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NTN Registers Ultra-small EV Using In-wheel Motors as Light Car in Japan -- Tech-On!

NTN Registers Ultra-small EV Using In-wheel Motors as Light Car in Japan -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it
NTN Registers Ultra-small EV Using In-wheel Motors as Light Car in Japan --- Tech-On! is a one-stop online technology news portal published in English, Japanese, and Chinese, and is run by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
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Apple now powering its cloud with solar panels, fuel cells (photos)

Apple now powering its cloud with solar panels, fuel cells (photos) | An Electric World | Scoop.it
Apple’s massive solar panel and fuel cell farm are now live and providing clean power for its huge data center in Maiden, North Carolina. By the end of the year 60 percent of the power for the data center will come from these sources.
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New Portable Fuel-cell System Generates Power With LPG -- Tech-On!

New Portable Fuel-cell System Generates Power With LPG -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

The Advanced Manufacturing Research Institute (AMRI) of Japan's National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST) developed a portable fuel cell system.

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Nissan to Test 100% Electric Refrigerator Car -- Tech-On!

Nissan to Test 100% Electric Refrigerator Car -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it
Nissan to Test 100% Electric Refrigerator Car --- Tech-On! is a one-stop online technology news portal published in English, Japanese, and Chinese, and is run by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
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Mitsubishi to Launch Plug-in Hybrid SUV in January -- Tech-On!

Mitsubishi to Launch Plug-in Hybrid SUV in January -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Mitsubishi Motors Corp will release the "Outlander PHEV," a plug-in hybrid SUV, Jan 24, 2013.

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It's electric! City charged up as new plug-in stations slide into place - SouthCoastToday.com

It's electric! City charged up as new plug-in stations slide into place - SouthCoastToday.com | An Electric World | Scoop.it
It's electric! City charged up as new plug-in stations slide into placeSouthCoastToday.comIn Massachusetts, 900 electric cars are now registered with the state, about double from just one year ago, said Stephen Russell, the coordinator of the...
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Watch "Delivery Scooter Swappable Battery System from AllCell - Battery Show 2012" Video at Engineering TV

Lee Teschler of Machine Design talks to Jake Edie, VP of Business Development at AllCell Technologies about a swappable battery system used in delivery scooters.
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Climate Change: The Standard Fixes Don’t Work

Climate Change: The Standard Fixes Don’t Work | An Electric World | Scoop.it
World leaders seem to have their minds made up regarding what will fix world CO2 emissions problems. Their list includes taxes on gasoline consumption, more general carbon taxes, cap and trade prog...
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Changing cities with the compact, foldable Hiriko car

Pioneer Carlos Fernandez is developing a revolutionary car-sharing program with the Hiiriko--a100% electric vehicle that takes up 1/3 the space of a conventi...
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Evolution: How Automobile Cars Went from Model T to Electric V | All Infographics

Evolution: How Automobile Cars Went from Model T to Electric V | All Infographics | An Electric World | Scoop.it
Infographics on Evolution of Automobile Cars in Automotive Success Industry for 100 years for getting best time to buy car, comparison of electric cars with petrol cars...
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Smart (grid) actions India could have taken to avoid last week’s blackout - Smart Grid Blog - Smart Grid - TI E2E Community

Smart (grid) actions India could have taken to avoid last week’s blackout - Smart Grid Blog - Smart Grid - TI E2E Community | An Electric World | Scoop.it

News of 600 million people in India left without electricity last week after a major grid collapse caught the attention of the entire world. Several reasons and theories regarding what went wrong have been widely discussed. The factors blamed for the major outage include politics, corruption, power hungry states, SCADA power control systems and inadequate rainfall amongst many others. However, fundamentally the power outage was a result of mismatched supply and demand. So here are some thoughts on how the smart grid can help prevent such blackouts in the future

 

 

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NHK Completes Construction of 2MW PV Power Generation System -- Tech-On!

NHK Completes Construction of 2MW PV Power Generation System -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Japan Broadcasting Corp (NHK) announced Aug 6, 2012, that it has completed the construction of a photovoltaic (PV) power generation system at its Shobu-Kuki transmitter in Saitama Prefecture, Japan.

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Denso Realizes Rapid EV Charging at Home -- Tech-On!

Denso Realizes Rapid EV Charging at Home -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it
Denso Realizes Rapid EV Charging at Home --- Tech-On! is a one-stop online technology news portal published in English, Japanese, and Chinese, and is run by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
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The Drayson Racing FIA World Land Speed Record by an Electric Car (204.185 mph)

Drayson Racing is proud to announce that it has set a new World Electric Land Speed Record of 204.185mph. Former science minister, businessman and racing dri...
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The Connection of Depressed Wages to High Oil Prices and Limits to Growth

The Connection of Depressed Wages to High Oil Prices and Limits to Growth | An Electric World | Scoop.it
In my view, wages are the backbone an economy. If workers have difficulty finding a job, or have difficulty earning sufficient wages, the lack of wages will be a problem, not just for the workers, ...
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Sony to Release 6.0kWh 'Stand-alone' Storage Battery -- Tech-On!

Sony to Release 6.0kWh 'Stand-alone' Storage Battery -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Sony Corp will release a commercial storage battery that has a capacity of 6.0kWh and can realize a "stand-alone" storage battery system by using photovoltaic (PV) panels without a commercial power source March 1, 2013.

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Riken's System Generates Electricity by Using Sunlight, Fresnel Lenses -- Tech-On!

Riken's System Generates Electricity by Using Sunlight, Fresnel Lenses -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Riken and Da Vinci Co Ltd, whose headquarters are located in Nara Prefecture, Japan, invented a "cogeneration system" that collects the thermal energy of sunlight including lights from the rising and setting suns with Fresnel lenses and heats up water stored in a heat storage tank to generate electricity and supply hot water.

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Furukawa Prototypes Highly-conductive CNT Wire -- Tech-On!

Furukawa Prototypes Highly-conductive CNT Wire -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Japanese researchers succeeded in making a high-density carbon nanotube (CNT) wire that has an electric conductivity of 2,800S/cm and does not contain any polymer.

Lighter than copper, and soon to have the same conductivity.

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Electree-en

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Electree is a modern sculpture imitating a bonsai, the leaves of which are small photovoltaic panels.

It allows to recharge your mobile devices without using any other energy than light.

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Infographics: Electricity usage of the Internet

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Nissan Increases Drive Range of Leaf EV -- Tech-On!

Nissan Increases Drive Range of Leaf EV -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Nissan Motor Co Ltd made improvements to its Leaf electric vehicle (EV) and increased the drive range of the EV from 200km to 228km per charge under the JC08 test mode.

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Sharp to Sell See-through PV Cell Module as Window Glass -- Tech-On!

Sharp to Sell See-through PV Cell Module as Window Glass -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it
Sharp to Sell See-through PV Cell Module as Window Glass --- Tech-On! is a one-stop online technology news portal published in English, Japanese, and Chinese, and is run by Nikkei Business Publications, Inc.
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Mitsubishi's Air Conditioner Saves Energy in Absence of Person -- Tech-On!

Mitsubishi's Air Conditioner Saves Energy in Absence of Person -- Tech-On! | An Electric World | Scoop.it

Mitsubishi Electric Corp announced the "ZW series" of household air conditioners, which automatically switch to low-power consumption mode when there is no person in the room, Aug 21, 2012.

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Mitsubishi Uses Power Regenerated From Train for Rail Station -- Tech-On!

Mitsubishi Electric Corp will start to test a system capable of directly providing surplus electricity that is regenerated through the braking of a railcar and cannot be consumed by trains running nearby to the facilities of a rail station.

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Watch "Concentrated Solar Power Plants from Areva Solar - InterSolar 2012" Video at Engineering Videos - Engineering TV

Lee Teschler of Machine Design magazine talks to John Robbins of Areva Solar about the technology that makes a Concentrated Solar Power Plant.
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