AeroVironment licenses PNNL EV smart charger controller technology

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The PNNL technology tells a vehicle’s battery charger when to start and stop charging based upon existing conditions on the electrical grid. has licensed smart charging controller technology developed at the US Department of Energy (DOE) Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) for incorporation into its charging station equipment. If a million owners plug in their vehicles to recharge after work, it could cause a major strain on the grid.

ZAP licenses PNNL’s Smart Charger Controller Technology

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ZAP has entered into a non-exclusive license for the Smart Charger Controller technology developed at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The controller technology allows electric car owners to recharge their rides at times of lowest cost and least stress on the grid. The controller uses a low-range wireless technology to communicate with the power grid and determine the best and cheapest time to recharge vehicles.

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PNNL Develops Plug-in Vehicle Smart Charger Controller for Managing Peak Demands in Grid

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Researchers at the Department of Energy’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) have developed a Smart Charger Controller for plug-in vehicles that will automatically recharge vehicles during times of least cost to the consumer and lower demand for power. Widespread use of these devices could help advance a smart power grid. If a million owners plug in their vehicles to recharge after work, it could cause a major strain on the grid.

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

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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. The 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. smart grid charging power grid

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HOMER Grid software now models EV charging stations

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HOMER Energy by UL, a global developer of energy modeling software, announced that HOMER Grid , software for designing grid-tied distributed energy projects, can now model how hybrid systems power electric vehicle (EV) charging stations. The software can model a range of applications, including an on-demand mode which charges vehicles as fast as possible, or a smart, deferrable mode where EV charging is optimized for the lowest impact on the utility bill.

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GE and Nissan Get Into Smart Charging

Revenge of the Electric Car

GE and Nissan have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to jointly research “smart charging&# stations. For more information, read the article: GE, Nissan team on smart charging for electric cars. Here is the full text of the entire article, in case the link goes bad: GE, Nissan team on smart charging for electric cars. smart-grid lab for three years. The second phase will work on integrating electric vehicles in the power grid, according to the companies.

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ECE / Featured / Hybrid & Electric / Themes / Welcome - Minds in Motion

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

A group of EV owners can create a grid cloud, with not yet available smart chargers, the grid cloud works as a virtual powerplant. just the smart chargers and a website for the internal communication is enough, to minimize battery cost of ownership. See [link] By being a member of this grid-cloud, the EV ownrs will earn the current price of the batterry in a few years, and be able to get a new improved one, or keep using the old one for free.

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