Daily Archives: February 23, 2018

Fastned — EV Fast Charging Leadership (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

By Zachary Shahan Fastned is still the only EV charging network I know of that includes CHAdeMO, CCS, and Tesla (via adapter) charging options at all of its stations. This may seem unimportant, since Tesla has its own Supercharger network, but as Fastned co-founder Bart Lubbers pointed out in a recent interview with me, approximately…

How large offshore wind turbines are challenging bearing designs

By Paul Dvorak Phillipp Schmid, Application Engineer, SKF Philipp Schmid Since 2012, offshore turbines with total power outputs in excess of one GigaWatt (GW) have been coming on stream in European waters every year. According to WindEUROPE, Offshore wind in Europe saw a net 1,558 MW of additional grid-connected capacity installed in 2016. Despite the…

BMW to build all-electric MINI in China

By Editorial Staff The BMW Group is in advanced discussions to ramp up the global success of its MINI brand through a new joint venture in China. A key element of the brand’s continued strategic development will be local production of future all-electric MINI vehicles in the world’s largest market for electromobility. To this end,…

What Honda’s Success Can Teach Us About Tesla

By Guest Contributor “To the more established brands, it is a young upstart company with performance claims that seem unreasonably optimistic. Instead of being rooted in reality, its new sporty two-door appears to be little more than the expressed will of a mercurial leader. There are already rumors of potential bankruptcy. Surely, this is hubris…

Classic wind-mill blade inspires one for a wind turbine

By Paul Dvorak A new design for turbine blades is said to overcome most of the handicaps of conventional designs including cost, manufacturing complexity, and maintenance. Inspiration came from a classic Dutch windmill that used several sections of canvas on each blade. Instead of canvas, the student pilot and inventor Phillip Ridings began questioning conventional…

Zero Mass Water

By Nick Rosen Cody may not walk on water, but he comes closeA regular supply of drinking water is the holy grail for off-grid living. If you can get a bare minimum of water and heating of some sort, you can live anywhere. but you would be surprised how many spots that are otherwise ideal…

How to choose the right insulation tester?

By Michelle Froese Editor’s note: This article comes from Megger, a designer and manufacturer of portable electrical test equipment. Read the company’s blog postings here. For more tips on choosing the right insulation tester for your project, check out Megger’s Guidebook here. Choosing the right insulation tester to get a job done can be a…

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