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Kia and Hyundai reveal solar charging system

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Kia and Hyundai will create a solar roof to help charge EVs Kia Motors and Hyundai Motor have announced plans to introduce ‘solar roof’ charging technology on selected Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. Electricity-generating solar panels will be incorporated into the roof or the hood of vehicles, and will support internal …

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ElringKlinger gets battery order for Sono’s solar car

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ElringKlinger has won a contract to supply battery systems for an all-electric solar vehicle made by start-up Sono Motors ElringKlinger has secured a contract to provide batteries from Munich-based company Sono Motors. Under the agreement the company will develop and produce complete battery systems for Sono’s fully electric solar vehicle. …

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GPI to pair grid solar with EV charging

Solar PV panels on carports,

Great Plains Institute launches “solar+EV” initiative to pair PV generation with EV technologies The US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) selected The Great Plains Institute to conduct research on new ways that solar energy can improve the affordability, reliability, and resiliency of the nation’s electric grid. The …

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Daimler, Linde and TOTAL unite in hydrogen electromobility

September 2017 - New hydrogen filling station in Karlsruhe. The station will be operated by H2 MOBILITY, a new joint venture formed by the industry partners Daimler, Air Liquide, Linde, Shell, OMV and TOTAL in order to expand the nationwide hydrogen network to as many as 400 stations by 2023. f.r.t.l.: Bruno Daude-Lagrave (TOTAL), Prof. Dr. Christian Mohrdieck (Daimler), Nikolas Iwan (H2 Mobility), Andrea Scholz (Wirtschaftsförderung der Stadt Karlsruhe), Thomas Bystry (Shell / Clean Energy Partnership), Andreas Frömmel (Sunfire), Maxime Zeller (EIFER), Mathias Kurras (Linde), Jacques Sacreste (EIFER), Pascal Terrien (EIFER), Philipp Braunsdorf (NOW)

A new hydrogen filling station was commissioned in Karlsruhe using hydrogen produced on-site using solar energy The station will be operated by H2 MOBILITY, a new joint venture formed by the industry partners Daimler, Air Liquide, Linde, Shell, OMV and TOTAL in order to expand the German nationwide hydrogen network …

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NRL flies solar UAV

Research flight crew (l-r) Dan Edwards and Trent Young (not shown: Chris Bovais, Sam Carter, Matthew Kelly, and Dave Scheiman). (NRL)

Project to fly surveillance UAV using PV array and battery shows progress Researchers at the US Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), Vehicle Research Section and Photovoltaic Section are building on the proven concept of autonomous cooperative soaring of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). Their research has paired solar photovoltaics (PV) with “autonomous …

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Nice PECs: NREL researches renewable hydrogen

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NREL paper describes efficiency improvement in photoelectric materials which could aid electrolysis Scientists at the US Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) developed a method which boosts the longevity of high-efficiency photocathodes in photoelectrochemical water-splitting devices. Using a photoelectrochemical (PEC) device is a promising way to produce hydrogen. …

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