All-Electric School Bus Unveiled By Smith Electric Vehicles
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||All-Electric School Bus Unveiled By Smith Electric Vehicles
Smith Electric Vehicles has unveiled the nation’s first all-electric, zero-emission Newton eTrans. The vehicle debuted at the National Association for Pupil Transportation’s Annual Summit in Cincinnati, Ohio.
The 42-passenger Newton eTrans travels up to 120 miles on a single charge at speeds of up to 50 mph, ideal for the fixed routes in urban areas most school buses take each day. Also, the bus utilizes Smith Power, using the latest in lithium ion battery technology and regenerative braking technology that will transfer energy from the brakes to the batteries when the vehicle is in operation.
The Newton eTrans is available for order and will be shipped in early 2012.
Sunvalley Solar wins contract to install 39-kW solar system in California
Sunvalley Solar Inc. has signed a 39-kW commercial solar installation contract for a company in Valencia, California. Construction on the project is expected to begin late 2011. The solar power system uses high efficiency solar panels from CEEG (Shanghai) Solar Science and Technology and a solar inverter from PV Powered. The contract is supported by solar incentive rebates from the local utility company and from Federal Tax Cash Grants from the Federal Treasury Department.
GDF SUEZ Energy Resources donating renewable energy certificates to New England Aquarium
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Vestas Wind Systems selects IBM big data analytics for smarter wind energy
Vestas Wind Systems will use IBM big data analytics software and powerful IBM systems to improve wind turbine placement for optimal energy output. Turbine placement is a major challenge for the renewable energy industry. Vestas expects to accelerate the adoption of wind energy internationally and expand its business into new markets by overcoming this challenge.
Vestas is addressing the issue of turbine placement by using IBM BigInsights software and an IBM “Firestorm” supercomputer to analyze petabytes of structured and unstructured data such as weather reports, tidal phases, geospatial and sensor data, satellite images, deforestation maps and weather modeling research to pinpoint installation. The analysis, which used to take weeks, can now be done in less than one hour.
In addition, Vestas will tap IBM’s analytics expertise for its Plant Siting & Forecasting Department in Denmark, where company engineers design next generation wind technologies for clients. At the department, IBM will provide the company with access to a team of big data analytics project specialists, 24 by 7 technical support, and virtual access to IBM’s big data development lab in Silicon Valley to explore new ways to apply analytics to wind energy
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