ABB - DUTCH FAST CHARGE STATION NETWORK
A, B, step in the right direction, but no load leveling battery store and no transitional inclusion for the change to hydrogen fuel cells.
ABB JULY 2013 - PLUG IN FAST CHARGING NETHERLANDS
ABB wins contract for nationwide electric vehicle fast-charging infrastructure in the Netherlands bringing a charging station within 50 kilometers of all 16.7 million inhabitants
Each of the 200+ planned stations will be equipped with several multi-standard fast chargers, such as the 50 kilowatt (kW) Terra 52 and Terra 53 models, which are capable of charging electric vehicles in 15-30 minutes. “Fast-chargers will be located a maximum of 50 kilometers apart along all highways, and because of ABB’s multi-standard design, the network will be capable of serving EVs offered by all major car brands from Europe, Asia and the USA,” explains a press release. “ABB’s open standards-based cloud connectivity solution allows Fastned to create a user-friendly payment and access service for all drivers.” The first ABB Terra fast chargers are due to be delivered in September 2013. Construction of the Fastned stations, which will have solar canopies, is expected to be completed by 2015. When finished, the Netherlands will officially be the most populous country to roll out a nationwide fast-charging network.
COLLABORATION FOR A UNIVERSAL ENERGY STORE
Any company thinking along these lines might consider employing BMS as consultants if they plan to electrify their country with a future proof energy storage and supply system. Countries most likely to benefit from the Universal Cartridge system are: South America, India and Australia, where they have abundant incoming solar radiation. Other geographical locations such as Ireland and Scotland will also benefit from their abundance of wind energy.
UNIVERSAL ENERGY CARTRIDGE: Shown here is the proposed size for a Universal energy cartridge. The cartridge may contain many types of energy storage medium: batteries and fuels cells being the most likely, though hybrid forms are also to be considered. The internal volume is approximately 0.145m2 or 8 cubic feet. The difficult part is getting the motor manufacturers to agree these basic dimensions. Failing which, to take the decision from them with directives.
THE DEVONSHIRE PROJECT: Shown here is a Bluebird™ 3.6 - 7.68MW solar assisted service station containing 96 cartridges on a continuous charge cycle. Five of these stations (38.4MW) can recharge (refuel) up to 10 cars a minute. Next time you visit your BP or Tesco fuel pump, count the number of cars leaving the station in a minute. You will find that an electric forecourt holds the potential to be quicker. During rush hour, 300 cars might be serviced in one hour. During an eight hour day 2,400 cars might be serviced more conveniently than plug in curb-side charging and we start every morning with 96 slow charged cartridges from off-peak supplies. The same forecourt might be used to service fuel-cell cars powered by liquid hydrogen. One size fits all. The secret is to KISS the design (keep it simple silly). There are only 28* moving parts in this station, not including the gearbox for the solar powered drive motor. This is possible because the cars load the cartridges themselves. Learn more about this concept.
Máire Geoghegan-Quinn: “I am a politician, I am not a civil servant. I am into action, we've done enough talking, the time is now for action.” That is the message she imparted to her fellow MEPs. Her appointment to the European Court of Auditors in 2001 kept her out of the limelight until now. Not even during the two recent referendums on the Lisbon treaty held in Ireland was her opinion registered. But she is now back with a bang. Bagging what appears to be a good portfolio in the European Commission, given the €50 billion budget it commands and the fact that innovation is a centre-piece of the EU's job-creation plans.
OFFICIAL CANNONBALL INTERNATIONAL WORLD SERIES ZEV ROUTES
ENERGY GENERATING-DISTRIBUTION UTILITIES
TECHNOLOGY IMPROVING SOLAR AND FUEL BATTERY SYSTEMS
NineSigma, representing a multi-billion dollar electrical manufacturer, is seeking technical information regarding enhancements and improvements for Solar and Fuel Cell battery systems, by providing additional benefits in conjunction with photovoltaic (PV) panels and fuel cells (FC).
The deadline to submit Proposal Briefs for NineSigma RFI# 70389, "Technology Improving for Solar and Fuel Battery Systems" is Monday, February 24, 2014. Please let Mr Ishiga know if you are interested in responding but cannot provide a proposal by this date. This reminder does not represent a complete description of the project.
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The patent Bluebird™ instant energy transfer system - in its ultimate form, promises EV refueling in around 10 seconds, whether hydrogen or lithium based energy storage is used. Get your free developer License from Bluebird Marine Systems Ltd, or let us know if you might like to form a consortium to take this valuable research further.
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