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Microgrid Enabling Technologies

Microgrids are beginning to move more into the mainstream of the power generation and distribution industry, with greenfield projects that include necessary (and quite substantial) investments in distributed generation (DG). Going forward, new microgrids will increasingly rely not only upon new DG installations, but also on other microgrid enabling technologies, including smart islanding inverters, advanced … Continue reading Microgrid Enabling Technologies

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Li-Ion Cell and Battery Technology offers over 200 Wh/kg

Cells of SuperPolymer® MN-HP Series use electrode materials, such as graphite anodes and lithium metal mixed oxide cathodes, for maximum cycle life and safety. While typical cells are available in 30–40 Ah format (110–150 Wh) and housed in flat polymer pouch, energy version of this technology (MN-eHP) exceeds 200 Wh/kg. Non-toxic production process does not … Continue reading Li-Ion Cell and Battery Technology offers over 200 Wh/kg

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Lithium Battery Power and Battery Safety 2012

The Knowledge Foundation has 2 upcoming key battery industry events conveniently located in Las Vegas, NV. Lithium Battery Power 2012 will take place December 4-5, 2012. Battery Safety 2012 will be taking place December 6-7, 2012. The Advanced Registration Discount expires for both events on Friday October 5, 2012. Participating Organizations to date: 3M Company … Continue reading Lithium Battery Power and Battery Safety 2012

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Why Electric Vehicles Are Our Future

Bill Destler, president of Rochester Institute of Technology, lists six key reasons why electric cars will eventually be the vehicles we drive. As the president of Rochester Institute of Technology, one of the nation’s largest technical universities, I became interested in electric vehicles a few years ago because one of our major research centers was … Continue reading Why Electric Vehicles Are Our Future

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When Do Electric Vehicles Make Sense?

FleetAnswers discovers that a combination of rising fuel prices, regulations, and reduced operating costs associated with the smarter application of EV technology suggests promising returns for some. In a webinar session jointly organized by FleetAnswers and The Electrification Coalition, representatives from FedEx Express, PG&E, and Dow Kokam shared when and why electrification has made economic … Continue reading When Do Electric Vehicles Make Sense?

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Testing wind turbines to their limits

A large climatic chamber which can test offshore wind turbine components in extreme  temperatures ranging from -60 degrees Celsius to +60 degrees was unveiled in Antwerp on Thursday as part of a new research and development facility. An element of the Offshore Wind Application Lab (OWI-Lab), the climate chamber, is housed inside a structure in … Continue reading Testing wind turbines to their limits

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Gamesa wind energy to supply 15 wind turbines in Italy

The first order signed with Toshiba Europe T&D, for a project that will promote Eolica Erchie in the Puglia Region, includes 15 wind turbines G90-2.0 MW. Gamesa, a global technology leader in the wind energy market, will supply 30 MW in Italy to the wind farm that Eolica Erchie develops in the Province of Brindisi, … Continue reading Gamesa wind energy to supply 15 wind turbines in Italy

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US-Poll Reveals Strong Support for Solar Energy

92 percent of voters believe it’s important for the U.S. to develop and use more solar energy. 85 percent of voters view solar energy favorably (60 percent very favorable). 78 percent of voters say government should support growth of solar energy with incentives. Likely voters in the 2012 election cycle overwhelmingly support solar energy and … Continue reading US-Poll Reveals Strong Support for Solar Energy

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Solar challenge road race completed

Wind energy has been allocated 8,400 MW, conventional solar 8,400 MW and concentrated solar power (CSP) 1,000 MW. The third round of bidding for renewable power projects is expected to take place during the second quarter of 2013. The Sasol South Africa Solar Challenge, which started on the 18th of September 2012 concluded on the … Continue reading Solar challenge road race completed

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Clean Wind Energy Tower Prepares to Enter Energy Market in Mexico

Clean Wind Energy Tower, Inc. (OTCBB: CWET, the “Company”) announced today that the Company had signed a Letter of Intent (“LOI”) to enter into a Definitive Agreement  to purchase a 3,200 acre site in Mexico that has the ideal attributes required for the Company’s Downdraft Tower, an alternative energy project currently under development. The Company … Continue reading Clean Wind Energy Tower Prepares to Enter Energy Market in Mexico

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REpower successful at HUSUM Wind Energy

“The trade fair was a success for REpower. We had very promising discussions with our customers – particularly customers from Germany,” says Jens Müller-Nielsen, Managing Director of REpower Systems GmbH, the subsidiary in charge of business in Germany. “Potential business partners also availed themselves of the opportunity to obtain detailed information about REpower and its … Continue reading REpower successful at HUSUM Wind Energy

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Europe accounts for over 70% of installed photovoltaic capacity in 2011

With a cumulative installed capacity of over 51 GW, the European Union is leading in PV installations with more than 70 percent of the total worldwide 70 GW of solar PV electricity generation capacity at the end of 2011, the report noted. Europe accounted for two thirds of the world-wide newly installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity … Continue reading Europe accounts for over 70% of installed photovoltaic capacity in 2011

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Lithium Extracted from Salt Water May Bring Cost of Batteries Down

Lithium, the lightest metal known to man, is the key ‘ingredient’ in all modern elecric car and hybrid vehicle battery packs, and with demand on the rise, its price has increased by 35% over the last 18 months. With demand for lithium-ion batteries expected to double in the next eight years, feasible lower cost solutions … Continue reading Lithium Extracted from Salt Water May Bring Cost of Batteries Down

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IBM and ESB deliver smart charging system for electric vehicles

The system will manage and support the 1,000 charging points throughout the country. Electric vehicle (EV) users have an RFID card that allows them to use the charging systems. The charging points, whether home, street or service station units, are SIM card equipped for mobile network communications. The charge points can then ensure that the … Continue reading IBM and ESB deliver smart charging system for electric vehicles

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Acciona incorporates energy storage into a grid-connected PV solar plant for the first time in Europe

The innovative system provides stable production of renewable energy and facilitates its integration into the grid. The ILIS project involves a 1.1 MW battery and a smart control system to improve the regulation of the solar plant. ACCIONA has materialized the first European experience of real operation of a grid-connected photovoltaic plant on an industrial … Continue reading Acciona incorporates energy storage into a grid-connected PV solar plant for the first time in Europe

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The fact that wind power and solar energy use virtually no water may become a deciding factor

In a white paper entitled “Water may top the case for renewables,” Mr. Liebreich comments, “The other critical issue missing from the U.S. presidential election battle is water–particularly as U.S. Drought Monitor reports that nearly two-thirds of the nation is now suffering from moderate to exceptional drought conditions. The fact that wind and solar energy … Continue reading The fact that wind power and solar energy use virtually no water may become a deciding factor

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Offshore wind energy: new offshore wind farm project in France

The consortium led by IBERDROLA and EOLE-RES has begun two geotechnical and geophysical feasibility campaigns on the site of the offshore wind project to be built in the bay of Saint Brieuc. These campaigns will specify the dimensioning and the design of the foundations and will confirm the method of installation of the future wind … Continue reading Offshore wind energy: new offshore wind farm project in France

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Statkraft to Build Two More Wind Power Plants in Sweden

Norway’s Statkraft has decided to build the Björkhöjden and Ögonfägnaden wind farms in Sweden. The work will start immediately, which means that Statkraft will have four major wind farms under development in cooperation with SCA in mid/northern Sweden. Statkraft’s investment budget for the two most recent projects is about NOK 5.2 billion. In total, the … Continue reading Statkraft to Build Two More Wind Power Plants in Sweden

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Berkshire Hathaway Unit To Acquire 2 California Wind Farm Projects

Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE: BRK-A, BRK-B) will get just a shade greener as its MidAmerican Wind unit announced Sunday its agreement to buy two wind-energy projects in Tehachapi, Calif. Selling the 168-megawatt Alta Wind VII and the 132-megawatt Alta Wind IX projects is California Highwind Power, a unit of Terra-Gen Power LLC. MidAmerican … Continue reading Berkshire Hathaway Unit To Acquire 2 California Wind Farm Projects

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