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Aluminum-Ion Batteries

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Aluminum-Battery

Aluminum-Ion rechargeable batteries are the new trend in batteries' industry. They have as a goal to replace the existing, more costly Li-Ion rechargeable batteries and everything before that. They are very good fit for the automotive industry. The new Aluminum-Ion technology is flexible and formable, making it suitable for numerous applications. [more...]

The Q&A of EV (Plug Cars) and EV Charging Stations (Car Plugs).

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Audi A1 Etron

By 2020 as industry predicts, the EV (Electric Vehicle) will become a common presence and the EV market competition it will spread globally. Some new manufacturers are trying to build a name and forge a place in one of the many open spots of the "Plug Cars" industry. Are EV better and smarter as the existing gasoline cars?. [more...]

Battery Banks Technological Development

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Bio Battery

The race is on for new materials and technologies used to improve the battery banks storage capacity and reduce costs. Cheaper battery banks and high storage capacity will work as a distributed electric power generation system used to mitigate power outage, blackouts, browning, peak shaving, and in the same time to improve the quality of the electrical grid. [more...]

High-Tech Roofing with Integrated Solar Panels

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Solar Roof Concept

High tech integrated solar roofing is the new trend in solar power generation. North American roofing manufacturers are looking to green in a simple and sleek way using low-profile alternatives that blend into a home's existing roofing for a maximum aesthetic appeal. [more...]

Green Transportation Corporate Culture in Silicon Valley

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Silicon Valley is the nickname for the southern portion of the San Francisco Bay Area (SFBA) situated in Northern California. It is home to many of the world's largest high tech corporations, as well as thousands of tech startup companies. The term of Silicon Valley originally referred to the region's large number of silicon chip innovators and manufacturers, but eventually came to refer to all high-tech businesses in the area.  [more...]

101 Smart Grid Energy Storage.

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Energy Storage

A report released by the United States Department of Energy further describes the potential benefits of energy storage technologies to the electric grid: “Modernizing the electric system will help the nation meet the challenge of handling projected energy needs—including addressing climate change by integrating more energy from renewable sources and enhancing efficiency from non-renewable energy processes. [more...]

Electric Power Conservation with Tesla Powerwall Storage Systems

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Powerwall Hours

At the evening time and in the morning when the normal demand is higher the battery system will deliver the energy for household consumption covering the time of the day when the kWh bought from the utility company is at max price. During the day between the pic hours, the household will use the heavy consumers: dryers, wash machine, vacuum and so on. [more...]

PV Solar Power Plants Repowering and Optimization

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Repowering with Fronius_Galvo

 

Now and even more in the nearest future, residential rooftops and utility PV power plants will be in need of repowering and optimization. The repowering and optimization come as a necessity when the quality of the installation deteriorates prematurely or the yields of the PV plants are underperforming. Repowering and optimization targets both the PV arrays or strings and the electrical base of system components. [more...]

Smart Grid integration over Internet (IP Protocols) with Utilities' Grid

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At the very beginning, utility companies have been experimenting with TCP/IP on the back-end networks for a long time. Erich Gunther of Enernex (www.enernex.com) will present a reference model and the concept of network operations for the power industry including how the Internet protocols fit in that space. [more...]

Solar PV Cogeneration and Smart Home Concept

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Solar System Monitoring

Imagine a modern household where the energy supply comes from different eco-sources like solar panels, wind power or a different type of cogeneration units. Using a relative small cogeneration unit and a battery conservation system we can talk about savings in thousands of dollars over a year time. How that works? [more...]

Tesla Model X Cross Road SUV w Auto-Pilot

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Tesla Model X is a cross road SUV sharing 60% of Model S parts and components. It comes with two choices of lithium-ion battery packs, a 60KW-h with a 210 miles range and a better option 85KW-h battery pack with a 270 miles range. The car is AWD being equipped with 2 power trains front and rear. [more...]

An Eco Entrepreneur Tale - Green Remodeling

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Before you start green remodeling your house be aware that buildings and humans alone contributing more as 40 percents of the greenhouse gasses in the atmosphere. A house is a living habitat generates outgases and changes the microclimate culture based on materials it incorporates. [more...]

Building of Lime, Straw and Clay - Passive House Concept

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Straw Bale Home

What makes this type of house so special? The basement (in some of the models) is normal brick and finished with a concrete ceiling. In this way, we have the foundation we need to build high above the ground and to protect the construction on top from common diseases like water infiltration. [more...]

101 Smart Grid and Power Generation: Basic Considerations.

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Smart Grid @ Utility Company

Power generation and power transportation are one of the largest and most capital-intensive industries. U.S. has as total asset values more than $800 billion and annual sales more than $300 billion. The total cost of electric energy generation it can be divided into three segments: Generation, Delivery, and End Use. [more...]

EV Supercharger Highways

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EV cars (pure EV cars, zero CO2 emission) they do not have an extensive network of adequate chargers in the US and elsewhere, but that until now. The game changer it is offered by Tesla Motors. EV supercharger highways come with stalls equipped with free 120KW supercharger stations.  The number of stations is facilitating to travel coast to coast with no CO2 emission and is free between cities [more...]

Are laneway houses a solution to affordable housing?

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These homes are typically built into pre-existing lots, usually in the backyard and opening onto the back lane. The main advantage they are an addition to the main house enhancing the functionality and the architectural look of an existing garage or a garden shed which they will replace. [more...]

Sustainable living solution on 320 square feet.

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The company "Nomad Micro Homes" says the home can be built in an urban, or rural environment and can be used as a home, office or studio. They offer a mobile solution for any interested to have them installed on small lots with a footprint no less as 33'. [more...]

Electric Scooters Daimler Next Smart Project

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E Scooter

(Reuters) - Daimler's (DAIGn.DE) Smart brand of two-seater cars is to add electric scooters to its range from 2014, following up on this year's launch of a new battery-powered version of its Smart ForTwo car  [more...]

Daimler Begins Shipping Smart Electric Bikes

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Stuttgart. Outstanding recognition and the highest praise for the design: the smart ebike is one of the winners of "Red Dot Design Award". The first models are being successively delivered from the end of April/beginning of May 2012. The first owners will be the numerous customers who have taken advantage of the possibility to reserve an ebike since November 2011. [more...]

Siemens 'eHighway of the Future' new concept

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Siemens Corp, a global powerhouse in electronics and electrical engineering, is introducing what it calls the "eHighway of the future", a concept that involves the electrification of trucks and select highway lanes via overhead electrified wires similar to those of modern day trolleys or streetcars powered on many city streets. [more...]

Tesla S - Greener automotive future

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An electric powertrain so advanced it sets new standards for premium performance. [more...]