EEA: large-scale roll-out of EVs will help EU shift to green transport, but may challenge power grid

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However, widespread use of such vehicles would pose challenges for Europe’s power grid in meeting increased electricity demand. The need for extra power will be higher if other sectors like industry or households do not follow through on planned energy efficiency improvements.

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Sumitomo Electric demoing ESS for power grid in California; US’ largest redox flow battery system

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Following the start of the project in September 2015, a redox flow battery system (2 MW x 4 hours) was constructed for a power grid at a substation in San Diego. Data on performance in the transmission and distribution grid will also be collected to improve the system's economic value.

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State With Dirtiest Power Grid Has Highest Electric-Car Incentive

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Life is full of little ironies. And life in the 50 states that make up the United States of America is full of inconsistencies, including those among electric-car incentives from state to state. West Virginia, for instance, turns out to offer a remarkably high income-tax credit of up to $7,500 for citizens (who can take advantage of it) who buy a. Carbon Footprint carbon dioxide plug-in cars renewable energy energy West Virginia

ExxonMobil invests $15M in University of Texas at Austin Energy Institute; renewable energy, battery technologies and power grid modeling

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Research projects are expected to cover a range of emerging technologies, and will take advantage of the university’s capabilities in renewable energy, battery technologies and power grid modeling. to advance carbonate fuel cell technology to enhance the affordability of carbon capture from natural gas-fueled power plants.

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DOE, NREL and Toyota collaborating on integrating plug-in electric vehicles into power grid

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The US Department of Energy (DOE), National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and Toyota Motor Engineering & Manufacturing, North America have launched a collaborative research effort on integrating plug-in electric vehicles into the power grid. NREL is also working with the US Army to develop the Consolidated Utility Base Energy (CUBE) System—a solar, battery and generator hybrid power system that provides electricity to forward operating bases.

China Southern Power Grid and Better Place open EV battery switch experience center in Guangzhou

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China Southern Power Grid (CSG) and Better Place opened their Switchable Electric Car Experience Center in Guangzhou’s Pearl River New Town. A switchable battery electric car today drove out from the experience center, marking Guangzhou as the starting point for EV network infrastructure in the five Southern provinces served by CSG. Earlier this year, CSG and Better Place signed a strategic cooperation framework agreement in Guangzhou to develop EV infrastructure in China.

No, Electric Vehicles Won't Bring Down the U.S. Power Grid

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Last week's heat wave prompted another eruption of that perennial question: Won't electric cars that recharge from grid power overload the nation's electricity system? power grid? Or put more bluntly: Will electric vehicles bring down the U.S. The answer, equally bluntly, is: No. They won't. And we rather wish that certain news

Mitsubishi Heavy to supply 500 kWh (normal) containerized Li-ion energy storage system to power grid of Orkney Islands

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MHI), jointly with SSE plc (formerly Scottish and Southern Energy plc), will begin an energy storage system demonstration project using the power grid in the UK’s Orkney Islands, which has a high proportion of renewable energy generation in relation to demand. In the project, Mitsubishi Power Systems Europe, Ltd. MPSE), the business base for MHI’s power system operations in Europe, and SSE Generation Ltd., Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.

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GE VC Firms Announce $200M Open Innovation Challenge to Accelerate Power Grid Technology Through Open Collaboration

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GE announced a $200-million open innovation challenge that seeks breakthrough ideas to create a smarter, cleaner, more efficient electric grid, and accelerate the adoption of more efficient grid technologies. GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt unveiled the challenge, the “GE ecomagination Challenge: Powering the Grid,” in San Francisco 13 July. Proposals are sought in three, broad categories: Renewables, Grid and Eco Homes/Eco Buildings.

The Solangelist is Back! Greenius & GRID Alternative Get to Work Installing Solar in Inglewood

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Last Tuesday and Wednesday I lucked out and landed another volunteer slot on a solar installation gig with my old pals from GRID Alternatives. Tags: citizen volunteer climate change environment renewable energy solar power GRID Alternatives

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Will Electric Cars Destroy Your Neighborhood Power Grid? No, But.

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One question that's frequently asked of GreenCarReports.com--and many others too: Does recharging electric cars pose a threat to the electricity grid? Over the next 12 months, carmakers will introduce several new plug-in electric vehicles. The 2010 Fisker Karma and the 2011 Chevrolet Volt plug-in hybrids, among other electric-drive vehicles, are

Greenius & Obama Celebrate Our First 100 Days!

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April 14, 2009 GRID Alternative solar install for Habitat for Humanity. And when I say “we&# I mean GRID Alternatives the non-profit whose mission is to empower communities in need by providing renewable energy and energy efficiency services, equipment and training.

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Electric car battery switching comes to China

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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 switchingBattery 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.

Ethical sourcing for electric-car minerals: Toyota, Honda, VW, Ford, others sign pledge

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As automakers develop more efficient electric motors, EVs pulling electrons from dirtier, coal-powered grids are as clean or cleaner than even the most efficient fossil-fueled cars when it comes to equivalent tailpipe emissions. But electric vehicles still have a supply-chain problem. A partnership between some of the world's largest automakers is. Batteries battery pack plug-in cars Electric motor conflict minerals

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One electric car owner's experiences in adding solar panels: why, what, and how

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The purchase of an electric car that plugs into the power grid to recharge its battery often gets drivers thinking about the source of their energy. We haven't seen data from recent years looking at the overlap between electric-car drivers and home solar panels. But early analyses in California indicated as many as four in 10 electric-car drivers. plug-in cars renewable energy solar

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If you own an electric car, what's your at-home charging source? Take our Twitter poll

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Drivers who buy an electric car that plugs into the power grid to recharge the battery often start to consider the source of their energy. A 2012 analysis from California, in the earliest days of modern electric cars, indicated as many as four in 10 electric-car drivers were already using or considering the addition of home solar panels to. electric utilities plug-in cars charging renewable energy solar Home charging Polls

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Scotland power boss: Peak charging could cause grid problems

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Vastly greater numbers of electric cars on United Kingdom roads could pose problems for the power supplies used to recharge them—if, that is, they all plug in during the day. could burden the power grid if owners opt to charge those. smart grid UK electric utilities charging Scotland charging infrastructure Charging stations

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Utility V2G test with BMW shows electric cars can aid the grid

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As the demand for electric cars grows, utility companies are considering their effect on local power grids—both positive and negative. Recently, California's PG&E and BMW recently wrapped up a pilot program testing experimental vehicle-to-grid technology to see if electric cars could actually aid the grid—and they did.

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Under Paris agreement, electric cars will hurt oil demand well before power supply: report

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According to a recent report by Wood Mackenzie, the global power grids are likely safe for quite a while, but another market may be turned on its head. Electric vehicles have the potential to upend energy markets as their adoption becomes more widespread. But how much of an effect will they have? And on which specific markets? DON'T MISS: Decline. Gasoline oil Plug-In Hybrids electric utilities plug-in cars Battery Electric Vehicle (BEV) fossil fuels

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Hawaii study finds vehicle-to-grid discharge detrimental to EV batteries

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Results of a study by a team at the Hawaii Natural Energy Institute, SOEST, University of Hawaii at Manoa, suggest that the additional cycling to discharge vehicle batteries to the power grid in a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) scenario, even at constant power, is detrimental to EV battery cell performance.

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IBM, Honda and PG&E testing electric car smart grid technology

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Claiming electric cars might overstress the electric power grid, IBM, Honda and PG&E have begun a pilot project exploring integrating electric cars to the smart grid, allowing grid operators to manage the charge rate of all plugged-in

INEES report shows intelligent integration of EVs reduces power fluctuations, but not currently economically viable

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The findings of the report show that it is technically possible to absorb grid power fluctuations by connecting electric vehicles to the power supply. The supply of electrical power is undergoing a fundamental change. Electric (Battery) Smart charging Smart Grid V2X

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Making electric-car battery cell anodes more sustainably

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Studies have found that even cars charged on dirty, coal-powered grids have overall emissions no higher than a very fuel-efficient internal-combustion car. With no tailpipe emissions, electric cars have a clear advantage over their gasoline and diesel counterparts when it comes to carbon emissions. But are there any other potential environmental. Environmental Manufacturing Batteries plug-in cars

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Daimler and Mitsui invest in Mobility House for commercialization of energy management services with EVs

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The two companies are also cooperating intensively in the field of stationary energy storage units and recently launched the world’s largest 2nd-life battery storage unit to be connected to the grid as part of the joint venture Enbase Power GmbH. In addition to innovative charging and energy storage solutions, The Mobility House portfolio also includes projects in the field of vehicle-to-grid (V2G) technology. Mitsui & Co.,

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IBM, Honda and PG&E testing electric car smart grid technology

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Claiming electric cars might overstress the electric power grid, IBM, Honda and PG&E have begun a pilot project exploring integrating electric cars to the smart grid, allowing grid operators to manage the charge rate of all plugged-in

H2FUTURE building world’s largest green hydrogen pilot plant; targeting the steel industry

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The partners from industry and power generation will use this facility to research into future breakthrough technologies which are needed to meet global climate goals over the long-term.

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Tesla's First Solar-Powered Supercharger-Store-Service Center Is Almost Ready

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But despite its goal of providing solar-generated electricity at those sites, Superchargers thus far have drawn on electricity from the conventional power grid. Electric-car maker Tesla Motors has rapidly been opening Supercharger DC fast-charging stations throughout the U.S. and outside the country. That''s about to change. DON''T MISS: Tesla To

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Virtual power plant project starts in Toyota City; leveraging PHEVs

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Chubu Electric Power Co., together with Toyota City, have launched a “virtual power plant” demonstration project, which aims to achieve the local production and consumption of renewable energy. Denso Corporation, Toyota Motor Corporation and Toyota Turbine and Systems Inc.,

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IBM, Honda and PG&E testing electric car smart grid technology

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Claiming electric cars might overstress the electric power grid, IBM, Honda and PG&E have begun a pilot project exploring integrating electric cars to the smart grid, allowing grid operators to manage the charge rate of all plugged-in

Test Pays BMW i3 Electic-Car Owners To Let Utility Delay Charging

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The rise of modern electric cars has brought concerns that their cumulative charging needs could have an increasing impact on electric power grids. California san francisco electric utilities plug-in cars charging charging infrastructure GRIDToo many cars charging at once might simply overwhelm the ability of the infrastructure to handle it, electric-car critics say. While most studies and utility executives discount much of this fear, BMW.

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UPS-led SEUL consortium switches on smart-grid fleet charging solution in London; maxing out on EVs without expensive grid upgrades

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A UPS-led consortium has deployed new smart-grid charging technology in London that overcomes the challenge of simultaneously recharging an entire fleet of electric vehicles (EVs) without the need for the expensive upgrade to the power supply grid.

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PG+E Data: Electric Cars Have Almost No Grid Impact So Far

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Electric cars lessen dependence on fossil fuels, but what effect are they having on power consumption? The concern often comes up that large numbers of electric cars will increase the demand for electricity and overwhelm power grids--despite studies to the contrary. Now we have data: Electricity usage doesn''t seem to be affected, at least thus

University of Waterloo opens new automotive research facility

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Research areas include longer-lasting batteries to extend the range of electric vehicles, methods to feed excess energy from vehicles back into the public power grid, emissions, wheel force measurements and advanced driver assistance systems (ADAS), such as adaptive cruise controllers that maintain safe distances between vehicles while also optimizing fuel consumption.

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BMW Group commissions second-life battery storage farm at Leipzig

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The stationary battery storage farm is also integrated with the public power grid, which enables its electricity to be marketed as primary balancing power. When there is a surplus of power from renewable energies, large-scale battery storage can relieve the grid by absorbing electricity. When there is not enough power in the electricity grid, the facility can release electricity to help stabilize the grid.

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Saudi Arabia Uses Your Gas Dollars To Fund.Solar Energy

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power grid, but it's a very slow process. But there's another country that plans to invest heavily in solar power, hoping to provide fully 30 percent of its energy needs from the sun in Renewable energy, especially solar, is making inroads into the U.S. And especially in the wake of the Solyndra collapse, it's one fraught with political wrangling.

Berkeley study finds self-driving electric taxi fleets in Manhattan would deliver significant cost and environmental benefits

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They further estimated that such an SAEV fleet drawing power from the current NYC power grid would reduce GHG emissions by 73% and energy consumption by 58% compared to an automated fleet of ICEVs.

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Volvo Buses unveiling Volvo 7900 Electric bus at Busworld in October

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The bus’s batteries are charged through the energy generated during engine braking, as well as at bus stops via the power grid. A battery charge via the power grid takes maximum 6 minutes, corresponding to around 10 km of driving. When Volvo Buses participates in the Busworld exhibition in Kortrijk, Belgium in October, the company will unveil the Volvo 7900 Electric—Volvo’s first series-produced electric bus under its own brand.

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California Energy Commission awards $17M to expand hydrogen refueling infrastructure

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The grants will fund a wide range of demonstration projects, including a new lithium extraction process, a high-efficiency electric power grid control device, and a light-emitting diode (LED) bulb that operates at a resistance level 30 times lower than conventional LED lights.

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UC Riverside study to evaluate best ways to achieve California’s 100% renewable energy target

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State officials have approved requirements for the power grid to consist of 50% renewable energy by 2030. The research team will predict and forecast high renewable energy scenarios in for both electric and natural gas grids. Arun Raju, director of the Center for Renewable Natural Gas at UC Riverside, recently received a $146,000 grant from Southern California Gas Co.

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Groupe Renault, Connected Energy install EV charging with 2nd-life batteries at highway rest areas

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With the E-STOR system, the batteries are recharged at low power, and the stored energy is then released at high power. It thus becomes possible to offer electric vehicle charging services in locations where constructing a high power connection to the power grid would be very costly.

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