Daily Archives: December 28, 2015

2017 Chevy Volt Will Offer Adaptive Cruise Control

By Jeff Cobb A few details have emerged on the 2017 Chevrolet olt due this spring in all 50 states. As reported in September, a new color from the Disney Tomorrowland feature will be Citron Green Metallic, and more importantly is adaptive cruise control on the Premier trim level. News not available in Read Full…

10 Myths About Fuel Economy

By Jeff Cobb It’s ironic that though we live in a time when information was never more plentiful that misinformation, fallacies and myths persist. No doubt that lead-out sentence could launch a discussion on myriad subjects, but looking at a relatively benign one – vehicle fuel economy – people still entertain notions that are Read…

Tesla Model X Tows 4,850 lb Boat (Videos)

By Kyle Field Thanks to Redditor TeslaSigX (aka Max Kennedy), we now have high-quality video of a Tesla Model X towing a boat. While the video only shows towing for a brief moment, the contrast between this and the smog-producing and particulate matter–spewing diesel trucks that are often used to tow is immediately Read Full…

DOE awards $10.5M for next-generation marine energy systems

By mmillikin The US Department of Energy (DOE) has selected six organizations to receive up to $10.5 million to support the design and operation of innovative marine and hydrokinetic (MHK) systems through survivability and reliability-related improvements. Projects funded under these awards will improve the survivability characteristics and reduce uncertainty regarding installation, Read Full Article Here…

Why you should use microinverters for commercial rooftop projects.

By Solar Power World Online Admin Tuesday, January 26, 2016 2:00pm EDT/11:00am PDT Some installers are wary of including increased equipment on the roof when considering microinverters for commercial rooftops. But did you know there are models that can attach to more than one solar module? Join industry veteran Christopher Barrett of APsystems-who brings more…

Suzlon’s S97 2.1-MW prototype turbine achieves plant load factor of 35%

By Michelle Froese Suzlon’s S97-HT DFIG 2.1-MW All-Steel Hybrid Tower is currently the world’s tallest at 120 meters in height. Suzlon Group, a global turbine manufacturer, announced that its innovative S97-HT DFIG 2.1-MW wind turbine has achieved 35% PLF over the last 12 months. The prototype with Suzlon’s All-Steel Hybrid Tower, was commissioned on Read…

Planning A Trip From EV Charger To EV Charger

By Cynthia Shahan As a new 2015 Nissan LEAF driver, I was not sure how far driving out of town would comfortably work. This past week, I explored my limits. Planning a trip from EV charger to EV charger is the way and EV driver must plan travel, of course. Since jumping on Read Full…

Higher returns and higher advance rates aids YieldCos

By Paul Dvorak The five year extension of the renewable energy production tax credits is a tremendous boon for an industry historically weakened by uncertainty. This legislation time frame enables the industry to innovate in ways that the start and stop of the past decade did not allow. Financing strategies have Read Full Article Here…

New HPAC lignocellulose pretreatment method could accelerate cellulosic biofuel production

By mmillikin A team from Chonnam National University in Korea has developed a new pretreatment method for lignocellulosic biomass that is more efficient and effective for the downstream biocatalytic hydrolysis of various lignocellulosic materials. This, they suggest, will accelerate bioethanol commercialization. The new hydrogen peroxide (H2O2)-acetic acid (CH3COOH) (HPAC) pretreatment removes lignin without Read Full…

Tesla Owners Experience Two Hour Delays At Tejon Ranch Supercharger

By Brian Ro Tesla owners traveling during the Christmas holiday break encountered an unpleasant surprise at one popular California Supercharger site, experiencing delays of up to two hours or more. According to a post on the Tesla Motors Club (TMC) forum, owners planning to use the Tejon Ranch Supercharger site in Lebec, Calif. Read Full…

ACCIONA Energy upgrades its website with project search option

By Michelle Froese ACCIONA Energy decided to revamp its website to reflect a “new renewables’ era.” The upgrade is intended to provide a better visual design and easier navigation so users can quickly find information about the company’s activities, projects, and renewable energy capabilities. One of the most striking elements of the remodeled pages Read…

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