EV Charging

$6.5M Awarded to 5 Projects That Help the Grid Host Renewables

Linda Hardesty

The Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) is awarding up to $6.5 million to five new partnerships that will address the challenge of enabling the nation’s electric grid to handle more renewable energy. NREL is managing the Integrated Network Testbed for Energy Grid Research and Technology Experimentation (INTEGRATE), and all of the following teams will   …Continue Reading


Settlement Aims to Speed EV Charging Station Deployment

Karen Henry

A diverse set of public interest groups, automakers, labor unions and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) submitted a proposed settlement to the California Public Utilities Commission to accelerate the deployment of smart electric vehicle (EV) charging stations that would support the utility grid in San Diego. The proposed program calls for SDG&E to install   …Continue Reading


Solar Trees Provide Shade, Electricity, EV Charging

Linda Hardesty

Envision Solar recently completed a deployment of its Solar Tree products for an unnamed nationwide department store chain. This is the second deployment for this customer, this time at the retailer’s location in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin. The Solar Tree arrays will deliver renewable energy, solar powered EV charging and shade for the department store. Invented,   …Continue Reading


Constellation Installs Solar, EV Charging for Community College

Linda Hardesty

The Community College of Baltimore County (CCBC) hired Constellation to install a 5.1 MW (DC) solar generation project. The solar power system, spread among the college’s three main campuses in Dundalk, Essex and Catonsville, in Maryland is expected to generate enough electricity to meet about 27 percent of the college’s electricity needs. Constellation will also   …Continue Reading


Shore Hotel Installs Energy Storage, EV Charging

Linda Hardesty

The Shore Hotel in Santa Monica, California, unveiled a Green Charge Networks energy storage system coupled with electric vehicle DC charging. Shore Hotel is a newly-built LEED Gold certified hotel. The energy storage system coupled with EV charging is expected to save the hotel 50 percent in demand charges. According to Green Charge, every time   …Continue Reading


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