Nissan testing LEAF as electrical power storage and supply for office buildings; LEAF-to-Building a development of LEAF-to-Home

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Vehicle-To-Building” allows up to six Nissan LEAF EVs to be connected to a building’s power distribution board. Charging is phased during the day so at peak hours, when electricity is most expensive, the building draws power from the cars. reduction of electrical power use during peak hours, a saving of nearly ¥500,000 (US$4,900) per year in electrical power cost (based on current Tokyo Electric Power Company’s rates).

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Sanyo to Begin Mass Production of Li-ion Systems for Power Storage and Light Electric Vehicle Applications

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Sanyo Li-ion systems for power storage (left) and light electric vehicle (right) applications. The Standard Battery System for Electric Motors (EVB-101) can be used to power light electric vehicles that are in the R&D or small-scale mass production stages. It can also be used as a back-up power source for servers or mobile phone base stations. Standard Battery System for Electric Motors EVB-101 Standard Battery System for Power Storage DCB-101.

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Toshiba integrated hydrogen energy system starts operation at Toranomon Hills Business Tower in Tokyo

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H2One is an integrated system that provides stable CO 2 -free, environmentally-friendly electric power for the tower. H2One consists of a hydrogen generator, a hydrogen storage tank, and hydrogen fuel cells, and batteries. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Production Japan Power Generation

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Vienna testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The hydrogen is stored in gaseous form in five new-generation tanks mounted on the bus roof.

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Solaris to supply two hydrogen buses to Transdev in Sweden

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The Urbino 12 hydrogen buses are fueled with power generated by a 70 kW fuel cell. Besides that, the ordered vehicles will be fitted with Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility.

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RATP beginning tests of Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen bus in Paris

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The Solaris hydrogen-powered bus tests will be carried out in the south of Paris. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery acting as an additional electric power storage facility. The hydrogen is stored on the roof in five tanks.

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Dr. Richard Group testing Solaris hydrogen bus

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Now, for the first time ever, we have a chance to test a hydrogen-powered Solaris bus. The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The hydrogen is stored in gaseous form in five new-generation tanks mounted on the bus roof.

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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., a provider of long duration energy storage solutions, and Encore Renewable Energy, a developer of renewable energy generation and storage projects, jointly announced plans to develop the United States’ first long-duration, liquid-air energy storage system.

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Continental Voltage Stabilization System with Maxwell Ultracapacitors to power start-stop in Cadillac ATS and CTS as standard

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announced that Continental Automotive Systems’ Maxwell-powered voltage stabilization system (VSS) will be a standard feature on 2016. Battery-based start-stop systems augmented with an ultracapacitor-based voltage stabilization system implementation provide burst power needed to restart the engine, thus reducing high currents and repeated cycling that can shorten battery life. The power electronics between the two are slightly different, noted Mills.

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Connexxion orders 20 Solaris hydrogen buses for South Holland

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The Solaris Urbino 12 hydrogen buses use a set of fuel cells with a power of 70 kW. The compressed hydrogen is stored in 5 new-generation tanks placed on the bus roof. The bus is also fitted with a Solaris High Power battery which acts as an additional electric power storage facility.

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UNSW, H2Store to develop hydrogen storage for renewables; residential and commercial P2G

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Researchers at UNSW Sydney (Australia), with partner H2Store , an Australian start-up, have received a $3.5-million investment from Providence Asset Group to develop a hydrogen hydride storage system that could mean cheaper, safer storage for renewable energy for a range of applications, including residential. materials such as magnesium hydride (MgH 2 ) and lithium borohydride (LiBH 4 ) capable of storing hydrogen. Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Power-to-Gas

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Toshiba to supply 40MW-40MWh Li-ion storage system to Tohuku Electric Power

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Toshiba Corporation will supply a large-scale battery energy storage system (BESS) to Tohoku Electric Power Company’s “Minami-Soma Substation Project to Verify the Improvement of Supply-demand Balance With Large-capacity Power Storage Systems″. The system stores surplus electricity when supply of renewable energy, whose output fluctuates with weather conditions, exceeds demands, and releases the stored electricity at times of high demand.

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Royal Academy of Engineering and Highview create 5-year research chair in liquid air energy storage

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The UK’s Royal Academy of Engineering and Highview Power Storage , the UK-based developer of large-scale long duration Liquid Air Energy Storage (LAES) systems, have teamed up to create and fund a five-year research chair at the research center for Cryogenic Energy Storage at the University of Birmingham to explore the limits of this emerging technology. When power is required, liquid air is drawn from the tanks, pumped to high pressure and heated.

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Toshiba supplying H2-based energy supply system to Tohoku Electric Power; evaluating H2 for overcoming fluctuations from renewables

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Toshiba Corporation will support a two-year study of power management to be done by Tohoku Electric Power Co., Bringing renewable power sources into the electricity grid is accompanied by concerns for the quality and variability of the supply; renewables are subject to fluctuations in output. The H2One system uses renewable energy to produce hydrogen via electrolysis, as well as for charging a battery-based energy storage system.

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Nissan and Endesa collaborating to deliver vehicle-to-grid systems to market

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This Vehicle to Grid (V2G) system consists of the Endesa two-way charger and an energy management system that can also integrate such off-grid, and renewable, power generation as solar panels and wind turbines. Using this equipment, a Nissan LEAF or e-NV200 owner can connect to charge at low-demand, and cheap tariff periods, with an option to then use the electricity stored in the vehicle’s battery at home when costs are higher, or even feed back to the grid with a net financial benefit.

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Mercedes-Benz Cars plants in Germany to be supplied with CO2-neutral energy from 2022

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In Germany, Mercedes-Benz Cars has eight vehicle and powertrain plants (Bremen, Rastatt, Sindelfingen, Berlin, Hamburg, Kamenz, Kölleda, Stuttgart-Untertürkheim), which either purchase electricity or operate their own power plants. Already existing highly efficient gas CHP systems additionally generate local heat and power at the factories. The measures are supported by efficient control of the electrical power supply. Manufacturing Power Generation Sustainability

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Daimler Buses introduces Citaro hybrid bus; available on diesel and gas models; separate 48V network

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The electric motor on the Citaro hybrid assists the combustion engine when high levels of power are required, particularly when moving off. It does not serve to boost maximum power; the output and torque figures for the bus remain unchanged. The hybrid system’s disc­shaped motor with integral power electronics is a permanently excited synchronous motor; it is fitted between the combustion engine and the automatic transmission.

2017 163

Enabling Electric Vehicle Charging in Condominiums

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This turns EV batteries into a source for power storage that can be leveraged to balance energy capacity in your condo. 80% of EV charging takes place at work or home. Naturally, people will choose to plug in their EVs in the places where they spend the most time.

BMW i home energy storage system integrates 2nd-life i3 vehicle batteries

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BMW i announced a home stationary energy storage system solution integrating its BMW i3 vehicle battery at EVS 29 in Montréal. The remarkable advantage for BMW customers in using BMW i3 batteries as a plug and play storage application is the ability to tap into an alternative resource for residential and commercial backup power, thus using renewable energy much more efficiently, and enabling additional revenues from the energy market.

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Toshiba to partner with Kawasaki City on 5-year demo of independent energy supply system utilizing solar power and hydrogen

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Toshiba Corporation and Kawasaki City will conduct a cooperative demonstration experiment of an independent energy supply system utilizing solar power and hydrogen. The independent energy supply system combines a 25 kW photovoltaic facility; a storage battery; hydrogen-producing water electrolysis equipment; hydrogen (275 Nm 3 ) and water tanks; and fuel cells. Hydrogen electrical power storage capacity is 350 kWh.

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Volvo Car Group testing lightweight structural energy storage material applied in trunk lid and plenum cover

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A composite blend of carbon fibers and polymer resin is being developed that can store and charge more energy faster than conventional batteries can. In one of the papers related to the work, a team from Imperial College London (the academic lead on the project), noted: To date, two main strategies have been applied to the fabrication of multifunctional structural energy storage devices.

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Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program Recommends Nearly $7.2M in Funding for 6 Projects; 3 Li-ion Awards

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The Ohio Third Frontier Advanced Energy Program supports research and development that addresses the technical and cost barriers to commercialization of advanced energy components and systems, with preference to wind, biomass, and energy storage in Ohio. Develop and Commercialize Residential Energy Storage Technology to Store Power Collected from Any Source of Electricity for Use at a Later Time.

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Mitsubishi Heavy develops containerized large-scale Li-ion energy storage system

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MHI), has developed Japan’s first cargo container-type large-capacity energy storage system using Li-ion batteries. The system is capable of providing power of up to one megawatts (MW), and its mobility makes the system suitable for a wide range of applications, including emergency use. Japan’s first container-type large-capacity energy storage system using lithium-ion rechargeable batteries. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd., (MHI),

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

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Partners Volkswagen AG, Lichtblick SE, SMA Solar Technology AG and the Fraunhofer Institute Wind Energy and Energy System Technology (IWES) have submitted the final report from the INEES research project (Intelligent integration of electric vehicles into the power grid for the provision of system services). The findings of the report show that it is technically possible to absorb grid power fluctuations by connecting electric vehicles to the power supply.

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Lightning Hybrids releases initial emissions testing results for medium-duty hydraulic hybrids

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Lightning Hybrids’ system functions like other hybrids that add a secondary power source to an existing engine. Hydraulic pumps/motors and an accumulator (power storage unit) are added to gasoline, diesel, propane or CNG engines to store braking energy and use the captured energy to accelerate the vehicle, significantly saving fuel and brakes and cutting emissions. The Lightning Hybrid system. Click to enlarge.

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Researchers synthesize battery cathode from lignin derivatives

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Milczarek and Inganäs describe how a class of organic compounds known as quinones allows the lignin derivatives to shed a proton and store this electric charge in its place. Renewable energy systems based on intermittent sources require methods for power balancing over time, and thus some means of storage. Charge storage in organic polymers rarely gives energy and power densities, gravimetric or volumetric, that match the needs for secondary batteries and supercapacitors.

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Sanyo Installs Two Solar Parking Lots for Bikes and Provides 100 Hybrid Bikes in Tokyo

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The power generated from the solar panels installed on the roof is stored to be used to recharge the electric hybrid bicycle batteries and illuminate the parking lot lights. Sanyo is using its new Standard Battery System for Power Storage announced in November 2009 in the system. kW) are installed on the roof to generate sufficient power to recharge the batteries of a total of 100 eneloop bike units and illuminate the LED parking lot lights.

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Researchers demonstrate concept desalination battery

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The desalination battery operates by performing cycles in reverse on the team’s mixing entropy battery ( earlier post ), which can extract energy from the salinity difference between seawater and river water and store it as useful electrochemical energy. However, the battery research community has recently shown increasing interest in aqueous sodium ion batteries for grid scale power storage applications.

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Mercedes-Benz GLC F-CELL goes into preproduction; fuel-cell/battery plug-in hybrid powertrain

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Under the technology designation EQ Power, the latest electric model (destined for subsequent series production) from the Mercedes-Benz family combines fuel-cell and battery technology in the form of a plug-in hybrid. F-CELL drivers will also benefit from a battery-powered range of up to 49 km (30.5 The powerful storage battery is space-savingly installed in the rear of the SUV. In HYBRID operating mode, the vehicle draws power from both energy sources.

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New nanolithia cathodes may address technical drawbacks of Li-air batteries; scalable, cheap and safer Li-air battery system

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And because such batteries could be installed and operated just like conventional solid lithium-ion batteries, without any of the auxiliary components needed for a lithium-air battery, they could be easily adapted to existing installations or conventional battery pack designs for cars, electronics, or grid-scale power storage.

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Study finds hybrid tugboat delivers significant reduction in criteria pollutant emissions compared to conventional version

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A study of a hybrid tugboat, funded by the California Air Resources Board (ARB) and conducted by UC Riverside, found that when compared with a conventional diesel-powered version, a hybrid tugboat can reduce emissions of PM 2.5 The hybrid tug used in the study, the Carolyn Dorothy ( earlier post ), is powered by two 1,342 kW Cummins QSK50-M main engines and 317 kW Cummins QSM11-M auxiliary generators. Each array stores 170.1 Overall in-use emissions based on individual tug.

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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. The system will be integrated with a 750 kW energy storage facility that can store 2 MWh of energy using batteries—enough to power 100 average Michigan homes for a year. Renewable or green power supplies 3% of Ford’s energy needs worldwide.

2010 172

DOE Awarding $620M for Smart Grid Demonstration and Energy Storage Projects

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These 32 demonstration projects, which include large-scale energy storage, smart meters, distribution and transmission system monitoring devices, plug-in vehicles, and a range of other smart technologies, will act as models for deploying integrated Smart Grid systems on a broader scale. Improved energy storage technologies will allow for expanded integration of renewable energy resources like wind and photovoltaic systems and will improve frequency regulation and peak energy management.

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A More Detailed Look at a Prismatic Li-ion Cell and Pack Manufacturing Process

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Each chemistry has its characteristics for power density, energy density, safety, cost and long-term reliability. Dave Hahn, EnerDel’s director of component manufacturing, said the process is very similar to making audio tapes although the coating is thicker for a battery (note: audio tapes were a common way of storing music in the 20 th century). kWh is used to power the car. by Bill Cooke.

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ARPA-E Awards $151M to 37 Projects for Transformative Energy Research

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The projects selected are grouped into 10 areas: Energy Storage (6 projects). Renewable Power (4 projects). ENERGY STORAGE. Eagle Picher, in partnership with the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, will develop a new generation of high energy, low cost planar liquid sodium beta batteries for grid scale electrical power storage applications. Electronville: High-Amperage Energy Storage Device-Energy Storage for the Neighborhood. RENEWABLE POWER.

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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. It is thought that the cars that Renault is building to function with the Better Place model will have the ability to have its power supply swapped and the newly announced Tesla Model S is said to also incorporate this concept.

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

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And in a true smart grid, electric cars will not only be able to draw on electricity to run their motors, they will also be able to do the reverse: send electricity stored in their batteries back into the grid when it is needed. In effect, cars would be acting like tiny power stations. ’s power generation, he said. February 17, 2009 7:03 am Link Smart Grid An Invaluable Idea Worldwide / Buildings could become the new power plants BRUSSELS ? s power generation.&#

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