DOE awards more than $145M for advanced solar technologies under SunShot Initiative

Green Car Congress

The US Department of Energy (DOE) is awarding more than $145 million to 69 projects in 24 states to help shape the next generation of solar energy technologies. Funded through DOE’s Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy, the projects will also improve materials, manufacturing processes, and supply chains for a wide range of photovoltaic (PV) solar cells and components of solar energy systems. Power Generation Solar

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EPFL/Technion team develops “champion” nanostructures for efficient solar water-splitting to produce hydrogen

Green Car Congress

Batteries, fuel cells and solar-energy conversion devices have emerged as a class of important technologies that increasingly rely on electrodes derived from nanoparticles. For the nanoparticle-based electrodes used in solar energy conversion, structural defects such as grain boundaries define pathways for charge transport by creating potential barriers and by promoting recombination. Its efficiency was such that gas bubbles emerged as soon as it was under a light stimulus.

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EGEB: Global megacities call for a ‘green recovery’ for public transport

Electrek

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): C40 mayors, transport workers, and unions call for stimulus funding for public transport. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates.

Germany and Namibia form partnership for green hydrogen

Green Car Congress

The Federal Research Ministry will provide up to 40 million euros in funding from the economic stimulus package for cooperation within the framework of this partnership. Solar power harbors an even greater potential thanks to over 3,500 hours of sunshine per year. Preliminary calculations show that Namibia offers ideal conditions for the generation of wind and solar energy and thus for the production of green hydrogen.

The Summit On Clean Tech Law & The New Energy Policy

Creative Greenius

Sunpower Corporation’s VP of public policy, Julie Blunden, will be sharing her views on how incentives and laws shape & drive demand for solar energy. UCI’s solar energy research center will be presenting their advice on partnering with the private sector to leverage research in the pipeline & to commercialize it. Stimulus Package allocated for renewables?

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Greenius Goes All AB 811 Over Green Task Force

Creative Greenius

SBESC's Marilyn Lyon talks about Federal Stimulus Funding / photo (c) Debra Bushweit Galliani. We also learned from Marilyn Lyon that Federal Stimulus money will be coming L.A. Larry Sutton, the Account Executive from Southern California Edison, did the perfect job teeing up my solar financing presentation by sharing with all of us just how much SCE’s electric rates will be going up this year. County Solar Map. County Solar Map gives you of the same property.

2009 163

Mayor DiVirgilio: “Why Hermosa Beach is Going Carbon Neutral”

Creative Greenius

Now is the time to use the stimulus, grant and foundation money available to those who lead before the map is even drawn. Tags: Environmental Politics Saving Energy Sustainability carbon producers citizen volunteer climate change electric cars energy efficiency environment environmental legislation fossil fuels green building green education green jobs plug-in cars politics recycling renewable energy sea-level rise solar power Hermosa Beach Michael DiVirgilio

2010 163

The Solangelist’s Vision Shines Brighter

Creative Greenius

The Greenius Plan To Spread Rooftop Solar Faster Then The Common Cold. If you’ve followed The Adventures of the Solagnelist thus far you know that I am seriously jonesing to generate all my electricity from my own rooftop solar power. The quickest and most effective way to make that happen today is to green the current grid, house-by-house, by installing rooftop solar energy systems that feed clean, renewable power into the grid the second they’re switched on.

2009 163

Greenius Is Fired Up Over Obama’s Green Economic Recovery Bill!

Creative Greenius

And for those of us who believe that the future of the auto industry involves a plug and a battery - Plug In America just released their press release with the following headline: Plug In America Hails Plug-in Electric Car Aid in Stimulus Bill. Killer Coal Environmental Politics Saving Energy electric cars News Media Sustainability election solar power President Obama Steps Up To Save The Economy & The Climate While Republicans No Longer Relevant.

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Superstars of AB 811 Rock Palm Desert @ EcoMotion Conference

Creative Greenius

Admittedly I am a geek when it comes to AB811 type programs that give people loans to put solar on their roof and add energy efficiency to their homes. I hadn’t met Flanigan before this conference knowing him only through his EcoMotion work with Santa Monica Solar Santa Monica and Palm Deserts 30:30 program. And I felt a kindred connection with him after reading about his experiences putting solar PV on his roof.

2009 163

The Greenius Solution To All California’s Problems: AB 920 + AB 811

Creative Greenius

AB 920 + AB 811 = Solar Powered Electric Cars & PV Powered Charging Stations. What I’m seeing plain-as-day right now is the simple and obvious solar solution to all of California’s budget and growth problems. Assemblyman Huffman knows what a priority getting feed-in tariffs for solar and wind generation are in California. And solar in particular I know he’s interested in. It’s surprising when you look at it because the face of solar is changing.

2009 174

California Goes To Hell In A Handbasket But Greenius Says AB 811 is Our Route To Green Heaven

Creative Greenius

The treasure chest was cleverly disguised in the form of Federal stimulus money from the ARRA, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act. As the Greenius learned in early June, when I was at the EcoMotion Palm Desert AB 811 conference, programs like the Greenius’ favorite, AB 811, were tailor-made to score great big bagfuls of bucks from this stimulus. See, California’s AB 811 is all about funding solar energy and energy efficiency for property owners.

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The Most Powerful Greenius In America

Creative Greenius

But I will admit that one thing has changed even more than the size of our electric bill and that’s the size of the solar PV system we now need to generate 100% of our electricity – because the same moves that cut our electric bill also cut the number of solar panels we need by 50% too. But now all of you can do the same things I did, and you’ll soon be able to get some government stimulus money to use instead of the savings you no longer have.

2009 163

EIA expects US motor fuel consumption to increase this summer, but remain below 2019 levels

Green Car Congress

The increase in fuel consumption we are forecasting for the summer driving season is a reflection of optimism about the US economy as COVID-19 vaccinations and fiscal stimulus support continued recovery. New additions of solar and wind generating capacity contribute to the forecast that the share of US generation from renewable energy sources will rise from 20% in 2020 to 21% in 2021 and to 22% in 2022.

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SoCal Edison opens 32 MWh battery energy storage project, largest in North America; batteries from LG Chem

Green Car Congress

The demonstration project is funded by SCE and federal stimulus money awarded by the Department of Energy as part of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. Primary goals of the project are to demonstrate the effectiveness of lithium-ion battery and smart inverter technologies for improved grid performance and to assist in the integration of variable renewable energy resources like wind and solar power.

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California Startup Aurica Motors Trying to Keep NUMMI Plant Open for Manufacturing Electric Cars, Battery Swap System

Green Car Congress

Aurica is trying to obtain Federal economic stimulus funding to convert NUMMI to electric car manufacturing, but is also open to private financing. Recharged batteries may be charged from the grid, at first, but as more Auricas are made and more solar and wind energy sources are constructed, the quick swap batteries will be completely recharged with renewable power, according to the company’s plan.

2010 183

International Battery Large-Format Li-ion Cells Chosen by SC Electric for First Community Energy Storage System

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As more renewable energy sources such as wind and solar are integrated into the smart grid, managing and storing energy is essential due to the intermittent nature of these power sources. AEP Ohio’s gridSMART Demonstration Project, funded in part by $75-million Department of Energy (DOE) stimulus funding, will be deployed to 110,000 AEP Ohio customers in northeast central Ohio.

2010 183

US Departments of Treasury, Energy Announce More Than $3B in Recovery Act Funds for Direct Payments for Renewable Energy Projects

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Funded through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (Recovery Act), the program will provide direct payments in lieu of tax credits in support of an estimated 5,000 biomass, solar, wind, and other types of renewable energy production facilities. Solar. This direct payment program allows for an immediate stimulus in local economies.

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California Governor Schwarzenegger Announces 244 Proposed Renewable Energy Projects Throughout State; Up to 69,925 MW of Capacity

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These proposed projects throughout the state include solar, wind, geothermal, biomass and small hydro facilities and will help move California towards achieving the renewable energy goal of 33% by 2020. For those proposed projects looking for federal stimulus support, 22 could generate power at utility-sized levels of larger than 200 MW, totaling 9,231 MW.

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Exclusive Greenius Coverage of Today’s Clean Tech Roundtable

Creative Greenius

China’s just committed to a 50% solar subsidy in the last 30 days, Westly told us. And in the US, not only is the Obama administration providing a major stimulus program, but 31 states are enacting incentives and mandates to require clean alternative energy for utilities. Clean Building Materials – everything from LED lighting to solar panels.

2009 163

IRENA, IEA study concludes meeting 2?C scenario possible with net positive economics

Green Car Congress

IRENA’s macroeconomic analysis suggests that such investment creates a stimulus that, together with other pro-growth policies, will: boost global GDP by 0.8% Renewables need to account for the majority of power generation in 2050, based on continued rapid growth especially for solar and wind power in combination with enabling grids and new operating practices.

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PwC industry survey provides check-up on determining factors for EV success

Green Car Congress

This is already a reality as governments around the world have offered billions of dollars in the form of loans, grants, and rebates through various stimulus programs. Solar comes in third at 19.4%, followed by Other (18.9%) and nuclear (11.4%). Global hybrid + EV assembly forecast. Source: PwC. Click to enlarge.

2011 183

Report from the REFF-Wall Street; Themes in Renewable Energy Finance

Green Car Congress

The stimulus package is designed to address the recession and in the short term people were anxiously awaiting two key components of the plan: clarification on the details behind “ grants in lieu of tax credits ” and awards of loan guarantees by the DOE from section 1705. As another panelist pointed out, “ The New York Times is well-equipped to write the article about how Stimulus Funds have been wasted ”. Brightsource is a leading player in Concentrated Solar Power (CSP).

Renewable Energy Generation: Change is not a destination, just as hope is not a strategy, a lesson exported from Detroit

Green Car Congress

The automotive industry is living proof that private companies will rarely change their behaviors without a significant stimulus to that change, and furthermore one that needs to be mandated. Without the CAFE standard and stimulus monies to promote green vehicle tech, the industry would not be headed toward a greener horizon. Two are geographically constrained (hydro and geothermal), placing wind and solar as the front running mass renewable energy choices.

2011 197

World Economic Forum Report: US$515 Billion Per Year Needed in Green Investments

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The report, Green Investing: Towards a Clean Energy Infrastructure , published in collaboration with New Energy Finance, identifies eight significant, emerging, large-scale clean energy sectors: onshore wind, offshore wind, solar photovoltaic, solar thermal electricity generation, municipal solar waste-to-energy, sugar-based ethanol, cellulosic and next generation biofuels, and geothermal power.

2009 150

Tesla + Toyota

Revenge of the Electric Car

million budget gap, folks in this area of Alameda County — “Where Main Street Meets the World!&# — are starting to ask themselves: With Tesla coming to town, joining burgeoning solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra and other alternative-energy firms, could Fremont become a cleantech incubator, just as South San Francisco has adopted the mantle of the “Birthplace of Biotechnology&# ?

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Pike Research forecasts worldwide grid energy storage spending to reach $22B by 2021, down from 2010 forecast of $35B

Green Car Congress

Key applications for long-duration energy storage include counterbalancing the intermittency of renewable energy sources such as wind and solar power; leveling the loads and time-shifting periods of peak demand on the grid; and avoiding or delaying the construction of costly transmission and distribution (T&D) assets, among others. Installed revenue by ESG technology, worldwide. Click to enlarge.

2011 204

GM: Let's Hash Out Open Plug-In Car Standards

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Email « Daily Sprout GE Looking to Tap $2 Trillion of Stimulus Spending » Leave a reply Name (required) Email (required, will not be published) Website Notify me of follow-up comments via email. He called for steppe… Will Solar Save Chip Companies?

2009 35

Plug-in cars: Moving Forward

Plugs and Cars

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. In addition to the California funds there is federal stimulus money, $41 million by mid-April, being doled out to their projects, many of zero environmental benefit.

2009 100

NYC Goes EV

Revenge of the Electric Car

billion in stimulus grants to the industry. “Since the electricity is going to have to come from somewhere, you want it to come from clean energy sources whether it be wind or solar and those sorts of things. This Tesla is one of a number of electric cars coming on the market. Will Electric Cars Give New York a Charge? by Lars Vercelli for the Gotham Gazette.

2010 144

Smart Meters and Electric Cars

Revenge of the Electric Car

Eric Tom, Correspondent) The picture of our carbon-free energy future is often depicted by a sea of solar panels shimmering in the sun, or orderly lines of giant white wind mills covering a hillside: large structures that capture nature’s gifts. The economic stimulus package currently before Congress could include incentives for both buyers of electric vehicles and electric vehicle battery manufacturers.

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Coming Soon – The Electric City

Revenge of the Electric Car

Under last year’s stimulus package, nearly $200 million will support Nissan’s introduction of the Leaf by permitting the installation of 13,000 charging stations around cities in Oregon, Washington, California, Arizona and Tennessee in the next year or so. The employees pull into carports that are covered with solar panels and plug their cars into the 100 available charging stations. Photo by Jim Wilson, New York Times.

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"Plug-in Arizona Educational Tour" Update -- "Spirit of DC's" Visit to Nogales High School with Nogales International Reporter, Tuesday, 24 Nov 2009

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Plug-ins can be moving the USA to regain its energy independence with good ole homegrown American, if not Arizona solar, electrons! See also [link] > Some 20 students were game to bask in the sun and visually take in the "Spirit" with solar panels a'charging. After all, if the US Stimulus Package program could do "Cash for Clunkers," then why not "Cash for Conversions!".

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Honda May Develop Plug-In as Obama Alters U.S. Policy (Update2) - Bloomberg.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Tax Credits Instead, Obama backed tax credits of as much as $7,500 inthe stimulus package approved in February for buyers of plug-incars. When that time comes, fuelcells, solar panels, hydrogen, those will be the key words,”Fukui said. “We

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Cleantech Blog: Smart Grids and Electric Vehicles

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Solar, Wind and Biofuels Grew 53 Percent in 2008 Green Education = Environmental Religion? The Three Prongs of the “Green&# Energy Stimulus Pa. Individuals and businesses lose months and connect fees when they add solar and other forms of renewable energy to the grid. Smart Grid City will easily support up to 1,000 easily dispatched distributed generation technologies including PHEVs, distributed batteries, solar and wind.

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Thursday - 1 October 2009. Reporting Out on the Tour de AZ; "Spirit of DC" Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicle All Around ARIZONA -- a new PHEV3A

Spirit of DC - PHEV3A

Sidenote: Charlie will also be launching an EVducational Tour with the "Spirit" taking the lead vehicle role in his three-wheeled, solar paneled Xtreme BugE - Fun Run in the Sun EVducational Tour from DC to LA and back, come Spring 2010. PPS Should time permit for further study, Michelle, here's a distinct California Car Initiative (CALCars) info article on how important it is to get Arizona plugged in and now for the economic well being of Arizona, under the Stimulus Bill!

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The electric car and grid parity - OregonLive.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The solar market, for example, has been around for some time, but it has been a fringe technology in commercial terms. But with Japan mandating that 70 percent of the countrys new houses will be powered by photovoltaic solar energy by 2020, "that creates a market," McCabe notes. (It It also gives a boost to Japanese solar energy companies, who have lost ground this decade to competitors in other countries.)

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

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

The Next ‘Better Place’ Is Australia New Subsidies for Electric Cars in Britain Tesla Motors to Build Battery Packs for Other Car Makers Previous post Group Says European Cap-and-Trade System Reduced Emissions Next post Cutting Costs With Solar Walls From 1 to 25 of 29 Comments 1 2 Next » 1. Unfortunately, there is very little specific funding for wireless transmission in the stimulus bill that was just signed by the USA President.

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2020 Top 10 Countries in the Global EV Revolution

EV Sales

In 2020 Tesla sold exactly 1000 of these for every solar-year day. Welcome to the 7th Annual Top 10 EV Countries list — my own very personal version of March Madness! Seriously, this is always my busiest month of the year and to make things even more chill I do this thing too.

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Why Warren Buffett is investing in electric car company BYD - Apr. 13, 2009

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

GE: The global stimulus bellwether FORTUNE 500 Current Issue Subscribe to Fortune (Fortune Magazine) -- Warren Buffett is famous for his rules of investing: When a management with a reputation for brilliance tackles a business with a reputation for bad economics, it is usually the reputation of the business that remains intact. "Solar is an endless source of energy," Wang says.

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Electric-Car Fans Rally Around the Volt - Green Inc. Blog - NYTimes.com

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Bob Lutz’s Latest Volt Test Drive Sprinting for Green Stimulus Dollars New Subsidies for Electric Cars in Britain Electric Car Makers: Oregon Wants You G.M. Of Buying Green and Being Green Boehner: Calling Carbon Dioxide Dangerous Is ‘Almost Comical’ European Cities Commit to More Cycling Chinese Clean Coal Will Be Critical, a Report Says Sprinting for Green Stimulus Dollars About Green Inc.

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Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

Tony Karrer Delicious EVdriven

Email « Is It a Solar Bottom? WebWorkerDaily] GE Looking to Tap $2 Trillion of Stimulus Spending [Earth2Tech] Security Exaggeration or Real Threat: Is This the End of an Apple Era? GigaOM Network: GigaOM | Earth2Tech | jkOnTheRun | NewTeeVee | OStatic | TheAppleBlog | WebWorkerDaily | Jobs Live Events | About | Contact Rapid Charging Electric Cars: How Fast, How Soon?

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