Daily Archives: January 9, 2018

Lightweight Armoring for Tesla Model S by Armormax

By Sponsored Content Tesla is one of the most desirable cars in the world, and if you need to make sure that your Tesla (and your passengers) are super secure, you can looking into armoring it. Most armoring processes add thousands of pounds, but this option is only a few hundred, keeping your Tesla moving…

DOE Invests $12 Million to Improve Solar Forecasting

By [email protected] Just before Christmas, the U.S. Department of Energy announced a new round of funding for projects that advance solar forecasting technologies. Eight projects were awarded a total of $12 million. Add the cost-share requirements for awardees and the total value of the projects comes to $14.6 million of public and private sector investment….

Sammons acquires 163-MW Texas wind development from Apex

By Michelle Froese Sammons Renewable Energy (SRE) announced the acquisition of Midway Wind, from Apex Clean Energy. Franklin Park Investments identified and assisted with structuring the deal and closing the transaction on behalf of SRE. Located on the Texas Gulf Coast in San Patricio County, Midway Wind is a development project with plans including construction…

Fisker EMotion unveiled at CES with 400-mile range

By Editorial Staff Fisker unveiled its highly anticipated EMotion luxury electric sedan on Tuesday at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas. Fisker EMotion disrupts convention in the most sensually radical way. The luxury electric EMotion delivers an exterior design language that emotionally connects with the consumer and evokes senses – complemented with an…

Enerpac launches new power generation tensioners

By Michelle Froese Enerpac, an international market leader in high-pressure hydraulics, introduces its new portfolio of Power Generation bolt tensioners for critical fastening applications. Three new bolt tensioner series are designed for maximum durability in harsh environments, ease-of-use and improved speed of operation. Key features including auto-retract pistons, over-stroke protection, and auto-engage nut rundown help…

Intercharge EV Charging Network Gets US Partner

By Evan Williams Hubject Inc. is partnering with Volta Charging to try and make it easier for you to find a charger. Hubject is a Berlin-based joint venture between automakers like BMW and Volkswagen along with EV tech companies like Bosch and Siemens. The company was started in 2012 to try and streamline EV charger…

Fisker EMotion Officially Debuts

By Chad Kirchner Fisker’s EMotion electric luxury sedan debuted at the 2018 Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas with autonomous-capable technology. Leading up to the reveal, it was reported that Fisker would debut the EMotion that featured advanced technology, including SAE Level 4 capable autonomous hardware and a solid-state battery. The official release of…

New Test Shows Cold’s Chill on EV Range

By Evan Williams It’s a given that cold weather plays a part in reducing EV range, now a new test shows just how much of an effect it has. When the mercury drops, the usable power of a battery drops with it. The low temperature slows down the chemical reaction inside the battery, producing less…

Panasonic Ramps Up Solar Cell Production as Tesla Starts Making Solar Roofs at Gigafactory 2

By [email protected] In December 2016, Panasonic and Tesla finalized an agreement to begin manufacturing solar PV cells and modules at the “Gigafactory 2” in Buffalo, New York. Under the arrangement, Panasonic agreed to cover the capital costs associated with the factory and Tesla agreed to purchase Panasonic’s custom-manufactured solar products. “These high-efficiency PV cells and…

EIA releases January’s Short-Term Energy Outlook with forecasts through 2019

By Michelle Froese EIA is forecasting 2019 to be the first year wind overtakes hydropower as the leading source of renewable electricity generation. The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) has released its first Short-Term Energy Outlook (STEO) of 2018, with forecasts through 2019. The full STEO can be downloaded here. Non-hydropower renewables provided almost 10%…

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