At a bargain basement price tag of only $450,000 the Israeli startup Gnrgy has bought the assets of the failed electric car company Better Place. Will the third time be the charm? Two other companies have tried to buy Better Place but failed. Gnrgy makes the most sense so far.
Energy storage company Enstorage Inc. connected a 50 kW Hydrogen Bromine flow battery to the grid at their test site in southern Israel. This began the world’s first large-scale deployment of this promising new energy grid technology.
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lC1lrajJExo&feature=player_embedded[/youtube] Before leaving that (non-CFL) light on after you leave the room, you might want to take a look at the Story of Coal. In the routine of our daily lives, it’s easy to forget about the ramifications of our actions. When stopping by the supermarket on your way home from work to pick up […]
Piezoelectric crystal generators may one day power electric cars as well. The infrastructure needed to provide power for Better Place and other types of electric cars may soon get a boost with a unique form of under-roadway generators being developed by the Innowattech Company and the Technion – Israel’s Institute of Technology. The project being […]
Smart Grids are redefining the electricity future. Worldwide experts in the field will gather to share their know-how with the Middle East in Dubai this December. [image via GDS digital] When temperatures soar, so does electricity consumption. At the peak of a scorcher day, everyone at home or in their offices hikes up their air-conditioning […]
Better Place electric taxi debuts in Tokyo. Is Tel Aviv next? Maurice volunteers himself to be the company’s test driver. Israel’s debut with total electric powered cars is coming, and Shai Agassi’s Better Place electric car company is going to bring this reality in Israel sooner than many people may be prepared for, including having enough […]
Jack meets with Better Place in Israel and talks shop about how their rechargeable battery solution can fix the grid. One of the biggest problems with switching an electric grid over to clean energy is storage. Most clean energy solutions are unreliable over short periods of time – when clouds come out, solar panels don’t […]