Nominations Now Open for 2017 SEPA Power Player Awards

The Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) has announced that nominations are now open for the 2017 SEPA Power Player Awards. Formerly the Solar Power Players Awards, SEPA Power Players seek to provide industry and general public recognition to utilities, their industry partners, individuals and other industry stakeholders that are on the front lines of energy industry transformation in the United States.

TrendGreen Launches the Sonnen Battery Purchase and Installation.

Residential and Commercial property owners alike can access the ability to store and manage energy for use in peak demand times

What are the Advantages of Ultrasonic Wind Sensors?

Whether mechanical, ultrasonic or laser wind measurements: all measuring methods have technical limits. While for mechanical wind sensors the measuring element - cups and vanes - itself predominantly produces a disturbance in the flow field, for ultrasonic anemometers a disturbance can be caused by the sensor holder or housing construction. Only optical methods, e.g. LDA (Laser Doppler Anemometer), enable a disturbance-free measurement of wind speeds. However, for this particles are required and such devices are very expensive and difficult to maintain.

Fraunhofer TechBridge launches SunRISE Challenge II in partnership with DSM and Greentown Labs, seeking innovations in solar energy

For solar energy to reach grid parity and become cost competitive with fossil fuel-based generation on a global scale, it is necessary to reduce the LCOE of solar PV.

THE AUTOMOTIVE INDUSTRY IS ON THE AGENDA AT EES EUROPE

The ees Europe Conference, which is being held on May 30 and 31, 2017, will accompany ees Europe for a third year, with this year's Conference Program highlighting a new area of interest: the automotive industry. The mobile storage system sector is booming, and several panel discussions are dedicated to topics such as automotive battery technology or vehicle-to-grid. Prof. Dr. Werner Tillmetz's selection as the conference's second chairman underscores the importance of this topic for the organizers.

sonnen Increases Investment in Growing U.S. Energy Storage Market with sonnenBatterie Manufacturing and Innovation Facility in Atlanta, GA

The sonnen InnovationHub will combine manufacturing, R&D and product design teams in a centralized location for enhanced collaboration and innovation.

YUNASKO ULTRACAPACITORS OPERATING AT 100°C ENABLE NEW APPLICATIONS

YUNASKO recently completed independent tests at JME (Cleveland, USA) of a proprietary high-temperature ultracapacitor system with -25 °C to +100 °C operating temperature range. Superior performance of YUNASKO system enables new ultracapacitor applications in automotive (location near the engine), well drilling equipment, power electronics (near circuit board hot spots) or in hot climate regions.

GridBright to Leverage ARPA-E GRID DATA Repository to Support Integration of Solar into the Nation's Electric Grid

The three projects represent collaborations among a large number of leading-edge companies including several utilities, technology vendors, national labs, consulting companies, and universities. In all three projects, GridBright will perform the role of Project Data Curator to assist in data collection, conversion, integration, management, and publication.

Scientists invented a battery that could work for a decade without degrading

Mike Wehner for BGR:  Energy storage degradation in rechargeable batteries is a pretty serious problem that many of us put up with on a regular basis. It’s why your iPhone seems to last forever when it’s brand new out of the box but seems like it dies by lunchtime after a couple of years of use. Now, researchers at Harvard have developed a new battery technology using a bit of chemistry magic to create a rechargeable power source that could be tapped for many years with very little in the way of maintenance. Energy storage degradation in rechargeable batteries is a pretty serious problem that many of us put up with on a regular basis. It’s why your iPhone seems to last forever when it’s brand new out of the box but seems like it dies by lunchtime after a couple of years of use. Now, researchers at Harvard have developed a new battery technology using a bit of chemistry magic to create a rechargeable power source that could be tapped for many years with very little in the way of maintenance.   Cont'd...

Ingeteam takes wind converter supplier top spot after record-breaking year

Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it achieved a new record year for the deliveries of its wind power converters worldwide. With nearly 5 GW of new capacity added in 2016 alone, a total of 36,414 MW of wind turbines have been equipped with Ingeteam's technology since 1995, making the Spanish company the world's number one supplier of wind power converters.

INTERSOLAR EUROPE 2017: NEW TECHNOLOGIES AND EFFICIENCY CONCEPTS IN PV PRODUCTION TECHNOLOGIES

The photovoltaics industry looks set for dynamic development in 2017. Production technology companies are responding by investing heavily in new facilities for cell and module production or upgrades to existing manufacturing lines.

Ballard in Consortium With New Flyer to Deploy 20 Zero-Emission Fuel Cell Electric Buses in CA

Ballard Power Systems today announced the Company's membership in the "Fuel Cell Electric Bus Commercialization Consortium" (FCEBCC), a large-scale project for which funding has now been committed to support deployment of 20 zero-emission hydrogen fuel cell electric buses at two California transit agencies.

Fast Company Recognizes sonnen as Top Innovator in Energy Sector

sonnen earns fourth major industry recognition of the year, listed in Fast Company's Top 10 Most Innovative Companies in Energy

Advanced energy storage systems market growth is driven by rising concerns about energy conservation and focus on renewable power

Global advanced energy storage systems industry is segmented into electricity production application, electricity delivery & management application and transportation application.

Stanford engineers create a low-cost battery for storing renewable energy

Jackie Flynn for Stanford News:  A battery made with urea, commonly found in fertilizers and mammal urine, could provide a low-cost way of storing energy produced through solar power or other forms of renewable energy for consumption during off hours. Developed by Stanford chemistry Professor Hongjie Dai and doctoral candidate Michael Angell, the battery is nonflammable and contains electrodes made from abundant aluminum and graphite. Its electrolyte’s main ingredient, urea, is already industrially produced by the ton for plant fertilizers. “So essentially, what you have is a battery made with some of the cheapest and most abundant materials you can find on Earth. And it actually has good performance,” said Dai. “Who would have thought you could take graphite, aluminum, urea, and actually make a battery that can cycle for a pretty long time?”   Cont'd...

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