AMPLY Power saves up to 40% on energy costs for Tri Delta Transit electric buses

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AMPLY identified 40% of annual energy savings its managed charging software platform could realize, while guaranteeing vehicles were charged and ready to work each day. For Tri-Delta, this is realizing up to 40% savings on energy rates.

2020 140

How much would 100 percent renewable energy really cost?

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global warming renewable energyDemocratic presidential candidates talked hardly at all in the debates late last month about the Green New Deal, a proposal in Congress, to, among other things convert America's electric power completely to renewable sources. Americans have shown broad support for such a transition. What's been left unaddressed—and which many candidates.

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Fukushima Hydrogen Energy Research Field (FH2R) completed in Japan; aiming for low-cost green hydrogen production; P2G

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Japan’s New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS), Tohoku Electric Power Co., The FH2R can produce as much as 1,200 Nm 3 of hydrogen per hour (rated power operation) using renewable energy.

2020 144

U.S. household energy costs hit 50-year low

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renewable-energy capacity will undoubtedly have a positive environmental impact. But the reduction in carbon emissions renewable-energy advocates aim to achieve does not exclude potential benefits to consumers. Because as renewable-energy generating capacity has expanded significantly over the last decade, household. emissions energy infrastructure renewable energy energy fossil fuelsSubstantial growth in U.S.

2017 69

Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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The results from this study suggested a cost of hydrogen as low as ¥17 to ¥27/Nm 3 (US$0.16 - $0.25) using a combination of technologies and the achievement of ambitious individual cost targets for batteries, PV, and electrolyzers.

2019 164

What is the cost of usable energy for driving and heating our homes?

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This analysis compares the costs of usable energy when we buy gasoline and electricity for driving and natural gas for keeping warm. Combustion of a gallon of gasoline (that includes ethanol) releases 120,333 Btu of energy. Energy Information Administration).

2019 85

NREL, INL team assesses levelized cost of light-duty EV charging in US in 2019

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A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and the Idaho National Laboratory has produced a detailed assessment of the current levelized cost of light-duty electric-vehicle charging (LCOC) in the United States, considering when, where, and how EVs are charged.

2020 102

USABC awards $4.8M to Zenlabs Energy to develop low-cost, fast-charge EV batteries

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in Fremont, California for development of low-cost, fast-charge (LC/FC) battery technology for electric vehicles (EVs). The contract award, which includes a 50% cost share, funds a 30-month project that began last month.

2019 96

Energy from renewables will soon be cheaper than from coal—in many world regions

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Renewable energy is not just better for the environment, it's also becoming cheaper than coal for electricity generation in many parts of the world, according to a new report. renewable energy Green Life

2020 112

Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

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hydrogen energy infrastructure hydrogen fuel cell renewable energyHydrogen fuel-cell cars face an uphill battle toward mass adoption. Both cars and fueling infrastructure need to be made widely available before large numbers of consumers can seriously consider switching from gasoline to hydrogen. But under certain circumstances, hydrogen could prove very attractive to consumers for one simple reason. DON'T MISS.

2016 64

Offshore wind energy in U.K. far ahead of lower-cost target

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The price of energy generated by offshore wind farms has been falling steadily, and ahead of schedule too. Costs have fallen 32 percent since 2012, bringing them below a target of £100 per megawatt-hour previously set by the U.K. Europe UK renewable energy wind energyThe winds of change are blowing harder in the U.K. government and utilities. DON'T MISS: When lauding renewables.

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Solar Toyota Prius, Tesla court case, the cost of clean energy: Today's Car News

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Cost estimates get real for renewable power plans. Toyota tests a solar-powered Prius in Japan. The Connecticut Supreme Court will decide the future of Tesla stores. And General Motors cleans up not just its cars, but its factories and tires. Hybrids aren't just for cars and trains anymore. All this and more on Green Car Reports. In Japan, Toyota. Today in Car News

2019 82

DOE researchers develop energy-efficient, cost-effective process to extract rare earth elements from scrapped magnets

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We have developed an energy-efficient, cost-effective, environmentally friendly process to recover high-value critical materials. It’s an improvement over traditional processes, which require facilities with a large footprint, high capital and operating costs and a large amount of waste generated. ORNL is a founding team member of CMI, a DOE Energy Innovation Hub led by DOE’s Ames Laboratory and managed by the Advanced Manufacturing Office.

2019 77

Minnesota Energy Coop Offers Renewable Power To Electric-Car Owners, At No Extra Cost

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Now a Minnesota energy cooperative is offering all-renewable. Minnesota electric utilities plug-in cars renewable energy wind energyMany electric-car owners start to think more seriously about the source of their electricity when they plug their cars in to recharge. And at least in California, data show that owners of plug-in electric cars have far higher interest in photovoltaic solar panels than drivers at large.

DOE selects 15 projects for $32M to advance lower-cost fusion concepts; ARPA-E BETHE

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The US Department of Energy announced the winners of $32 million in funding for 15 projects as part of the ARPA-E Breakthroughs Enabling THermonuclear-fusion Energy ( BETHE ) program. —Under Secretary of Energy Mark W. Zap Energy.

2020 109

Vitesco Technologies presents cost-effective dedicated hybrid transmission for PHEVs

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At the heart of Vitesco Technologies’ solution is an expanded role for the electric motor, which no longer simply acts as a means of propulsion and energy recuperation. DHT technology for low-cost PHEVs marks a further step in Vitesco Technologies’ systematic electrification strategy.

2019 95

Ampcera announces a low-cost and scalable solid electrolyte technology for solid-state batteries

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Silicon-Valley-based Ampcera announced a low-cost flexible solid electrolyte (SE) membrane technology for solid-state batteries (SSBs). Performance and cost are the bottlenecks in the commercialization of SE technology and SSBs. To address them, Ampcera has been developing a scalable SE technology, and has filed multiple US patent applications and an international PCT patent application on its flexible SE membranes, a low-cost manufacturing method, and the corresponding SSBs.

2020 74

NYU team develops novel ion-conducting copolymer to increase power and reduce cost of fuel cells

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Researchers at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering, led by Miguel Modestino, professor of chemical and biomolecular engineering, and Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have developed a novel ion-conducting polymer (ionomer) that increases the power and lowers the cost of fuel cells.

2020 137

NREL researchers evaluating blockchain for transactive energy applications

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Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) are evaluating the use of blockchain for transactive energy using hardware in the laboratory’s Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF). Potential opportunities abound for the use of blockchain in the energy sector.

2020 145

Hydrogen Council report finds cost of hydrogen solutions to fall sooner than previously expected

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The Hydrogen Council has published a new report, Path to Hydrogen Competitiveness: A Cost Perspective , demonstrating that the cost of hydrogen solutions will fall sharply within the next decade, sooner than previously expected.

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Graz researchers develop cost-effective chemical looping process for decentralized production of high-purity hydrogen

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Hydrogen researchers at Graz University of Technology (Austria), together with the Graz-based start-up Rouge H2 Engineering , have developed a cost-effective process for the decentralized production of high-purity hydrogen using chemical looping.

2020 91

Solar Energy - A Way To Cut Down On High Energy Costs

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Solar energy , the renewable energy source which has been in news for the last several years has made quiet inroads into many homes, factories, businesses, into our cars and appliances and much more. But, yet it is a rather misunderstood energy. It was expensive to commercially exploit solar energy few decades ago. What options do you have to cut the sky-rocketing energy bills due to the high oil and gas prices? Another option is adopting solar energy.

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LeMond Composites licenses ORNL low-cost carbon fiber manufacturing process; transportation, renewable energy, & infrastructure

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LeMond Composites, founded by three-time Tour de France champion Greg LeMond, has licensed a low-cost, high-volume carbon fiber manufacturing process developed at the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL).

Fraunhofer researchers develop new low-cost dry-film electrode production process

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Researchers at the Fraunhofer Institute for Material and Beam Technology IWS in Dresden have developed a new battery cell production process that coats the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid chemicals.

2019 142

Renewable Energy Doing So Well That Subsidies Could End: Energy Secretary Moniz

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Government subsidies have been an important lifeline for renewable energy, helping to make different technologies viable even when costs are not in their favor. emissions energy policy Department of Energy renewable energy solar wind energyBut at what point will the industry be competitive enough with fossil fuels that subsidies will no longer be necessary? It's possible that will happen sooner, rather than later. DON'T.

2015 87

Will Tesla Powerwall Home Battery Save Money? Cost Calculator Helps You Decide

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Tesla's Powerwall home batteries comprise a high-profile entry by the electric-car maker into a new segment of the energy industry that's expected to grow rapidly. Energy storage potentially allows homes and businesses to make greater use of renewable sources like solar and wind, and gives them a degree of flexibility in power rates. Batteries electric utilities plug-in cars electricity costs Tesla Powerwall

2015 86

DOE: all-electric vehicles have the lowest estimated average annual fuel cost of all light-duty vehicles

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The estimated annual fuel costs for model year (MY) 2019 all-electric light-duty vehicles are the lowest of all the different vehicle technologies, ranging from a low of $500 to a high of $900 per year, according to the US Department of Energy (DOE). Department of Energy and U.S.

2019 126

GM enhancing Energy Assist app for EVs

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General Motors is making enhancements to Energy Assist, a standard feature available in the myChevrolet mobile app for Bolt EV owners. Energy Assist is integrated with data from the vehicle, which enables intelligent planning and precise charge time predictions.

2020 109

NREL study finds high-pressure hydrogen pipeline system could potentially make hydrogen cost-competitive with gasoline

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A new study by a team at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) concludes that a high-pressure, scalable, intra-city hydrogen pipeline system could improve the economics and logistics of hydrogen delivery, making it potentially cost-competitive with gasoline. About half of the levelized cost of retail station hydrogen can be attributed to hydrogen delivery, compression, and dispensing costs.

2020 98

ARPA-E reopens SCALEUP application period with reduced cost share requirements

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In December 2019, ARPA-E issued a funding opportunity announcement (FOA) for a new program, Seeding Critical Advances for Leading Energy technologies with Untapped Potential (SCALEUP). The SCALEUP program aims to support the scaling of high-risk and potentially disruptive ARPA-E funded technologies across the full spectrum of energy applications. ARPA-E wants to support American energy innovators in these difficult times.

2020 68

NREL team shows wafer cost of gallium oxide can be >3× lower compared to SiC; 2x lower cost for power electronics

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A team from the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has shown by modeling that the wafer cost of an emerging Ga 2 O 3 wide bandgap semiconductor can be more than 3-times lower compared to SiC. quads of energy savings, sufficient to power a third of all homes in the USA.

2019 101

ICL team assesses relative costs of carbon mitigation for 12 H2 production paths; trade-off between cost and level of decarbonization

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A team at Imperial College London has examined the relative costs of carbon mitigation from a lifecycle perspective for 12 different hydrogen production techniques using fossil fuels, nuclear energy and renewable sources.

2018 105

Cost-effective, energy-efficient approach for large-scale synthesis of silicon electrode materials for LIBs

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Researchers in China have developed an approach for the cost-effective, energy-efficient, large scale synthesis of functional silicon electrode materials for Li-ion batteries (LIBs).

2015 100

Small Islands Are Biggest Beneficiaries Of Renewable Energy

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When it comes to sites where renewable energy can have the biggest impact, it's best to look offshore. Islands are often cut off from mainland grid infrastructure, which drives up energy costs for the people who live there. energy infrastructure renewable energy energy wind energy Rhode IslandThat creates a powerful incentive for switching to renewable sources, and often means there's little if any local competition.

Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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a provider of long duration energy storage solutions, and Encore Renewable Energy, a developer of renewable energy generation and storage projects, jointly announced plans to develop the United States’ first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system.

2019 123

Toyota establishes Toyota Green Energy to conduct renewable energy power generation business

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and Toyota Tsusho Corporation agreed to establish Toyota Green Energy LLP for the purposes of obtaining and managing renewable energy sources in Japan and supplying electric power from renewable energy sources to the Toyota Group in the future. The clean energy to be supplied through this business is expected to reduce CO 2 emissions from plants and other facilities to zero in the future and to contribute to the realization of a low-carbon society.

2020 84

DOE analysis finds ongoing decrease in direct fuel cell vehicle costs

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A new analysis of the cost of current (2017) direct hydrogen fuel cell vehicles by a team from the Department of Energy, Argonne National Laboratory and Strategic Analysis found the lowest estimated system cost to date for high annual production rates.

2018 117

UC Davis ITS report finds state transition to ZEVs will ultimately be cost-effective

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Although the transition will need to be rapid, and near-term costs and other barriers must be overcome, the report finds that reaching very low greenhouse gas emissions from road vehicles (cars and trucks) by 2050 appears feasible and ultimately cost-effective.

2019 88

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

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Siemens suggests abandoning a fixed target for renewable energies and concentrating on the CO 2 reduction goal. Germany has embarked on a large-scale Energiewende (energy transition)—a policy-driven shift away from nuclear and fossil energy to a renewable energy economy.

2013 106

DOE awards Magna a grant to develop and ‘auto qualify’ advanced motor; 1/2 the cost, 8x power density

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Magna has been awarded a grant by the US Department of Energy to develop and ‘auto-qualify’ advanced electric motor technologies for next-generation vehicle propulsion systems.

2019 101

Lux: lower-cost flow batteries likely to create $190M energy storage market in 2020

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Lower costs redox flow batteries will likely carve out a 360 MWh market for stationary energy storage in 2020, worth $190 million, according to Lux Research. In the optimistic case, significant project cost reduction could yield a $380-million opportunity or 760 MWh of flow battery systems in 2020. Within the stationary energy storage market, four flow battery chemistries, led by vanadium-based systems, are gaining commercial traction.

2014 84

New wind and solar power costs less than keeping old coal running

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But that's what's happening with renewable energy now, according to a new report published by Energy Innovation. For most of their history, the knock on renewable wind and solar power is that they cost more than fossil fuels. From an environmental standpoint, it's rare that buying something new can have a lower impact that keeping whatever's old. global warming

2019 87

Researchers in Australia develop low-cost water-splitting catalyst that offers comparable performance to platinum

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Remarkably, the catalyst also exhibits extraordinary oxygen evolution reaction activity, enabling an active and stable bi-functional catalyst for whole cell water-splitting with, to the best of our knowledge, the highest energy efficiency (83.7%) reported to date.

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