Plug-in vehicles may make up 22% of US auto sales by 2030

Plug-in electric vehicles, including plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles, have the potential to make up 9% of auto sales in 2020 and 22% in 2030 (1.6 million and 4 million vehicle sales respectively), according to research company Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Achieving such growth levels, however, will be dependent on two key factors - aggressive reductions in battery costs and rising gasoline prices. In the short term, price will be the most significant limitation to the uptake of both plug-in hybrid vehicles like the GM Volt and fully electric vehicles such as the Nissan Leaf. The median base price of autos sold between July 2009 and June 2010 in the US was $21,800. By comparison, the Nissan Leaf will cost $26,280 after federal subsidies (including an allowance for charger installation), which is a higher price point than three quarters of all new auto sales.

Plug-in vehicles may make up 22% of US auto sales by 2030

Bloomberg New Energy Finance has released its US sales forecast for plug-in electric vehicles to 2030, prior to the release of the Nissan Leaf and GM Volt.

Mingary Agrian Solar and Sustainability Joins Energy Solutions of North Carolina

Two leaders in renewable and appropriate technologies join forces. Mingary Agrian Solar and Energy Solutions of North Carolina are now working together to bring renewable energy to the North Carolina Piedmont Triad.

Kintz Puts Plastics Technology to Work for Optiwind's Innovative Wind Turbine

Twin-sheet thermoforming key to design - produces lightweight, strong, cost effective part.

Does Owning the Meters make you Smarter?

Smart metering and sub-metering can be added to most buildings for relatively low cost and almost immediately. It is an investment that will keep paying for itself over and over and even when the smart grid does become a reality it will be a second source of opinion, and when the utility will not share their information, you can.

Japan Declares War on Canada

On Monday, September 13, the Japanese launched an attack on Ontario's Green Harbor, i.e. the province's Green Energy Act. Rather than attacking a naval base with hundreds of military aircraft, Japan has launched a suit against Canada and Ontario through the World Trade Organisation (WTO). The reason for the attack? The Japanese do not want to have thousands of new green jobs and companies manufacturing alternative energy components over here, supporting thousands of Ontario families, when these same jobs could be created in Japan.

Commercializing A New Solar Technology

Morgan Solar Inc. was founded in 2007 by brothers John Paul and Nicolas Morgan, with angel investment from their father, an experienced CEO in the field of global management consulting and information technology. In 2006, John Paul began to prototype Morgan Solar's Light-Guide Solar Optic - a novel way of capturing, directing, and concentrating sunlight. Soon after, Nicolas left his position as Business Development Manager at Fon Technologies, a Web 2.0 start-up in Spain, to join the company full-time. The Light-Guide is the fundamental technology behind Morgan Solar's Sun Simba concentrating solar panel, which is set for commercial launch in late 2011.

SolarWindow™ Technology

New Energy Technologies, Inc., publicly traded under the symbol NENE on the OTCBB, is focused on the research, development and eventual commercialization of emerging next-generation alternative and renewable energy technologies. Among our current research and development activities is the development of the first-of-its-kind SolarWindow™ technology, which enables see-thru windows to generate electricity by 'spraying' their glass surfaces with New Energy's electricity-generating coatings.

Solar Projects at MG&E - Video

Solar technology is on the fast track! In this report, see some exciting new projects that are putting the sun to work for all of us.

Back Up For Solar Hot Water System An Over Looked Area

Often over looked is the significant effect a back up system can have on the overall performance of a solar hot water system. In a recent letter sent to Solar Industry Magazine I point out some design considerations.

Comfort + Convenience = Waste

The Department of Energy estimates that 25 percent to 30 percent of all energy used in public schools across the U.S. is wasted.

General Motors' Freese Named Chairman for Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Trade Group's Key Conference

The Fuel Cell and Hydrogen Energy Association (FCHEA), has tapped Charlie Freese, General Motors (GM) top fuel cell executive, to chair its 2011 annual conference and expo.

GEA Reports Show Industry Poised to Create Thousands of Jobs

Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson and GEA kick off the 2010 Geothermal Energy Expo

More High Profile Companies Using Fuel Cells

In recent days, several big name companies have purchased, installed and deployed fuel cells at facilities around the United States, bolstering the impressive list of leading businesses already utilizing the technology.

Ecotech Institute Rolls Out New Programs and Policies to Benefit Active Military and Veterans

School Offerings Help Military, Veterans and their Families Get Green Collar Job Skills and Training

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