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1MW Grid Tied Solar PV Parking Structure Completed

1MW Grid Tied Solar PV Parking Structure Completed

Alpha Energy of Bellingham WA, has completed one of the largest elevated solar PV arrays in the USA at a car auction facility in New Jersey. The 104,000 square foot installation, comprising over 5,000 individual panels, produces enough energy to power the equivalent of 114 homes. The parking

Posted byon01.14.2010inTransportation

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Smart Idea: Standardized Batteries For Electric Vehicles

Smart Idea: Standardized Batteries For Electric Vehicles

One of the biggest costs associated with electric vehicle technology is the batteries, and this cost has kept electric vehicles out of reach for many people. One reason for this is proprietary battery technology used by each vehicle manufacturer, an issue that could be solved by applying a techn

Posted byon09.1.2009inTransportation

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New aluminum alloy generates hydrogen on-demand

New aluminum alloy generates hydrogen on-demand

Jerry Woodall, an engineer from Purdue University, has developed a method that uses an aluminum alloy to extract hydrogen from water on contact. This process eliminates the need to transport or store hydrogen gas, 2 things that have been major obstacles to achieving the much anticipated hydrogen

Posted byon05.20.2007inEnergy, Sustainable Tech, Transportation

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WestJet offers free carbon offsets for flights

WestJet offers free carbon offsets for flights

Billionaire Richard Branson, who announced last month that he was putting $3 billion towards anti-global warming initiatives, has issued a call to the airline industry for a 25% reduction in CO2 emissions. In response, or perhaps coincidentally, Canadian-owned airline WestJet has announced they're

Posted byon10.4.2006inTransportation

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