NuScale Power submits industry-first certification application for small modular reactor to NRC

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NuScale Power formally announced the submittal of a Design Certification Application (DCA) for their innovative small modular reactor (SMR) design ( earlier post ) to the Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) for their review and approval. Nuclear Power Generation

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Using Plugless Power's wireless charging with Nissan Leaf: video

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Videos plug-in cars charging Wireless charging Plugless PowerWireless charging for electric cars has been discussed for some time, but at last it is close to becoming a more realistic option for drivers.

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The Greatest Solar Powered Music Festival in World History! SUNSTOCK JUNE 18 Los Angeles

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New Bosch e-axle integrates motor, power electronics, transmission; mass production in 2019

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The motor, power electronics, and transmission form one compact unit that directly drives the car’s axle. Bosch has had electric axle drives in the market since 2012 (in the Peugeot 3008 and Fiat 500e, for example), but the power electronics was not fully integrated into them.

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Infineon buys Wolfspeed Power for $850M cash; power semiconductors for electromobility

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Infineon Technologies AG has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire the Wolfspeed Power and RF division of Cree. The deal also includes the related SiC wafer substrate business for power and RF power. Wolfspeed is a premier provider of SiC-based power and GaN-on-SiC-based RF power solutions. With Wolfspeed we will become number one in SiC-based power semiconductors. We also want to become number one in RF power.

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ARPA-E awards $30M to 21 projects advance new class of high-performance power converters

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CIRCUITS project teams will accelerate the development and deployment of a new class of efficient, lightweight, and reliable power converters, based on wide-bandgap (WBG) semiconductors. CIRCUITS projects will establish the building blocks of this class of power converter by advancing higher efficiency designs that exhibit enhanced reliability and superior total cost of ownership. SiC-Based Wireless Power Transformation for Data Centers & Medium-Voltage Applications.

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IRENA report finds renewable power costs at parity or below fossil fuels in many parts of world

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The cost of generating power from renewable energy sources has reached parity or dropped below the cost of fossil fuels for many technologies in many parts of the world, according to a new report released by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA).

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Utah, Minnesota team discover highly conductive oxide-based materials; STO/NTO offer “different road to power electronics”

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This discovery could greatly improve power transistors by making power supplies much more efficient. Today, electronics manufacturers use gallium nitride for transistors in power supplies and other electronics that carry large electrical currents. Materials Power Electronics

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University of Nottingham leading 3-year, £830K project on automotive power electronics

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The University of Nottingham (UK) is leading a 3-year, £830,000 (US$1.1-million) research project on power electronics—the EPSRC Challenge Network in Automotive Power Electronics. Outreach activities will include a website, representation at key national and international events and an annual community conference, held in conjunction with the Advanced Propulsion Centre Power Electronics Spoke. Power Electronics

Franklin County Schools in Alabama purchases 44 propane-powered school buses

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Navistar’s IC Bus brand has received an order for 44 CE Series school buses by Franklin County Schools in Alabama, powered by the Power Solutions International (PSI) 8.8-liter LP propane engine. Purpose-built for the school bus industry, the CE Series with PSI propane engine is designed to provide diesel-like performance with higher torque at lower engine speeds.

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Jumbo signs LOI to order new LNG-powered offshore Heavy Lift Crane Vessel; world’s largest X-BOW

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The vessel will be powered by dual fuel engines and has the ability to run on natural gas (LNG). Jumbo, a heavy lift shipping and offshore transportation and installation contractor, recently signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) with China Merchants Industry Holdings (CMIH) for the provision of the detailed engineering and construction of a new DP2 Heavy Lift Crane Vessel (HLCV) estimated to be delivered in the first quarter of 2020.

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ITM Power signs hydrogen fuel contract with Honda (UK)

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ITM Power has signed a fuel contract with Honda (UK), which will purchase hydrogen at £10/kg (US$12.91/kg). The contract covers fuel dispensed across ITM Power’s hydrogen refueling network. This is the seventeenth fuel supply contract for refueling fuel cell electric vehicles ITM Power has signed. ITM Power is currently rolling out a network of 10 hydrogen refueling stations in the UK of which 4 are now open for public access.

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The Solar Powered Electric Car From Back In 1960 (Video)

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Some electric cars use roof-mounted solar panels to provide supplementary electric power. But the idea of a solar-powered electric car is far from new. DON'T MISS: Classic 1966 VW Bus With Green Drivetrain: Solar-Powered Electric Motor.

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New Sumitomo SiC power transistor

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With the increasing need for energy efficiency, reducing power conversion loss is strongly required of power semiconductors. Compared with widely-utilized silicon (Si)in power devices, SiC has a higher blocking voltage and lower on-state resistance.

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Major power and gas company E.ON splitting in two; focusing on renewables, spinning off conventional power generation

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Düsseldorf, Germany-base E.ON, one of the world’s largest investor-owned power and gas companies, is adopting a new strategic direction under which is will split itself in two. has established leading positions in conventional power generation in Europe and Russia. These power and gas activities will continue to have E.ON’s Market Background Power Generation

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“Project Volt Gas Volt” proposes long-term financing plan to support widespread implementation of power-to-gas systems

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The hydrogen is combined with CO 2 to produce methane, which is pumped into and stored in the existing natural gas grid and used like natural gas for use in power generation, transportation, or other thermal and industrial uses. Hydrogen Production Natural Gas Power Generation Solar Wind

Toyota to build first MW-scale 100% renewable power and hydrogen generation station

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At the Los Angeles Auto Show, Toyota Motor North America announced that it will build the world’s first megawatt-scale carbonate fuel cell power generation plant with a hydrogen fueling station to support its operations at the Port of Long Beach. tons of hydrogen per day, enough to power the equivalent of about 2,350 average-sized homes and meet the daily driving needs of nearly 1,500 vehicles.

Lux: future use of wide bandgap materials in power electronics will reduce EV cost

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Power savings in plug-in vehicles versus total savings per car. Using wide bandgap (WBG) materials such as silicon carbide (SiC) and gallium nitride (GaN)s for power electronics can improve efficiency and thereby reduce the high cost of battery packs, according to a new report from Lux Research. They also offer greater efficiency in converting AC to DC power and in operating the electric traction drive during vehicle use. Electric (Battery) Power Electronics

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JLR running on solar power

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Jaguar Land Rover has finished building the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel array at the company’s new Engine Manufacturing Centre in Staffordshire. The facility has been designed with sustainability in mind and has been awarded an ‘Excellent’ rating by BREEAM. The array is made up of more than [.].

NEESC releases 2015 hydrogen & fuel cell development plans for eight Northeastern states; power generation and transportation

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Cumulative goals for the Northeast states include approximately 1,300 megawatts of installed stationary fuel cell capacity; 10,800 fuel cell electric vehicles; 640 fuel cell powered buses; and 110 hydrogen refueling stations to support the fuel cell electric vehicles and buses. Fleets Fuel Cells Hydrogen Infrastructure Power Generation The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster ( NEESC ), administered by Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology Inc.

Nissan introduces series-hybrid powertrain with Note e-POWER in Japan; small pack, small engine, LEAF motor, low price

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In Japan, Nissan Motor introduced its new series-hybrid drive system called e-POWER along with its application in the Note. This marks the first availability of e-POWER technology for consumers, marking a milestone in the electrification strategy under Nissan Intelligent Mobility.

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Military hydrogen-powered Chevy Colorado ZH2 launches

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Almost a year after it was first announced, General Motors and the U.S. Army will soon begin testing their jointly-developed hydrogen fuel-cell vehicle. Called the Chevrolet Colorado ZH2, it is based on a stretched version of the Chevy Colorado mid-size pickup truck chassis, with radically-different bodywork and numerous other modifications. General Motors hydrogen military hydrogen fuel cell U.S.

Preh acquires power electronics company ePower from Kongsberg Automotive

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ePower Nordic AB was established in 2011 by Kongsberg Automotive and Swedish electronics company QRTECH to excel in the field of power electronics, meeting stringent requirements regarding quality, low weight and high power density. Global automotive supplier Preh GmbH is acquiring ePower, a business unit of Kongsberg Automotive ASA in Norway.

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Wind-powered offshore enhanced oil recovery concept moves closer to implementation

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The DNV GL-led joint industry project, WIN WIN (WINd powered Water INjection), has completed its first phase and determined that wind power could be used to power offshore water injection. This eliminates the need for long subsea pipelines and power cables.

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Nomadic Power receives €2M grant for “MobileBattery” project; trailer-mounted Li-ion pack for vehicle and home

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Nomadic Power has developed a simple and efficient solution to extend the range of battery-powered electric vehicles. We see a strong future in electricity-powered mobility and an increasing use of renewable energy, photovoltaic power in particular.

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Wirth Research developing long-endurance hydrogen-powered terrain mapping drones

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UK-based Wirth Research has been contracted to develop and deliver a unique and bespoke prototype fleet of hydrogen fuel cell powered advanced terrain mapping drones for DERYL Research K.K.—a To allow the highest possible endurance, and allow the UAS to have zero in-flight emissions, the drone will be powered by an advanced hybrid power system, featuring a hydrogen fuel cell as its primary energy source.

Big energy hugely underestimates electric cars, renewable power

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Mass adoption of electric cars and renewable energy could significantly decrease global consumption of fossil fuels. But does the established energy industry view these new developments as a threat? In a recent report, ExxonMobil said coal could continue to provide the majority of the world's electricity-generation capacity in 2040, and that. oil plug-in cars renewable energy energy fossil fuels

ARPA-E to award $60M to 2 programs: enhancing biomass yield and dry-cooling for thermoelectric power

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The Advanced Research In Dry cooling (ARID) program ( DE-FOA-0001197 ) aims to develop low-cost, highly efficient and scalable dry-cooling technologies for thermoelectric power plants. ARPA-E Biomass Biotech Power Generation Water

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BMW i Ventures makes strategic investment in GaN Systems; next-gen power electronics

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BMW i Ventures has made a strategic investment in GaN Systems, a fabless power transistor company at the forefront of semiconductor technology. GaN Systems focuses on GaN-based power transistors that can be used in consumer devices, data centers, industrial and automotive. GaN transistors enable next generation electric vehicles with higher power density, faster charging capabilities and longer ranges. There are many examples of how GaN benefits power systems.

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Toyota and Denso develop SiC power semiconductor for power control units; targeting 10% improvement in hybrid fuel efficiency

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Toyota intends to leverage the benefits of high frequency and high efficiency of SiC power semiconductors to enable PCU downsizing of 80%. Toyota CRDL), has developed a silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductor for use in automotive power control units (PCUs).

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Soaring growth of solar power demonstrated in one chart

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Sometimes a picture is truly worth a thousand words. In the case of the rapidly rising rate of solar generation for electricity, numerous forecasts by internationally respected bodies have proven woefully conservative. The image in the tweet below, created by Auke Hoestra at the Technical University of Eindhoven, in The Netherlands, shows it. electric utilities Netherlands renewable energy solar clean energy wind energy

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Nissan developing electric vehicles powered by ethanol-fueled solid oxide fuel cells; commercialization in 2020

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announced that it is currently researching and developing a Solid Oxide Fuel-Cell (SOFC)-powered system using bio-ethanol as the on-board hydrogen source. Oxygen ions move through the fuel cell’s electrolyte, generating power. Nissan Motor Co.,

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Hydrogenics to provide 1,000 fuel cell bus power modules to Blue-G in China; $50M deal

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Hydrogenics Corporation, a leading developer and manufacturer of hydrogen generation and hydrogen-based power modules, has signed a Purchase and License Agreement for technology and fuel cells with Blue-G New Energy Science and Technology Corporation (Blue-G) in China. Hydrogenics’ HyPM-HD mobility power solutions are purpose built for applications from range extension to sole propulsion systems in power outputs of 30 to 180 kW.

Nissan Gripz Concept uses Note e-Power series-hybrid system

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The series-hybrid powertrain, in which motive power is provided exclusively by one or more electric motors that run on electricity produced by a combustion engine, has been popular in trains and boats for many decades. series hybrid e-PowerIn cars, it's been confined to the BMW i3 REx and the Fisker Karma (now Karma Revero). Even the first-generation Chevrolet Volt.

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Could Solar Roads Meet Our Power Needs? Crowdfunding Project Begins

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If there''s one big problem with centralized solar power facilities it''s that finding the space to build them is quite difficult. But what if you could take existing infrastructure and put it to other uses?

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Williams hybrid powers Porsche

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A Williams Hybrid Power flywheel energy storage unit is at the heart of the new Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid. Tags: Electric cars Green cars Latest news energy storage Formula 1 formula one Porsche Porsche 911 GT3 R Hybrid Williams Williams Hybrid Power Williams hybrid power flywheel The vehicle recently completed the 1,000km of Zhuhai in China ahead of all other GT cars with fewer stops for petrol.

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Hyundai powers sustainable fish farming

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Hyundai is to put its hydrogen technology on display at The Design Museum in London this month as part of a world-first display-an aquaponics farm powered Hyundai’s FCEV technology.

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Seven-Eleven Japan and Toyota introducing fuel cell trucks and fuel cell power generators for studies on CO2 reduction

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The two companies aim to contribute to the realization of a low-carbon and hydrogen-based society in the future, by way of introducing vehicles and power generators to be newly developed by Toyota that use hydrogen. Fuel Cells Hydrogen Hydrogen Storage Power Generation

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What U.S. cities have the most solar power? New report lays it out

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are working to limit their emissions of climate-change gases turning to solar power, among other tactics. In 2016, programs focused on bringing the benefits of photovoltaic solar power to business and residents helped to expand that capacity with record-breaking growth. Cities across the U.S. Advances in solar technology, improved costs, and. renewable energy solar

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Toyota beginning on-road testing of new SiC power semiconductor technology; hybrid Camry and fuel cell bus

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Toyota will begin the on-road testing of silicon carbide (SiC) power semiconductors in Japan this year, using a Camry hybrid prototype and a fuel cell bus. Compared to silicon, SiC power semiconductors lose 1/10 the power and drive frequency can be increased by a factor of ten.

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