GREG KEENAN - The Globe and Mail: Ryerson University in Toronto and a high-tech startup company called eCamion Inc. will unveil a pilot project Wednesday that allows energy to be stored in a unit that sits on hydro poles. An eCamion storage unit combined with a smart controller developed by Ryerson researchers and students will enable utilities such as Toronto Hydro to store power, integrate more renewable power and improve the reliability of the system, the company and Ryerson say. The unit uses lithium-ion batteries that charge during off-peak hours of hydro usage and discharge during peak hours. One of the benefits if the storage devices win widespread adoption is better availability of power for recharging electric vehicles, said Hari Subramanian, eCamion’s chief executive officer. “These are the enabling technologies you need for electric vehicles to really have an uptake,” Mr. Subramanian said. In many areas, the current hydro infrastructure could not handle the demand if several electric vehicles in a small section of a city were being recharged at the same time, he said. The storage device allows utilities to “flex their grid” to meet varying demands at various times, he said. Cont'd...
A new report out today (Nov. 9) by analytics firm IHS anticipates that solar photovoltaic (PV) sales will grow strongly through the first half of 2016 growing to 65.5 gigawatts of new solar power world wide. But the incentives that have helped fuel its growth will subside in 2017, which could slow solar growth down in the second half of 2016.
Second fund builds on success of Wunder Income Fund for accredited individual and institutional investors
Acquisition of Alstom's renewable energy unit expands GE's global wind footprint to more than 30,000 turbines worldwide and grows European presence by 50 percent ---Company welcomes new offshore wind business and Haliade* technology into portfolio ---Deal expected to help customers by extending GE's wind services, increasing digital & analytics capabilities across the combined fleet
3-D Building Data Foundational for City's Rooftop Solar Tool
Whether or not solar panels actually add value to a home had been up for debate for a long time. The Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBL) has dispelled this in numerous reports, previously in just California, and now in six different states. The report builds on previous research that shows an average solar array of 3.6 kilowatts added $15,000 to the price of a home.
SunPower is introducing a new line of solar panels called its Performance Series. The new solar panels are based on technology developed by Cogenra Solar, which SunPower purchased earlier in 2015.
Community Solar is undoubtedly one of the fastest growing sectors of the solar industry in the U.S. The first community solar projects were installed just a few years ago. Now a growing number of companies, utilities, organizations and governments are getting behind the idea. Today (Nov. 17) the White House made that clear with National Community Solar Summit where The White House showcased 68 partners-including cities, states and businesses-that have joined its National Community Solar Partnership.
Community Green Energy has partnered with the Green Leaf Inn of Delavan, Wisconsin to develop the first Community Virtual Solar Garden in southeast Wisconsin.
Biomass Energy Systems, Inc. Demonstration Has Major Alternative Energy Use Implications for US Military, Islands, and State of Hawaii.
New Node Architecture and Upgraded Controls Offer Highest Reliability with Lowest Total Cost of Ownership for Utilities, Developers and Power System Operators
• Siemens will deliver, install and commission 12 direct driven SWT-3.2-113 for the Les Gourlous wind farm in the Champagne-Ardennes region • Contract includes 20 year full service and maintenance agreement • Project will supply green energy for approximately 35,000 households
The fifth International Training Workshop on Planning, Construction and Operation Management of Small and Medium Hydropower Stations was recently held in Changsha, the capital of central China's Hunan province. The three-week workshop concluded on 31 October 2015.
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