A Liquid Battery

| Advances in materials science are producing extraordinary developments in the energy storage space. A research team from Chalmers University in Sweden recently developed a solar thermal fuel that can store energy long-term and discharge it on demand as heat. The energy storage capacity of this fluid relies on an isomer—the chemical conversion of a molecule into ... READ MORE

Aligning Electrons

| Air travel accounts for nearly 2% of global carbon dioxide emissions and is considered one of the fastest-growing sources of greenhouse gas pollution. Therefore, the scientific community has long felt that the electrification of air travel could provide wide-reaching benefits for the global environment. Powering an aircraft, however, requires batteries that are able to discharge ... READ MORE

Energy Policies at the Polls

| Renewable energy emerged as a theme in the recent 2018 US midterm elections, with four ballot initiatives addressing power production in western states that could impact the energy sector nationwide. A carbon-fee proposal in Washington State would have created funding for investments in clean energy and pollution programs had it passed. An unsuccessful Colorado initiative proposed ... READ MORE

Structural Energy Storage

| As an energy efficiency advocate, I get excited when materials multitask. So when a recent study revealed that carbon fibers can function as battery electrodes while bearing a structural load, it piqued my curiosity. What if the hood of a car could double as a battery? What if an aircraft’s fuselage effectively stored energy? The ... READ MORE

Caterpillar Expands Renewable Energy Portfolio with High-Efficiency, Shingled-Cell, Monocrystalline SunPower® Solar Panels

| SunPower P-Series solar panel technology generates up to 32 percent more energy than conventional panels over first 25 years Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE: CAT) today announced that SunPower (NASDAQ: SPWR) now provides high-efficiency SunPower® Performance Series (P-Series) solar panels under the Cat® brand. Offered as part of the Cat Hybrid Energy Solutions suite, the monocrystalline, shingled-cell Cat ... READ MORE

Lockheed Martin and Cypress Creek Renewables Receive National Award for Energy Storage Project

| Companies selected as Energy Storage North America 2018 Innovation Award Winner Lockheed Martin (NYSE: LMT) and Cypress Creek Renewables received an Energy Storage North America (ESNA) 2018 Innovation Award for leadership in energy storage and positive impact on the energy storage industry, displayed in their collaboration on a series of solar-plus-storage projects. In March, Lockheed ... READ MORE

Ciel & Terre Completes Two New Floating Solar Projects in California and Colorado with Others Under Construction and Planned in US

| Ciel & Terre Completes Two New Floating Solar Projects in California and Colorado with Others Under Construction and Planned in U.S. Ciel & Terre USA (www.ciel-et-terre.net), innovators in floating solar power systems, today announced the completion of two new floating solar projects. A municipal floating solar project in Walden, Colorado, and a private floating solar ... READ MORE

Landis+Gyr Releases Power Center 4.6 for Advanced Load Management

| Software release supports multitenancy for shared demand response programs Landis+Gyr (SWISS: LAND.SW) has increased support for public power load management programs with the release of Power Center 4.6, which provides multitenancy capabilities allowing group management of load control switches and devices. The multitenancy feature is particularly useful for generation and transmission cooperatives that supply power ... READ MORE

Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District Improves Classrooms, Earns Trane Energy Efficiency Leader Award

| Trane®, a global leader in indoor comfort solutions, and a brand of Ingersoll Rand, recognized the Dighton-Rehoboth Regional School District (DRRSD), with an Energy Efficiency Leader Award for a multi-year energy conservation program that improves classroom comfort and reduces district energy costs by 62 percent. Each year, taxpayers spend about $6 billion on energy to ... READ MORE

Siemens and UCF to Establish Big Data Collaboration Focused on Advancing Smart Infrastructure Technologies

| Goal of data analytics partnership to further develop concept of Smart Buildings by optimizing overall building performance and improve operational efficiency and predictability of power grid Today, the University of Central Florida (UCF) and Siemens unveiled a new collaboration around smart infrastructure that builds on a more than 30-year relationship. The expanded partnership is aimed ... READ MORE

Blink and Hubject form Partnership Increasing Access to Electric Vehicle Charging Networks in the US

| Auto Industry Leaders to Provide Enhanced Roaming and Charging Capabilities for EV Drivers by Early 2019 Blink Charging Co., a leading owner, operator, and provider of electric vehicle (EV) charging station products and networked EV charging services, and Hubject, a joint venture formed by leading companies in the automotive, energy and technology sectors that includes ... READ MORE

Trojan Battery Company Introduces Trillium™ Line of Intelligent Lithium Ion Batteries for Deep-Cycle Applications

| Expanding Battery Technology Portfolio by adding Longer Runtime and More Lifetime than Comparable Lithium Products Trojan Battery Co., LLC, the world’s leading manufacturer of deep-cycle energy storage solutions for Motive and Stationary applications is proud to announce the Trillium line of Trojan Intelligent Lithium batteries. With life expectancy over 5,000 cycles, Trillium maximizes total energy ... READ MORE

Total Energy Systems to Represent KOHLER Generators in Eastern Michigan

| Longtime sales and service provider expands territory with acquisition of GenPower Products Total Energy Systems LLC, Green Bay, Wis., a longtime sales and service provider for KOHLER generators, is expanding its territory into Eastern Michigan following the company’s recent acquisition of GenPower Products Inc., Wixom, Mich. Total Energy Systems is now a certified distributor of ... READ MORE

Global Switchgear Market is Expected to Reach $110.7 Billion by 2023

| According to a new market report published by Lucintel, the future of the switchgear market looks attractive with opportunities in the utilities, industrial, residential, and commercial sectors. The global switchgear market is expected to reach an estimated $110.7 billion by 2023 and is forecast to grow at a CAGR of 4.7% from 2018 to 2023. ... READ MORE