Honda opens Smart Home US in California; produces more energy than it consumes; direct DC-DC EV charging

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The home is also three times more water-efficient than a typical US home. DC-to-DC electric vehicle charging. Water efficiency. In a typical home, the toilet alone can use 27% of household water consumption.

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Hitachi Automotive Systems delivers compact, high-output inverters and DC/DC converters for Mercedes Benz S500 PLUG-IN HYBRID

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has begun to supply Daimler AG with compact, high-output inverters and DC/DC converters for use in Daimler’s first plug-in hybrid—the S500 PLUG-IN HYBRID ( earlier post ) and S550 PLUG-IN HYBRID Long being marketed in Europe this autumn and Japan this month, respectively.

2014 78

A Bright Day in DC

Revenge of the Electric Car

We interviewed Senator Lugar in DC recently — as we caught the Capitol Hill debut of Bright Automotive’s Idea — a plug-in hybrid electric delivery vehicle. What’s more, Bright’s CEO John Waters helped to develop the battery pack system for GM’s EV1. The DC charm offensive was all part of the plan — as were the public shows of support from Frito Lay and Duke Energy Corp.

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EPA draft assessment finds no widespread, systemic impacts to drinking water resources from fracking

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The US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released a draft assessment on the potential impacts of hydraulic fracturing activities on drinking water resources in the United States. The stages of the hydraulic fracturing water cycle. Water acquisition.

2015 95

Nestlé Waters North America adds 155 new medium-duty propane autogas trucks to delivery fleet

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Nestlé Waters North America is adding more than 150 medium-duty beverage delivery trucks fueled by propane autogas. The Nestlé Waters North America propane trucks are used to deliver product to its customers across the country including Los Angeles, San Francisco, Washington, D.C., Equipped with ROUSH CleanTech fuel technology, the trucks operate in three of BBU’s major markets: Chicago, Denver, and Washington DC.

The Curious Case of the Torrance Enivornmental Commission

Creative Greenius

Yet another commissioner went off on a long tangent about being at Obama’s inauguration and how the unprecedented cold weather in DC was real proof of climate change.

2009 130

What Does Henry Waxman Know About Climate That Made Him Quit?

Creative Greenius

Congressman Waxman with 66 District Assemblyman Al Muratuschi, in a Tesla Roadster, contemplating how fast he could drive away from DC in one of these EVs. (c) Congressman Henry Waxman receiving environmental award at 2013 Earth Day Celebration, Manhattan Beach (c) Joe Galliani.

2014 176

Ordering Gauges

Open Source Civic EV Kit

In order to protect the BatMon boards from water splash (at least in the engine compartment), I ordered a bunch of 2x2" plastic boxes. While I wait for the charging components to get fixed, I did some research on gauges to monitor the state of the system. My goal is to use as much of the existing dashboard as possible and then add low-cost gauges in order to prevent any motor problems and detect faults.

2008 100

Let the Conversion.Begin!

Open Source Civic EV Kit

Classic Red 914 AC vs. Modern Blue Civic DC conversion! I'll be sure to bring extra water to fight off dehydration. Whoosh! Today was loads of fun. The conversion process has started and the Civic is out of commission and up on jack stands.

2008 130

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

Creative Greenius

We may well be as doomed as doomed can be already – as I frequently tell my friends that we are, and the “ Hell and High Water ” may already have arrived earlier then even Joe Romm’s dire predictions, but I’m not quite ready to cash in my chips and give up the ghost.

Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

Creative Greenius

We also made regular trips to Washington DC to lobby for support for the National Parks at the House, Senate, and NGO levels and we learned that we could meet with anyone we gave money to.

Arc 1 Conversion Journal 3/3/2012

DIY Electric Car

The air conditioning evaporator is now able to be converted to my cold water heat exchanger. I bought an Advanced DC X91-4001. It has been about 5 months since I posted my first blog about converting my car to electricity. My professional life has kept me busy, but I still have made good progress on my conversion. Winter 2011-2012: Engine Bay and Under-car: The car is now completely gas-less. No engine, no fuel tank, no alternator, pumps, radiators, exhaust pipes, or muffler.

2000 miles and counting

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

If the 12V battery is dead, you need a small 12V battery (9V would probably work) to activate the DC-DC converter relay to bootstrap the 12V charging process. I topped off its water to increase its storage capacity a bit. I broke 2000 miles with the 914 EV this week.

2008 130

Routing Thick Cables

Porsche 914 EV Conversion

I suspect this will keep water and other outside elements from getting into the vehicle. The DC version of this kit only has four instrument wires routed in the heater duct, two for the voltmeter and two for the ammeter.

2007 130

Greenius Will Meet With Al Gore To Talk Climate Reality

Creative Greenius

We may well be as doomed as doomed can be already – as I frequently tell my friends that we are, and the “ Hell and High Water ” may already have arrived earlier then even Joe Romm’s dire predictions, but I’m not quite ready to cash in my chips and give up the ghost.

Traveling Through Time, Exploring the String Theory and Hugging the Giant Sequoias

Creative Greenius

We also made regular trips to Washington DC to lobby for support for the National Parks at the House, Senate, and NGO levels and we learned that we could meet with anyone we gave money to.

Germany now has 7,407 public charging points; 14,531 filling stations

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A survey by Germany’s BDEW (Bundesverband der Energie- und Wasserwirtschaft), an association of energy and water companies, found that the number of public charge points in the country has grown to 7,407 as of the end of 2016. 292 of the new points are DC fast charging.

2017 92

Sandia-led team designs feasible hydrogen fuel-cell coastal research vessel; implications for large hydrogen-fueled vessels

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The fuel cells provide DC power, which must be conditioned, converted and inverted to provide bus DC and AC power, respectively. According to Sandia chemist and project lead Lennie Klebanoff, it is impossible to have a polluting hydrogen spill on the water.

2018 130

TU/e introduces converted VW Lupo electric research vehicle; lightweight and longer range

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kW, 260 - 520 V DC out, programmable, water cooled, CAN. current 236 A (nominal), 400 A (peak), 80 - 400 V DC in, switching frequency 3-9 kHz, water cooled, CAN. water cooled. DC-DC converter: MES-DEA 400-1000 150 - 400 V DC in, 13.3 - 14.4

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Yeah, I Got Your Chevy Volt, Right Here. Day 2 @ Plug-In 2009

Creative Greenius

They own and built the ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations which range in capability from 120V 15A to 240V 80A AC charging to future 120kW DC charging. Their CEO, John Waters is both dynamic and inspirational.

2009 130

Mercedes-Benz Cars plants in Germany to be supplied with CO2-neutral energy from 2022

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The production hall uses renewable energy and reduces water consumption and waste significantly. In a wide variety of projects, sustainability is addressed as an integrated approach in the global production organization: Both the EU research project “AREUS” and the “DC-INDUSTRIE” research initiative of the Federal Ministry of Economics and Energy have their focus on the development of next generation intelligent and open energy grids for industrial production.

2018 65

Let My People Convert! - The A123 Challenge

Plugs and Cars

Lately Goldman has been driving one around DC, meeting with policy makers and pushing for consumer incentives for hybrid conversions. Les Goldman wants you to convert (your hybrid.) Easy as 123. So he proposed at the California Air Resources Board ZEV workshop on Tuesday.

2007 130

1.21 Gigawatts!

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

This flashing allows most, if not all, of the water never even get near the hole. There are 28 panels total for a DC/ STC rating of 6.3kW. OK , so maybe I'm not harnessing the power of the lighting bolt, but the sun works well too.

2009 52

GM and US Army TARDEC to reveal Chevy Colorado-based fuel cell vehicle

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General Motors and the US Army Tank Automotive Research, Development and Engineering Center (TARDEC) will reveal a Chevrolet Colorado-based fuel cell electric vehicle in October at the fall meeting of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) in Washington, D.C.

2016 90

Building the heater

Honda S2000 EV Conversion

I first built a water heater utilizing the existing heater core. It used a 1500 watt engine block heater and pump to circulate the water. First and least important was the noise I could hear from the pump circulating the water.

2008 52

UPA installs 500 kWh containerized Li-ion system from BYD for grid storage

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BYD mega-watt-scale energy storage stations are installed in several locations in the US and are rated at a 91% AC-DC-AC round-trip-efficiency but have shown actual performance at this site as high as 95.3%—a AC-DC-AC efficiency shown to be as high as 94%, an industry benchmark high; DC to DC efficiency as high as 96%. UPA serves water, gas and electric utilities throughout the United States and Canada.

NuScale Power competing for DOE $266M small modular reactor funding opportunity

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Using light water reactor (LWR) technology, the NuScale Power Module is cooled by natural circulation, is entirely self-contained and is installed underwater and underground to maximize safety. The reactor and containment vessel operate inside a water-filled pool built below grade.

2013 78

Continental puts first 48V hybrid assist system into production with Renault diesels

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The first production solution combines an efficient, water-cooled induction motor with an integrated inverter. As a result, Continental has chosen to employ the water-cooled induction motor that can be connected directly to the engine’s cooling circuit.

2016 98

Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

A 220 volt socket like on your water heater or dryer would be better, ad these typically have 40 or 50 amp circuits, so they can deliver 8,000 to 10,000 watts - is this what they mean?

Audi’s mild-hybrid systems: 12V for 4-cylinders, 48V for 6- and 8-cylinders

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One of them is a water-cooled belt alternator starter (BAS) on the front side of the engine. The 12-volt system is connected to the main electrical system via a DC/DC converter. Audi will begin introducing new mild-hybrid drive vehicles (MHEVs) this year.

2017 78

Kyocera, Osaka Gas, Aisin, Chofu and Toyota Motor complete co-development of SOFC residential co-gen system; on sale in April

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The inverter converts DC generated by the cell stack into AC. The hot-water storage tank stores heat exhausted from the power generator as hot-water. A back-up boiler supplies hot-water and heating in case the hot-water storage tank is empty.

2012 78

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

February 2007 (Washington, DC) Jackson EMC electricity cooperative by EnergyCS, February 2007 (Jefferson, GA), contact ashedd@jacksonemc.com GreenTomato Cars by Amberjac/EnergyCS, February 2007 (London, UK), contact simon@amberjac-projects.co.uk Sonoma County Water Agency "Sparky" by Hymotion, May 2007, (Santa Rosa, CA), contact: sherwood@scwa.ca.gov Wisconsin Public Power Inc. Burbank Water and Power 2007 Prius by Energy CS, May 2007, (Burbank, CA).

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Spirit of DC - PHEV3A - Untitled Article

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

EAA Board of Director member Jerry Asher joined the caravan and provided support with the “Spirit of DC” Plug-in Toyota Prius hybrid. The Springs Preserve highlights the history of the area as well as being a showcase for water conservation, desert landscaping and renewable energy development. Six other electric cars joined the Tesla Roadster and “Spirit of DC” Plug-in Toyota Prius as part of the exhibition.

Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Wind, hydro, DC transmission lines, and smart grid electronics are also Portland strengths. Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt Report Says Cap-and-Trade Is a Must for Canada’s Economic Survival From Carbon Footprints to Water Footprints Are Old Tires Fuel or Solid Waste?

Nissan plans to start selling electric car in Seattle next year

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GM Says Chevrolet Volt Won't 'Pay the Rent' | Autopia from Wired.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

And with broadband, government builds the roads, they build the water and sewer systems, I tend to think our communications network should be one of those utilities as well. So is the management in Washinton DC. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0

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NuScale and DOE Complete SMR cooperative agreement; initiates up to $217M funding of NuScale SMR development

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NuScale Power, LLC is developing a safer, smaller, scalable version of pressurized water reactor technology, designed with natural safety features. The reactor coolant is driven by natural circulation and can be shut down safely with no operator action, no AC or DC power, and no external water.

2014 60

Pierburg GmbH electric compressor for turbos

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The electric compressor has a wear-free, brushless DC motor that was developed using Pierburg’s own longstanding experience in the development and production of electric motors. The motor and the electronic components are cooled by a water jacket connected to the engine cooling system.

2016 78

Multi-western state collaboration to study demo and deployment of NuScale small modular reactor

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Using proven light water reactor (LWR) technology, the NuScale Power Module is cooled by natural circulation, is entirely self-contained, and installed underwater and underground to maximize safety. With its design, the NuScale Power Module has the ability safely to shut down and self-cool, indefinitely, with no operator action, no AC or DC power and no additional water.

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