EV Charging

Building Software Created by National Lab is Licensed to Private Firm

Linda Hardesty

An un-named Connecticut firm recently licensed Pacific Northwest National Laboratory’s Volttron software platform for managing building energy use, according to the PNNL. The open source software was created to meet the need to integrate renewable energy generation, energy storage and electric vehicles into building energy systems. Volttron lets users take advantage of the ever-increasing number   …Continue Reading


Owens Corning Building Solar Carport at Toledo HQ

Karen Henry

Owens Corning is seeking a permit to deploy a 2.4 MW solar canopy system in the parking lot of its Toledo, Ohio, headquarters, the Toledo Blade reports. The panels will generate about 3 million kWh per year — close to 30 percent of the facility’s electric load. The company entered into a power-purchase agreement with   …Continue Reading


Advanced Energy Market Is Booming

Karen Henry

At nearly $1.3 trillion in estimated global revenue for 2014, the market for advanced energy products and services is as large as the apparel and fashion industry and almost four times the size of the semiconductor industry worldwide, according to a report produced by Navigant Research for Advanced Energy Economy (AEE). In the United States   …Continue Reading


Schools Install 1,500 kWh of Energy Storage, EV Charging

Linda Hardesty

Several California schools have contracted with Green Charge Networks to install over 1,500 kWh of energy storage capacity under Power Efficiency Agreements (PEAs). The schools are: Mountain View-Los Altos Union High School District, Oak Park Unified School District, Butte Community College, Peralta Community College District and California State University, Fullerton. By installing Green Charge’s lithium   …Continue Reading


Pilot Program Test Drives Workplace EV Charging

Karen Henry

Greenlots, a global provider of open standards-based technology for electric vehicles, and its partner EVSE, an electric vehicle charging manufacturer, are supporting a California Public Utility Commission-approved workplace EV charging pilot for Southern California Edison (SCE). SCE deployed 80 Level 2 chargers for a consumer behavior study to test fee-based charging and demand response (DR)   …Continue Reading


Imergy, Geli to Provide Energy Storage for College Microgrid

Linda Hardesty

Las Positas College in Livermore, Calif., Imergy Power Systems, and Growing Energy Labs (Geli) will participate in a microgrid project funded by a $1.5 million grant from the California Energy Commission to enable the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District to integrate renewable energy sources into its operations and curb peak power. The district will install   …Continue Reading


Alpine Restaurant Installs Energy Storage

Linda Hardesty

Metronik Energija has installed two of Imergy Power System‘ ESP4 series vanadium-based flow batteries at Trojane, a restaurant located in the Slovenian Alps. The restaurant has already installed a 49 kW photovoltaic solar system, a 30 kW combined heat and power (CHP) system, and an electric vehicle (EV) charging station. The energy storage project, sponsored   …Continue Reading


Clean Energy Banks Could Foster Private Investment

Matt Frades

The electric vehicle (EV) market got a jolt of good news this fall with the announcement that dozens of non-profits, schools, and utilities are purchasing electric fleets and installing workplace charging stations. The challenge is to encourage more fleet operators – and the general public — to adopt EVs on a similar scale. And that’s not likely without more   …Continue Reading


BMW Taps Old Batteries for Demand Response Trial

Linda Hardesty

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and automaker BMW are teaming up to test the ability of electric vehicle batteries to provide services to the electric grid. PG&E selected BMW after a competitive solicitation to manage a minimum of 100 kilowatts of electric demand on PG&E’s system, much as other large industrial and commercial customers do   …Continue Reading


Largest Behind-the-Meter Energy Storage System Deployed in LA

Karen Henry

CODA Energy announced the full interconnection and operation of the largest behind-the-meter lithium-ion energy storage system in the Los Angeles basin. The 1,054 kWh, 510 kW system was developed under a contract with South Coast Air Quality Management District (AQMD) and co-funded through California’s Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP). CODA began installations at the beginning of   …Continue Reading


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