Daily Archives: April 15, 2019

The Driven Podcast: Biofuels, batteries, or hydrogen

By Giles Parkinson With the energy transition in the main grid gathering pace, more focus is turning to de-carbonising transport. We talk to Australian engineer Stephanie Moroz, who has worked in all three sectors, about the pros and cons of biofuels, batteries and hydrogen. The post The Driven Podcast: Biofuels, batteries, or hydrogen appeared first…

World’s first electric freefall lifeboat

Torqeedo provided the integrated propulsion system for the world’s first electric-powered freefall lifeboat, which is being built by the Dutch builder Verhoef. The vessel recently passed its final drop tests, making it the first fully functional electric lifeboat in the world. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

Graphene coating could help prevent lithium battery fires

Lithium batteries are what allow electric vehicles to travel several hundred miles on one charge. Their capacity for energy storage is well known, but so is their tendency to occasionally catch on fire – an occurrence known to battery researchers as “thermal runaway.” Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

Audi reveals AI:ME autonomous vehicle

The Audi AI:ME, offers compact dimensions, a spacious, futuristic interior, and the ability to drive autonomously at level 4. This allows the occupants to do what they like with their time on board. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

Tesla Model 3 takes lead as all-time best-selling EV in US

By Bridie Schmidt Sales of Tesla’s all-electric Model 3 sedan have officially topped all previous sales of former EV favourite, the Chevrolet Bolt. The post Tesla Model 3 takes lead as all-time best-selling EV in US appeared first on RenewEconomy. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Renew Economy

Con Edison constructs 2,400-panel rooftop array for clothing distributor

By Billy Ludt Perry Ellis International (PEI) has a new 2,432-panel rooftop solar installation atop one of the company’s largest distribution centers, which is located in Seneca, South Carolina. Constructed on an 83,000 sq.-ft. roof of the 350,000 sq.-ft. facility, the installation marks a significant milestone in the company’s commitment to reducing its carbon footprint…

Vermont’s Green Mountain Power commits to 100% renewables

By Michelle Froese Vermont’s largest electric utility, Green Mountain Power announced its commitment to achieve 100% renewable electricity within the next 11 years. GMP’s announcement follows plans and proposals in dozens of other jurisdictions including Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, Hawaii, Massachusetts, California, Iceland, Sweden, Costa Rica, and Scotland to achieve 100% renewable electricity. Earlier this…

Borrego Solar canopy project powering California community college

By Billy Ludt Yuba College, a community college in the Yuba Community College District (YCCD) in Marysville, California, celebrates the completion of a 1-MW solar carport installation expected to result in $10 million of avoided utility costs over the life of the system. The district purchased the solar outright. “The YCCD Governing Board and leadership…

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