Daily Archives: December 27, 2017

2018 — The Year of the Digital Grid

Nothing will stand out in 2018 as more important for the long-term success of renewables than the advancement of a digital grid architecture. Visibility at the grid edge; integration of sensors and data analytics for distributed generation; smart contracts for energy management; flexible demand; intelligent control systems — these are the buzzy technologies of today…

Funding Cleantech With Blockchain: 9 Things To Consider

By Michael Barnard To avoid regulatory and tax burdens, many ICOs choose their country as carefully as they choose their blockchain base. Given that cryptocurrencies are inherently without country and every regulatory experience is new, this is more reasonable than with IPOs, where both currency and IPO experience in a specific country matter more Read…

Blockchain For The Grid: 5 Use Cases

By Michael Barnard From buying and selling electricity to raising capital for new ventures to securing the grid and valuing decarbonization directly, innumerable innovators from tiny startups to the largest technology firms and governments in the world are exploring how blockchain technologies can transform Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Clean Technica

Quanergy Facility To Mass Produce Solid-State LiDAR Sensors Opens

By James Ayre The solid-state LiDAR sensor manufacturer Quanergy has now opened its first facility to mass produce solid-state LiDAR sensors for the automotive industry (amongst others). The new production factory makes Quanergy the first in the LiDAR sector to begin manufacturing cost-effective LiDAR sensors in volume — by the accounting of Quanergy at any…

3 Million Plug-In Vehicles Sold On This Planet

By Nicolas Zart Although we are far from the millions of plug-in hybrids (PHEV) and fully electric vehicles (EV) needed to slow down our pollution race, the 3 million mark of sold PHEVs and EVs has been reached globally Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Clean Technica

530-MW wind farm in Australia to be largest in S Hemisphere

By Paul Dvorak SNC-Lavalin says it has been selected as the preferred contractor for the Stockyard Hill Wind Farm in Victoria, Australia by Goldwind Australia and has commenced early works. SNC-Lavalin, in a joint venture with WBHO Infrastructure Pty Ltd. (WBHO), will undertake the engineering design, procurement, and construction of all electrical infrastructure on the…

The wet road to fast and stable batteries

By Paul Dvorak Joe Harmon / Argonne National Laboratory An international team of scientists — including several researchers from the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory — has discovered an anode battery material with superfast charging and stable operation over many thousands of cycles. The research team tracked how material composition and structure…

Energy storage: drivers and pitfalls

By Paul Dvorak Authors Caileen Kateri Gamache, Deanne M. Barrow, Ken Collison, and Shankar Chandramowli with ICF in Fairfax, Virginia Deployment of energy storage, especially batteries, will increase substantially in the next few years. Three underlying trends in the energy markets will drive the growth. They are favorable federal and state regulations on energy storage,…

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