ReVision Energy Joins Forces with Insource Renewables
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ReVision co-founder Fortunat Mueller and Insource Renewables CEO Vaughan Woodruff stood with Gov. Janet Mills as she signed the policy overturning “Gross Metering” rules in Maine. Union of two employee-owned companies accelerates solar transition With a goal of combining our strength to accelerate the regional transition to renewable energy combined with storage, ReVision Energy is […]

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Volta Energy Technologies raises over $90M of a targeted $150M fund to back energy storage startups
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Volta Energy Technologies, the energy investment and advisory services firm backed by some of the biggest names in energy and energy storage materials, has closed on nearly $90 million of a targeted $150 million investment fund, according to people familiar with the group’s plans. The venture investment vehicle complements a $180 million existing commitment from […]

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Electric Cars Would Save America Huge Amounts of Energy
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An anonymous reader shares an opinion piece from Bloomberg, written by Liam Denning and Elaine He: Electrifying U.S. vehicles wipes out the equivalent of our entire current power demand. The U.S. consumes a lot of energy; last year, about 100 quadrillion BTUs (equivalent to 17 billion barrels of oil; which, we’ll admit, is only marginally […]

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New nanostructured alloy for anode is a big step toward revolutionizing energy storage
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Corvallis OR (SPX) Jan 12, 2021 Researchers in the Oregon State University College of Engineering have developed a battery anode based on a new nanostructured alloy that could revolutionize the way energy storage devices are designed and manufactured. The zinc- and manganese-based alloy further opens the door to replacing solvents commonly used in battery electrolytes […]

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Eight new solar energy sites begin operating in Genesee and Saginaw Counties
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Flint MI (SPX) Jan 12, 2021 Consumers Energy, Pine Gate Renewables and Kayne Anderson Capital Advisors, L.P., have announced five new solar energy projects in Genesee County and three in Saginaw County are now online and providing clean, renewable electricity for Consumers Energy customers. “These solar plants coming online are a testament to our commitment […]

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Looking Forward to 2021: A Letter from ReVision Energy Co-Founder Fortunat Mueller
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Photo / Tim Greenway, Maine Biz In the depths of a tough New England Winter, my spirit is lifted by knowing that every day we enjoy about two minutes more sunlight than the day before. Despite the incredible challenges of 2020, we begin the new year full of gratitude, hope and optimism for the future. […]

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New energy conversion layer for biosolar cells
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Bochum, Germany (SPX) Dec 22, 2020 A research team from the Ruhr-Universitat Bochum (RUB), together with colleagues from Lisbon, has produced a semi-artificial electrode that could convert light energy into other forms of energy in biosolar cells. The technique is based on the photosynthesis protein Photosystem I from cyanobacteria. The group showed that they could […]

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Upscaling thermochemical energy storage to a commercial level
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Stockholm, Sweden (SPX) Dec 11, 2020 One of the largest obstacles in using renewable energy efficiently is the possibility to store energy on a large scale. SaltX Technology AB has partnered with Sumitomo SHI FW (SFW) to solve this in terms of heat energy. “The storage solution is like a “salt battery”. It is based […]

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