Hey Google! Lets Reinvent Detroit Together Using Our Creative Greenius Before The Opportunivors Scavenge It

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One of the houses Power House Productions is transforming in Detroit – and none too soon. No this is a job for the company I’ve long been a stockholder of – Google. Front of the Jar House (photo courtesy of Power House Productions).

GM OnStar partners with TimberRock for demo of EV solar charging and market-based regulation; OnStar Demand Response service

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that uses aggregation software and solar charging canopies with integrated storage to manage the flow of solar power to benefit the electric grid. This project supports GM’s goal of using all factors of the charging equation: electric vehicles, solar power, and battery storage.

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Google and IEEE launch $1M challenge for downsized inverters

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Google and the IEEE have launched the Littlebox Challenge—an open competition to design and build a small kW-scale inverter with the highest power density (of at least 50 W/in 3 , or 3.05 The peak power density of the 2010 Prius motor inverter is 11.1 Power Electronics

See You On the EPN Solar Homes Tour

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Dency charges his plug-in electric car using the clean, renewable energy he produces from the solar panels on the roof of his Hermosa Beach house. That’s my friend, Dency Nelson, with his EV RAV4 at last year’s EPN Energy Fair.

The Solangelist Learns To Install Solar & Loves It

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Luckily for me once we got past the conceptual to the nuts and bolts of designing, installing and wiring a solar system, Scott boiled down all the math to the essential Amps x Volts = Watts, and even taught us what amps, volts and watts are.

EV Briefs, and Black Rock City & EVs

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Out in the desert as part of Burning Man , our encampment, Snow Koan Solar, is setting up a solar photovoltaic EV Charging Station (at 7:30 and Desert) for electric scooters, golf carts, sofas and barstools. We'll also be taking Burning Man art projects off petroleum generators by switching them to solar electricity. The electric sofas and scooters were so much cooler - and quieter - than the gasoline powered stinkers that predominate. Google Guys Th!nk

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Google.org to to Accelerate Plug-In Hybrid and Vehicle-to-Grid Technology Google.org , the philanthropic arm of Google Inc. In addition, Google Inc. announced that it has switched on the solar panel installation at its Mountain View, Calif.

First drive: US spec Audi A3 Sportback e-tron plug-in hybrid; 83-86 MPGe with 16-17 mile EV range

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The disc-shaped electric motor is integrated into the six-speed e-S tronic, which transfers the power to the front wheels. The electric motor develops peak torque from start to around 2,000 rpm, and the TFSI’s maximum pulling power is available in a range from 1,750 to 4,000 rpm.

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SoftBank & Bloom Energy form JV to sell SOFC Energy Servers in Japan

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With the establishment of this joint venture, SoftBank will add distributed baseload power from Bloom Energy and further encourages the domestic use of clean energy complementing its existing portfolio of renewable energy sources such as solar and wind. By using the Bloom Energy Server, these companies efficiently generate their own electricity on site, reduce their carbon and water footprint while lowering energy costs and mitigating power outage risks.

GaN company Transphorm closes $70M investment round

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Transphorm Inc, an early stage power conversion semiconductor company, announced a $70-million investment round led by global investment firm KKR. KKR’s investment follows initial rounds of funding led by funds affiliated with Kleiner Perkins Caufield and Byers, Foundation Capital, Google Ventures, Soros Quantum Strategic Partners, INCJ, Fujitsu, Transphorm will use this funding to support its growth, product innovation and expansion.

Transphorm closes $25 Million in Series D funding

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GaN (gallium nitride) power electronics provider Transphorm Inc. a private investment fund managed by Soros Fund Management LLC, and existing investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Google Ventures, Foundation Capital and Lux Capital. The world’s power infrastructure must become radically more efficient to meet the energy and environmental challenges of the future. earlier post ) has completed a $25 million Series D financing round with Quantum Strategic Partners Ltd.,

GaN company Transphorm raises $35M; Japanese firms lead round; business alliance for commercialization

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GaN (Gallium nitride) power conversion company Transphorm Inc. announced a $35-million Series E financing led by Innovation Network Corporation of Japan (INCJ) and Nihon Inter Electronics Company (NIEC), with participation from existing venture investors Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Foundation Capital, Google Ventures, Quantum Strategic Partners (a private investment fund managed by Soros Fund Management), Lux Capital, and Bright Capital.

Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

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Neil Auerbach is a Managing Partner at Hudson Clean Energy Partners which is a global private equity firm investing in renewable power, alternative fuels, energy efficiency and storage. Auerbach adds that due to economies of scale and over capacity in the industry “ wind energy should have a 20% reduction in equipment costs within the next year ” and he has seen realistic projections of “ solar, with a 10% tax credit, being competitive with baseline generation in 2020 ”.

Schiff Amendment would provide resources to restart Plutonium-238 production for RTGs

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NASA: Expanding Frontiers with Radioisotope Power Systems. Google Tech Talk: Save the Uranium-233 to Save Solar System Exploration (January 2011). US Rep.

Automakers agree on common plug to recharge electric vehicles

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Since Power = Current x Voltage you can put the same amount of power through a conductor at a lower current with a higher voltage. They are exponentially more complicated then a power plug. but its never even been close to the amount of garbage that gas power vehicles produce.

Nissan introduces updated 2013 LEAF; US assembly in Smyrna

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EV-IT improvements for 2013 include a new “Eco route” feature added to the available navigation system that includes suggested power-saving alternative routes—plus Google local search, Pandora link for iPhone and iPod cover art. 2013 Nissan LEAF. Click to enlarge.

MIT Battery Breakthrough Could Revolutionize Electric Cars : Gas 2.0

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3 David Herron said on March 16th, 2009 at 12:31 am Fast recharge will require huge power levels. The availability of high current charging power is not important. Some Rights Reserved Powered by Virgance Close Social Web E-mail del.icio.us

Honda unveils Fit EV concept and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle platform at Los Angeles Auto Show

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When the Fit EV production model is introduced, it will be powered by a lithium-ion battery and coaxial electric motor. A special meter display advises the driver when to shut off air conditioning and other accessories to conserve battery power. and Google, Inc.

Bloom Energy Debuts SOFC Fuel Cell System for Distributed Generation

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Bloom Energy Corporation staged a high-profile event announcing the availability of the Bloom Energy Server, a patented solid oxide fuel cell (SOFC) technology for distributed power generation. For more power, customers deploy multiple Energy Servers side by side.

Honda announces second plug-in vehicle testing program; Japan joins US, China may follow

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The specifics of the testing program, testing vehicles, and solar-powered charging stations made their public debut in Japan. Solar-powered charging station for the test vehicles. In the US program, the city of Torrance, California along with Stanford University and Google Inc., The Saitama program will focus on motorcycles, automobiles and power products. The plug-in hybrid electric test vehicle for Japan. Click to enlarge. Honda Motor Co.,

Coming Soon – The Electric City

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And at the headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric, utility executives are preparing “heat maps” of neighborhoods that they fear may overload the power grid in their exuberance for electric cars.&#. And at the headquarters of Pacific Gas and Electric, utility executives are preparing “heat maps” of neighborhoods that they fear may overload the power grid in their exuberance for electric cars. Battery-powered motors are more efficient than gasoline engines.

X PRIZE Foundation Aims to Launch $100M in Prizes Over Next 10 Years, Targeting 4 Key Areas

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Clean Energy : solar/PV, wind, geothermal, hydro, tidal, biofuels. Space Transportation : beamed power propulsion, hypersonic point to point, solar power satellite. The current open prize in this area is the Google Lunar X PRIZE (GLXP).

Daimler opens new MB R&D center in Beijing, presents G-Code hydrogen-electric plug-in hybrid all-wheel drive concept

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The G-Code is powered by two individually controlled drive cores: a compact, turbocharged hydrogen-fueled combustion engine which solely drives the front wheels, and an electric motor which drives the rear axle and transmits its power selectively to the two wheels via a dual multi-disc clutch.

Honda Introducing BEV and PHEV to US and Japan in 2012; Demonstration Programs in US Begin This Year

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By the end of 2010 and continuing through 2011, Honda will roll out a battery-electric vehicle demonstration program in the US with participants, including Stanford University, Google Inc. Honda Motor Company will introduce a battery-electric vehicle (BEV) and a new plug-in hybrid vehicle (PHEV) to the US market in 2012, said President & CEO Takanobu Ito in his mid-year address in Tokyo, Japan.

Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Creature comforts include air conditioning, power steering, sunroof, and electric windows and mirrors. There are at least a half dozen different technologies to power cars with electricity under construction.

US lawmakers to de-silence electric cars • The Register

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Car Companies Standardize Plug for Electric Vehicles : Gas 2.0

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Portland and San Francisco Battle For Electric Car Domination Chicago Gets First Solar Powered EV Charging Station World’s Top 10 Fastest Electric Cars A Few Pictures of Upcoming Electric Cars: Source [ PhysOrg.com ] Image Credit: Clayton B.

GM, Segway partner on two-wheel city vehicle | Green Tech - CNET News

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Chamber wants Congress to limit legal challenges to energy projects Biden gives more smart-grid funding details London data center to power local community Green-jobs czar Van Jones plugs energy innovation Nissan expanding electric charging launch in Arizona A $5 solar stove for rural poor, paid for by polluters Spams carbon footprint: One e-mail is like driving three feet Add a Comment ( Log in or register ) 95 comments by ubnyan April 7, 2009 5:47 AM PDT Is the circus in town?

More Electric Cars in Las Vegas with Stan Hanel's Story on the RAR'ster. with EVJerr Back to Webblogging, Sunday, 13 September 2009

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Michael purchased a new white Tesla Roadster with the intention of making a cross-country trip that would be powered only by homegrown American electrons. They set up a multimedia web site to publicize their ongoing progress but also used Google Docs, Google Maps, Google Earth, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, FreeConferenceCall.com, emails, and texting tools to coordinate both national and state planning committees.

Smart-grid project matches wind to electric cars | Green Tech - CNET News

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The EDISON (Electric Vehicles in a Distributed and Integrated Market using Sustainable Energy and Open Networks) research consortium will seek to match power generation from wind turbines on the island of Bornholm, Denmark, with the power consumption of charging plug-in electric cars. Smart-grid technologies are not required to make larger use of wind and solar power but they can make them less expensive, Schurr said.

The electric car and grid parity - OregonLive.com

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The solar market, for example, has been around for some time, but it has been a fringe technology in commercial terms. But with Japan mandating that 70 percent of the countrys new houses will be powered by photovoltaic solar energy by 2020, "that creates a market," McCabe notes. (It

Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Solar, Wind and Biofuels Grew 53 Percent in 2008 Green Education = Environmental Religion? Several early models of passenger vehicles have enough energy stored in advanced batteries to power several homes for hours. Hybrid electric buses and heavy trucks could power many homes or a school or a hospital in an emergency. The current electrical grid is poorly designed for distributed generation of power. Utilities could avoid building more dirty peaking power plants.

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

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Powered by Blogrunner Previous post The Promise of a Better Light Bulb? Even so, most next gen EV manufacturers are focused on lithium ion (and to a lesser extent NiMH) as the core technology to power their cars. If you charge with solar, is way less.

2010 Aptera 2e First Drive and Video on Inside Line

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Featured Specs Battery-powered electric drivetrain Three wheels; 0.15 The initial funding has come from serious investors, including Idealab, the business incubator of entrepreneur Bill Gross, as well as google.org, the green-investments arm of Google.

Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

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Power & Associates’ alternative powertrain specialist for North America, how realistic it would be for a driver to charge up at a 480V outlet during a long road trip. “A 480V outlet is a little unusual,&# used mostly for higher-power industrial applications, Omotoso said. Email « Is It a Solar Bottom? Be a Brit in 2011 SF Mayor Gavin Newsom: Power America With Ocean Energy Sapphire Energy: The Gorilla of Algae Fuel?

Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are

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Our PRIUS+ Project Photos PHEV Resources Global Warming Take Action News and Events Contact Us Where Plug-In Hybrid Conversions (mostly Priuses) Are This is a mirror of the map at Googles RechargeIt site (including icons for YouTube videos on both PHEVs and EVs). 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).