In the aftermath of one of the worst hurricanes Puerto Rico has ever faced, the small island prepares for future potential nation-wide power outages by implementing scalable, modular, and portable solar-storage systems.
The benefits of driving an electric vehicle (EV) are numerous. EVs pump less CO2 into the atmosphere and reduce noise pollution in cities. They are also becoming increasingly affordable for middle- and low-income consumers as demand drives down battery prices and governments implement national and local policies aimed at incentivizing EV growth.
To bring electricity to regions that are inaccessible to centralized power, battery-based microgrid systems powered by solar, wind and hybrid renewable energy sources, are successfully providing reliable electricity where grid expansion is not an option.
Volkswagen Group Canada has just launched “Electrify Canada,” a new company that will build an Ultra-Fast DC charging network for electric vehicles across the country. It’s scheduled to become accessible in the spring of 2019—and not just for Volkswagen, Audi and Porsche owners.
The first batches of electric vehicle batteries are hitting retirement age, yet they aren’t bound for landfills. Instead, they’ll spend their golden years chilling beer at 7-Elevens in Japan, powering car-charging stations in California and storing energy in Europe.