World's first full-size, autonomous electric bus
Nanyang Technological University, Singapore and Volvo Buses have launched the world's first full size, autonomous electric bus. The single-deck Volvo Electric bus is 12 metres long and has a full capacity close to 80 passengers.
Huge Battery Opportunities from Radical Changes in EV Demand
The biggest demand for lithium-ion batteries is moving away from cars and in electric cars it will be a matter of less battery on average.
Why Tesla Bought the Supercapacitor World Leader
Tesla needs to excel in the much broader range of energy storage technologies needed for Class 8 trucks down to Tesla 3 cars to retain uniquely long range for the price.
Predicting the Death of Lithium-ion Batteries
Nothing is forever. Such is the runaway success of lithium-ion batteries that building gigafactories to make them is a no brainer. For now.
Technology analyst Luke Gear reports on his findings on Thor Trucks at the IDTechEx Show! USA 2018.
ABB and SINTEF test fuel cells for main propulsion potential
ABB and SINTEF Ocean are undertaking groundbreaking research to test the viability of fuel cells as an energy source for main ship propulsion.
ABB to build the world's most advanced robotics factory in Shanghai
ABB announced a major, new US$150 million investment in Shanghai, China to build the world's most advanced, automated and flexible robotics factory - a cutting-edge center where robots make robots.
HOMER Conference Report Part 2
Here is more on the HOMER microgrid conference in San Diego October 2018.
HOMER Microgrid conference 9-10 Oct 2018: Report
We attended the second day of this excellent two day conference staged in the luxurious paradise Resort in San Diego by HOMER a 20 person microgrid software company doing simulation, economics and design.
Australian peninsula goes off grid thanks to big battery
ElectraNet's ESCRI-SA grid connected 30 MW / 8 MWh Battery Energy Storage System is located seven kilometres south-east of Stansbury adjacent to ElectraNet's existing Dalrymple substation and will demonstrate how energy storage can strengthen the grid and improve reliability for the lower Yorke Peninsula.
ABB are a Swiss multinational manufacturer and supplier of robotics and electrical equipment.
European smart cities €30 million project
+CityxChange has just secured EU Horizon 2020 Smart Cities and Communities funding for a €30 million project. 11 enterprises, 9 SMEs, 3 non-profit organisations and 2 universities will be led by the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in the development of smart positive energy cities across Europe.