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Electric Vehicles: BMW Adds One More Model to their Electric Vehicle Line Up for London 2012

BMW, Official Automotive Partner to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, is keeping the Games moving with a range of fully electric vehicles as part of the fleet. The 160 BMW 1 Series ActiveE models and 40 MINI E’s are being used for many duties including shuttling athletes and officials within the Olympic Park … Continue reading Electric Vehicles: BMW Adds One More Model to their Electric Vehicle Line Up for London 2012

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GE, Ford, University of Michigan Working to Extend Battery Life for Electric Vehicless

In what could propel electric vehicles (EVs) miles down the road toward commercial viability, GE researchers, in partnership with Ford Motor Company and the University of Michigan, will develop a smart, miniaturized sensing system that has the potential to significantly extend the life of car batteries over conventional battery systems used in electric vehicles today. … Continue reading GE, Ford, University of Michigan Working to Extend Battery Life for Electric Vehicless

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From January to July has sold 290 electric cars in Spain

In July 50 electric vehicles were sold in Spain, a small figure, but showing the progress of the electric car with lithium ion batteries. The hybrid car registrations rose to 1,063 units during the month of July, an increase of 25.35% over the same month of 2011, according to REVE. The increase in hybrid sales … Continue reading From January to July has sold 290 electric cars in Spain

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Photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power is the solution for India’s grid problems

Bridge to India notes that while the dispatchability of solar energy is still an issue, this can be addressed through Concentrating Solar Power with solar thermal storage.   In the wake of crippling power outages in India, Bridge to India (New Delhi, India) has released an analysis stating that solar power can play a “key … Continue reading Photovoltaic and Concentrated Solar Power is the solution for India’s grid problems

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Ex-Im Approves $32.1 Million in Financing For Export of U.S. Wind Turbines to Brazil

The wind blades will be used to complete a 180-megawatt wind farm in the Brazilian state of Bahia and another 211-megawatt wind farm in the Brazilian state of Ceara. In line with its congressional mandate to increase support for renewable-energy exports, the Export-Import Bank of the United States (Ex-Im Bank) has authorized a $32.1 million … Continue reading Ex-Im Approves $32.1 Million in Financing For Export of U.S. Wind Turbines to Brazil

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Solar Power Choice – Solar Energy Photovoltaic price check

As of August 1, the average price per watt of an installed solar energy system prices sat at about $2.40/watt (after STC rebate) across Australia’s major capital cities (excluding Darwin and Tasmania), based on numbers from the Solar Choice database. Average system prices generally varied between cities by less than $1000 for each system size, … Continue reading Solar Power Choice – Solar Energy Photovoltaic price check

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Wind energy: PTC advances in U.S. Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support

Extension of critical tax relief to save 37,000 jobs in wind power and continue growing U.S. manufacturing advanced in the Senate Finance Committee today with strong bipartisan support. By an overwhelming bipartisan margin of 19-5, the Committee passed an extenders package that included an extension of the federal wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). On … Continue reading Wind energy: PTC advances in U.S. Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support

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Solar power system on Cape Verdean island of Santo Antão

The solar power production and distribution system in Monte Trigo, on the Cape Verdean island of Santo Antão, which was built using funding from the European Union, is due to be inaugurated on 13 August, according to Cape Verdean news agency Inforpress. The inauguration of the solar plant, which has been operating on an experimental … Continue reading Solar power system on Cape Verdean island of Santo Antão

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Abu Dhabi launches region’s first rapid electric car charger

Abu Dhabi has installed the first rapid charging station in the Middle East, reducing the time taken to recharge electric cars by over 90 percent, it was announced this week. The CHAdeMO-certified Rapid Charger, the first of its kind in the region, has been installed at Masdar City, the low-carbon development backed by the Abu … Continue reading Abu Dhabi launches region’s first rapid electric car charger

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DoE Announces $43 Million for Electric Vehicles and Lithium Ion Batteries

This latest round of ARPA-E projects seek to address the remaining challenges in energy storage technologies, which could revolutionize the way Americans store and use energy in electric vehicles, the grid and beyond. The Department of Energy announced that 19 transformative new projects will receive a total of $43 million in funding from the Department’s … Continue reading DoE Announces $43 Million for Electric Vehicles and Lithium Ion Batteries

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Wind Energy and Photovoltaic Solar Energy, a New Way Out for New Energy Utilization

As wind/PV hybrid system in China’s large wind power generators (with the installed capacity of a single system above 1 MW), on-grid solar PV and solar thermal power generation is still at an early stage, its mainstream application is confined to small and medium-sized wind power generators (with the installed capacity of a single system … Continue reading Wind Energy and Photovoltaic Solar Energy, a New Way Out for New Energy Utilization

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Wind power bonanza can improve our air quality

The Lone Star State leads the nation in wind-generated power. With an installed capacity totaling more than 10,000 megawatts, Texas boasts a wind generation fleet dwarfing that of most countries. This wind power bonanza can improve our air quality, but it also potentially impacts utility bills and the reliability of the state’s power grid. To … Continue reading Wind power bonanza can improve our air quality

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Wind power being wasted in China

16 percent of the electricity generated by wind turbines in northern China went unused in 2011, causing a loss of 6.6 billion yuan ($1.03 billion), the State Electricity Regulatory Commission (SERC) said Thursday. Unused wind energy generated electricity amounted to 12.3 billion kilowatt-hours in northern China’s wind farms in 2011, SERC said in a report. … Continue reading Wind power being wasted in China

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Nova Scotia minister optimistic about job growth at wind farm parts plant

Wind turbines generate power on Dalhousie Mountain. Nova Scotia’s economic development minister says he remains hopeful that a wind farm parts manufacturer that the provincial government has a stake in will generate more jobs even though it’s fallen short of anticipated employment targets. The government announced in 2010 it would spend $60 million as part … Continue reading Nova Scotia minister optimistic about job growth at wind farm parts plant

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Solar power and wind farm plants will need an effective way of storing energy

As California moves toward more renewable energy, solar energy and wind turbines will need an effective way of storing large amounts of energy for use during clouding and calm days. A team of researchers has developed a cheap, rechargeable and eco-friendly battery that could be used to store energy at solar power plants for a … Continue reading Solar power and wind farm plants will need an effective way of storing energy

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ABB Wins $55 Million Wind Power Order in Brazil

ABB (NYSE: ABB), the leading power and automation technology group, has won an order worth around $55 million to supply three new substations and transmission infrastructure for the Brazilian utility Eolicas do Sul. The order was booked in the second quarter. Brazil has traditionally relied heavily on hydropower for its electricity supply. This project is part … Continue reading ABB Wins $55 Million Wind Power Order in Brazil

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Wind energy policy advances in U.S. Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support

Extension of critical tax relief to save 37,000 jobs in wind power and continue growing U.S. manufacturing advanced in the Senate Finance Committee today with strong bipartisan support. By an overwhelming bipartisan margin of 19-5, the committee passed an extenders package that included an extension of the wind energy Production Tax Credit (PTC). On critical … Continue reading Wind energy policy advances in U.S. Senate with overwhelming bipartisan support

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CarCharging(TM) to Provide Charging Services for Electric Cars

Car Charging Group, Inc. (OTCQB: CCGI) (OTCBB: CCGI) (‘CarCharging’), a nationwide provider of EV charging services, is excited to announce that through an exclusive partnership with the City of Coconut Creek, charging services for electric vehicles (EV) will soon be offered at City Hall, located at 4800 W. Copans Road, Coconut Creek, Florida, 33063. ‘Coconut … Continue reading CarCharging(TM) to Provide Charging Services for Electric Cars

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