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EV uptake will be fast and vast

EV uptake will be fast and vast

By Bent-Erik Bakken, Onur Özgün, Anne Louise Koefoed and Mark Irvine After more than a century of fine-tuning, the internal combustion engine (ICE) is an engineering wonder. Yet, suddenly, its future doesn’t look so turbo-charged. ...

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Inductive charging: a boost for electric mobility?

Inductive charging: a boost for electric mobility?

Inductive charging is one of the latest developments to spark global interest in the world of electric mobility. The concept sounds as simple as it is attractive – simply drive your vehicle over a charging plate, and it starts charging itself. ...

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The Engineer, The Energy Trilemma and The Smart Nation

The world population is expected to grow to nine billion by 2050, and up to eleven billion by 2100. Meanwhile, energy consumption is expected to continue growing at the rate of 0.7% per capita per annum. However, we continue to live on a finite pl ...

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Best storage for grid applications – The EV factor

Best storage for grid applications – The EV factor

Since the mid-2000s, around the time I launched utility-scale storage projects in US, people have asked me: “What’s the best energy storage technology for grid applications?” My answer then is the same as it is now—and in fact, over these las ...

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How will energy compression technology for fast charging of Electric Vehicles affect the future power grid?

How will energy compression technology for fast charging of Electric Vehicles affect the future power grid?

The number of Electric Vehicles (EV) on the road is growing, propelled in part by fast-charging battery technology. Imagine if fast inductive EV charging stations become reality. What will that mean for the power grid? We need to start thinking ahead ...

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Resurrection of residential energy storage

Resurrection of residential energy storage

The desire to have residential energy storage is not new and some products have been available in the past. In the US, barely any of the companies offering residential storage products before 2010—mostly lead acid batteries—survived the harsh mar ...

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Copy, paste: Duplicating smart energy cities across the globe

Copy, paste: Duplicating smart energy cities across the globe

Smart grid demonstration projects worldwide have shown how the energy landscape could look like and how energy users can change into producing consumers (prosumers). This is not only nice to know; it’s essential to apply the lessons learned when ma ...

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Ready or not, EVs are rolling out on a distribution system near you

Automakers are going full-tilt toward electric vehicles rollout. At least six auto manufacturers are introducing EVs across the United States within the year. With initial demand for EVs strong and growing, and charging infrastructure in deployment, ...

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