Daily Archives: July 21, 2017

Berkeley Lab to Lead Multimillion-Dollar Geothermal Energy Project

By U.S. DOE In geothermal systems, heat acquired from water circulating in rock fractures deep in the Earth’s crust is extracted for conversion to electricity. The post Berkeley Lab to Lead Multimillion-Dollar Geothermal Energy Project appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

Detroit Renewabel Energy to be Acquired by a Consortium

By Press Release Created in 2010, Detroit Renewable Energy is an integrated renewable energy system comprised of Detroit Thermal, Detroit Renewable Power and Hamtramck Energy Services. The post Detroit Renewabel Energy to be Acquired by a Consortium appeared first on Solar Thermal Magazine. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Solar Thermal Magazine

Chevy Bolt Production — An Insider’s Viewpoint

By Steve Hanley Reports that Chevrolet is cutting production of the Bolt to reduce inventories may be overstated. We have heard from a worker at the factory who has a different perspective. Read on to learn more. Chevy Bolt Production — An Insider’s Viewpoint was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join…

Musk & His Hyperloop Announcement, Take Two

By Steve Hanley Judging from the latest news cycle, Elon Musk is the most powerful person on earth right now. With just a few tweets, he pushed everything else in the overnight news cycle into the background. His claim that he has “verbal government approval” to build a Hyperloop system from New York to Washington,…

GM Engineers Used Lunar Rover Tech When Designing Chevy Bolt

By Jon LeSage General Motors has been tapping into engineering experience that goes back to astronauts driving its Lunar Rover on the moon. GM’s Chevrolet brand paid tribute Thursday to engineers who’d designed the all-electric Lunar Rover. It had been driven by Apollo 15 astronauts on the moon during a trip there in July 1971….

German Automakers and Government Officials Reach Accord on Emissions Software

By Jon LeSage Automotive executives and German government officials have reached agreement on software upgrades that could resolve the diesel emissions cheating scandal. Engine software updates on about 9 million diesel cars in Germany will cost automakers nearly 2 billion euros ($2.33 billion), coming out to about 100 euros ($116.77) per car. The software updates…

New York Governor plans transmission rebuild to enable more renewables

By Michelle Froese Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced plans to rebuild 78 miles of power transmission infrastructure in the North Country, further strengthening the reliability of the New York State electric power grid and enabling more upstate renewable energy to connect to the power system throughout the state. According to the governor, the newly rebuilt…

Alterra Power completes financing & partnership for Flat Top wind project

By Michelle Froese Alterra Power, has announced the completion of financing for the 200-MW Flat Top wind project and the concurrent advancement of the project into the final phase of construction. Key components of the financing include: Alterra has satisfied the final conditions precedent to funding of its expanded loan facility with affiliates of AMP…

SAIC-GM-Wuling launches its first EV; Buick Regal hybrid available in China

By mmillikin In China, SAIC-GM-Wuling officially launched the Baojun E100, the brand’s first fully-electric vehicle. Available in two variants, it is priced as low as RMB 35,800 (US$5,290) after national and local subsidies. Separately, Buick brought to market the all-new Regal for China. Ten variants, including a hybrid electric, are available priced between RMB 175,800…

Intersolar and ees North America 2017 highlight policy and technology updates

By Kelsey Misbrener Intersolar and ees North America 2017, the solar and energy storage industries’ premier events dedicated to the North American market, concluded its 10th annual event in San Francisco last week. Attendees and exhibitors were optimistic, as they engaged in meaningful conversations about the best approaches for sustained market success, despite a year…

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