Category Archives: Analysis

Hydrogen Vehicles in a Dilemma: German Government Moving Forward While Manufacturers Turning Backward

published: 2020-12-15 18:30 | editor | category: Analysis
Electric vehicles yielded remarkable performance in the market amidst the turbulent 2020, which has invigorated the stock prices of automotive manufacturers to continue to surge in the fourth quarter. However, an awkward predicament has surfaced in Germany regarding whether to continue developing hydrogen fuel cells, where the government and the three major automotive manufacturers have derived a major divergence at the critical intersection. ...  more

Audi Launched Digital Virtual Exterior Mirrors that E-Tron Owners Can Upgrade for Free

published: 2020-11-23 18:30 | editor | category: Analysis
Audi has recently announced to offer digital virtual exterior mirrors for production cars. The glass covers of this system's camera lens are heated, so they aren't blocked in bad weather conditions such as rain or frost. Moreover, the aerodynamic drag can be reduced. This system can work with active and passive safety systems. For customers who preorder e-Tron or e-Tron Sportback, they can upgrade to the virtual exterior mirrors for free. ...  more

Aggreko Completes the First Battery Energy Storage Project for the Largest Electric Coop in the US

published: 2020-11-09 18:30 | editor | category: Analysis
Aggreko, a multinational company that specializes in generation hire, stated in a press release on October 28 that it has finished the setup of the first energy storage project for Pedernales Electric Cooperative (PEC). The project, which consists of a 2.25MW (4.5MWh) battery storage system, is located in Johnson City, Texas. It is another example of Aggreko’s wide range of mobile and modular power solutions. ...  more

AES Gener Breaks Ground for the First Solar-Plus-Storage Plant in Chile

published: 2020-11-09 18:30 | editor | category: Analysis
Chilean power producer AES Gener announced on October 15 that it has commenced construction of a solar-plus-storage plant named Andes Solar II-B and a wind farm named Campo Lindo. A virtual event to celebrate the groundbreaking of both projects was held on the same day and attended by Juan Carlos Jobet, Chile’s Minister of Energy. ...  more

The Path of Energy Seen from the Eyes of Trump and Biden Will Impact the Future Arrangement in Gasoline and Renewable Energy for the US

published: 2020-11-04 18:30 | editor | category: Analysis
The 2020 US presidential election is currently at the ballot-counting phase. How will the energy arrangement in the US be impacted after the presidential election? Trump and Biden each holds a different perspective in the issue of energy, where the US President has been implementing an active “rescue of petrochemical industry” since he took office in 2017, and has established subsidies on coal burning and petroleum, as well as opened excavation of petroleum and natural gas, in the hope of achieving energy independency. As for Biden, the US presidential candidate emphasizes on climate change and renewable energy, and has proposed the Green New Deal that is worth US$2 trillion. ...  more

Research on Danish Wind Farm Indicates 99% of Nearby Birds Successfully Avoid Wind Turbine Blades

published: 2020-11-04 18:30 | editor | category: Analysis
One should stay away from evil, as the wise have taught us. Danish scientists have recently discovered in a research on a wind farm that most birds know that they must avoid flying into the rotation diameter of wind turbine blades, and that 99.9% of pink-footed geese and cranes in the nearby area of the wind farm have exhibited an “avoidance response”. ...  more