV demonstration vehicle; targeting fully-engineered version in 2012 for market

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Toyota will build 35 of these Phase Zero vehicles—essentially converted RAV4s—for a demonstration and evaluation program through 2011. TMS aims to have a fully re-engineered RAV4 EV (Phase One vehicle) on the market in 2012, said Jim Lentz, president and chief operating.

2010 132

California Energy Commission approves first local energy efficiency standards that go beyond 2019 statewide requirements

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved six applications for local energy ordinances that exceed statewide requirements of the 2019 Building Energy Efficiency Standards. — The ordinances focus on building decarbonization—the strategic lowering of climate-changing emissions from buildings—including five that move toward building electrification. New nonresidential construction must be all-electric and install solar generation.

2019 65

US Development Group, Gibson Energy to build 140 kbpd crude-by-rail terminal in Alberta

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Served by the Canadian Pacific Railroad’s North Main Line, the Hardisty Rail Terminal will provide Canadian oil producers and marketers a method for transporting their product to major refining and distribution markets across North America. As part of the project, Gibson will install required pumping equipment and construct a pipeline for the transfer of crude from its Hardisty Terminal to the USDG crude-by-rail facility.

2013 68

Mitsubishi Motors Corporation and Japan Delivery System Corporation Develop EV Charging System for Apartment Buildings in Japan

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Installation and management of EV charging infrastructure for shared parking lots of apartment complexes is an issue in Japan for the popularization of electric vehicles. Over view of the i-CHARGER system. Click to enlarge.

The Business of Plugging In: Building the Full Ecosystem for a Successful Plug-in Vehicle Industry in the US

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While there were certainly differences in the technology approaches different companies represented on the podium are taking, the focus and point of the discussion was less on the individual technology differentiators, and more on what would be required to establish a successful market for plug-ins (PEVs), in which the individual technology approaches could then succeed (or fail). For a long time, carmakers will sell as many as they can build.

2009 74