2018 has been quite an eventful year for clean and renewable technologies so far! The topic on everyone’s mind? Blockchain. Yes, but more importantly, solar plus storage. On April 26th, FreeWire Technologies and NEXTracker will co-host a celebration of cleantech innovations.
With the NAB Show underway in Las Vegas, broadcasters, event planners and directors of photography are discovering new technologies to help enhance their productions. But beyond the boosts from innovative LCD screens and high-definition cameras, media professionals of all levels might ignore another important facet of the production world – how to provide better and cleaner power for that equipment.
According to McKinsey, there could be ten to eleven million battery electric vehicles (BEVs) by 2030 on American roads. (Currently, there are just 700,000 to 800,000.) If the company’s estimate is correct, there will be a huge surge in electric vehicles in the next 12 years.
BP today announced that its venturing business has invested $5 million in FreeWire Technologies Inc. (FreeWire), a US-based manufacturer of mobile electric vehicle (EV) rapid charging systems, and plans to roll out FreeWire’s Mobi Charger units for use at selected BP retail sites in the UK and Europe during 2018.
In the late afternoon, a small group of investors joined the FreeWire team to listen to Danny Kennedy, Dawn Lippert and Arcady Sosinov discuss the current energy startup landscape.
FreeWire held a launch reception this past Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the new office and engineering space. Still residing in the great city of San Leandro, CA, the new facility is roughly four times the square footage of the previous facility.
...The panel consisted of Jawann Swislow, CIO and acting CTO, Mark Langer, Senior Software Engineer, and Forrest North, VP of Systems Integration. “We are looking for data that allows for insights into better operations or new potential markets,” says Jawann.
This year’s Energy Storage North America (ESNA) conference was considerably different than the event in years past. Not only was the crowd larger, more diverse, and more knowledgeable about energy storage opportunities, but it also included some surprising attendees: an unparalleled number of utility companies.