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Clean Disruption News: World’s First Electric Car Charging-Road Opens In Sweden — The Road Charges Car Batteries On The Go!

The world’s first electrified road for charging cars and other vehicles has been opened in Sweden. Situated near Stockholm, the project was initiated in the wake of Sweden becoming non-dependent on fossil fuels from 2030. The road connects the Stockholm Arlanda airport to a logistics centre nearby, called PostNord. As of now, the construction spans […]

Solar in MENA: Lebanon issues call for expression of interest for 300-MWp solar, storage tender

The government of Lebanon has issued a call for expression of interest (EoI) for three large-scale solar projects of up to 300 MWp in total, coupled with energy storage capacity. Lebanon’s Center for Energy Conservation (LCEC) is looking for companies willing to design, develop, finance, build and operate between 210 MWp and 300 MWp of photovoltaic […]

Clean Disruption News: French state-owned utility EDF to invest 8 bln euros in power storage business

French state-owned utility EDF plans to invest eight billion euros ($9.94 billion) between 2018 and 2035 to become a European market leader in electricity storage. EDF, which already operates pumped storage hydropower plants and some utility-scale power storage batteries, said on Tuesday it aimed to become a French and European market leader, offering storage batteries […]

Planet Power – The First IMAX 3D Movie Devoted to Clean Technologies to Premiere in Washington DC on March 21, 2018

It is a great pleasure to present a trailer of PLANET POWER, the first ever IMAX 3D film devoted to clean technologies, produced by Catherine & Pascal Vuong, Winners of Visionary Influencers Awards 2018 in category Visionary Artists. ​ The World Premiere of PLANET POWER will be held on March 21, 2018 in Washington DC in USA and it will […]

Cleantech Disruption: Chinese City Shenzhen to Become World’s First to Switch Entire 16.000 Bus Fleet to Electric

The city of Shenzen, China is home to a staggering 16,000 buses. To compare, that’s more buses than the five largest North American bus fleets combined (New York City, Los Angeles County, New Jersey Transit, Chicago and Toronto). Now, after a six-year effort to replace its diesel-fueled buses, the major Chinese city is well on […]

French Utility EDF Renewable Energy invests in San Diego based Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) start-up Nuvve

EDF Renewable Energy (EDF RE) has completed a Series A investment in San Diego-based Nuvve Corporation (Nuvve), a start-up working on Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) technology. The investment and partnership with Nuvve is part of EDF Renewable Energy’s strategic growth in the distributed electricity and storage market. EDF RE joins Nuvve with Toyota Tsusho in the Series […]

Clean Disruption News: BMW batteries to have 15-year lifecycle

BMW says its range of electric vehicles will have the same life-expectancy as current internal-combustion vehicles, despite some degradation in battery efficiency. Speaking with CarAdvice in Munich this week, BMW head of battery development, Andreas Raith, said talk of longevity issues is not backed up by field data. “It’s not a marketing statement, those batteries are […]

New NX Drive Energy Storage System by NEXTracker

NX Drive™ by NEXTracker is the most flexible and reliable energy storage system (ESS) on the market today, providing best-in-class safety features for the toughest environmental conditions. Designed for utilities, developers and energy partners, NX Drive supports multiple battery technologies and provides unprecedented configurability for a wide range of storage applications, project sizes and future […]

Clean Disruption News: Tesla big battery officially switched on in South Australia

The Tesla big battery – the world’s biggest lithium-ion battery storage installation to date – was officially switched on in South Australia on Friday, a day after it had already demonstrated its value by injecting energy into the grid during the previous day’s afternoon peak. South Australia premier Jay Weatherill, whose government has provided the […]

Cross-border Transmission Disruptor Rory O’Neill, Executive Chairman of EuropaGrid (+30 GW capacity of interconnector projects): We are in the era of ultimate democratization of energy system

During an amazing 8th Desert Energy Leadership Summit held recently in Dubai and organized by our friends at Dii we spoke to Rory O’Neil, Executive Chairman of EuropaGrid, a company which is developping 38 interconnector projects worldwide totaling 30+ GW of capacity. Europagrid is built on a strong and diverse heritage. Its principal business is developing, owning and operating cross-border electricity interconnectors and providing […]

Clean Disruption: E.ON’s response to IONITY – 10,000 ‘ultra-fast’ electric car charging points network announced in Europe

Just a week after the unveiling of Ionity, the new ‘ultra-fast’ joint electric car charging network by BMW, Mercedes, Ford and Volkswagen, electric utility E.ON is one-upping them with the announcement of its own ‘ultra-fast’ charging network across Europe. The difference is that the company is a lot more ambitious in term of the number of charge points. Ionity […]