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BASEL, Schweiz--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Innolith gab heute einen Durchbruch in der Akkutechnologie für Stromversorgungsnetze und Industrieanwendungen bekannt: Der Energiedurchsatz über die gesamte Lebensdauer konnte im Vergleich zu herkömmlichen Akkus mehr als verdoppelt werden. Bei Verwendung in einem Innolith GridBank-System erreicht die neue Akkutechnologie einen lebenslangen Durchsatz von über 60 GWh bei 50.000 Zyklen. Diese Technologie sorgt somit für erhebliche Kostensenkungen beim Einsatz von Akkus in Stromversorgungsnetzen.
Diese bahnbrechende Leistung bedeutet, dass der Preis für Akkus von Innolith jetzt zwischen einem Drittel und einem Zehntel pro Zyklus der konventionellen Li-Ion-Akkus beträgt. Folglich können mehr Akkus zur Nutzung erneuerbarer Energien eingesetzt werden. Außerdem sorgen sie durch Frequenzregelung für ein stabiles Netz und bieten weitere Netzdienste.
„Der höhere Durchsatz wurde durch Kombination einer höheren Zellenleistung und einer langsameren Akkualterung erreicht“, erläutert Markus Borck, Chief Engineer von Innolith AG. „Unsere Entwicklungsarbeit hat zu einem Durchbruch geführt, weil wir es geschafft haben, die Leistung in den Zellen zu steigern und den allmählichen Verlust der Energiekapazität zu verringern.“
Die höhere Leistung und die geringere Alterung der Innolith-Zellen wurden u.a. durch eine Überarbeitung der Zellenchemie und -materialien erreicht. Durch das parallele Experimentierkonzept, das erstmalig in den Labors von Innolith in Bruchsal, Deutschland, eingesetzt wird, kann das Entwicklerteam bis zu 1.500 Experimente gleichzeitig durchführen.
Die Innolith AG ist ein Energietechnologieunternehmen mit Sitz in Basel (Schweiz), das eine innovative anorganische Akkutechnologieplattform zur Bereitstellung von leistungsstarken, langlebigen und sicheren Akkus entwickelt hat. Innolith unterhält sein primäres Forschungszentrum in Bruchsal (Deutschland), und seine Technologie wird bereits im PJM-Stromversorgungsnetz in den USA zur Frequenzregelung eingesetzt.
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BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--And America’s Un-carrier is crushing it on the environmental front, too. T-Mobile (NASDAQ: TMUS) today announced it has signed on to Puget Sound Energy’s (PSE) Green Direct program, giving the company access to a blend of local wind and solar renewable energy sources, which will be used to power its Bellevue, Wash., headquarters with 100% renewable energy by 2021. This move will help the Un-carrier save millions of dollars in energy costs, while also putting it one step closer to its RE 100 clean energy commitment to use 100% renewable energy across the entire company by 2021.
“At T-Mobile, we really mean it when we say we're going to clean up wireless for good … and in this case that means cleaning up our impact on the planet by making a BIG commitment to renewable energy,” said John Legere, CEO of T-Mobile. “We've put a stake in the ground to go 100% renewable by 2021 -- because it's the right thing to do and it's smart business.”
T-Mobile is the only wireless company to be approved by the Washington Utilities and Transportation Commission in the second round of offerings for PSE’s Green Direct program. With Green Direct, T-Mobile will purchase clean energy from dedicated local wind and solar energy resources, with the solar project being the largest ever built in the state of Washington.
As the company pushed forward with its already-strong commitment to renewables, it was also recognized by both the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and Center for Resource Solutions (CRS) for its industry-leading green energy initiatives.
At the Green Power Leadership Awards in Houston, the EPA recognized the Un-carrier for “exemplary action and dedication to significantly advance the development of U.S. renewable energy markets through voluntary green power use.” Plus, the CRS also named T-Mobile “as an industry leader that is innovating and championing renewable energy and whose actions are supporting the accelerated development of green power markets.”
“T-Mobile’s choosing green power because it makes sense for the planet and for our customers — plus it's helping grow America’s green energy market big-time,” said Legere. “I'm incredibly proud of our team for earning recognition for their hard work -- but there's lots more to be done and you can be sure, we won't stop!"
For more information on TMO’s Sustainability efforts, visit: www.t-mobile.com/responsibility/sustainability.
About T-Mobile US, Inc.
As America's Un-carrier, T-Mobile US, Inc. (NASDAQ: TMUS) is redefining the way consumers and businesses buy wireless services through leading product and service innovation. Our advanced nationwide 4G LTE network delivers outstanding wireless experiences to 75.6 million customers who are unwilling to compromise on quality and value. Based in Bellevue, Washington, T-Mobile US provides services through its subsidiaries and operates its flagship brands, T-Mobile and Metro by T-Mobile. For more information, please visit http://www.t-mobile.com.
LAS VEGAS, Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On the heels of its May 2018 announcement that it had secured the largest clean energy investment in Nevada's history, NV Energy today issued a request for proposals (RFP) that could add an additional 350-megawatts or more of new, renewable energy projects.
The request for proposals issued today includes the opportunity for developers and suppliers to integrate battery-energy storage systems and can provide enough carbon-free electricity to power more than 200,000 additional Nevada homes. The new renewable resources must be built in the state of Nevada.
"This newest effort keeps NV Energy on the path to achieving our longer-term goal of serving customers with 100% renewable energy," said Doug Cannon, NV Energy President. "Similar to the 1,001-megawatts we announced with Governor Sandoval in May of this year, we expect these new projects to provide both construction and permanent jobs and significant direct economic benefits."
The request for proposals seeks solar, geothermal, wind, biomass and biogas technology projects that are compliant with Nevada's existing renewable portfolio standards. For this second 2018 RFP request, NV Energy will consider supplemental battery energy storage systems that are integrated with the proposed renewable energy resource. Projects will be competitively evaluated on a number of factors, including the best value to customers of NV Energy and the creation of economic benefits for the State of Nevada.
"Over the last nine years, NV Energy has more than tripled its in-state renewable energy production," said Dave Ulozas, NV Energy Senior Vice-President, Renewable Energy and Origination. "Our successful efforts to secure 1,001-megawatts of renewable energy earlier this year shows we are committed to obtaining renewable projects that make sense for our customers. This lowest cost renewable energy directly benefits our customers and protects them against the risk of increases in the price of natural gas that is used to generate electricity."
NV Energy requests that all parties interested in becoming a bidder for this opportunity register on the company's website and follow each of the directives under the "Steps to Complete" section of the website.
NV Energy will hold a pre-bid conference for the 2018 Fall RFP at the NV Energy office in Las Vegas (6226 W. Sahara Ave.) on October 30 from 10 a.m. - noon. To attend in person or to be invited to the webinar, please fill out the conference registration form located on the RFP website.
Bids are due December 10, 2018. Projects proposed by successful bidders would require the approval of the Public Utilities Commission of Nevada.
About NV Energy
NV Energy provides a wide range of energy services to 1.4 million customers throughout Nevada and more than 43 million tourists annually. NV Energy, Inc. is a holding company whose principal subsidiaries, Nevada Power Company and Sierra Pacific Power Company, are doing business as NV Energy. The company is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada. For a list of NV Energy's renewable resources, click here. Information about NV Energy is available on the company's website, Twitter, Facebook and YouTube pages, which can be accessed via nvenergy.com.
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ATLANTIC CITY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EDF Renewables North America has selected MHI Vestas Offshore Wind as the preferred supplier for the Nautilus Offshore Wind project off the coast of Atlantic City, New Jersey.
The pioneering offshore wind project, the first in New Jersey, has plans to feature three V164-8.3 MW turbines from MHI Vestas, taking the company’s V164 platform to the US offshore wind market for the first time.
Nautilus Offshore Wind’s installation timetable is ahead of other US projects with plans to be operational as soon as 2020.
“We’re proud to be named as preferred supplier for the Nautilus Offshore Wind project and look forward to bringing our flagship V164 turbine to the US market with EDF Renewables,” said MHI Vestas CEO, Philippe Kavafyan. “Nautilus, already permitted, provides us the timely opportunity to bring our technology and experience to the US offshore market. The knowledge gained on this project will help New Jersey achieve its clean energy goals and lay the groundwork for future offshore wind deployment along the eastern seaboard.”
With industry-leading turbine technology and an aggressive installation timetable, the project looks to position New Jersey as the US leader in offshore wind energy and create long-term, renewable energy jobs for years to come.
“The agreement today demonstrates our commitment to offshore wind and our ambition to establish New Jersey at the forefront of the US offshore industry,” said Tristan Grimbert, president & CEO of EDF Renewables North America. “EDF Renewables has a long-standing relationship with MHI Vestas in the UK offshore sector, as well as with its parent company, Vestas, having installed more than 2 GW of turbines onshore in North America. We are pleased to work with MHI Vestas to deliver the key component to our first offshore project that will deliver clean energy and economic benefits in the form of supply chain and jobs to the region.”
Nautilus Offshore Wind will be located in state waters and is already fully permitted. The project is currently under review by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities for approval of an offshore renewable energy credit (OREC) agreement.
About EDF Renewables North America
EDF Renewables North America is a market leading independent power producer and service provider with over 30 years of expertise in renewable energy. The Company delivers grid-scale power: wind (onshore and offshore), solar photovoltaic, and storage projects; distributed solutions: solar, solar+storage, EV charging and energy management; and asset optimization: technical, operational, and commercial skills to maximize performance of generating projects. EDF Renewables’ North American portfolio consists of 10 GW of developed projects and 10 GW under service contracts. EDF Renewables is a subsidiary of EDF Renouvelables, the dedicated renewable energy affiliate of the EDF Group. For more information visit: www.edf-re.com.
About MHI Vestas Offshore Wind
MHI Vestas Offshore Wind is a joint venture between Vestas Wind Systems A/S 50% and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries (MHI) 50%. The company’s focus is to design, manufacture, install and service wind turbines for the offshore wind industry. The company aims to create sustainable value through offshore wind power by driving capital and operating savings and increasing the power output of wind turbines. An innovative force in offshore wind since its inception in 2014, the company is guided by its founding principles of collaboration, trust, technology and commitment. For more information, see www.mhivestasoffshore.com or follow @MHIVestas on Twitter.
BEND, Ore.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Onboard Dynamics is pleased to announce the delivery of their GoFlo® CNG80 mobile compressor unit to NW Natural, the largest independent natural gas utility in the Pacific Northwest.
The initial GoFlo® mobile compressor was delivered in September to NW Natural’s Sherwood, Oregon service center. The unit is being used to fill tube trailers for bringing compressed natural gas to where it is needed throughout the company’s service territory. It can also be used to compress renewable natural gas (RNG) into tube trailers at remote locations for injection into distribution systems.
“The GoFlo® has a unique design that we feel will help to expand CNG adoption throughout the Northwest,” says Chris Kroeker, product manager for Natural Gas Vehicles at NW Natural. “We’re excited to test its performance as we incorporate it into our operations.”
Unlike most CNG compressors that rely on electricity for power, the GoFlo® uses natural gas as its power source. This unique feature gives companies the ability to deploy the unit in many different capacities. It can be moved to remote locations to assist with maintenance projects or can be used to quickly establish a CNG refueling station at locations where infrastructure doesn’t currently exist.
“We’re really enthusiastic to be working with NW Natural as they roll out our GoFlo® compressor into their refueling network,” said Rita Hansen, CEO of Onboard Dynamics. “Their early adoption of our technology has helped us to successfully bring it to market.”
“There’s a need for cleaner transit in Portland,” added Hansen. “The GoFlo® provides a cost-effective refueling option for vehicles running on clean burning natural and renewable natural gas.”
About Onboard Dynamics
Founded in 2013, Onboard Dynamics is helping lead the clean fuel revolution with the introduction of its GoFlo® CNG80 natural gas compressor. This mobile platform enables fleet managers and others to lower their fuel costs and carbon emission profiles by simplifying the compression of natural gas. Whether it’s in the field, or at the fleet yard, the GoFlo® mobile compressor can accept any low-pressure natural gas or a renewable natural gas source and compress it for use as a cost-effective, clean fuel for vehicles or means of transport.
DUBLIN--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The "Sensors and Advanced Material Technologies Driving Opportunities in Energy Industry" report has been added to ResearchAndMarkets.com's offering.
Increasing population creates the need for sustainable and continuous energy supply. Traditional transmission and distribution grids have been witnessing significant transformation. The transformation is primarily fueled by the integration of technological advancements, such as data analytics, smart sensors and automation, for a smarter grid with improved grid security and grid reliability.
Apart from the digitization of the grid, scientific advancements in material science contribute to the growing need for off-shore deployment of renewable power. Increased research focus is witnessed in developing reliable and cost-effective foundation structures for off-shore wind power installations. Self-healing materials have the potential to improve the safety of off-shore wind turbines
Key Topics Covered:
1.0 Executive Summary
1.1 Research Scope
1.2 Research Process and Methodology
2.0 Impact of Sensors and Advanced Material Technologies in the Energy Industry
2.1 Energy Sector is Undergoing a Drastic Transition Phase, in Adopting Digital Solutions and Advanced Materials
3.0 Sensors and Advanced Material Technologies Driving Opportunities in the Energy Industry - Definitions
3.1 Technology Definitions
4.0 Sensors and Advanced Material Technologies Driving Opportunities in the Energy Industry
4.1 Sensor & Data Management
4.2 Self-healing Materials for Towers and Turbines
4.3 Foundation Structures for Offshore Wind
4.4 Distribution Automation Systems
4.5 Bifacial Solar Photovoltaics
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