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UGE & GE Skypump: The world’s first wind-powered EV Charging Station

Posted by admin on August 14, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 1 Comment


Introducing the Skypump, UGE’s revolutionary wind-powered EV charging station developed in collaboration with GE Energy.

Working together with GE Energy, a leader in Renewable Energy and the world’s premier supplier of charging stations, UGE offers consumers the ground-breaking Sanya Skypump. Installed by UGE Iberia, the Spanish branch of New York-based Urban Green Energy, the Skypump is located at Cespa’s global headquarters near Barcelona.

Equipped with an LED light, GE WattStation/DuraStation (depending on location) technology, and capturing up to 4 kW of wind energy, the Sanya Skypump ensures that EVs are powered by the cleanest energy possible – directly from the wind! Homeowners may also couple the same UGE-4K turbine with GE’s wall-mounted WattStationTM to have renewable EV charging capabilities at home. The Sanya Skypump makes EV charging as simple as possible with target locations in parking lots, highway rest areas, or any convenient roadside.

When the charging station is not in use, the UGE-4K turbine will continue to operate and feed energy back into the grid, providing the local electric grid with additional renewable energy.

For more information or to learn about our other renewable solutions, please visit: www.urbangreenenergy.com

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Renewable Energy in Germany 2012

Posted by admin on July 22, 2012 in Renewable Energy with No Comments


Since the year 2000 Germany has developed from a pro-Renewable Energy country into a renewable energy powerhouse aiming for a complete transformation of its energy system.

In Germany most of the renewable energy capacity is owned by individuals or community power projects. In this grassroots energy revolution millions of households, villages and even entire regions have already declared their partial or total energy independence by becoming independent power producers. This is driven by the concept of energy autonomy, of not being dependent on multinational corporations or energy sources that destroy the world future generations have to life in. It was made possible by policy frameworks that enabled & encouraged people to invest in renewable energy sources and enforced market access by removing obstacles that prevent renewable energy projects around the world to this very day.

During the first half of the year solar power alone has produced more than 4% of the total power demand in Germany. While the share was rather small with about 1% in January it grew to more than 10% in May as the days got longer and warmer. Each kWh from solar power has been produced during peak-load hours, replacing coal, gas or oil-fired power stations.

Between January and June the combined power production of wind & solar energy was 5.5-7.5 TWh which represents 16-19% of the total power production every month. While wind power was the dominant source of variable renewable energy sources during the winter months, solar power took the lead in May & June 2012. Additionally biomass produced approximately 2.8 TWh and hydro power produced approximately 1.7 TWhs every month.

This video tries to show how this bottom up push toward a 100% renewable energy system looks like. Enjoy the video!
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Renewable Energy in Germany | Fully Charged

Posted by admin on July 18, 2012 in Renewable Energy with 25 Comments


Robert Llewellyn provides insight on renewable energy in Germany.
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Robert first speaks with government official Dr. Silke Karcher, who heads the division ‘EU-Affairs and Bilateral Cooperation of Environment and Energy’. They discuss Germany’s future plans for energy, which involves the abandoning of nuclear energy and move towards wind, gas & solar. He then goes down to Leipzig to see a Juwi Energy Park, where a tour is given around a huge solar power plant by Sylvia Hamm. This produces a significant amount of energy for the German grid.

Juwi Energy Park @ http://www.energiepark-brandis.de/

ABOUT FULLY CHARGED:
Fully Charged is an online show hosted by Robert Llewellyn (Red Dwarf, Scrapheap Challenge, Carpool), sponsored by British Gas: Looking After Your World. During this series, Robert will discuss why we need to change how we think about energy consumption now. He will be taking a look at the newest electric cars available on the market [Volvo, Ford, Peugeot, Renault & Nissan] and also different forms of Renewable Energy [Wind and Solar].

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Why Congress Needs to Renew Clean Energy Subsidies

Posted by admin on May 29, 2012 in Clean Energy with 5 Comments


President Obama is slated to visit TPI Composites on Thursday, a wind turbine blade manufacturer in Newton, Iowa, where he will urge Congress to extend two key Renewable Energy tax credits — the Production Tax Credit for wind and a Clean Energy manufacturing credit.

Wind energy provides thousands of jobs in Iowa, like this one of a turbine maintenance worker in Franklin County (LINK: http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2011/12/wind_energy_heartland.html). The Center for American Progress travelled to Iowa to talk to experts and officials about how uncertain federal policy is hurting the wind industry.

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President Obama Calls on Congress to Invest in Clean Energy

Posted by admin on May 26, 2012 in Clean Energy with 25 Comments


President Obama urges Congress to act on the “To Do List,” specifically highlighting the need to invest in clean energy by extending and expanding tax credits that support Clean Energy manufacturing. May 24, 2012.

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