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Europe Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2022

Europe Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2022

ReportsWorldwide has announced the addition of a new report title Europe Power Electronics for Electric Vehicles Market by Manufacturers, Countries, Type and Application, Forecast to 2022 to its growing collection of premium market research reports. To control the flow of energy, the switching electronic circuits are used. These switching electronic circuits are called power electronics. Power electronics are also considered …

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Major U.S. corporations among leading buyers of renewable energy

Major U.S. corporations among leading buyers of renewable energy

LOS ANGELES • Major U.S. corporations such as Wal-Mart Stores Inc. and General Motors Co. have become some of America’s biggest buyers of renewable energy, driving growth in an industry seen as key to helping the United States cut carbon emissions. Last year nearly 40 percent of U.S. wind contracts were signed by corporate power users, along with university and …

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Adler reaffirms goals to lower greenhouse gases

Adler reaffirms goals to lower greenhouse gases

After President Donald Trump announced U.S. withdrawal from the Paris climate accord, Austin Mayor Steve Adler was among eight mayors across the country who pledged to adopt climate policies without the federal government. Adler reaffirmed this commitment last Wednesday during a transportation panel and discussed existing goals to reduce the city’s reliance on fossil fuels. “One of the biggest things …

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Tesla offers another hint that the Model 3 is on the way

Tesla offers another hint that the Model 3 is on the way

Tesla has started producing the battery cell for the upcoming Model 3 at its massive — and still-under-construction — Nevada gigafactory, an important milestone as the company prepares to launch its electric vehicle made for the masses. The information, shared by Tesla CTO JB Straubel during a presentation over the weekend at the Midwest Renewable Energy Association’s Energy Fair 2017, …

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‘Magic’ Alloy Could Dramatically Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

‘Magic’ Alloy Could Dramatically Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

Researchers at the University of Michigan have made what they claim is a major breakthrough in solar energy technology: a new alloy that captures near-infrared light. The findings, published in the journal Applied Physics Letters , piggyback on another University of Michigan advancement announced in the same journal late last year that could improve the chemistry of photovoltaic panels, including …

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Tesla is ‘actively talking to other automakers’ about opening up its Supercharger network, says CTO JB Straubel

Tesla is ‘actively talking to other automakers’ about opening up its Supercharger network, says CTO JB Straubel

Tesla officials have been talking about the possibility of opening up their Supercharger network to other automakers for years, but it never resulted in anything. In the meantime, it remains the undeniable leading electric vehicle fast-charging network in the world – both for coverage and for charge rates – and one of Tesla’s main competitive advantages. But now Tesla CTO …

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Powering America on Renewable Energy Alone May Be Harder Than Anticipated

Powering America on Renewable Energy Alone May Be Harder Than Anticipated

Not so fast, argues a new critique of an ambitious blueprint for a carbon-free America. Running the continental United States on renewable energy alone — primarily wind, solar, and hydroelectric power — by 2050 would require “unprecedented rates of technology deployment” and yet-unseen advances in energy storage, hydrogen power, and other systems. Other low-carbon technologies, including nuclear power and fossil …

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Solar energy is killing coal, despite Trump’s promises

Solar energy is killing coal, despite Trump's promises

Here’s what Trump has said about bringing back coal jobs The rapidly falling cost of solar energy is going to make it difficult for President Trump to deliver on his promise to put coal miners back to work. Trump has taken steps to ease the burden on coal country by ripping up environmental rules and pledging to withdraw the United …

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Local energy firms now power 130,000 homes – the power of your community revealed

Local energy firms now power 130,000 homes - the power of your community revealed

There are 222 community energy projects in Britain Community-run energy schemes across the country such as local solar and wind projects are powering the equivalent of 130,000 homes, a report said. But the development of local renewable energy schemes are threatened by "unprecedented cuts" in subsidy and tax incentives, experts warned. The most comprehensive overview so far of the state …

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$12 Million Says Ocean Power Can Compete In The Big Leagues With Wind, Solar

$12 Million Says Ocean Power Can Compete In The Big Leagues With Wind, Solar

Wind and solar power are the heavy hitters of the global clean energy revolution, but the US Energy Department is still focusing an eyeball on ocean power and things just got a little more interesting. Despite the threat of steep budget cuts proposed by President Trump, DOE is forging ahead with a new round of $12 million in funding for …

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