Daily Archives: June 4, 2019

Private sector discusses the Resilience Dividend

By ENEL Foundation Content Contributor The sixth session of the Global Platform for Disaster Risk Reduction (GP2019) took place in Geneva, Switzerland from 13th to 17th May 2019, convened and organized by the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) and hosted by the Government of Switzerland. The session represented the last global gathering for…

Pennsylvania’s State College commits to 100% renewable energy

By Michelle Froese The State College Borough Council, a university town in Pennsylvania, voted unanimously this week to adopt a resolution establishing a goal of 100% renewable energy no later than 2050. With this resolution, the Borough of State College is now committed to achieving net zero greenhouse gas emissions and clean energy “as quickly…

H2Bus consortium to deploy hydrogen fuel cell buses, infrastructure

Leading players in the hydrogen fuel cell electric value chain are joining forces to form the H2Bus Consortium. The members are committed to deploying 1,000 hydrogen fuel cell electric buses, along with supporting infrastructure, in European cities at commercially competitive rates. Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

Economical energy storage for the electric car of tomorrow

A new production process with the aim of efficient and environmentally friendly future battery production. Researchers coat the electrodes of the energy storage cells with a dry film instead of liquid chemicals. This simplified process saves energy and eliminates toxic solvents Read Full Article Here For more great articles: Electric Vehicles Research

Summit Ridge Energy wants to build 250 MW of community solar across the country

By Kelly Pickerel Investment company Hannon Armstrong will assist solar developer Summit Ridge Energy (SRE) with the investment and building of commercial solar projects across the country. The first solar projects will come online in Maryland in Prince George’s and Baltimore counties this summer. As part of the agreement, Hannon Armstrong will provide long-term financing…

Opel Corsa-e priced at €29,900 in Germany

By Blagojce Krivevski With the all-new, sixth-generation Corsa, Opel is offering for the first time a battery-electric version with a range of up to 330 kilometres (205 miles) according to WLTP. The Corsa-e can be ordered now for €29,900 (RRP incl. VAT in Germany). Where applicable, the price is reduced by incentives. The Corsa-e “Selection”…

Carbon Lighthouse Raises $20M to Expand Sensor and Software-Driven Building Efficiency

By [email protected] Energy efficiency startup Carbon Lighthouse landed a $20 million investment from Cox Enterprises, the cable and media giant, to expand its sensors-and-data-driven approach to reducing buildings’ wasted energy and carbon footprints. Tuesday’s investment brings the San Francisco-based startup’s total venture funding to more than $54.5 million. That figure includes last year’s $27 million…

New computer modeling research increases accuracy of wind-turbine wake simulation

By Michelle Froese Wind-turbine velocities modeled with Nalu-Wind. The Nalu-Wind work is part of DOE’s Atmosphere to Electrons initiative, a multi-year, multi-stakeholder R&D effort focused on improving wind plant performance and mitigating risk. (Image: Matt Barone, Stefan Domino, & Chris Brune with Sandia) Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories (Sandia) and National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL)…

How kites and flags may harvest wind power

By Michelle Froese Wind energy is on track to overtake hydropower in electrical generation this year in the U.S. This is good news, though it may have done so sooner if costs allowed. That’s not to say wind is cost-prohibitive. In fact, the opposite is true. In late 2016, energy developer Makani first tested and…

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