Ford & Sunrun Team Up To Make V2H Technology A Reality. Is V2G Next?

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Sun, 30 May 2021 11:00:40 +0000

Ford and Sunrun will work together to make vehicle to home technology affordable for F-150 Lightning customers.

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Electric Buses Get Solar Charging & Battery Backup On Martha’s Vineyard

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 26 May 2021 18:35:03 +0000

Half the buses on the island of Martha’s Vineyard are now electric. But the real news is that they will be recharged using solar energy.

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PNNL Invention Reduces Risk of Battery Explosions

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Wed, 26 May 2021 16:28:40 +0000

Rapid removal of gases during battery fires is critical to explosion prevention

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Greenhouses and Microgrids Should Grow Together

Credit to Author: Contributed Content| Date: Thu, 29 Apr 2021 18:34:06 +0000

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As consumer preferences continue to shift toward purchasing locally sourced and organic produce, demand is growing for commercial greenhouses, or controlled environment agriculture (CEA), as the industry is labeled. This shift in preference to locally grown food is changing the way supermarkets and restaurants source their fruits and vegetables. COMMENTARY Many restaurants throughout the country […]

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Rethinking Hydropower for Energy & Environmental Sustainability

Credit to Author: U.S. Department of Energy| Date: Sun, 25 Apr 2021 02:30:30 +0000

A California company, Natel Energy, is hard at work developing a low-head, low-impact hydropower approach that addresses one of the leading concerns of new deployment — impacts to natural stream flows. Of course, if environmental mitigation strategies take too big a bite out of revenues, the effort is a nonstarter. At the same time, the company […]

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Castañer, Puerto Rico Selected for New Solar Energy Microgrid Project

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Tue, 23 Mar 2021 21:02:46 +0000

The village of Castañer, Puerto Rico has been selected to receive support for a solar energy microgrid project, as part of an initiative led by The Solar Foundation and Pathstone Corp. to strengthen and expand the solar industry in Puerto Rico and build more resilient communities. The microgrid project will include a solar energy and battery storage installation for small businesses that […]

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“Empowered By Light” Recycles Old EV Batteries For Microgrid Applications

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 19 Mar 2021 17:30:43 +0000

I saw a tweet by Leilani Münter in my feed recently that was rather inspiring. Leilani shared that she loved the latest Light Empowered battery installation and that it showed the potential of recycling old EV batteries for microgrid applications. Her tweet included a video and she noted that the lithium-ion batteries from an electric […]

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Tesla/Apple vs. Volkswagen/Samsung?

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Tue, 16 Mar 2021 16:21:14 +0000

Volkswagen’s Power Day had lots of technical information available, none more important than its promise to introduce V2G technology to its electric cars beginning next year.

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The US CLEAN Future Act — What’s In It?

Credit to Author: World Resources Institute| Date: Mon, 15 Mar 2021 03:40:12 +0000

Originally published on WRI’s Resource Institute Blog. By  Dan Lashof, Devashree Saha, Karl Hausker, Greg Carlock, Kevin Kennedy, and Tyler Clevenger  U.S. Representative Frank Pallone, chair of the House Energy and Commerce Committee, together with subcommittee chairs Bobby Rush and Paul Tonko, introduced the CLEAN Future Act on March 2, 2021. While numerous climate bills are introduced in each Congress, this proposal […]

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America’s Electrical Grid Has A Transmission Problem — How To Move Electricity From Here To There?

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Mon, 22 Feb 2021 20:35:31 +0000

Providing electrical power when and where it is needed will be a challenge as the Earth’s climate changes. Are humans up to the task?

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