After working with Coritech Services on a bi-directional DC fast charging solution, Boulder Electric Vehicle says it's now the first-ever electric truckmaker to successfully implement Vehicle-to-Grid (V2G) charging. The two companies displayed an electric flatbed utility truck equipped with a Tesla-sized 72-kWh lithium battery pack and a Coritech 60-kW DC fast charger at the Alternative Clean Transportation Expo in Washington, DC this week.
A while back we told you Excel energy was to conduct a study with the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) and others to asses what would happen if, using vehicle to grid (V2G) technology, you plugged thousands of PHEVs and different energy sources, such as solar and wind, into the grid and made them work together. They must have been happy with the results because today it was announced that they, along with a whole consortium of partners, are ready to begin the implementation phase. Ame
There’s something about homebrewing biodiesel that meshes real well with the American myth of self-reliance. Instead of giving one of the major oil companies 30 bucks a week, you can go pick up waste oil, a barrel of methanol and a few other chemicals and make your own. Jeffrey Orrey, the subject of this article in Boulder’s Daily Camera, enjoys making his own biodiesel for about 70 cents a gallon, he says, and he hasn't been to a gas station in two months.