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ABB bets on solar power with $1 billion takeover

The world’s biggest supplier of industrial motors and power grids said on Monday it had agreed to pay $6.35 per share in cash for Power-One, the second-largest maker of solar inverters that allow solar power to be fed into grids.   The offer price is 57 percent above Power-One’s closing price on Friday, boosted by … Continue reading ABB bets on solar power with $1 billion takeover

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ABB fast chargers power award winning electric buses

Award winning electric buses are using ABB fast chargers to double their range and slash the cost of recharging.   The Optare Versa EV midibuses recently won the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) Award for Automotive Innovation 2012. ABB worked closely with Optare to ensure the Versa EV was compatible with ABB Terra … Continue reading ABB fast chargers power award winning electric buses

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GM and ABB demonstrate Chevrolet Volt Battery Reuse

General Motors and ABB showed the next stage in battery reuse, the repackaging of five used Chevrolet Volt batteries into a modular unit capable of providing two hours of electricity needed by three to five average American homes. The uninterruptable power supply and grid power balancing system was demonstrated during GM’s Electrification Experience. The prototype … Continue reading GM and ABB demonstrate Chevrolet Volt Battery Reuse

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World’s Largest Linear Fresnel Solar Power Station Commences Operation

Puerto Errado 2 (PE2), the 30MW solar thermal power station built by Novatec Solar using its proprietary solar field technology, has been completed and is in operation. PE2’s solar boiler includes a mirror surface of 302,000m2 making it the world’s largest operational solar thermal power station based on linear Fresnel collector technology. PE2’s 30MW electrical … Continue reading World’s Largest Linear Fresnel Solar Power Station Commences Operation

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ABB’s First US-Based Fast Charger for Electric Vehicles

The first ABB (NYSE: ABB) DC fast charger for electric vehicles in the United States is now installed and operational in New Berlin, Wisconsin. ABB employs approximately 500 people in Wisconsin, where production for the chargers began in early September. Called the Terra 51 direct current (DC) fast charger, the unit reduces EV charging times … Continue reading ABB’s First US-Based Fast Charger for Electric Vehicles

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ABB announces smart grid interface for solar power

ABB, the leading power and automation technology company, will introduce the world’s first fully integrated solar power generation plant controller and smart grid interface as part of its Concentrated Photovoltaic (CPV) system at the Solar Power International conference and exhibition to be held in Orlando, September 11-13. With its full range of power equipment and … Continue reading ABB announces smart grid interface for solar power

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ABB wins $55m 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 $55m wind power order in Brazil

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ABB wins $ 55 million wind power order in Brazil as renewable energy demand grows

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 Eólicas 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 as renewable energy demand grows

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ABB Wins $55 Million Wind Power Order In Brazil

Brazil has added significant wind energy in the past few years and currently has over 1500 megawatts of installed wind farm capacity with another 7000 MW in the pipeline over the next five years. ABB said it won an order worth around $55 million to supply three new substations and transmission infrastructure for the Brazilian … Continue reading ABB Wins $55 Million Wind Power Order In Brazil

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