Southern CAlifornia

NASA Earth Observatory image by Lauren Dauphin, using VIIRS data from NASA EOSDIS LANCE, GIBS/Worldview, and the Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS).

Tropical Storms Like Hurricane Hilary Could Significantly Change Southern California’s Coast

Hurricane Hilary Barrels Toward Baja California Hurricane Hilary, a category 4 storm in the Pacific Ocean, approached the Baja California peninsula on August 18, 2023. The Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) on the NOAA-20 satellite acquired this image of Hilary in the predawn hours of August 18 (09:25 Universal … [continued]

BYD Builds New Lithium-Powered Forklift Facility In Southern California

BYD continues to sprint towards electrifying every vehicle category in the world with news today that it is adding an electric forklift production facility in the Southern California city of Rancho Dominguez. The new 50,000 square foot facility will also include supporting offices, warehousing, and demonstration space to show potential customers what these new lithium iron phosphate-powered vehicles are capable of.

100 MW/400 MWh Fluence Energy Storage Project For Long Beach — World’s Largest Li-Ion Battery…

AES Energy Storage and Siemens have joined forces to create a new energy storage company called Fluence Energy, which we mentioned recently in a story about the breakthrough prices of renewable energy + storage projects. Fluence CEO John Zahurancik has since answered some questions for CleanTechnica about the new company and one of its major new energy storage projects.

New DOI Plan For California Desert Renewables

At a wind farm near Palm Springs yesterday, US Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell presented the department’s long-awaited plans for both multi-energy renewables development and conservation within 22.5 million acres of the Mojave and other Southern California deserts. More than half the land lies within San Bernardino County. The … [continued]

Southern California Edison Offers Insight Into Impact Of Electric Vehicles On Grid

The power company Southern California Edison recently offered insight into the impact of electric vehicles on the electricity grid, including their predictability and their impact on grid maintenance decisions. It recently published the report, “Charged Up: Southern California Edison’s Key Learnings about Electric Vehicles, Our Customers and Grid Reliability,” on these topics. … [continued]

Interview With Maxwell Technologies: Ultracapacitor-based Energy Storage System

This post first appeared on San Diego Loves Green by Roy Hales A week ago, Maxwell Technologies announced they had been “been awarded a $1.39 million contract by the California Energy Commission’s Research and Development program to fund design and integration of an ultracapacitor-based energy storage system with Soitec’s CPV system located on … [continued]