BIRD Energy to invest $6.4M in Israel-US projects; biomass, fuel cells, natural gas, water-energy nexus and energy efficiency technologies

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MoE) along with the Israel Innovation Authority have selected seven clean energy projects to receive $6.4 The BIRD Energy program continues to deliver results in energy, enhancing the energy security of both the United States and Israel. Lod, Israel) and Blink Charging Co. Haifa, Israel)) and Ballard Unmanned Systems Inc. Petach-Tikva, Israel) and Adesto Technologies Corp.

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DOE awarding $4.8M to 5 BIRD Energy projects with Israel; H2 storage, biofuel, sustainable transportation

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The Department of Energy (DOE), in partnership with Israel’s Ministry of Energy (MOE) and the Israel Innovation Authority, announced $4.8 The program encourages cooperation between Israeli and American companies through funding joint research and development in a range of technologies, including solar, wind, biofuels, energy storage, fuel cells, smart grid, and water and energy efficiency. Rehovot, Israel) and ALD NanoSolutions Inc.

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Israel-based Hybrid Solar Gas-Turbine Company Closes $5M Series A Round

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EZKlein Partners announced the closing of a $5 million Series A funding round for AORA , an Israel-based developer of a hybrid solarized gas turbine power station. The turbine converts this thermal energy into electric power that will be fed directly into the national grid. AORA has begun construction of a hybrid solar-gas turbine power station at Kibbutz Samar in Israel’s southern Arava region.

Electric Cars and a Smarter Grid - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Electric cars and a smart electric grid have a bright future, according to panelists at a roundtable discussion on the subject that I attended last Friday in Boston. “I So far Israel, Denmark, Australia , Hawaii and California’s Bay Area have plans to implement the Better Place model.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

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Vehicle to Grid (V2G) technology is a bi-directional electric grid interface that allows a plug-in to take energy from the grid or put it back on the grid. The Smart Grid Consortium, established in December 2007 by Xcel Energy, will select a community of approximately 100,000 residents to become a Smart Grid City using V2G. Smart Grid City will use a realtime high-speed two-way communication throughout the distribution grid.

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Smart Grids, Electric Vehicles: A Financial Win-Win for All -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Vehicle to Grid [V2G] technology is a bi-directional electric grid interface that allows a plug-in to take energy from the grid or put it back on the grid. The Smart Grid Consortium, established in December 2007 by Xcel Energy ( XEL ), will select a community of approximately 100,000 residents to become a Smart Grid City using V2G. Smart Grid City will use a realtime high-speed two-way communication throughout the distribution grid.

Electric car battery switching comes to China

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Battery switching for electric cars is already established through the Better Place model in countries such as Israel and Denmark– and now it is coming to China. China Southern Power Grid has teamed up with Better Place to open what is known as the Switchable Electric Car Experience Centre, in Pearl River New Town in [.]. Electric cars Green cars Latest news Better Place China Southern Power Grid electric car battery electric car battery switching

Electric truck ready for dynamic wireless charging on public roads in Sweden; Smartroad Gotland

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The management unit is connected to the electric grid and transfers energy to copper coils buried 8 cm below the roadway, when a valid vehicle is exactly above. ElectReon has successfully wirelessly charged a fully electric 40-ton truck and trailer at a test facility in Sweden.

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Tel Aviv bus operator introducing BYD full-size battery-electric buses

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Investment in the importation of electric buses to Israel is expected to amount to hundreds of NIS millions in the near future, subject to how well electric buses will suit to the local operating conditions. The importation of electric buses in Israel is highly supported and encouraged by various governmental ministries, headed by Israeli transportation minister, Israel Kats, who guided the ministry of Transportation to remove restrictions that may delay the process of importation.

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Startup using AI to improve traffic management at intersections; edge computing

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Israel-based NoTraffic has developed a turnkey traffic management platform powered by V2I communication & real-time optimization of signalized intersections. There, the data is used to optimize and manage traffic lights, both at the individual intersection and across a city grid.

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Tata Takes On Air

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If a driver doesn't have access to a compressor station, they will be able to plug into the electrical grid and use the car's built-in compressor to refill the tank in about 4 hours. Nègre has signed deals to bring its design to 12 more countries, including Germany, Israel and South Africa.

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Coulomb Gets Charged Up

Revenge of the Electric Car

The funding, led by Voyager Capital and Rho Ventures, follows Tesla’s disclosure that it will seek an initial public stock offering and Better Place’s announcement of a $350 million investment as it prepares to roll out its technology in Israel and Denmark.&#. Coulomb envisions a landscape transformed by cutting-edge charging stations — a kind of “smart grid&# of Web-networked stations that will communicate with drivers about their availability.

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GE-NRG Energy-ConocoPhillips JV invests in Israeli wastewater-to-electricity company Emefcy

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Rather than using conventional energy-intensive aerobic processes or methane-producing anaerobic digestion to treat wastewater, Emefcy harvests renewable energy directly from the wastewater and feeds it to the power grid, enabling the energy-positive wastewater treatment plant.

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Hawaii opts for EVs and renewable energy

Revenge of the Electric Car

Tuesday’s announcement follows earlier endorsements from Israel, Denmark, Australia, Renault-Nissan and a coalition of Northern California localities supporting the idea leading to the deployment of an electric vehicle with a range of greater than 100 miles, beginning at the end of 2010 in Israel. My wife, Zan, and I were recently on the Big Island, Hawaii, and while there we toured the state’s only geothermal plant.

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Better Place Debuts EV Services Platform and Partners at Frankfurt Motor Show

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The industry needs to continue to overcome the obstacles of extended range, price and impact on the grid if we’re going to be able to deliver a better experience than what consumers currently get.

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Chevron invests in Prussian Blue battery tech company Natron Energy; stationary storage for EV charging stations

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One potential technology solution for fast charging stations may be the use of stationary batteries to supplement demand for grid power. Israel, M. Natron Energy , a developer of new battery cell technology based on Prussian Blue analogue electrodes and a sodium-ion electrolyte, has closed a strategic investment by Chevron Technology Ventures (CTV) to support the development of stationary energy storage systems for demand charge management at electric vehicle (EV) charging stations.

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GE and Better Place Partner to Accelerate EV Infrastructure Deployment; Integrating GE WattStation with Better Place Services

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The partnership combines GE’s global scale, broad technology portfolio, smart grid expertise, and its new WattStation Level 2 electric vehicle charger ( earlier post ) with Better Place’s EV services and infrastructure solution. GE’s WattStation. Click to enlarge.

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Greenlings: Benefits of charging stations vs. battery swaps vs. home charging

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Also, besides giving you the ability to charge at night when most utility rates are lower, future vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology may allow you to sell some of your stored energy back to the utilities.

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Chinese automakers bring hybrids and plug-ins to Detroit, Geneva auto shows

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—a partnership between Chery Automobile, China’s largest independent car manufacturer, and Israel Corporation—is bringing its Cross Hybrid Concept to the Geneva Motor Show in March. The E-JET concept range extended electric vehicle from GAC. Click to enlarge.

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GE Capital, NRG Energy and ConocoPhillips form $300M JV to fund emerging energy technology

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Energy Technology Ventures will invest in, and offer commercial collaboration opportunities to, venture- and growth-stage energy technology companies in the renewable power generation, smart grid, energy efficiency, oil, natural gas, coal and nuclear energy, emission controls, water and biofuels sectors, primarily in North America, Europe and Israel. GE, NRG Energy, Inc.

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

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Better Place is building stations in San Francisco, Hawaii, Israel, and Denmark to swap out 1,000 pound batteries in a car wash type set up. The true impact of electric vehicles should consider the make-up of the power grids where these cars will be used.

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Pike Research ranks ChargePoint, DBT as top EV charging equipment supply companies

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The new Pike Pulse Grid for EVSE manufacturers. Pike’s top 11-20 countries are: Austria, Australia, Belgium, India, Israel, Netherlands, Norway, Russia, Sweden, and Switzerland. Click to enlarge.

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Nissan, Pima Association of Governments and ECOtality to Partner on EVs and EV Charging Infrastructure for Tucson Area

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In conjunction with the anticipated 2010 launch of Nissan’s zero-emission electric vehicle, ECOtality will initiate its EV Micro-Climate program in the Tucson region to promote sensible policies, intelligent deployment of charge infrastructure, and strong public awareness to encourage consumer adoption of grid-connected electric vehicles.

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Renault Unveils Four Concept EVs and Quickdrop Battery Switch System; Commits to 100,000 EVs with Better Place

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Renault and Better Place also announced an expansion of their current agreement by committing to a volume of at least 100,000 electric cars in Israel and Denmark by 2016. . The plug socket can be easily adapted to the current grid by an electrician.

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Renault-Nissan Alliance Partners with Singapore Government for EVs

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Singapore is well-positioned for the deployment of EVs due to our relative small size, urban environment, robust electrical grid and IT infrastructure. The Alliance has begun ZEV initiatives in Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama in Japan, as well as in Israel, Denmark, Portugal, Monaco, the UK, France, Switzerland, Ireland, China and Hong Kong.

Pike Research makes 10 electric vehicle predictions for 2013

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Battery swapping pioneer Better Place, which saw key executives leave in 2012, has failed to capture the expected number of subscribers to its EV service in the initial launch market of Israel and borrowed money to continue the expensive build-out of battery swap stations in Denmark. Corporations are much better equipped to repurpose end-of-life EV batteries than individuals and will be able to sell into the growing market for grid energy storage.

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Better Place unveils electric vehicle platform

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The aim of Better Place is as straightforward as it is admirable – it wants to help the industry overcome the obstacles of extended range, price and impact on the grid. In the hope of enabling mass-market electric vehicle adoption, it is producing a comprehensive infrastructure for the automotive and utility industries that combines physical charging infrastructure and the data used to optimise the charging and manage the grid.

Renault-Nissan Alliances Forms EV Partnership in Phoenix Metro Area; Beginning of a Phoenix-Tucson EV Charging Corridor

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will participate in the partnership by initiating its EV Micro-Climate program in the Phoenix region to promote sensible policies, intelligent deployment of charge infrastructure, and strong public awareness to foster the successful consumer adoption of grid-connected electric vehicles. The Renault-Nissan Alliance has begun ZEV initiatives in Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama in Japan, as well as in Israel, Denmark, Portugal, Monaco, the UK, France, Switzerland and Ireland.

Renault-Nissan and Singapore Government to develop zero-emission mobility

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Singapore is well-positioned for the deployment of EVs due to our relative small size, urban environment, robust electrical grid and IT infrastructure,&# said Mr Lawrence Wong, Chief Executive, EMA. The Renault-Nissan Alliance has begun ZEV initiatives in Kanagawa Prefecture and Yokohama in Japan, as well as in Israel, Denmark, Portugal, Monaco, the UK, France, Switzerland, Ireland, China and Hong Kong.