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Market Watch

June 2016
The Building Technologies Office (BTO) has selected three projects to receive a total of $3.7 million to study the effects of improving the implementation of commercial building energy codes. The Institute for Market Transformation (Washington, DC) will help develop and test a methodology
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06/29/2016
Electric vehicles (EVs) will need to increase their combined market share to 16% by 2020 to achieve the aggressive fuel economy standards set by regulators, according to new research by the World Energy Council. While EVs currently represent less than 1% combined market share across the world’s largest markets
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06/29/2016
IBC SOLAR, a leader in photovoltaic (PV) systems and energy storage, has signed a cooperation agreement with DHYBRID Power Systems, an developer of hybrid applications. Through this cooperation, both partners want to make use of their respective competencies in order to become one of the market-leading providers
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06/28/2016

The case of Switzerland hints at the shoals that post-Brexit Britain must now navigate, including trade in electricity, where countries clearly benefit from the very cross-border ties U.K. voters have rejected. Brexit, to put it bluntly, will leave the U.K. at an electricity market disadvantage. The
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06/28/2016
Juniper Research has found that smart traffic management and smart parking initiatives, will save some 4.2 billion man-hours annually by 2021 - equivalent to each city driver saving nearly an entire working day per year. Juniper found that while the ‘smart city’ remains a relatively young concept,
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06/27/2016
EnerKnol Research releases primers on the State of Solar: 2016

The U.S. is expected to add two times more solar in 2016 compared to 2015 thanks to declining PV technology costs, state programs, and federal incentives

The U.S. is expected to add two times more solar in 2016 compared to 2015 thanks to declining PV technology costs, state programs, and federal incentives. Two state programs have primarily accelerated the adoption of distributed solar: renewable portfolio standards – regulatory mandate to increase renewable
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06/27/2016
As part of President Obama’s Climate Action Plan to create American jobs, develop clean energy sources and cut carbon pollution, U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell announced the first step to support wind energy development in federal waters offshore Hawaii, by issuing a call for information and nominations
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06/24/2016
The fundamental Predictive Energy Balancing Patent has been allowed, and is in the process of issuing in the EU. That will bring the total number of world- wide issued patents for CogniPower's core control technology to seven. A US Patent covering enhancements of the Compound Converter
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06/21/2016
Utilities can supercharge the EV market

Roland Hwang, NRDC

America’s utilities are uniquely positioned to supercharge the national electric vehicles market by spurring a rapid deployment of charging stations, increasing public awareness of EVs’ economic and environmental benefits, and incentivizing drivers to charge cars at times that will help bring more solar
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06/17/2016
Reuters - Switzerland's Daetwyler Holding AG has agreed to buy Britain's Premier Farnell Plc in a cash deal valuing the maker of the Raspberry Pi mini computer at 792 million pounds ($1.12 billion) including debt. Explaining the reasons for the deal, Daetwyler said the two electrical components distributors
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06/15/2016
Building on the new commitments to the Global Lighting Challenge announced last week during the Clean Energy Ministerial, the Energy Department is announcing funding for nine research and development projects that will support solid-state lighting (SSL) core technology research, product development, and manufacturing
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06/13/2016
What’s Really Driving the Growth of Smart Grid?

Kevin Parmenter, PSD Contributor

We have heard quite a bit lately about the smart grid and alternative energy, yet what does this really mean?   At the present time, at least from a numbers perspective, the smart grid actually means smart metering at the point of use.  The number of smart meters being deployed keeps growing
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06/11/2016
Solar glut in California highlights demand for a more integrated regional grid

Regional grids like the one proposed to share all kinds of power already thrive in the Midwest, New England and in the mid-Atlantic

In California, there is so much solar energy that grid operators have to switch off solar farms. One solution of dealing with the additional power generated is to share the renewable wealth across state borders. Right now, California’s grid runs mostly on its own, like an island. But if there was one big Western
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06/08/2016
Will conductive inks help wearables go truly wearable?

E-textiles are on the cusp of rapid growth

The first generation of wearable devices are constructed using mature, rigid technologies put inside a new box that can be worn. These are often bulky devices that are not truly wearable in the sense that our clothes are. This is, however, beginning to change, albeit slowly. New conformal, clothing-based components
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Date:
06/06/2016

 



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