Firefly Energy Inc. officially opens its new 40,000-square-foot world headquarters today. The new facility will be dedicated in a special ribbon-cutting ceremony at its new headquarters located at 6533 N. Galena Road in Peoria, Illinois. “This new building is a further example of Firefly’s continued progress in creating next generation energy storage technology for the United States,” said Firefly CEO Ed Williams. “With the majority of advanced... Read more..
The President of Iceland, Mr. Olafur Ragnar Grimsson, will inaugurate Driving Sustainability ‘08, an exclusive international platform for sustainable energy solutions for transport, at Hilton Reykjavik Nordica, Iceland, on September 18 & 19, 2008. Invited as special speaker, the world famous aeronaut and psychiatrist Dr. Bertrand Piccard will deliver a keynote on his global vision for sustainable mobility embodied in his Solar Impulse (http://www.solarimpulse.com)... Read more..
The United States Advanced Battery Consortium (USABC), with funding from the U.S. Department of Energy, has awarded Johnson Controls-Saft a contract valued at $8.2 million. The contract will focus on the development of lithium-ion battery systems for plug-in hybrid electric vehicles (PHEVs) and over the course of two years will seek to validate the commercial feasibility of lithium-ion technology for mass market PHEVs. “We are working on the... Read more..
Beacon Power Corporation, a company that designs and develops advanced products and services to support more stable, reliable and efficient electricity grid operation, announced that the New England Power Pool (NEPOOL), the group of electric utilities, generators, and service providers within the ISO New England region, has voted unanimously in favor of a pilot program for alternative technologies, including energy storage, to provide regulation service.... Read more..