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.

2017 78

New York to add solar to transportation hubs

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In the latest example, the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority plans to add solar panels to the rooftops of its rail yards and bus depots to help feed the local power grid. solar Buses Trains parking lotsElectric cars and public transportation go together in more ways than one. READ MORE: Forget light poles, British firm to build chargers from cable boxes The MTA.

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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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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.

2013 90

Hydro-Québec and Sony forming JV to develop large-scale Li-ion energy storage system for power grids

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Hydro-Québec and Sony Corporation will establish a joint venture to research and develop a large-scale energy storage system for power grids. Furthermore, the energy storage system for such power supplies must be highly safe and reliable due to the need for an efficient and stable source of high capacity power. Sony and Hydro-Québec plan to establish the new company in June, 2014.

2014 91

Japan team evaluates battery-assisted low-cost hydrogen production from solar energy

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Researchers from Japan’s NIMS (National Institute for Materials Science), the University of Tokyo and Hiroshima University have jointly conducted a techno-economic analysis for hydrogen production from photovoltaic power generation (PV) utilizing a battery-assisted electrolyzer.

2019 164

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. plug-in cars renewable energy solarBut early analyses in California indicated as many as four in 10 electric-car drivers.

2017 85

Greenius & Obama Celebrate Our First 100 Days!

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April 14, 2009 GRID Alternative solar install for Habitat for Humanity. That’s your Creative Greenius in the orange hardhat, and my buddy the Reverend Ron giving the Hang Loose salute, atop the roof of a Habitat for Humanity home we successfully installed a Solar PV system on.

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TU/e student team unveils solar-powered family car for World Solar Challenge

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The Solar Team Eindhoven (STE) of Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e) presented the world’s first solar-powered family car. This is the car being entered by the student team in the Cruiser class of the World Solar Challenge that starts in Australia in October 2013. The solar cells of Stella generate more electricity on average than the car uses; surplus electricity could be returned to the power grid, thereby making the car energy-positive.

2013 97

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

2015 88

Ford partners with Haier, Trina Solar and Delta Electronics to launch MyEnergi Lifestyle in China

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At Consumer Electronics Show Asia, Ford launched a strategic collaboration with Haier (home appliance), Trina Solar (solar power) and Delta Electronics (power management) to introduce MyEnergi Lifestyle ( earlier post ) to China, a holistic approach for lowering the energy costs and carbon footprint of Chinese families. Trina Solar Photovoltaic Power Generation System. Trina Solar Limited is a global leader in photovoltaic modules, solutions and services.

2015 84

US Navy launches its first solar-powered EV charging station

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Naval Support Activity (NSA) Mid-South officially welcomed into service the US Navy’s first solar-powered electric car charging station. The carport will enable NSA Mid-South to recharge its current fleet of 17 electric vehicles with renewable electricity in approximately four hours, while reducing demand on the commercial power grid. Since then, the carport has successfully generated enough electricity to power more than 60 typical homes for a day.

2013 76

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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OSU team develops new aqueous lithium-iodine solar flow battery; 20% energy savings over Li-I batteries

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After debuting the first solar air battery—a photo-assisted charging Li-O 2 battery—last fall ( earlier post ), researchers at The Ohio State University led by Professor Yiying Wu have now developed a new system combining a solar cell and a battery into a single device.

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US installs 6.2 GW of solar PV in 2014, up 30% over 2013

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Newly installed solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity in the US in 2014 reached a record 6,201 MW, growing 30% over 2013’s total, according to the new US Solar Market Insight 2014 Year in Review report released by GTM Research and the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA). An additional 767 MW of concentrating solar power (CSP) came on-line in the same period. Solar provided roughly one third of all new electric generating capacity in the US in 2014.

2015 87

Mitsubishi Heavy says ground test validates wireless power transmission for space solar power systems; 10 kW sent 500m by microwave

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MHI) successfully conducted ground demonstration testing of “wireless power transmission,” a new technology presently under development to serve as the core technology of space solar power systems (SSPS). In the ground demonstration test, 10 kW of power was sent from a transmitting unit by microwave; the reception of power was confirmed at a receiver unit located at a distance of 500 meters (m) away by the illumination of LED lights, using part of power transmitted.

2015 90

Bidirectional Charging Management (BCM) research project gets green light; tying in renewables

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Not only will electric vehicles with bidirectional charging capability be able to draw electrical power for their high-voltage battery when plugged into a compatible charging station or wallbox, they will also have the ability to reverse the process and feed energy back into the power grid.

2019 123

ExxonMobil and Princeton select five energy research projects; including batteries and solar

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The projects will center on solar and battery technologies; plasma physics; Arctic sea-ice modeling; and the impact of carbon dioxide absorption on the world’s oceans. ExxonMobil and Princeton University announced the selection of five research projects associated with their partnership focused on energy technologies.

2016 80

IBM introduces new wind and solar forecasting system for utilities; big data analytics and weather modeling to predict output

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IBM has developed an advanced power and weather modeling technology that will help utilities increase the reliability of renewable energy resources. The solution combines weather prediction and big data analytics to forecast accurately the availability of wind power and solar energy. This will enable utilities to integrate more renewable energy into the power grid, the company says. This amount of additional energy can power roughly more than 14,000 homes.

2013 100

DOE offers $2.1B conditional commitment loan guarantee to support California solar thermal power plant

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billion loan guarantee to support Units 1 and 2 of the Blythe Solar Power Project, sponsored by Solar Trust of America, LLC. The concentrating solar thermal power plant includes two units comprising a combined 484 megawatt (MW) generating capacity, an eight-mile transmission line and associated infrastructure. The program’s 11 generation projects will produce nearly 25 million megawatt-hours annually, enough to power more than two million homes.

2011 74

Audi opens 1.9 MWh battery storage unit on EUREF Campus in Berlin

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MWh and uses used lithium-ion batteries from development vehicles to test various interaction scenarios between electric cars and the power grid. This would allow charging with solar or wind power, depending on what is available.

2019 123

Panasonic to begin mass-production of long-life Li-ion battery system for solar-powered homes in Europe

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The battery system stores excess energy generated from the photovoltaic (PV) power system during peak hours of PV generation and discharges the energy as needed, providing a solution as a household battery storage system that helps self-consumption of solar-generated power. It will also enable households to reduce the dependence on grid power and facilitate the further spread of green energy.

2012 78

New GE combined cycle power plant delivers both flexibility and efficiency; enables greater use of wind, solar and natural gas on grid

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GE unveiled the FlexEfficiency 50 Combined Cycle Power Plant, engineered to deliver a combination of flexibility and efficiency in power generation. The FlexEfficiency 50 Combined Cycle Power Plant. —Paul Browning, vice president thermal products for GE Power & Water.

2011 109

Cree and ABB partner on silicon carbide high-power semiconductors

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and ABB’s Power Grids business are partnering to expand the rollout of silicon carbide in the rapidly-growing high-power semiconductor market. Cree’s products will be included as part of ABB’s power semiconductor product portfolio, across power grids, train and traction, industrial and e-mobility sectors. Specifically, Cree’s industry-leading silicon carbide devices will be assembled into ABB power modules. Cree, Inc.

2019 68

Saudi Arabia Uses Your Gas Dollars To Fund.Solar Energy

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Renewable energy, especially solar, is making inroads into the U.S. 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 And especially in the wake of the Solyndra collapse, it's one fraught with political wrangling.

Torrance Enviro Commish - From Curious to CringeWorthy

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Commissioner Reilly, who will be talking about solar, doesn’t seem to know the big efficiency differences between PV modules, thin film solar or integrated solar roof tiles. She isn’t aware of current state laws on solar shading either.

2009 130

Report: Japan to Issue Solicitiation for Development of Microwave-Based Space Solar Power System

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The Nikkei reports that the Japanese government will soon issue a public solicitation for firms to participate in a project to develop technologies for a space solar power system that would beam electricity generated by orbital solar panels and converted into microwaves in space down to the earth. The hope is to commercialize orbital solar power by 2030. The project will develop technologies to transmit power down to the earth.

2009 60

Japan V2G demonstrator project using EVs as virtual power plant resource; METI funding

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Seven companies—Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings, Inc. TEPCO Power Grid, Inc.; Hitachi Systems Power Service, Ltd.; Stabilizing the power grid requires the use of thermal power but this incurs costs in owning and maintaining such power generating plants.

2018 90

Volkswagen introduces near-series design study of the MEB-based flexible quick charging station at Geneva

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Connected to the grid or even off-grid, the station can charge up to four electric cars simultaneously, based on the principle of a ‘power bank’, two with DC quick charging. At the same time, the interim storage of energy relieves pressure on the mains power grid at peak times.

2019 91

LG Chem and Eguana partner on Li-ion residential energy storage system for North America

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Eguana Technologies, a supplier of power control and conversion solutions for distributed energy storage systems and Li-ion manufacturer LG Chem have combined their technologies under a multi-year agreement to deliver a certified, fully integrated energy storage system (ESS) Eguana calls “AC Battery”. The low voltage design enables high-capacity batteries to operate in lower power ratings needed for decentralized systems (i.e. residential rooftop solar).

Nissan LEAF helps power company’s NA facilities with V2G; Nissan Energy

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Working with Fermata Energy, a vehicle-to-grid (V2G) systems company, Nissan North America is launching a new pilot program under the Nissan Energy Share initiative which leverages bi?directional The system charges the connected electric vehicle, which then shares power with the home.

2018 115

Argonne and University of Illinois to form Midwest Hydrogen and Fuel Cell Coalition

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The states of Ohio, Michigan, Indiana, Wisconsin, Illinois, Minnesota, Iowa, Missouri, North and South Dakota, Nebraska and Kansas are home to a quarter of the US population and consume 30% of electric power generated in the US. The states account for 35% of US-installed wind capacity and while the region only produces about 4% of the nation’s solar energy, a number of pending large solar farms and community solar projects will greatly increase the region’s solar generating capacity.

Researchers developing DC micro smart grid for charging EV fleets; Li-ion, redox flow batteries and renewables

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The aim of charge@work is to design a micro smart grid (MSG) capable of supplying the EV fleet with electricity produced exclusively from renewable sources. The MSG can be run in island mode in parallel to the grid operated by the local energy provider.

2014 109

Highview Power and Encore Renewable Energy to co-develop the first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system in US

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Highview Power Storage, Inc., With Highview Power’s liquid air energy storage solution, excess or off-peak electricity is used to clean and compress air which is then stored in liquid form in insulated tanks at temperatures approaching -320 ?F Batteries Power Generation Smart Grid

2019 123

New nanoparticle copper compound cathode could enable low-cost, long-life and high-power potassium-ion batteries for grid storage

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Yi Cui has developed nanoparticle copper hexacyanoferrate (CuHCF) battery cathode materials that demonstrate long cycle life and high power for use in grid storage applications. Short-term transients, including those related to wind and solar sources, present challenges to the electrical grid. Stationary energy storage systems that can operate for many cycles, at high power, with high round-trip energy efficiency, and at low cost are required.

2011 100

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

2016 78

Audi involved in EEBUS standard for intelligent connection of EVs and buildings

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The electric car will play an important role as a power consumer in the digital energy world. Buildings, electric cars and household appliances, heat pumps, and other consumers can coordinate their particular power requirements, thereby preventing overloads.

2019 100

ARPA-E issues $5M funding opportunity to support upcoming grid optimization competition

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The Advanced Research Projects Agency - Energy (ARPA-E) issued a funding opportunity announcement ( DE-FOA-0001952 ) of up to $5 million for research and development of algorithms to modernize the electric grid. If successful, awardees will participate in Challenge 1 of ARPA-E’s Grid Optimization (GO) Competition , set to launch in fall 2018. the generating plant’s control set points of active and reactive power output and terminal voltage.

2018 60

ABB opens new plant for battery systems for mobility applications in Baden

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The products utilize the latest lithium-ion technology and are characterized by their high energy and power density as well as their long service life even under high loads. ABB has many years of experience in energy storage systems for a wide variety of applications such as in power grids or solar systems. ABB officially opened a new plant for energy storage systems for mobility applications today in Baden, Switzerland.

2019 69

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.,

2017 85

Navy and Marine Corps to lease 205 new EVs for use at California installations; largest integration of EVs in federal government

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Recent joint projects between the Department of the Navy and the Energy Commission include a demonstration of a waterless cleaning process for Kevlar vests, flame resistant garments and other ballistic gear at Naval Base Ventura County, Port Hueneme and the installation of a solar microgrid system with battery storage to ensure mission readiness should the commercial power grid fail at Marine Corps Air Station Miramar.

2016 111

BMW launches BMW i ChargeForward pilot in SF Bay Area

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Working with a group of nearly 100 BMW i3 drivers, selected from approximately 400 applicants, BMW i ChargeForward will demonstrate how intelligent management of electric vehicle charging can contribute to optimizing electric power grid efficiency while reducing total cost of electric vehicle ownership. The benefit to PG&E of more efficient use of existing power grid resources through EV charging management is passed on in the form of monetary incentives to program participants.

2015 111

Daimler and partners deploying world’s largest 2nd-life EV battery storage unit for grid support

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With an increasing supply of electricity from fluctuating renewable energies, such as wind farms or solar power stations, they can help stabilize power grids, levelling out energy fluctuations with virtually no loss—a role that is partly fulfilled by fossil power plants at present.

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