Daily Archives: May 6, 2016

Connectivity Taking Off in EV Charging Networks Says Navigant Study

By Jon LeSage Electric vehicle charging networks must be well connected to meet the surging demand for power around the world, according to a new report. A new Navigant Research study says that communications technologies like RFID, Wi-Fi, ZigBee, Ethernet, cellular systems, and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) are among the key reasons electric vehicle charging…

Ohio Municipal Utility Gets Serious about Solar and Energy Storage

A 7-MW solar plus energy storage system is now online in Minster, Ohio, the same town in which Dannon the yogurt company has a manufacturing plant. The 7-MW system was built in conjunction with Half Moon Ventures (HMV) and the local municipal utility, the Village of Minster. A ribbon cutting ceremony took place on May…

Caterpillar launches Cat Microgrid Technology Suite, combines renewable-energy sources with traditional power gen

By Paul Dvorak Caterpillar Inc. has launched its Cat Microgrid technology, a suite of power systems that adds environmentally friendly wind generated power, solar panels, state-of-the-art energy storage, with advanced monitoring and control systems to Caterpillar’s traditional line of reliable power generation equipment, including Cat generator sets, switchgear, uninterruptible power supplies and automatic transfer switches….

Wind power helps us breathe easy on World Asthma Day

By Paul Dvorak GREG ALVAREZ, and from Into the Wind, the AWEA blog Wind power creates billions of dollars in public health benefits by helping clean our air. Electricity generated by U.S. wind farms last year helped avoid 176,000 metric tons of sulfur dioxide and 106,000 metric tons of nitrogen oxide. Everyone wins. I still…

VibeProX and Buettoth accelerometer analyzes vibration on an iPad

By Paul Dvorak GTI Predictive Technology, developer of the VibePro iPad Data Collector, has released VibePro-EX, an explosion proof vibration analysis package for iPad. The package includes a wireless Bluetooth accelerometer, a specially certified explosion proof iPad case meeting all hazardous compliance standards, and a new version of GTI’s vibration analysis software, VibePro. This version…

Solar + Storage Microgrid Makes Wine-Making More Resilient

An innovative solar plus storage microgrid at Stone Edge Farm, a winery in Sonoma, California is now online. The microgrid uses solar PV + storage and is designed to provide energy for a number of buildings on the site, including the primary residence, offices and workshops. When the sun is shining, the PV provides energy…

ACT Expo Focuses on Advanced Mobility for Fleets and Freight Movers

By Jon LeSage Electrified transportation, autonomous vehicles, and shared mobility were some of the highlights of this year’s Advanced Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Long Beach, Calif. The annual conference and exhibit hall is targeted at fleets and freight movers, and it coincided with two major announcements in the state. The California Sustainable Freight Action…

McLaren Says Half its Supercars Will Be Hybridized Bu 2022

By Jon LeSage British supercar maker McLaren will be going beyond its P1 plug-in hybrid in green offerings. As part of its business plan through 2022, more than half its cars will be hybrids, said CEO Mike Flewitt. The British brand known for demonstrating on the Formula One circuit, is now developing a “completely new…

Energy Toolbase, always tracking utility rates, offers timely financial analysis

By Steven Bushong Thousands of utilities run power grids across the country, and each has its own electricity rate structures and rules for customer-sited solar power generation. Regional and national solar developers, who already have their hands full with financing, permitting and construction issues, can be hard-pressed to understand utility rates and rules, too. Adding…

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