DOE: California, Connecticut, and New York top fuel cell states

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According to the newly released State of the States: Fuel Cells in America 2016 report from the US Department of Energy’s (DOE) Fuel Cell Technologies Office (FCTO), the top three hydrogen and fuel cell states in the US are California, Connecticut, and New York. These announcements were made at the 2016 Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Industry Forum hosted by the Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (NEESC) and the Connecticut Green Bank.

GE EV Solar Carport Project debuts in Connecticut

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The GE EV Solar Carport Project made its debut in Plainville, Connecticut. GE Energy Industrial Solutions combined forces with Inovateus Solar LLC, a national solar power distributor and integrator, to install the carport. Our objective with this project is to utilize a mix of installation formats to create a practical on-site lab to illustrate a range of design options when creating a solar system.


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Connecticut Light & Power in NU EV research study; Plug My Ride

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Four municipalities and a global financial services leader are joining with Connecticut Light & Power (CL&P) to install charging stations for plug-in electric vehicles (EVs) as part of a research project with CL&P parent Northeast Utilities (NU). Among the first to sign on to install and maintain charging equipment are UBS in Stamford, the city of Torrington and the towns of Westport and Mansfield.

Proton Onsite to install hydrogen generator at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam in Hawaii

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Proton OnSite has been awarded a purchase order from HydraFLX Systems Ltd to install a hydrogen generator at the Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam (JBPHH) facility outside Honolulu, Hawaii. The JBPHH installation will use the same FuelGen C30 electrolyzer platform as the SunHydro commercial fueling station in Wallingford, Connecticut, which opened in October 2010.

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Sites of four Northeast hydrogen fueling stations announced by Air Liquide

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The company—which has installed around 75 stations globally—will. New York Infrastructure hydrogen hydrogen fuel cell Connecticut MassachusettsCalifornia is the only U.S. state with substantial hydrogen fueling infrastructure, but now one company is giving the Northeast some attention. Air Liquide plans to open a small network of public hydrogen fueling stations in three Northeastern states by early 2017.

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EGEB: US awards $182 million for 49 e-bus projects in 46 states


Connecticut boosts its electric vehicle rebates. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates.

USDA invests $26 million in biofuel infrastructure to expand availability of higher-blend renewable fuels in 23 states

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The announcement includes investments in California, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Rhode Island, Texas and Wisconsin. Examples of projects include: In California, AltAir Paramount LLC will use a $1.5-million grant to install a pump, safety infrastructure and piping at its fuel distribution facility.

MBL begins first test of tropical seaweed farming for biofuels production

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A team of researchers led by Loretta Roberson, associate scientist at the Marine Biological Laboratory, Woods Hole, has installed the first seaweed farm in Puerto Rico and US tropical waters.

Announcing SmartCharge New England – WED

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In partnership with the Wallingford Electric Division (WED), this two-year program will help profile the impact of EV charging in Wallingford Connecticut. Anonymized charging data from enrolled participants will be collected using an easy-to-install telematic device.

Project to award up to $15.5M in rebates for EV chargers in Sacramento County

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The rebates will be available through the Sacramento County Incentive Project to install both commercial-grade Level 2 chargers and high-powered DC fast chargers. California’s goal is to get 5 million EVs on its roads by 2030 to reduce carbon emissions and to support those vehicles by installing 250,000 chargers statewide. Additional funding is available for installations in disadvantaged communities, with up to $80,000 for DC fast chargers and up to $6,500 for Level 2 chargers.

Up to $29M available for public EV chargers in SoCal; SCIP accepting applications

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Up to $29 million is now available through the Southern California Incentive Project ( SCIP ) to install charging stations in the four-county area. SCIP is an initiative of the California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Project (CALeVIP), which works with community partners to develop and implement regional incentive projects that support the installation of charging infrastructure statewide.

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Lightning eMotors partners with Soderholm Bus & Mobility to sell electric commercial vehicles in Hawaii

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Soderholm will be installing Lightning eMotors’ fully electric powertrain systems in repowered applications in Hawaii, as well as buying new Lightning eMotors’ vans and shuttle buses.

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Honda targeting 100% BEV & FCEV sales in N America by 2040; new e:Architecture EVs coming in second half of this decade

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Honda last week announced key targets for sales of electrified vehicles in North America, with a plan to make battery-electric and fuel cell electric vehicles (BEVs and FCEVs) to represent 100% of its vehicle sales by 2040, progressing from sales of 40% by 2030 and 80% by 2035.

FuelCell Energy completes 14.9MW fuel cell park on schedule for Dominion

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The installation consists of five direct fuel cell power plants and an organic rankine cycle turbine for added output and further efficiency gains. The project was completed on schedule and power is being delivered to the electric grid under a 15-year energy purchase agreement with a Connecticut electric utility. The project is located on a remediated brownfield site in an industrial area of Bridgeport, Connecticut, using only about 1.5 FuelCell Energy, Inc.

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NEESC releases 2015 hydrogen & fuel cell development plans for eight Northeastern states; power generation and transportation

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The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster ( NEESC ), administered by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc. Cumulative goals for the Northeast states include approximately 1,300 megawatts of installed stationary fuel cell capacity; 10,800 fuel cell electric vehicles; 640 fuel cell powered buses; and 110 hydrogen refueling stations to support the fuel cell electric vehicles and buses. Connecticut. Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Inc.

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Proton OnSite to supply hydrogen generator in Hamburg

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US-based Proton OnSite has been chosen to install an on-site hydrogen generator at one of the first hydrogen fuel cell stations in Germany’s new nationwide H 2 Mobility refueling network. Proton OnSite won a competitive application process to install a C-Series proton exchange membrane (PEM) electrolyzer in the new station in Hamburg, Germany as part of the overall solution being provided by H 2 Logic.

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BMW and Nissan again partner to add 174 more DC fast chargers in US with EVgo

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The partners will make an additional 174 locations in 33 states available to all EV owners in those markets, and plan to install 50 more in 2017. EVgo’s fast charging network now totals 668 dual-port DC Fast charging stations installed and available to all EV drivers across the United States. States and markets in which BMW and Nissan have installed dual-port DC Fast chargers on the EVgo network include: Arkansas, Arizona, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Washington D.C.,

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EIA: California home to almost half of US plug-in electric vehicles

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For instance, DTE Energy in Michigan offers customers discounted electricity rates at off-peak hours if they install a 240-volt Level 2 charger. The ratepayer must also install a separate meter dedicated to the PEV. Nine states have agreed to follow California’s ZEV mandate: Connecticut, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island, and Vermont.

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Argonne and University of Illinois to form Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition

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The states account for 35% of US-installed wind capacity and while the region only produces about 4% of the nation’s solar energy, a number of pending large solar farms and community solar projects will greatly increase the region’s solar generating capacity. Coalitions are working toward similar goals in states including California, Connecticut, Ohio and South Carolina.

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Honda cuts US lease price for Fit EV to $259/mo

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The new three-year lease includes no down payment, unlimited mileage, routine maintenance, collision coverage and 240 volt EV home charging station equipment (not including installation) from Leviton. Further, the network of qualified Fit EV Honda dealers in California, Oregon, New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, Maryland, Rhode Island and Connecticut will expand from 36 to more than 200 by the end of June.

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Ford Mustang Mach-E becomes British Police preference


Several departments in the United States, including Fremont, California, Westport, Connecticut, and Hastings on Hudson, New York , have all added Tesla vehicles to their fleet. British Police Forces in the United Kingdom are examining the advantages of adding electric cars to their fleets.

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USDOT FTA announces $182M in Low-No grants for transit vehicles & facilities nationwide

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The Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community’s Salt River Transit, which provides transit service to Native American communities in and around Scottsdale, Mesa and Tempe, AZ, will receive $611,840 to replace diesel-powered transit vehicles that have reached the end of their useful life with battery electric vehicles as well as install charging stations. Connecticut Department of Transportation.

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Tesla outlines its policy for Solar Panel Removal and Reinstallation


With this R&R, your roof line remains the same, and we will reinstall your system where it was originally installed. “If you are considering changing your roof type, the new roof type must be eligible for solar panel installation.

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Kia Motors America expands Soul EV availability to four additional states; 10 total

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Following the launch of the Soul EV ( earlier post ) late last year in California, along with sales beginning in Georgia, Texas, Oregon, Washington and Hawaii earlier this year, Kia Motors America (KMA) is expanding availability of its fully charged urban runabout into four new states: New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Maryland. The Soul EV will be sold in eight New York dealerships, six New Jersey dealerships, three Maryland dealerships, and two Connecticut dealerships.

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Four Next-Generation Fuel Cell Buses Introduced in Hartford

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Four next-generation fuel cell-powered hybrid-electric transit buses were introduced in Hartford, Connecticut, joining an earlier generation bus that began service in 2007. The new buses will be operated by Connecticut Transit (CTTransit) and are equipped with UTC Power fuel cell systems. CTTransit is building a new garage to store up to six fuel cell buses, and the agency also plans to install a hydrogen fueling station on-site.

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FuelCell Energy signs 2 long term service agreements for direct fuel cell power plants purchased by a California utility

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FuelCell Energy was contracted to install the plants and will maintain the power plants under the service agreements. Both plants are installed and have generated power with full operation expected within the next few weeks. Technicians and engineers remotely monitor and operate Direct FuelCell power plants globally, 24 x 7 x 365 from the Global Technical Assistance Center, located at the Company's Danbury, Connecticut headquarters. FuelCell Energy, Inc.

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

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MW fuel cell power park opened in Bridgeport, Connecticut, and the world’s largest fuel cell power plant, 59 MW, was installed in Korea. The rest of the top five, California, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Ohio, have a cumulative total that is less than Michigan on its own. 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.

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8 ZEV states announce US ZEV sales top 260,000 units

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The other seven states—Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont—account for more than 135,000 vehicles. Over the past year, Massachusetts has seen a 132 percent increase in electric vehicle registration and a huge hike in EV charging-station infrastructure installations. Since signing the MOU, Massachusetts has launched two new financial incentive programs to spur sales of ZEVs and installation of recharging stations.

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FuelCell Energy receives $2.8M continuation of DOE award for tri-generation Direct FuelCell power plant

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FuelCell Energy will install a sub-megawatt carbonate fuel cell power plant at its manufacturing facility in Torrington, Connecticut, to generate hydrogen, electricity and heat, replacing hydrogen that is currently purchased and delivered to the facility via truck, and replacing electricity purchased from the electric grid. This DFC-H 2 installation can generate about 135 kilograms of hydrogen per day which generally meets the daily requirements of many industrial hydrogen users.

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GE debuts solar carport project

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With more than a 25 year lifespan, the GE Electric Vehicle Solar Carport has made its debut in Plainville, Connecticut. The company has teamed up with Inovateus Solar LLC, a national solar power distributor and integrator, to install the carport. With solar energy and smart grid technology, it will fully charge up to 13 electric [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news electric vehicles GE General Electric solar carport solar energy

International Alliance on ZEVs seeks to accelerate ZEV adoption; 11 founding government members from N America and Europe

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California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont in the United States; Québec in Canada; and The Netherlands, Norway and the United Kingdom in Europe are the founding members. Each government has helped grow the early market with a mix of financial and non-financial incentives, vehicle policy, consumer awareness and outreach, and the installation of a charging infrastructure.

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Air Liquide announces locations of first four of 12 hydrogen fueling stations in northeast US; Blue Hydrogen

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Air Liquide has entered long-term lease agreements for hydrogen stations in the following cities: Hartford, Connecticut. To date, more than 75 hydrogen fueling stations have been designed and installed by Air Liquide worldwide. Air Liquide announced the locations of four public hydrogen fueling stations planned for the northeastern region of the United States.

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Chevrolet Volt plant prepping for boost in Volt and Ampera production; exports to Canada, China and Europe this year

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The 2011 Volt was launched in California, New York, Connecticut, Maryland, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Texas, Virginia and Washington, DC. During the four-week shutdown the plant will complete some pre-scheduled upgrades, including the installation of new tools, equipment and overhead conveyor systems throughout the facility.

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Air Products heralds successful operation of project to capture CO2 from hydrogen production for use in enhanced oil recovery

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Air Products installed its proprietary CO 2 capture, purification, and compression system at Vattenfall’s facility in Schwarze Pumpe, Germany, viewed globally as the preeminent CO2 oxyfuel project. In cooperation with DOE, Air Products designed and constructed a CO 2 purification system in support of oxyfuel technology development at a boiler-simulation facility in Connecticut.

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EPA awards $8M in FY2014 clean diesel grants in 21 states, Puerto Rico

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American Lung Association of the Upper Midwest is installing APUs on locomotive switch engines and replacing 12 diesel refuse haulers with CNG haulers. The Connecticut Maritime Foundation is repowering two Tier 0 marine propulsion engines in one ferry with Tier 3 engines. Beyond Toxics is replacing one truck and installing advanced exhaust controls on seven trucks.

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

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The largest PV installation in Georgia. Connecticut Department of Transportation, Connecticut: $7,000,000. Stationary Fuel Cells and Hybrid Transit Buses Incremental Costs: The purchase of diesel-electric hybrid transit buses and stationary fuel cells for use in the statewide bus system in Connecticut. Install photovoltaic capacity to generate “green” hydrogen: Install multiple PV modules at its Central Maintenance Facility in Hayward.

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Honda launches new “Green Path” initiatives for manufacturing and operations; new $210M paint line at Marysville with new 4C2B process

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Other elements in the Green Path program include: Connecticut Parts Distribution Center Adds 1-Megawatt Solar Array. Honda has installed a 1-megawatt rooftop solar array at its 400,000 square foot parts distribution center in Windsor Locks, Connecticut. Initiatives taken by dealers include the use of more energy-efficient lighting and HVAC systems, installing motion sensors, adding rainwater collection systems and utilizing renewable solar energy.

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USDOT awarding $55M to support purchase of Low-No buses; electric buses and infrastructure

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The City of Los Angeles Department of Transportation (LADOT) will receive funding to purchase Proterra 35-foot, battery electric, zero emission buses with a capitalized lease for the electric battery and to install electric charging stations at the Sylmar/San Fernando Valley and Downtown Bus Facilities. Connecticut Department of Transportation.

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Chevrolet to Produce 10,000 Volts in 2011 and 30,000 in 2012; 50-State Availability 12-18 Months After Launch

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Volts are expected to arrive at dealerships in Michigan, New Jersey, Connecticut, as well as the balance of Texas and New York in the first quarter of 2011. The program allows the utilities to study charging station installation process, vehicle charging, and customer feedback. Before receiving Volts for retail sales, dealers will be required to complete specialized sales and service training, and install 240-volt charging stations at their dealership.

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8-state alliance releases action plan to put 3.3M ZEVs on their roads by 2025

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The partner states are California, Connecticut, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Oregon, Rhode Island and Vermont. The plan also suggests promoting the installation of charging infrastructure for commuters at public transit hubs. All appropriate charging/fueling installations receiving public funding should be open to the public and accessible to all PEV/FCEV drivers. Remove barriers to ZEV charging and fueling station installations.

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CDTI Awarded $960,000 Grant from the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) for NOx-PM Diesel Retrofit System

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The airless nature eliminates the requirement, installation issues and costs of compressed air for traditional air-assisted injection. The company was founded in 1995 and is headquartered in Bridgeport, Connecticut. Clean Diesel Technologies, Inc. CDTI ) has received a diesel emissions reduction technology development grant under the New Technology Research and Development (NTRD) program from the Houston Advanced Research Center (HARC) totaling $960,971.

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DOE releases three reports showing strong growth in US fuel cell and hydrogen market

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In the stationary market, Bloom Energy announced that it was doubling the number of Bloom Energy Server installations and company revenue every six months. This report recognizes California, Connecticut, New York, Ohio and South Carolina for leading the country with continued and expanded support for fuel cell and hydrogen technologies. For example, San Diego has installed 2.4

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BMW to partner with Coulomb Technologies in Boston; Coulomb offering new cloud-based service plans, new dual-port charging stations

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More than 150 charging stations for EVs are now being installed in the State through Coulomb’s $37-million ChargePoint America Department of Energy program. The ActiveE will be available for lease in the metropolitan markets of Los Angeles, San Diego, San Francisco, Sacramento, New York and Boston as well as the state of Connecticut beginning in Fall 2011.

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