GE's Nucleus brings the promise of the smart grid into consumers’ homes. As utilities deploy smart meters, the Nucleus will collect and store a consumer’s household electricity use and cost data for up to three years and present it to consumers in real-time using simple, intuitive PC and smart phone applications, helping consumers monitor and control their energy use. Nucleus is the first product in GE’s Brillion™ suite of smart home energy management solutions that will help consumers control their energy use and costs. In addition to Nucleus, GE’s Brillion suite will include a programmable thermostat, in-home display, a smart phone application, and smart appliances for the entire home.
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General Motors will guarantee the lithium-ion battery in the Chevrolet Volt for 100,000 miles of driving or eight years, whichever comes first, the automaker announced Wednesday. Popular hybrid car models currently on the market, including the Toyota Prius and the Ford Escape Hybrid, have similar warrantees on their battery packs. The Volt, however, uses a different battery chemistry. Also, since the car runs purely on electricity from the battery for up to 40 miles, the Volt's battery is subjected to greater work loads than one in a gas/electric hybrid. Production of the Volt is still on schedule to begin in November, a GM spokesman said Wednesday. GM plans to produce 10,000 Volts, which will be sold in seven U.S. states, through the end of 2011. Production will expand to 30,000 cars in 2012.
Donation Provides Solar Panels to Electrify Rural Partners In Health Clinics
Enabling the Next Generation of Semiconductor & Solar Solutions Utilizing OpTegra™ Integrated Solutions
Greene, Tweed is committed to developing solutions that enable our customers' next generation technology. Beginning with the highest quality materials and advanced coating, bonding and encapsulation capabilities, our dedicated team of scientists and engineers has developed a large portfolio of OpTegra™ integrated solutions. These solutions integrate dissimilar materials to enhance thermal and electrical management and reduce particulates for dramatically improved component reliability and lifetime.
Using AWS Truepower's windNavigator® 2.2, Wind Developers Can Obtain 200-Meter Resolution Wind Resource Grids, Long-Term Hourly Resource Profiles, and API Access to Quality Data Sets to Improve all Aspects of Project Design and Assessment
GE today introduced the GE WattStation, an easy-to use electric vehicle (EV) charger. Designed to help accelerate the adoption of plug-in electric vehicles, GE WattStation significantly decreases time needed for vehicle charging and, using smart grid technology, allows utility companies to manage the impact of electric vehicles on the local and regional grids. Steve Fludder, vice president of GE ecomagination, said, “Widespread electric vehicle adoption depends on having charging stations that integrate the need for quick charging with the personal need for easy functionality. GE WattStation will meet this challenge.” Combining functionality with consumer friendly form from renowned industrial designer Yves Behar, the GE WattStation on average decreases electric vehicle charging time from 12-18 hours to as little as four to eight hours compared to standard charging “level 1”, assuming a full-cycle charge for a 24 kWh battery. View Full News Release here
GE WattStation™ is an easy-to-use electric vehicle charger designed by renowned industrial designer Yves Behar
Kulpsville, PA (July 2010) ó Greene, Tweed is continuing to enable the next generation of semiconductor and solar technology, expanding our ProTechna® encapsulation capability to provide the ultimate level of protection in critical applications. ProTechna safeguards sensitive components, eliminating direct exposure to damaging conditions, such as temperature, plasma, chemical, and abrasion. This enhanced protection minimizes harmful particulation, extends operational service life and maximizes production capabilities.
Enfinity, the global renewable energy project developer, announced today that the company is receiving a two-stage capital increase of $56 million (45 million Euros). The new capital is intended to support Enfinity's growth strategy.
Schneider Electric's Renewable Energies Business announced today they were awarded another 30 Mega Watt (MW) contract with EDF EN Canada Inc. This contract is for EDF EN Canada's new solar photovoltaic (PV) projects: St. Isidore and Elmsley, outside Ottawa, Ontario Canada.
Smart Energy Summit addresses in-home energy management solutions and business strategies for utilities, manufacturers, installers, and service providers
Parks Associates today announced the dates and preliminary list of topics for the second-annual Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, an executive conference dedicated to the consumer and business sides of residential energy management.
Rabobank and SolarCity Announce Project Financing for Solar Projects and Six New Solar Installations
Rabobank and SolarCity announced collaboration that includes financing for projects across SolarCity's service area and the installation of six new solar power systems at Rabobank N.A. branches throughout California.
The City of Lancaster announced plans for Solar Lancaster, a comprehensive public/private partnership involving SolarCity that will provide affordable solar options to the city's businesses, non-profits and homeowners.
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The SolarEdge PV inverter combines sophisticated digital control technology with efficient power SolarEdge's EV charging single phase inverter offers homeowners the ability to charge electric vehicles up to six times faster than a standard Level 1 charger through an innovative solar boost mode that utilizes grid and PV charging simultaneously. This product is the world's first EV charger with an integrated PV inverter. Reducing the hassle of installing separately a standalone EV charger and a PV inverter, the EV charging inverter eliminates the need for additional wiring, conduit and a breaker installation. By installing an EV charger that is integrated with an inverter, no additional dedicated circuit breaker is needed, saving space and ruling out a potential upgrade to the main distribution panel. Whether you own an EV now or just want to be EV-ready, future-proof your home with SolarEdge.