Category Archives: solar batteries maintenance

18 Oct
6:13

NASA Space Station On-Orbit Status 10 October 2019 – Spacewalk Battery Replacement – Space Ref

Expedition 61 Flight Engineers Andrew Morgan and Christina Koch of NASA will continue the series of spacewalks outside of the International Space Station at about 7:50 a.m. EDT to upgrade the station’s solar array batteries. This is the second of five battery replacement spacewalks in October. Koch and Morgan performed […]

Gov. Newsom: PG&E should repay customers affected by public safety power shutoff – The Almanac Online
17 Oct
11:45

Gov. Newsom: PG&E should repay customers affected by public safety power shutoff – The Almanac Online

After last week’s Public Safety Power Shutoff by PG&E that left more than 700,000 customers without power, Gov. Gavin Newsom on Monday called on the utility to give a credit or rebate to affected residents and businesses. Locally residences in parts of Woodside and Portola Valley lost their power beginning […]

Case study: Using batteries to reduce the impact of grid maintenance – Energy Storage News
16 Oct
3:34

Case study: Using batteries to reduce the impact of grid maintenance – Energy Storage News

Batteries are increasingly widely used in grid balancing, but there are many more applications where a battery can play an important role. With electric grids requiring periodic maintenance, batteries can stand in for the grid during downtime in order to reduce the impact on industry and households, writes Dieter Castelein, […]

First all-female spacewalk: NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir to conduct EVA this week at International Space Station – CBS News
15 Oct
7:25

First all-female spacewalk: NASA astronauts Christina Koch and Jessica Meir to conduct EVA this week at International Space Station – CBS News

Two NASA astronauts will take part in the first all-female spacewalk later this week, the space agency announced Tuesday.  Astronauts Christina Koch, making her fourth spacewalk, and Jessica Meir, making her first, will float outside Thursday or Friday to remove a malfunctioning battery charge-discharge unit, or BCDU, on the far […]

Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus announces partners for first series-produced electric truck: 14t e-Delivery – Green Car Congress
15 Oct
9:13

Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus announces partners for first series-produced electric truck: 14t e-Delivery – Green Car Congress

Volkswagen Caminhões e Ônibus (VWCO) announced its partners for its first mass-produced electric truck: the 14-tonne e-Delivery. Partners are Bosch, CATL, Moura, Semcon, Siemens, Weg, Meritor and Eletra. All are part of the e-Consortium in VWCO’s development and production complex in Resende (RJ). VWCO announced the formation of the e-Consortium […]

Weekly Juice: Five Energy Stories In Five Minutes – 2nd Week Of October 2019 – Forbes
14 Oct
11:03

Weekly Juice: Five Energy Stories In Five Minutes – 2nd Week Of October 2019 – Forbes

Last week I launched a curated weekly summery of what struck me as the top energy stories of the week.  The response was sufficiently encouraging for me to try week two.  So here goes: Saying ‘yes’ to accelerated microgrid development with CA’s power outage Unless you hid under a rock last week […]

PG&E Threatens Nuke Holocaust While Sacramento Fiddles – LA Progressive
14 Oct
12:54

PG&E Threatens Nuke Holocaust While Sacramento Fiddles – LA Progressive

Why is a bankrupt utility being forced to black itself out still running two atomic reactors that could destroy California? Why has the governor, who publicly attacks Pacific Gas & Electric for its corruption and incompetence, refused to inspect these two ancient, crumbling nukes? Why is a legislator trying to […]

Lead-Acid Batteries Are On A Path To Extinction – Forbes
14 Oct
2:44

Lead-Acid Batteries Are On A Path To Extinction – Forbes

Cradles transport Ford Focus automobile bodies inside the Ford Motor Co. factory in Saarlouis, Germany, on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019. Ford recently announced it expects ‘electrified’ vehicles which include mild hybrids, traditional hybrids, plug-in electric hybrids (PHEVs) and battery electric vehicles (BEVs) to make up over 50% of its passenger […]

Unprecedented Blackouts And $6 Gasoline: California’s Energy Crisis – OilPrice.com
13 Oct
4:33

Unprecedented Blackouts And $6 Gasoline: California’s Energy Crisis – OilPrice.com

Millions of Californians may have just suffered an unprecedented, induced blackout by the state’s largest (and bankrupt) utility, PG&E, just so it isn’t blamed for starting even more fires causing it to go even more bankrupt… but at least the price of gas is soaring. According to Fox5NY, citing figures from […]

Letters and feedback: Oct. 13, 2019 – Florida Today
13 Oct
6:24

Letters and feedback: Oct. 13, 2019 – Florida Today

Partnering with Florida Power & Light, Kennedy Space Center added five solar trees around the complex to help educate and promote sustainability.  (Photo: Antonia Jaramillo) Power (solar) to the people California had to shut off its power grid for a while until the winds die down. So, how did we see so much […]

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