EV Charging

Owens Corning Increases Solar Footprint

Karen Henry

Owens Corning and Constellation have completed a new 2.4-megawatt (DC) solar generation project at Owens Corning’s headquarters in Toledo, Ohio. The new system is expected to generate 3 million kWh of electricity per year, based on the first year production. Located above 935 parking canopy spaces and comprising 8,000 photovoltaic panels, the solar installation is   …Continue Reading

Increased Demand for EVs Driving Global Battery Management System Market

Karen Henry

Global battery management system market revenue is expected to increase at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 19.9 percent between 2015 and 2025, according to a report from Future Market Insights (FMI). Demand for battery management systems for e-vehicle applications is estimated to account for 14.2 percent of the market’s revenue share by the   …Continue Reading

Envision Solar, ChargePoint Partner for EV Charging

Linda Hardesty

Envision Solar and ChargePoint are partnering in the US and Canada to offer ChargePoint chargers on Envision Solar’s solar powered electric vehicle (EV) charging products. ChargePoint’s customers will be able to access EV charging in locations where it is too difficult or expensive to install utility grid-tied units. Envision Solar’s EV ARC fits inside a parking   …Continue Reading

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