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Siemens Seeks To Optimize Microgrid Solutions With New Building Management System Integration

August 4th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Siemens is pushing into microgrid development with news of the launch of a new microgrid test bed at its New Jersey R&D facility. The Siemens Advanced Microgrid Research and Demonstration Lab will work to integrate more traditional power generation, storage, and management solutions with Siemen's core solutions in the building automation and cloud platform space


Driving Electric In Africa Is A Whole Lot Cheaper Than Driving ICE: Part 2

July 17th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

One of the best ways to reduce emissions going forward is not to restrict the importation of used vehicles but to simply shift to cleaner and safer used vehicles. Used vehicles tend to come in at price points that are more affordable for the target market in most of these African countries


Affordable Electric Micro-Mobility Solutions Are Empowering Low Income Communities In Kenya

July 6th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Affordable electric micro-mobility solutions can make a huge difference. That is what Linccell Technology Kenya wants to do in Kenya. It wants to be the "inclusive” eMobility company building robust electric wheelchairs, bicycles, and scooters that are suitable for local conditions and built to handle the local roads, which are not always as good as the main roads


Renewable Energy Is Electrifying COVID-19 Isolation Centers In Nigeria

June 20th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The COVID-19 pandemic has upturned our 21st century existence, wreaking havoc on both social and cultural norms and our way of life. It has also crippled the global economy and continues to impact diverse business sectors and industries — travel, transportation, education, and manufacturing


Forget “Tesla Killers,” This Renault K-ZE Could Be An ICE Killer!

June 16th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Buying this brand new small EV over a used Nissan Leaf would obviously make more sense as this will come with warranties as well as a much improved battery pack. Early Nissan Leafs are famous for the much publicized battery degradation issues. Africa isn’t a priority for most OEMs, but if we could get the new Renault K-ZE on this side, it could be a gamechanger


EVs & PV — A Match Made In Heaven

June 15th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

We recently looked at how distributed solar systems are enabling electromobility in rural Zimbabwe. Electric motorcycles and three-wheelers will transform rural communities and improve the lives of women and children in these communities


Solar+Storage Virtual Power Plant Coming To Shreveport, Louisiana

June 12th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Heila Technologies is deploying a new solar and storage platform in Shreveport, Louisiana. SimpliPhi Power, an American manufacturer of lithium-ion energy storage systems, has teamed up with Heila Technologies to deploy the intelligent energy storage + solar systems. Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is also supporting the project


Zimbabwe Is Literally Burning Its Hard-Earned Foreign Currency!

June 12th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Zimbabwe has been experiencing a prolonged petrol and diesel shortage for 3 years and counting, with no solution in sight. The country is struggling to raise foreign currency to import these fossil fuels, so spending 30% of its hard-earned foreign currency by literally burning it in ICE vehicles is just crazy!


iPhone Charging Index Shows Potential Of Liquidstar’s Platform For Wireless Grids & The Beauty of Vehicle-to-Grid Tech

June 5th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Liquidstar wants to revolutionize the off-grid electricity market with its Decentralized Autonomous Utility (DAU) platform. By taking out the expensive bits (the powerlines and power reticulation systems), Liquidstar’s ‘wireless’ battery-powered sustainable ecosystems aim to solve energy access challenges for some of the powerless 1.1 billion



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