Storage

When you hear the term “Smartcoast,” chances are you think of the West Coast and Silicon Valley—West Michigan probably isn’t the first place that comes to mind. In recent years, however, the Lake Michigan shoreline has become a hub for the lithium-ion battery technology found in electric cars, RVs and specialty vehicles. This success is...
Infrastructure

By Iain Rogers and Arne Delfs, Bloomberg Chancellor Angela Merkel’s government and German automakers agreed to increase cash incentives for electric cars, intensifying an effort to move away from the combustion engine and reduce harmful emissions. A so-called environment bonus will jump by 50% to as much as 6,000 euros ($6,680) per electric vehicle and the...
Solar

By Shery Ahn and Dan Murtaugh, Bloomberg Singapore’s state-owned power grid operator wants to build more connections to neighboring countries to tap their greater potential for renewable energy. Nations like Malaysia and Indonesia have ample spare land for solar panels and enough wind to power turbines, both things that Singapore is lacking, Wong Kim Yin, chief...
Solar

Displaying a mastery of California climate issues as he keynoted a major sustainability conference, VERGE 19, in Oakland, CA last week, a relaxed and smiling Governor Gavin Newsom extolled California’s climate leadership and vowed continued opposition to the Trump Administration. Dreams with Deadlines Now in his ninth month at the helm of the world’s fifth...
Solar

The National Climate Bank Act introduced this year is based in part on successful projects in Connecticut and New York.  Even as previous attempts to win bipartisan support for a national green bank have failed to gain traction, advocates are continuing to promote the concept, this time with an even more ambitious proposal based in...
Infrastructure

Above: James Dyson presents a new model of Dyson hair dryer. Photo by Nobuyuki Hayashi via Creative Commons. Vacuum maker Dyson will not enter the electric car market after all, James Dyson announced Thursday. Dyson, the company’s founder and chief engineer, said his company’s plan to manufacture electric cars in Singapore is no longer financially...
Storage

New analysis finds 10 states and union territories (UT) are leading the way in building production, infrastructure and services to increase the momentum of electric vehicle (EV) usage in India. Following a strong central government push towards EVs, India has the potential to become one of the largest EV markets in the world, says a...
DER

DISTRIBUTECH International, the event that showcases the future of energy delivery, is proud to announce three strategic partnerships with leading solar industry stakeholders. Each organization will enhance the event, which takes place January 27-30, 2020 in San Antonio, Texas, by bringing more solar content, exhibitors and networking to the show. Utilities flock to DISTRIBUTECH International...
DER

Sacramento’s municipal utility will use blockchain software to track rewards for customers who charge with solar power. The city of Sacramento is preparing to test a hyperlocal electric vehicle charging program that will use a Chicago company’s blockchain software to track customer rewards. The pilot project will offer blockchain-based “tokens” for charging vehicles when there’s...