Monday, October 3rd, 2011
Several green patent lawsuits have been filed in the last two weeks in the areas of biofuels, energy storage, smart grid, LEDs and environmental remediation.
Genifuel Corporation et al. v. Oyler (more…)
Wednesday, September 28th, 2011
Liquid Metal Battery Corporation (LMBC) is a Boston-area startup pursuing an liquid metal battery technology.
According to this Greentech Media piece, Don Sadoway of MIT is the inventor of LMBC’s core technology.
Sadoway is a named co-inventor on two related (more…)
Monday, September 19th, 2011
South Africa is changing rapidly, and the ANC government of Jacob Zuma has big plans. This blog will examine the changing picture in terms of its energy supply and its plans to become a primary supplier to the growing global fuel cell industry.
The South African economy is closely tied to the (more…)
Thursday, September 1st, 2011
I recently got the chance to speak with the vehicle-to-grid technology (V2G) firm Nuvve, which is currently working on a pilot project in Denmark demonstrating V2G. Pike Research has previously covered Nuvve’s projects in Denmark from a purely technological perspective. What is most interesting about Nuvve’s (more…)
Wednesday, August 24th, 2011
I had such a great response to my recent commentary that I thought it would be worth the time to take an in depth look at the implications of such a massive undertaking.
Now that we know it’s physically possible for solar photovoltaics (PV) to supply all of the electricity (more…)
Thursday, August 18th, 2011
Glenn Doty is a vital part of Doty Windfuels, a company with a terrific future in synthetic fuels made from off-peak wind energy, water, and CO2.
Of course, their industry position makes Glenn and his company a natural competitor to electric vehicles, (more…)
Thursday, August 11th, 2011
Over the last few decades, commercial buildings have been at the forefront of a number of energy storage technologies including batteries, flywheels (primarily in uninterruptible power system (UPS) applications), and thermal energy storage (TES). While the former market segment is mature, TES (more…)
Monday, August 8th, 2011
The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) located in Golden, Colorado and is America’s primary laboratory for energy efficiency and renewable energy research and development. NREL’s main mission is to advance the energy goals provided by the United States Department of Energy. The (more…)
Monday, August 8th, 2011
I am not going to lie — when I first heard about solar battery storage, I was not overly excited. Because I usually work with our efficiency programs – and communicating how our customers can conserve energy and save money – I was way out of my comfort zone. And I’d missed lunch, so I was cranky. (more…)
Tuesday, August 2nd, 2011
Ask Dr. Riccardo Signorelli, CEO of clean-technology company FastCAP Systems, what role the government may have had in getting his business off the ground and his answer is brief.
“The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act made FastCAP possible,” Signorelli said. “Simple as (more…)