Opinion: Why Buffett Bet A Billion On Solar: Miles Per Acre Per Year

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If you drive an SUV in Southern California those miles cost over 30 cents each.). The first eye-opener for large scale solar was the Austin Energy PPA last year that was priced at 5 cents. They had better think seriously about financing solar and wind arrays.

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General Motors and DTE Energy partner on 800 kW solar array

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General Motors is partnering with DTE Energy to build a new 800-kilowatt solar array at its Warren Transmission plant that will be GM’s largest solar installation in Michigan. The 2,800 solar panels will generate clean electricity that will go back to the grid. Warren Transmission builds front-wheel drive transmissions for a variety of GM’s most-popular cars, crossovers and SUVs, as well as the drive unit for the new 2016 Chevrolet Volt.

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Cleantech Crunched Top 10 Low Carbon Footprint Cars (and one SUV) for. Solar, Wind and Biofuels Grew 53 Percent in 2008 Green Education = Environmental Religion? 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. Smart Grid City will use a realtime high-speed two-way communication throughout the distribution grid.

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Hitachi, Mitsubishi Motors and ENGIE testing plug-in vehicles as renewable energy storage for office buildings

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Hitachi’s V2X Charger is the first recharger that not only recharges an electric car but can also discharge the energy back into the building/grid providing different flexibilities including kW, ?kW, This energy can then be discharged back into the grid when appropriate.

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

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Smart-grid technologies can help utilities better integrate renewable energy sources and run the transmission grid more efficiently, said Allan Schurr, the vice president of strategy and development at IBMs Global Energy and Utilities practice, which is participating in about 50 projects. Along with other industry executives, IBMs Schurr spoke Wednesday morning about smart-grid technologies in Washington, D.C.,

Ford, Detroit Edison and Extreme Power Working to Build One of Michigans Largest Solar Power Systems at Michigan Assembly Plant; 2 MWh Battery Storage System

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Ford, Detroit Edison and Xtreme Power are teaming up to establish one of Michigan’s largest solar power generation systems and electric vehicle charging stations at Ford’s Michigan Assembly Plant in Wayne, Mich. Ford will work with Detroit Edison to install a 500 kW solar photovoltaic panel system at Michigan Assembly. A secondary, smaller solar energy system will be integrated at a later date to power lighting systems at Michigan Assembly.

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Electrified Blondes in Convertibles For Everyone!

Creative Greenius

She lives in a solar powered house and drives an electric car. If everyone could hear Ed talk about the smart grid and how plug-in cars make it possible to inventory electricity then we’d already be building that grid today.

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Here Come the PHEVs

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clip) Fisker also hopes to come out with SUVs and other types of cars. This cute and sporty beetle-esque electric car comes with optional photovoltaics for solar power, and will be powered by a pack of Li-ions that will allow drivers to go about 100 miles before needing to recharge.

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First week with a Tesla

Revenge of the Electric Car

The Roadster is faster then anything on the road, including the young guy in a fuel cell SUV who improbably challenged me to a Saturday night race on Hollywood Blvd. You’ve got to pay attention to avoid SUVs, spine crunching pot holes, and drivers who let their cars drift into you as they stare. Night time grid charging is cheapest (&# $1 a gallon&# ) and the whole process will be even greener come the end of January when our roof (finally) gets solar panels.

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Volkswagen Group continues to push with CNG

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Volkswagen Group brands and their industry partners have been working in this field for some time; Audi has been operating the world’s first industrial power-to-gas plant in Werlte (Emsland) since 2013, with the Audi e-gas produced from wind power being fed into the natural gas grid.

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Plug-In Hybrids (or Plugin Hybrids)

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Plug-In Hybrids Are Cleaner (Even on a Coal Grid) [ to top ] This entire section is finally obsolete -- because we now have a definitive study by the Electric Power Research Institute and the Natural Resources Defense Council.

Conference confirms plug-in fever

Plugs and Cars

One week earlier, former Vice President Al Gore issued his well-received challenge to make the American grid 100% renewable in ten years. All the wind farms and solar panels in the world won’t do anything to lower the outflow of hundreds billions of dollars annually or decrease our pump-fueled funding of Islamic fundamentalism unless we build cars that can use that cleaner electricity. Once again, a conference on plug-in cars.

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Plug-in cars: Moving Forward

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The plan calls for 39 mpg for cars and 30 mpg for light trucks and SUVs by 2016; no automaker lawsuits; and California subscribes to the national program through 2016. Toyota, the automaker arguably best positioned and most experienced in the ways of electric drive, has scarcely hidden its intention to go slow on plug-ins while touting small incremental mileage gains on the gasoline-only Prius and the green glitz of an optional solar roof.

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CalCars and PHEVs Frequently Asked Questions

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

A January 2007 Pacific National Laboratory study shows that if we woke up tomorrow and all our vehicles could plug in, todays grid could support more than three-quarters of them charging at night without building a single power plant. Whats Vehicle-to-Grid and why would I like it?

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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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Ninth annual Green Innovation Index finds California light-duty vehicle emissions spike; major challenge to 2030 climate goals

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Despite an increase in light-duty truck and SUV sales, these vehicle types only accounted for 1.9 million MTCO 2 e) actually outpaced that of light-duty trucks and SUVs. from the year before, with solar jumping 40.3%

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Audis e-tron quattro EV: evolutionary powertrain with a dash of revolution for production in 2018; MLB evo

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Audi’s e-tron quattro battery-electric SUV concept, which made its formal debut at IAA in Frankfurt ( earlier post ), is a strong indicator of Audi’s series-production electric SUV due in 2018—especially in terms of the powertrain. Solar roof and heat pump.

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Electric Car Manufacturers Inspire New Paradigms -- Seeking Alpha

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

There are choices for 110 volt versus 220 volt, slow versus quick charges, and solar options. will become less common over the next 10-years and that a mix of alternative fuel vehicles including electric, biofuel, hydrogen and solar will and is now seeing tremendous market growth.

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

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Blending the MPG of SUVs and small cars understates the real consumption and rewards automakers for building gas hogs and unsafe micro cars which makes people want to buy "safe" gas hogs. Wired Home Subscribe Sections Cars 2.0

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Another cut at US electric vehicle range requirements and usage patterns; fully-charged LEAF could handle 83-95% of all driving days

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The second part of their study, Assessment of Electric Cars’ Range Requirements and Usage Patterns based on Driving Behavior recorded in the National Household Travel Survey of 2009 , covers car usage patterns on an hourly basis for weekdays and weekends, which are in turn used to assess when cars are connected to the grid and available for charging. Solar Journey USA project.

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Plug In America - Links and Resources

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Ruppert "The End of Oil", by Paul Roberts "High and Mighty: The dangerous rise of the SUV", by Keith Bradsher, 2002 "High Noon for Natural Gas: The New Energy Crisis", by Julian Darley "The Hype about Hydrogen", by Joseph J. Learn About Plug-ins What Are Plug-ins? Where Can I Buy One? Real Life EV Stories A Case for Electricity Plug In America Positions Energy Policy Frequently Asked Questions About Plug-in Buses Who Killed the Electric Car?

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Study: even with high LDV electrification, low-carbon biofuels will be necessary to meet 80% GHG reduction target; “daunting” policy implications

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In the climate-targeted scenarios, they assumed that electrified vehicles receive their electricity from an 80% decarbonized electricity grid. Importantly, we are considering only fuel demands for light duty transportation, that is, cars, vans, SUVs, and light trucks.

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Opinion: Debunking the mythsWhy fuel cell electric vehicles (FCEVs) are viable for the mass market

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Whilst hydrogen today is extracted from natural gas and is already a global, multi-billion dollar industry used in a wide range of industrial applications, it is also produced from renewable sources like solar, wind or biogas without the need to use fossil fuels. This renewable production capacity is increasingly important to ensure the existing power grid can accept more renewable sources. by Dr. Henri Winand, CEO of Intelligent Energy.

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Audi highlights its range of electrification efforts; Q7 diesel PHEV, A7 fuel cell PHEV, BEV, 48V and more; 750 Wh/l by 2025

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Depending on the driving situation, the SUV can boost, coast and recuperate. Audi e-tron quattro concept SUV. Under a venture with the motto “From Road to Grid”, Audi is therefore currently working on a concept to convert old batteries into stationary energy stores.

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