EV Charging

Energy Awards Offers 7 Entry Tips from Judges

Jennifer Hermes

Early Bird Deadline for the energy awards from Energy Manager Today arrives July 29. Awards prove to potential customers, existing clients, investors and other stakeholders the worth of your product or the project you implemented. Writing a tight, informative entry for the energy awards, being precise about why your product or project deserves recognition as   …Continue Reading


EV Charging Stations with Energy Storage Save City $7,000 per Year in Demand Charges

Linda Hardesty

In 2014, Redwood City, California, installed five electric vehicle charging station locations from ChargePoint combined with energy storage from Green Charge Networks. The installations include two DC Fast Charging stations installed at Redwood Shores library and at the City’s downtown parking garage. The partners say the EV charging stations are heavily used with an average   …Continue Reading


Portable EV Charging Technology Used by California Government

Linda Hardesty

The State of California awarded Envision Solar International a one-year contract to supply EV ARC products to state and local governmental agencies or entities. The EV ARC fits inside a parking space and generates enough solar electricity to power 150 miles of EV driving each day. EV ARC delivers its solar energy directly to an   …Continue Reading


LinkedIn Campus Gets Mobile EV Charging

Linda Hardesty

FreeWire Technologies and Siemens are partnering to pilot and commercialize the Mobi Charger, a mobile electric vehicle charging technology. Mobi Charger rolls the EV charger directly to the vehicles, regardless of where they are parked in the lot. The system enables businesses to offer mobile EV-charging, powered by second-life EV batteries, and intelligently interconnected to   …Continue Reading


$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