Enevate Corporation | September 22, 2023
Enevate and NantG Power, two leading companies at the forefront of battery innovation, enabling high-speed charge and energy density battery technologies for electric vehicles (EVs) and other markets, have recently announced a strategic alliance for the manufacture of a next-gen battery. This strategic alliance leverages their respective expertise in cathode and anode innovations to advance and commercialize a breakthrough silicon-dominant battery technology set to make a significant impact in the fields of transportation, mobility, and beyond.
Through this partnership and licensing agreement, Enevate and NantG Power are poised to deliver groundbreaking solutions that address the escalating demands of the battery market. Their shared objective is to push the boundaries of existing battery technologies while maintaining a strong focus on cost-effectiveness and sustainability. This collaborative effort aims to expand market penetration by democratizing access to affordable and revolutionary next-generation battery technology.
Located in El Segundo, California, NantG Power, a member of the NantWorks ecosystem, is renowned for ultra-high-performance lithium-ion battery cell technology, with a particular emphasis on enhancing energy density and rapid charging capabilities. Its innovative approach employs advanced techniques, such as artificial intelligence and Multiphysics computer modeling, to create tailor-made battery cells that excel in terms of performance, cost-efficiency, and sustainability. NantG Power's ambitious vision includes doubling the current battery performance by focusing on novel anode/cathode nano-materials, 3D ionically and electronically conductive scaffolds, engineered interphases, next-generation electrolytes, improved manufacturing techniques, and enhanced analytics.
To expedite the development and integration of next-generation batteries into electric micromobility, NantG Power and Enevate plan to manufacture these batteries at multiple gigawatt-hour (GWh) capacities. These batteries will be incorporated into products associated with NANT, including heavy-lift drones, electric scooters, and rapid-charge storage systems.
For Enevate, the production license agreement with NantG Power represents a pivotal step toward commercializing their groundbreaking silicon-dominant battery technology. This technology offers up to ten times faster charging compared to conventional lithium-ion batteries while also delivering high energy densities and numerous other advantages, such as enhanced safety, reliable operation in cold climates, and a reduced carbon footprint. Importantly, Enevate's technology seamlessly integrates with state-of-the-art battery manufacturing equipment, eliminating the need for costly new production processes. With its rapid charging capability, Enevate's technology empowers batteries to recharge in as little as five minutes, all while delivering top-tier energy density and performance.
Enevate is a company specializing in the development and licensing of advanced battery technology tailored for electric vehicles (EVs). Its overarching vision entails the realization of EVs capable of charging as swiftly as refueling traditional gasoline-powered cars, all while ensuring accessibility and affordability for a broad spectrum of consumers, thereby expediting the widespread adoption of EVs. The company prides itself on an extensive portfolio comprising 649 patents, both issued and currently in progress. Enevate's pioneering innovations, characterized by the integration of accelerated battery testing and machine learning, revolve around silicon-dominant anodes and cells.
About NantG Power
NantG Power is renowned for its ability to deliver revolutionary battery technology breakthroughs that facilitate the rapid growth of various industries worldwide, encompassing renewable energy storage, the electrification of automobiles, aviation, heavy equipment, consumer electronics, and data centers, among others. The company is dedicated to the intelligent identification, development, and deployment of the most innovative technologies, with a core mission of leaving the world in an improved state compared to its initial condition. This objective is achieved through the utilization of novel materials, inventive designs, and unconventional approaches complemented by world-class data analytics.
Greenworks | September 07, 2023
On September 6, 2023, Greenworks, a leader in battery technology for over two decades, announced, the launch plan for an innovative lineup of battery-powered transportation options, including an electric minibike, go-kart, three e-bikes, a UTV and a scooter. This comprehensive portfolio marks the first extensive range of e-transportation vehicles running on widely adopted lithium-ion battery platforms, aligned with Greenworks' commitment to advancing clean energy solutions.
The Greenworks electric Go-Kart and Minibike are currently available at select Tractor Supply stores, TractorSupply.com, and greenworkstools.com. The three E-Bikes, Scooter, and UTV will become accessible online and in select retailers in early 2024.
Greenworks introduces the following innovative transportation options:
Electric Go-Kart: Featuring dual rear hub motors, this go-kart reaches speeds of up to 25 MPH and offers a range of up to 20 miles on a single charge.
Electric Minibike: Providing more power and speed than a comparable gas minibike, it delivers speeds of up to 25 MPH and a range of up to 20 miles.
Electric Utility Bikes: Including two models - one with fat tires and another designed for off-road adventures - offering a maximum speed of 20 MPH and ranges up to 50 minutes or 20 miles.
Electric Commuter Bike: Designed for urban travel, it reaches speeds of up to 20 MPH and offers a range of up to 22 miles.
Electric Scooter: With a max speed of 18 MPH and a range of up to 14 miles, it provides an efficient and enjoyable mode of transportation.
Electric UTV: A two-seat UTV designed for adventure, with a range of up to 20 miles and a maximum speed of 15 MPH.
Greenworks' lithium-ion battery platforms power over 75 indoor and outdoor products for the 60V and 80V platforms and over 125 products for the 24V platform, encompassing a wide range of tools and appliances.
These sporty battery-powered products offer users a cost-effective and eco-friendly means of travel. They eliminate the need for gas, reduce noise, enhance convenience, and promise enjoyable adventures. The products cater to various transportation needs, whether it's daily commuting, leisure rides, or outdoor exploration. These electric transportation options align with Greenworks' vision of a cleaner and more powerful future driven by clean energy solutions. They provide cost-effective, eco-friendly, and convenient transportation alternatives.
Greenworks, a pioneer in battery technology for over two decades, is dedicated to championing a cleaner energy future. The company specializes in creating, producing, and marketing a broad range of high-quality, cost-effective battery-powered products tailored to the needs of modern consumers, whether they are at home, in the workplace, or on the move. Greenworks offers a versatile selection of five distinct battery platforms, ranging from 24-volt to 82-volt, each compatible with a wide range of power tools, outdoor equipment, and lifestyle products.
Powur PBC | September 11, 2023
Powur PBC, a pioneering platform-based company dedicated to simplifying the journey toward clean energy adoption, has unveiled significant enhancements to its sales enablement and project fulfillment platforms just ahead of its grand annual event for solar sales professionals, Powur World. The company is poised to elevate its sales enablement and project fulfillment platforms, primarily catering to the requirements of solar sales professionals and enterprises. This enhancement encompasses the launch of its integrated Powur Vision proposal system and incorporating advanced enterprise features, along with expanded lead nurturing capabilities, into its platform functionalities.
In pursuit of delivering a fully integrated sales experience for solar professionals and businesses, Powur is launching its proprietary proposal system, Vision, seamlessly integrated into the Powur platform. Previously available in a beta versionin select markets, Vision is now accessible in over 20 states where Powur operates.
As the energy market evolves and solar sales become more intricate, companies aiming to incorporate solar solutions into their offerings or enhance existing solar sales capabilities are increasingly searching for cost-effective, user-friendly sales enablement and fulfillment platforms that enable them to focus on sales instead of back-office tasks and logistics. Powur is responding to this demand by enhancing its enterprise product suite with customizable compensation and margin controls, boosting project profitability.
The team assignment and staff override functionalities help facilitate smoother project management and incentivize team members. Furthermore, recent updates to the enterprise product suite, such as co-branding and an open API, empower companies to establish their own brand identity while leveraging Powur's administrative prowess, procurement power, and top-tier training and enablement resources.
Powur, already equipped with crucial sales enablement features, is fortifying its platform with enhanced lead acquisition, communication, nurturing, and tracking capabilities to boost closing rates. These newly introduced features empower solar organizations and sales professionals to consolidate their pre-and post-sales activities within a single, cost-effective platform, all the while elevating project visibility and control.
At Powur World, an impressive assembly of nearly 1,000 dedicated and skilled solar sales professionals gathered from September 6th to 9th, 2023, to fortify their sales acumen and deepen their understanding of the industry, market dynamics, and product and financing intricacies. Leaders in the solar energy sector, including Enphase, SPAN, Sunnova, SolarEdge, Sungage, Unirac, and Qcells, actively participated in this event. The event's keynote speaker was Robert Richman, co-creator of Zappos, renowned for crafting an unparalleled employee and customer service experience under the Zappos brand.
Earning a consistent place on the Inc. 5000 List of Fastest Growing Companies for four consecutive years, Powur remains committed to expanding its platform by continually introducing new features, technologies, services, installers, and sales professionals. Powur's platform-centric business model allows for the swift integration of cutting-edge technologies while mitigating risks and costs. By offering premium, cutting-edge clean energy solutions, Powur empowers individuals to gain greater control over their energy consumption through fully customized clean energy solutions for their homes.
About Powur PBC
Powur PBC, founded in 2014 and headquartered in California, is a leading platform-based company dedicated to accelerating the widespread adoption of solar energy. It stands as the world's first 100% virtual residential solar company in the cloud. Leveraging its innovative platform model, the company possesses the agility required to swiftly respond to the dynamic demands of an ever-evolving solar landscape. At the heart of Powur's mission lies a commitment to making solar energy accessible and affordable to homeowners. The company's unique model ensures cost-effective and tailored solar solutions for homeowners and empowers its extensive network, which comprises thousands of independent sales professionals and regionally specialized installation partners, fostering collaboration and driving progress toward a sustainable energy future.
Sol-Ark | September 13, 2023
On September 12, 2023, Sol-Ark, a leading solar and energy storage technology company, announced that it selected Enteligent's NMax Rapid Shutdown with Optimization platform for its line of direct-current (DC) module-level power electronics (MLPE) product line.
Sol-Ark's 0900-80V, powered by Enteligent, offers exceptional utility for photovoltaic (PV) solar adapters. The company recognized the market potential of 0900–80V as more than just a rapid shutdown device (RSD) and designed it to go beyond this role. By integrating the essential safety features of an RSD with additional energy optimization and data monitoring capabilities, this device provides a comprehensive solution to meet the core needs of Sol-Ark's customers.
The power optimization feature of the Sol-Ark 900-80V, powered by Enteligent, operates only when necessary, thus resulting in maximum energy efficiency, reduced internal heat generation, and increased device lifespan. When factors such as shading, snow loads, varying angles of incidence, or other conditions affect the output of PV modules, the embedded microprocessor adjusts the current output of each PV module to optimize Maximum Power Point Tracking (MPPT) both individually and across the entire string.
According to Sol-Ark's testing, the Enteligent-powered 0900-80V module delivers between 25% and 38% more power under shaded conditions than rival RSD products.
The panel-level data is transmitted using powerline communications (PLC), simplifying installation without the need for a wireless network or additional wiring. This data can be accessed through Sol-Ark's PV Pro monitoring platform or a Windows application on a connected PC, enabling installers to verify installation integrity, assisting service personnel in troubleshooting performance issues, and allowing homeowners to monitor the performance of their solar investment.
Tom Brennan, the CEO and CTO of Sol-Ark, commented,
Initially, I was skeptical that panel-level optimization would provide any appreciable benefit over the string-level MPPT of the inverter and the PV module diodes, but once we tested Enteligent’s technology, we knew this product would be a game-changer. The increased power optimization, the addition of panel-level monitoring, and the unique longevity of this device will provide exceptional benefits for our customers.
[Source: Business Wire]
Sol-Ark is a leading energy technology company committed to reducing society's dependence on the vulnerable power grid by introducing innovative and sustainable technology solutions. Over the course of more than a decade, Sol-Ark has earned the trust of industry leaders, including Fortune 50 companies in telecommunications, retail, prominent technology firms, and even the world's largest space agency. The company's extensive ecosystem comprises numerous distributors, installers, EPCs (engineering, procurement, and construction companies), integrators, and battery manufacturers, forming a formidable network that is reshaping energy resilience for both residential and commercial purposes.
Enteligent, headquartered in California, is a pioneering developer of intelligent solar power optimization and solar electric vehicle (EV) charging technologies. With a steadfast commitment to elevating energy utilization, enhancing returns on energy investments, and facilitating pivotal changes in energy consumption patterns for the impending green electrification revolution, Enteligent is at the forefront of sustainable energy innovation. Its NMax photovoltaic module power optimizers leverage intelligent digital technology to dynamically adapt optimization timings and deliver panel-level monitoring data. This transformative approach results in increased rooftop energy yield, improved energy harvesting efficiency, and heightened system reliability.