Proton OnSite wins ~$1.8 million contract, assumes lead in U.S. advanced water splitting benchmarking project

This project with Proton OnSite is a critical piece of DOE’s HydroGEN Energy Materials Network (EMN) consortium, which was launched to accelerate the discovery and development of materials for low-cost hydrogen production.

Energy Department Announces $15 million for batteries and electrification to enable extreme fast charging

The Energy Department recently announced up to $15 million for research projects on batteries and vehicle electrification technologies to enable extreme fast charging.

Greensmith and AEP launch hybrid hydro energy storage project in U.S.

The integration of advanced energy storage and software with hydroelectric generation is seen to be a world’s first hybridized system of its kind to provide ancillary services.

Plug-in EVs: Future market conditions and adoption rates

Editor’s note: The U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA) released a new report, “Plug-in electric vehicles: future market conditions and adoption rates,” which looks at the long-term international outlook for electric vehicles. Melissa Lynes, Ph.D., discusses some of the results and market developments in this article. She is an Industry Economist on the Transportation team in the

DNV GL launches world’s first testing-based verification tool for battery lifetime

DNV GL, one of the world’s largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body, has created Battery XT, the first testing-based verification of battery lifetime for li-on batteries. The independent verification tool compiles battery life cycle data and predicts battery degradation under different conditions and duty cycles, providing renewables stakeholders with an objective way

Wind (and solar) powered OffGridBox could be useful after the hurricane passes

The OffGridBox has already served in one disaster relief mission in the Philippines after a typhoon wiped out power, communication, and safe water.

Windlab and Vestas partner on the world’s first utility-scale hybrid integrated wind, solar & storage project

Australia renewable energy company, Windlab, with support from wind-turbine manufacturer Vestas, solidified plans to develop an innovative 60.2-MW Kennedy Energy Park phase I — the world’s first utility-scale, on-grid wind, solar, and battery energy storage project. The project is located in Flinders Shire in central north Queensland, Australia, which is blessed with world-class wind and solar

Cummins announces acquisition of energy storage technology

Cummins Inc. has announced that it is acquiring the assets of Brammo, Inc., which designs and develops battery packs for mobile and stationary applications. Adding Brammo’s battery pack expertise and resources is an important milestone in Cummins’ efforts to become a global electrified power leader. “By adding the expertise of Brammo and its employees to

DNV GL grants type approval to PBES energy storage for use in RE applications, commercial marine, and others

PBES designs and manufactures high power lithium-ion energy storage. Comprised of the most experienced team in the sector, PBES is focused on providing value, safety and sustainability for industrial, marine and grid energy storage customers.

MAPC introduces “Local Energy Action” tool for tracking community power usage

How much energy does your community consume? Thanks to a new online dashboard developed by the Metropolitan Area Planning Council (MAPC) in Boston, it’s easier than ever to find out. The new “Local Energy Action” tool, available at, —, laying a data-driven foundation for reducing local energy use. “Historically, it’s been very challenging to gather all