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Nissan & E.ON Partner On Large UK Vehicle-To-Grid Project

August 7th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Let's dive into a new partnership between Nissan, E.ON, Newcastle University, Imperial College London, Northern Powergrid, UK Power Networks, and National Grid ESO — with Nissan and E.ON forming the core of the partnership. The consortium is named e4Future


Installing Solar + Storage Can Help Customers Ride Out Seasonal Grid Outages

August 6th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

It's super easy for customers in one of the sunniest places in the world, Southern California, to add solar and storage to their home. Adding batteries to a home is a lot like adding a generator to your home as a backup power source, but the real secret in the sauce is pairing batteries with rooftop solar. In this configuration, the rooftop solar will continuously recharge the home battery, allowing the system to provide power to a home for much longer


Span & Panasonic Unveil Plans To Revolutionize Home Energy Management

August 6th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The electrical panel is getting in on the renewable residence fun with a new partnership between Panasonic and Span that promises to bring a new level of renewables integration to the party. The agreement will see the two companies partnering to more seamlessly integrate Panasonic's Evervolt energy storage systems with Span's intelligent, connected electrical panels


Kiwi Power Kicks Into High Gear With North American Launch

August 6th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

UK-based Kiwi Power is kicking its distributed energy resource optimization technology business into high gear as it officially pushes into North American markets. Thanks to a long standing relationship with ENGIE, Kiwi Power is able to move into this lucrative new market having already secured its first customer in the region, ENGIE North America


The Sense Solar Home Energy Monitor Is Like An X-Ray For Your Home Electrical System — CleanTechnica Review

August 5th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

After the climate change-fueled wildfire season of 2017 gobbled up our home, we rebuilt our home the right way, with rooftop solar, energy storage, and no fossil fuels piped to the house. For our new fully electric home, I was eager to understand what appliances were energy hogs and by how much. Having just talked with Sense CEO Mike Phillips about their solution, a review was the obvious next step and it was right on time


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


Atom Power’s Intelligent Circuit Breakers Lay The Foundation For The Next Generation Electrical System

August 2nd, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Ryan Kennedy, the CEO of Atom Power, believes his solid state circuit breaker is primed to disrupt not just the world of circuit breakers, but also deliver realtime energy monitoring, control, with a host of software to tune it. We spoke with Ryan about the new second generation Atom Switch to learn about how they are helping modernize the safety and control of electricity in homes around the world today


HOMER Grid Software Now Models Electric Vehicle Charging Stations

August 2nd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Boulder, Colo – HOMER Energy by UL, global leader in the development of standard-setting energy modeling software, has announced that HOMER Grid, software for designing grid-tied distributed energy projects, can now model how hybrid systems power electric vehicle (EV) charging stations


The Atom Switch Enables Intelligent EV Charging Without The EVSE

August 2nd, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Atom Power's solid state Atom Switches offer the functionality of a circuit breaker on the surface, but their real potential stretches far beyond the breaker panel. One exciting application of the Atom Switch is to replace the electric vehicle service equipment, commonly called an electric vehicle charger


Enel X Announces A New Suite Of Intelligent, Connected EV Chargers For 2020

August 1st, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Enel X has launched a cohesive new line of EV charging solutions to kick off 2020. The new solutions create a full suite of EV charging solutions designed to solve the needs of customers in residential, workplace, commercial, and public charging. The new family of Enel X chargers builds on the success of the JuiceBox, introducing new variants across the residential charging horizontal as well as complementary products in completely new market verticals


Nissan: Free Parking At Cool Pavilion For Your Electricity. Mmmkay, Thanks.

July 31st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Nissan has rolled out a unique opportunity for electric LEAF drivers in Japan. The company has set up an innovation showcase near its headquarters in Yokohama, Japan, and LEAF drivers can park for free — inside the showcase — if they are fine contributing some of their battery's electricity to help power ... the showcase


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


Silence Before The Storm At Chibwe Primary School — An Example Of Rural African Energy Development

July 9th, 2020 | by Jesper Berggreen

You often hear about the rapid technological developments in African countries like Kenya, South Africa, Nigeria, and others. CleanTechnica writer Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai keeps us updated on the potential of the electrical vehicle in the growing African middle class and the potential of microgrids in more rural areas. But the development is somewhat slower in terms of energy and information technology in very remote rural areas


7 Bonus Solar + Storage Stories — Sonnen, Sunrun, Stem …

June 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

There's only so much time in the day — a lesson I seem intent on not learning. We've published many solar energy articles in the past month and many energy storage articles, but here are 7 more solar plus storage (solar+storage) articles we just couldn't dedicate full articles to


Your Home Battery Can Be Part Of A Virtual Power Plant In California

June 21st, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Sunrun pulls in customers with a catchy truth about the unpredictability of life, and electricity. To be sure that your house stays alive with power, even if the grid goes down, Sunrun’s rechargeable solar battery systems are one solution. They can make sure your home’s power stays stable and reliable, which we mostly take for granted but can become a problem if you're struck by a hurricane in Florida or wildfire-related outages in California



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