Rhein-Neckar-Verkehr GmbH (RNV), a regional bus operator in Germany, is trialing wireless inductive charging technology for electric buses. The pilot will involve two buses fitted with PRIMOVE inductive wireless charging plates from Bombardier. These will charge the buses as they stop at passenger stops in the city of Mannheim.
Lead-carbon batteries could soon be used in EV chargers for energy storage. The batteries would lessen the demand on the electric grid at times of peak charging. US company Electric Applications Incorporated (EAI) is researching the potential of lead-carbon batteries as a means of reducing demand from EV fast chargers on the grid.
Johnson Controls is soon to begin production of advanced lithium-ion batteries for electric motor boats. The battery packs are for German boat manufacturer Torqeedo, to power a boat called Deep Blue, an 80-horsepower electric motor boat.
Ecoult, an energy storage company, has been awarded funding from the Australian government to develop small to mid-sized storage for homes and businesses using its Deka UltraBattery.
The Energy Efficiency Watch project has released 27 country reports assessing national energy efficiency policies in every EU member state.
Scientists at the Fraunhofer Institute for Environmental, Safety and Energy Technology UMSICHT in Oberhausen, Germany have made an important breakthrough with their development of a redox flow battery.
The scientists have succeeded in significantly increasing the size of the stack and, with it, its capacity. A new design has allowed them to produce stacks up to 0.5 square meters in size.
United States stationary fuel cells maker ClearEdge Power has raised $36 million in financing to expand manufacturing and sales operations.
In a statement, David B. Wright, the CEO of Oregon-based firm said the funding “enables us to make decisions that ensure profitable growth.”
Microturbine manufacturer Capstone Turbine Corporation has received orders equivalent to 5 MW from one of its Mexican distributors.
Low electricity prices are likely to make the US a target for data centre investment at Europe's expense, according to a report published by 451 Research.