UK energy grid in desperate need of modernisation

Discover EV

A recent article in the Financial Times highlighted the fact that some motorway service stations lack the appropriate infrastructure to cater for the growing demand from EVs.

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California's solar energy grid survived the eclipse without incident

Green Car Reports

Solar power provides 10 percent of California's energy supply, which meant electric-grid operators had to be prepared for potentially disastrous effects during Monday's solar eclipse. To the surprise of many, there were no serious repercussions as the moon blocked a significant source of energy for many California utility companies. California renewable energy solar

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Prysmian Group, $900M SOO Green HVDC Link Project Brings New Clean Energy Jobs to the US

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The post Prysmian Group, $900M SOO Green HVDC Link Project Brings New Clean Energy Jobs to the US appeared first on EV Obsession. EV Policy & Politics Press Releases Specific Technologies Wind Power clean energy grid rail railroad SOO Green HVDC Link Project

Li-ion Supplier Saft Partners with Apollo Solar on US DOE Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS) Project

Green Car Congress

Saft is supplying a lithium-ion battery system to provide energy storage for one of the Solar Energy Grid Integration Systems (SEGIS) projects funded by the US Department of Energy (DOE). The objective of the SEGIS program, managed by Sandia National Laboratories, is to develop high-performance products that will allow photovoltaics to become a more integral part of household and commercial Smart-Energy systems.

2009 185

Solar-to-Hydrogen Water Splitter Outlasts Next Best Tech By 14x

Cars That Think

Using solar energy (or other renewable energy sources ) to split water delivers sustainability , while recent research has made key inroads toward efficiency and scalability. Department of Energy, 5-10 percent efficiency should be enough for a practical solar hydrogen system. .

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Scientists debate: could renewable energy entirely replace fossil fuels in U.S. by 2050?

Green Car Reports

A 2015 study on the potential for renewable energy use in the U.S. electric utilities renewable energy solar wind energy grid storageScientists generally debate their studies and projections in relatively civil language, but perhaps the currently adversarial tenor of U.S. politics has spilled over into science. has now produced not only a stringent attack, but a harsh rebuttal to that attack in language rarely.

2017 109

Tesla builds world's largest lithium-ion battery, for utility use, in Australia

Green Car Reports

Batteries Elon Musk Australia electric utilities renewable energy clean energy grid storageTesla CEO Elon Musk made a bet that he'd build the world's largest lithium-ion battery in Australia in 100 days. If his company failed, Musk would personally pay for the project, but the battery is now ready for its first test ahead of full operation—and on schedule. The massive 129-megawatt-hour battery will plug into South Australia's.

2017 102

Iron-air batteries, dynamic wireless charging, EQS first drive: Today’s Car News

Green Car Reports

And are iron-air batteries good for a smart-energy grid? The 2022 Mercedes-Benz EQS establishes the serene side of a growing cohort of large electric luxury cars. A dynamic wireless charging project could put the tech on the Interstate in Indiana.

Colorado to launch smart-charging pilot program as it prepares for EVs

Green Car Reports

As it prepares to launch an electric-car mandate in coming years, Colorado is working to learn how electric cars can help it move to a more renewable energy grid. smart grid charging power gridThe non-profit Platte River Power Authority announced last month that it is teaming up with eMotorWerks, which sells home smart chargers, to sell and install 250 smart chargers for.

2019 124

Xcel Energy launches EV smart charging pilot in Colorado; Transportation Electrification Plan for New Mexico approved

Green Car Congress

Xcel Energy has launched a new pilot for customers of five major automakers to make it easier for consumers to make the switch to electric vehicles in Colorado and to charge their EVs at times when renewable energy production is high and demand on the energy grid is low. Xcel Energy initially launched the Charging Perks pilot for Tesla customers in June 2021. —Alice Jackson, president, Xcel Energy-Colorado.

Unifrax to build large-scale silicon fiber anode manufacturing line

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SiFAB is a proprietary silicon anode battery technology developed by Unifrax which enables significantly greater energy density in lithium-ion battery systems than prevailing technologies.

Solaris joins European Clean Hydrogen Alliance

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The aim of the Alliance is to scale-up, by 2030, the production and deployment of hydrogen as a fuel produced by means of low-emission technologies and renewable energy sources.

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Toyota to debut 2 BEVs, 1 PHEV for US this year; says research shows BEVs & PHEVs have similar environmental benefits

Green Car Congress

The research found: GHG of a currently available BEV model and PHEV model are roughly the same in on-road performance when factoring in pollutants created by electricity production for the average US energy grid used to charge batteries. Using the “Greenhouse gases, Regulated Emissions, and Energy use in Technologies” (GREET) model, researchers found that the production of a PHEV emits less GHG since it uses a smaller, lighter weight battery.

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Tesla secures new Megapack project with Arevon, bringing 2021 partnership to 1,000 MWh

Teslarati

Tesla and leading renewable energy company Arevon have signed a new master supply agreement that will supply the Scottsdale, Arizona-based entity with another 2 GW/6 GWh supply of Tesla Megapacks for an ongoing energy storage operation in California.

FedEx Express doubles and diversifies all-electric fleet with 24 new units; adding more than 4,000 new, fuel-efficient vehicles in total

Green Car Congress

At the same time, FedEx Express will be adding more hybrid-electrics, using composite vehicles and upgrading more than a tenth of its conventional vehicle fleet to more energy-efficient vehicles. These vehicles will be studied to help evolve all-electric vehicle technology and to establish a foundation of understanding on utility grid needs by modeling impact of future all-electric vehicle growth on the shared energy grid. FedEx Express, a subsidiary of FedEx Corp.

2011 251

Coulomb Technologies Signs Exclusive Distributor for Charging Stations for Australia

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The pilot projects will be used to evaluate charging behavior, energy grid load analysis and environmental and societal impacts. Coulomb Technologies has signed ChargePoint Pty Ltd to an exclusive distribution agreement for its charging stations in Australia.

2009 161

myenergis Insight Into the CMA Report and the EV Charging Market

My Energi

Charging at home is even more affordable if a homeowner has solar panels, a smart energy tariff and a genuinely intelligent EV charger ; allowing them them to harness energy when it is at its cheapest and greenest.

DOE to provide nearly $170M in funding to advance solar energy technologies

Green Car Congress

As part of the Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, the US Department of Energy (DOE) is making nearly $170 million for funding over three years available to support a range of solar photovoltaic (PV) technology areas. The SunShot Initiative aims to reduce the total cost of solar energy systems by about 75%—to roughly $1 per watt—before the end of the decade.

2011 242

Microsoft Predicts Weather for Individual Farms

Cars That Think

Now, researchers at Microsoft have developed a framework called DeepMC that can very accurately predict local weather, and could be used by farmers, renewable energy producers, and others. Imagine you're a farmer in the northern United States.

DOE awarding up to $30M to 13 projects to integrate solar into US grid

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The US Department of Energy (DOE) Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) SunShot Initiative will award up to $30 million to 13 new projects to support the integration of solar energy into US electric grid, while diversifying the nation’s electricity sources and improving the reliability and security of the electric grid.

2017 150

Mercedes-Benz Energy, Beijing Electric Vehicle start development partnership on 2nd-life battery storage

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Daimler AG, with its wholly owned subsidiary Mercedes-Benz Energy GmbH, and Beijing Electric Vehicle Co., BJEV), a subsidiary of the BAIC Group, have entered into a development partnership to establish second-life energy storage systems in China in the future. Together, Mercedes-Benz Energy and Beijing Electric Vehicle plan to set up the first 2nd-life energy storage unit in Beijing, making use of retired BJEV electric car batteries.

2019 186

New seamless charging network across18 states

Electric Auto Association

Dominion Energy is committed to equitable and reliable charging access so our customers may experience the benefits of electric transportation, including reduced carbon emissions," said Robert M. Blue, President and Chief Executive Officer at Dominion Energy.

German power-to-gas facility opens green methanation plant; €28M STORE&GO project

Green Car Congress

While the current facility feeds pure hydrogen (“WindGas”) directly into the gas grid, the new methanation plant provides for the generation of “green” methane. In this second stage, hydrogen from regenerative energy sources is converted into methane (CH 4 ), i.e. synthetic natural gas, using CO 2 from a bio-ethanol plant. This stored energy is then available as backup whenever there is an insufficient supply of solar and wind power.

2018 222

Hubject and Daimler pilot Plug&Charge via ISO 15118 on smart EQ fortwo/forfour; no card or app needed

Green Car Congress

The ISO 15118 standard also describes further types of applications such as the future integration of electric vehicles in the energy grid (smart charging), thus laying the foundations for a secure, sustainable charging infrastructure. Drivers of plug-in electric vehicles have needed to have the right charging card or smartphone app to gain access to public charging stations.

2018 150

UniEnergy signs commercialization agreement for PNNL-developed vanadium redox flow battery

Green Car Congress

UniEnergy Technologies LLC has signed a license agreement with Battelle to further develop and commercialize a vanadium redox flow battery developed at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) that holds promise for storing large amounts of renewable energy and providing greater stability to the energy grid. However, these batteries have been limited in their ability to work well in a wide range of temperatures, their relatively high cost, and their energy density.

2012 210

Smart Charging Electric Vehicles and the Flexibility Market

Driivz

Implementing a fresh approach to energy supply and demand can prevent this from happening. The USEF delivers a single common standard to ensure that smart energy products and implementations easily integrate to create a more sustainable, green energy market.

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IBM and ZSE team on Central European e-mobility project; “green highway”

Green Car Congress

ZSE), the largest distributor and supplier of electricity in Slovakia, on a smart energy “feasibility” study that will help prepare the capital city Bratislava for electric vehicles (EVs). VIBRATe also marks the first joint project between the Austrian and Slovakian energy companies. —Guido Bartels, General Manager of IBM's Global Energy and Utilities Industry.

2012 204

Partners begin work on Energiepark Mainz; hydrogen from renewable sources; power-to-gas

Green Car Congress

This hydrogen can be stored, loaded into tank trailers or fed directly into the natural gas grid, for use in generating heat or electricity. This makes it possible to store electricity from renewable energy sources. The project’s aim is to further develop and test innovative technologies for hydrogen electrolysis using renewable energy sources. Wind and solar power stations currently have to be switched off at times due to insufficient capacity of the energy grid.

2014 215

CalSEED awards $4.2M to early-stage clean energy innovations

Green Car Congress

The California Sustainable Energy Entrepreneur Development (CalSEED) program announced that the fourth cohort of innovative clean energy concepts has been approved by the California Energy Commission (CEC); 28 companies out of 212 were selected to receive grants of $150,000 each. To help California mitigate its ever-growing wildfires, this year CalSEED has included companies that are innovating in technologies that will build wildfire resiliency into the grid.

2020 290

NSF awards UCSD team $39M to improve integration of distributed energy resources into grid; EV batteries also

Green Car Congress

The National Science Foundation has awarded $39 million to a team of engineers and computer scientists at the University of California San Diego (UCSD) to build a first-of-its-kind testbed—DERConnect—to improve the understanding of how to integrate distributed energy sources such as solar panels, wind turbines, smart buildings and electric vehicle batteries into the power grid. We will be replicating the entire California power grid on one campus.

2020 161

DOE and NREL announce Energy Systems Integration Facility

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) and its National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) announced the Energy Systems Integration Facility (ESIF) in Golden, Colorado, as the latest Energy Department user facility and the only one in the nation focused on utility-scale clean energy grid integration.

2013 170

Renault Trucks and Nestlé Switzerland partner on all-electric medium-duty refrigerated truck

Green Car Congress

These vehicles can reach a maximum speed of 90 km/h (56 mph) and have a system of recovering energy during braking. Under the terms of a partnership agreement with Romande energy, Nestlé is planning to install several thousand square meters of photovoltaic panels on a number of its administrative buildings at Vevey and la Tour-de-Peliz by the end of the year. This will provide sufficient energy to run the equivalent of some 30 electric trucks for a year.

FedEx adds 1,900 new lightweight composite Reach vans to fleet; 35% fuel efficiency improvement

Green Car Congress

FedEx Express also continues to work with educational and research institutions to improve electric and alternative-energy vehicle technologies: FedEx Express is working with the Advanced Vehicle Testing group at Argonne National Laboratory, using its Advanced Powertrain Research Facility to test and compare different models of electric vehicles, collecting performance data under various operating conditions. FedEx Express, a unit of FedEx Corp.

2013 207

UC Riverside opening Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative; integration of solar energy, battery storage and electric and hybrid vehicles

Green Car Congress

Schematic of the “New Grid Testbed” components, including renewable energy generation, energy storage, smart distribution and electric transportation Click to enlarge. The University of California, Riverside is opening its Sustainable Integrated Grid Initiative to research the integration of: intermittent renewable energy, such as photovoltaic solar panels; energy storage, such as batteries; and all types of electric and hybrid electric vehicles.

2014 240

European Commission proposes transport and energy investments

Green Cars News

The European Commission has put forward plans for a new €50billion funding plan that would speed up investments in energy grids, roads, pipelines and high speed broadband. Green cars Latest news energy investments European Commission European roads TEN-T TEN-T network transport investmentsThe majority of the money – some €31.7billion – will be put towards transforming the existing patchwork of European roads, railways, canals and airports into a unified transport [.].

2011 40

DuPont Introduces New Separators for Li-ion Batteries

Green Car Congress

While the initial uses for the separator are in hybrid and electric vehicle batteries, the technology also will be targeted for batteries in renewable energy, grid applications, specialty consumer applications, including laptops, cell phones and power tools, among others. DuPont has introduced a nanofiber-based polymeric battery separator that boosts the performance and safety of lithium-ion batteries.

2010 185

131. ELECTRIFYING EVERYTHING IN THE 2020s

Qnovo

Increasingly, they are making inroads in transportation and grid storage applications. Electric utilities will implement more energy storage projects on their grids — partly driven by regulations as well as the proliferation of clean-energy grids with distributed wind and solar generation. More battery capacity means a continued drive to look for newer materials with higher energy density.

2019 40

Audi e-gas plant qualified to participate in balancing market to stabilize grid

Green Car Congress

The Audi e-gas plant in the city of Werlte in Lower Saxony ( earlier post ) produces CO 2 neutral-fuel (synthetic methane from water, renewable electricity and CO 2 ); it now also contributes toward stabilizing the public power grid. In the German electrical energy mix, the share of renewable energies is growing rapidly, reaching 33% in the first half of 2015. This has resulted in the plant being accepted under the direction of grid operator Tennet TSO GmbH.

2015 282

BMW begins Phase 2 of ChargeForward Program with PG&E to study advanced electric vehicle charging; results from Phase 1

Green Car Congress

Funding for this second phase was secured through a competitive bid for a California Energy Commission (CEC) grant. Phase 1 of the program demonstrated the viability of creating grid value by optimizing smart charging of EVs. As in the first phase of the pilot, BMW will ensure participant-drivers’ expressed mobility needs are always met, while using remaining flexibility to create grid value.

2016 213

Energy Dept grid report downplayed renewables, stressed coal, fossil fuels

Green Car Reports

The Trump administration hasn't been coy about trying to champion traditional fossil fuels while downplaying the importance and falling costs of renewable energy. Earlier this year, Department of Energy secretary Rick Perry, previously governor of fossil-fuel producer Texas, called for a 60-day review of the United States' energy grid. Politics energy policy Department of Energy DOE renewable energy fossil fuels

2017 104

PG&E launches new $130M program to accelerate EV adoption in Northern and Central California; 7,500 chargers

Green Car Congress

The electricity fueling EVs in California comes from one of the cleanest energy mixes in the country—nearly 70% of the electricity PG&E delivers to customers is from greenhouse gas-free resources. One in five electric vehicles in the United States plug into PG&E’s clean energy grid. PG&E’s EV Charge Network program will pay for and build the infrastructure from the electric grid to the charger.

2018 174

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

Green Car Congress

In Germany, all Mercedes-Benz plants will be supplied with CO 2 -neutral energy. Thereby, we completely forego coal-based electricity and obtain our electrical energy from only renewable sources. Today, new plants in Europe are already planned with a CO2-neutral energy supply from the start. With a CO2-neutral energy supply of the plants, we are consistently pursuing this approach and are actively driving sustainability in production.

2018 163

Pike Forecasts Grid Stationary Energy Storage Market to Reach $35B by 2020; Significant Opportunity for CAES, Li-ion and Flow Batteries

Green Car Congress

According to a new report from Pike Research, worldwide installed revenues for stationary energy storage systems for the electricity grid will grow at a strong pace in the coming decade, increasing from $1.5 Worldwide installed revenue opportunity by energy storage on the grid (ESG) technology, 2010-2020. Energy storage on the grid addresses several pressing market needs.

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