Daily Archives: January 11, 2018

2019 Honda Insight To Debut Next Week

By Jeff Cobb Honda Insight – the name that started the hybrid era in the U.S. – will be back this year not as a funky oddity, but as a sleek sedan making “in excess of 50 mpg.” To be shown Monday, Jan. 15 at the Detroit Auto Show, the car that borrows cues from…

Panasonic and Amazon Team Up for Alexa-Enabled Infotainment

By Ray Prince Panasonic has announced a deal to introduce Alexa-enabled in-vehicle infotainment systems to automakers, combining its intelligent Skip Generation Platform with Amazon’s Alexa Onboard technology. Featuring online and offline capabilities, the service will allow drivers to interact with Alexa in-vehicle, allowing voice control of popular in-car tasks such as air conditioning, audio, navigation,…

Battery electric plane takes flight in Australia

The first serially-built Pipistrel Alpha Electro took flight in Australia. The aircraft took off from Perth’s Jandakot Airport and conducted two circuits around Jandakot and went on to complete another seven hours of flying over the following two days. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

sPower makes wind-turbine purchase from Vestas

By Michelle Froese sPower has placed an order with Vestas, in a first-time partnership, for 2-MW and 4-MW compatible turbine components that qualify for 80% of the Production Tax Credit (PTC) and enable 400 MW of future project development. Over the next three years, wind energy, the #1 source of renewable energy capacity in the…

The 224+ MW Nicolas-Riou Wind project commissioned In Quebec

By Michelle Froese EDF EN Canada Inc., a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles, Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie du Bas-Saint-Laurent (RIEBSL), and Régie intermunicipale de l’énergie Gaspésie-Îles-de-la-Madeleine (RIEGÎM) are pleased to announce the commissioning of the Nicolas-Riou wind project. This 224.25-MW project comprises 65 turbines of 3.45 MW supplied by Vestas. Nicolas-Riou is 50% owned by…

January 2018 issue: Renewable Energy Guidebook

By Reggie Hall Welcome To The 2018 Renewable Energy Guidebook IF YOU’RE FAMILIAR WITH THIS PUBLICATION, you’ll notice we’ve changed our name from “handbook” to “guidebook.” In an effort to produce the best content possible, we took a moment to step back and consider what information in this “extra” edition would be the most beneficial…

Good News, Bad News: The Saga Of The Ford F-150

By Steve Hanley XL Hybrids’ bolt in plug-in hybrid conversion can increase fuel economy for the Ford F-150 by as much as 50%. But a new lawsuit alleges diesel powered Ford Super Duty pickups emit up to 50 times as much more pollutants than allowed by state and federal regulations. Read Full Article Here For…

Aurora Solar’s remote shading simulation software accepted by CT Green Bank

By Kelsey Misbrener Palo Alto-based Aurora Solar today announced that the Connecticut Green Bank has joined rebate authorities around the country in declaring Aurora’s remote shading simulation software an acceptable replacement for the time-consuming and costly onsite inspections previously required when applying for rebates associated with solar system installations. Aurora incorporates the measurements of a…

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