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How to Understand Battery Life

August 12th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

The idea that batteries have a ‘life’ is familiar. We’ve all experienced a ‘dying’ cell phone battery with its charge draining, usually at the most inconvenient time. But knowing how and why this happens – from cell phones, EV batteries, and batteries for storage, is key. Read more about understanding battery life


THE MOBILITY (R)EVOLUTION: Technologies Driving the Near Future World of Electric and Autonomous Vehicles

August 5th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Electrification of vehicles means increased pressure for an evolution and growth in charging stations networks and the renewable energy grid. Autonomous vehicles that generate multiple petabytes of data a day, and must interact in real-time with their data-driven surroundings, place pressure for growth in globally-distributed high speed compute data centers that are nearly as energy-hungry as the vehicles they support.


These Wunderkinds Have Turned The Commercial Solar Market On Its Head

August 5th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Wunder finances small and midsize business’ solar energy projects (from about $100k to $5M), which community and traditional banking institutions avoid because of the complexity. Not only is this moving the needle when it comes to the commercial solar market, it’s proving to be a very successful model, and it has seen huge growth and impact over the past year.


Sleep Cleaner On Natural Latex Mattresses

July 11th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

We usually write about sustainability innovations on a larger scale: solar, wind, and EVs. But there are lots of smaller ways to live a greener and healthier life at home, and natural bedding is a huge part of that. Learn why natural latex mattresses offer a safer sleep so that you can sleep well and help us fight for our renewable future!


Better Than Oil — How Innovative Transport Might Become A Big Deal in UAE

May 30th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

As recently as 20 years ago, 83% of the income in United Arab Emirates (UAE) was from the sale of oil, but as the economy grows and expands, the share that oil contributes to the GDP is only 29%. This means that UAE is well-positioned to lead the world in adoption of alternative technologies and urban mobility solutions.


Positive Solar Market Development in the US — Even in Times of Import Tariffs

May 28th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

On January 22, 2018, the Trump administration levied a 30% tariff on solar imports to the US. Although they acknowledged that from 2012 to 2016 the volume of solar generation capacity installed annually in the US more than tripled, the administration also claimed that the numbers had been artificially inflated by “low-priced solar cells and modules from China.” According to a fact sheet released by the US Trade Representative, this tariff will last for 4 years and will fall by 5% annually, dropping to a 15% tariff in


Answering The Call For Long-Duration Energy Storage

May 20th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

A "may day"’ call this year came from the U.S. Department of Energy. The DOE made a $30 million funding commitment to long-term energy solutions through its Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E) office. "Long-term," as defined in the project scope, starts at 10 hours and extends up to 100 hours of stored energy


The Growing Energy Storage Market

February 25th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Storage is the fastest growing segment of the solar market, and grid scale energy storage allows utility companies to even out the flow of electricity sloshing around the utility grid, which will be a vital part of converting the utility industry


Electrify Everything & Save The Planet!

February 18th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Have you ever wondered why so many of the items we use on a daily basis are switching away from fossil fuel power to electricity? What can you do to make a difference in our planet’s health through the electrification of nearly everything in your life? Here are just a few options available to you


Why We Need More Solar Storage Solutions

January 27th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Across the world, power downtime keeps going up. Power outages increased in frequency and were more widespread in 2016, affecting 33% more people, showing that we definitely need a solar storage solution


Making Green Energy Choices Easier For Consumers With Drift

January 25th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

The aging and inefficient power markets in the US are almost untouched by technology, and it’s become a real problem as the US anticipates new directions for energy production and distribution. But Drift is a company that wants to change this, by partnering directly with power makers, working with them to reduce their production costs, and saving consumers money.


Lightweight Armoring for Tesla Model S by Armormax

January 9th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

Tesla is one of the most desirable cars in the world, and if you need to make sure that your Tesla (and your passengers) are super secure, you can looking into armoring it. Most armoring processes add thousands of pounds, but this option is only a few hundred, keeping your Tesla moving fast and efficiently.


This Is When Solar Power Will Replace Fossil Fuels

January 4th, 2018 | by Sponsored Content

The transition to renewable energy will not happen overnight and a sudden overhaul of fossil fuels is not likely. But this way, as people begin connecting to wifi at smart bus shelters or recycling bottles in solar trash bins, it will become a mundane part of our everyday lives. Here's one company making the transition happen.


New York: Lower the Cost of EV Charging with SmartCharge New York

December 19th, 2017 | by Sponsored Content

FleetCarma has partnered with Consolidated Edison to help New York customers lower the cost of charging their electric cars through the SmartCharge New York program. In general, the electricity needed to charge a battery costs about half the price of gasoline. But utility rates vary depending on time of day. Charging your car during off-peak hours can save you a lot of money compared to peak rates and it helps the utility company to balance grid demand


As Cobalt Supply Tightens, LiCo Energy Metals Announces Two New Cobalt Mines

November 28th, 2017 | by Sponsored Content

Electric vehicles are widely expected to become the dominant form of personal transportation as cities and countries around the world look to complete bans of new internal combustion vehicle sales in the coming years. Shifting the world to this new technology is disrupting the entire automotive industry and gives hope that the world just might have a chance when it comes to combatting climate change and shifting to new, zero-emission technologies like electric cars


Vanadium Flow Batteries for Cost-Effective Energy Storage: An Interview with Angelo D’Anzi, CTO of StorEn Technologies

November 21st, 2017 | by Sponsored Content

Vanadium flow batteries are a type of rechargeable battery in which the energy is stored chemically in a liquid electrolyte contained in two tanks, unlike conventional batteries that store their reactive materials within their cells. StorEn Technology is developing a new generation of vanadium flow batteries to meet growing marketing demand for cost-effective energy storage for residential, industrial, or utility needs


Southern Research Puts Carbon XPRIZE Technologies To The Test

November 7th, 2017 | by Sponsored Content

Southern Research’s Energy & Environment division has partnered with the NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE: this $20 million global competition is focused on finding new technologies that convert carbon dioxide emissions into useful products. Here's the story of one companies that was put to the test.



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