A cleaner, more efficient car? New material designed to better store hydrogen fuel

Florida State University | December 01, 2016

A Florida State University researcher has designed new materials that could be used to store hydrogen fuel more efficiently in vehicles or other devices that use clean energy.Jose Mendoza-Cortes, an assistant professor in the FAMU-FSU College of Engineering, describes his proposed solution and designs for these new materials in an article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society.

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Fossibot Launches F2400 Solar Generator with 2400W High-power and Super Fast Charge

Fossibot | November 21, 2022

Fossibot, a portable power station brand from China, is releasing its first solar generator in the US & Japan. Focusing on large capacity, high-power and super fast charging, Fossibot aims to offer a portable and renewable energy solution. The first product Fossibot F2400 is characterized 2048Wh large capacity, 2400W high-power, and super fast charging within 1.5 Hours. From Nov.21st-Dec.5th, Fossibot F2400 is first released on Official website, Amazon Japan and Rakuten Japan.2048Wh High Capacity and 2400W High-power. The Fossibot F2400 comes with a capacity of 2048Wh, which satisfies a family's emergency use for a half day: LED lights, a projector, a laptop, a router, and charging of smartphones. That's enough for family movie time before going to bed. More than home backup power, the Fossibot F2400 is suitable for 8 people's whole day camping out or your RV's one day use(an average RV uses 2.0kWh power per day). With 2400W high output power, the F2400 can power more and higher-power appliances. Super Fast Charging within 1.5 Hours by AC+solar panels All the solar generators of Fossibot adopt bidirectional technology which enables users to recharge the power station super fast. Fossibot F2400 supports AC charging, solar panel charging, and car charging. By AC charging, F2400 can be fully recharged within 2 hours by 1100W AC charge. By AC and 500W max solar panels charge simultaneously, it only takes 1.5 hours to charge from 0%-100% which is over 2x faster compared to similar products on the market. By car charging, it takes 17 hours @12V, 8.5hours @24V. 16 Ports to Power 99% of appliances Fossibot F2400 comes with16 output ports, among them are 6 AC output ports, 4 USB-C ports, 2 USB-A ports, 2 DC5521 ports, 1 cigarette lighter, and a 12V/25A outlet for RV. With a 2400W total AC output, the Fossibot F2400 can power 99% of your home appliance, gadgets and tools, including microwave, projector, electric grill, electric kettles, mini cooler, space heaters, drone, hair dryers, lawn mower, and other appliances. When the total loads exceed 2400W power, the F2400 can continue to power all the loads by decreasing the voltage until the peak power reaches 4600W and the voltage below 78V. Special Designs for Outdoor Convenience Apart from the large capacity and large power, Fossibot also made some special designs for the body. F2400 designed fan covers are dust-proof and prevents ants or flies from entering which may possibly cause short circuit. For the DC and USB ports, Fossibot designed rubber plug covers for daily life water-resistance and dust-proof. On the top of the machine, there is a space for collecting the charging cables to avoid losing them. Availability: Retail Price: $1699 Presale bonus: $200 off+$200 Coupon code, 4-year warranty Final Presale price: $1299 Presale Period: Nov.21st-Dec.5th Shipment: black version: from Dec.6th; Green version: from Dec. 20th Fossibot Official: https://www.fossibot.com/pages/f2400-promotion

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Renogy Offers a Detailed Look at its New Home Energy Storage Offerings at Natural Disaster Expo California 2022

Renogy | November 10, 2022

Renogy, a leader in renewable solar energy products, will be offering a detailed look at the Lycan Power Box Pro and the Aura Hybrid Home Battery System, its initial product offerings in the home energy storage market, at the Natural Disasters Expo California 2022 today in Anaheim.Well-known as a pioneer in solar energy solutions for the mobile and off-grid markets, Renogy brings the same reputation for innovation and price-performance to home energy storage at a crucial time. Hurricanes, wildfires, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters continuously threaten the livelihoods for many and it's important that personal infrastructure is protected. Renogy's initial home energy storage products will include: The Lycan Power Box PRO is a quick-ship, roll-up home battery that can be easily added to an existing off-grid rooftop solar system, usually in a few hours or less. With its rugged industrial design, the Lycan Power Box can be placed indoors or out and is transportable for use away from home. The entry-level Lycan Power Box PRO offers 4.8kWh of energy storage and is expandable to 19.2 kWh. It has an on-board 5,000-watt inverter with maximum solar input of 5,500 watts. The Lycan also can function as a standalone, residential back-up battery for homes without solar. Renogy's Aura Hybrid Home Battery System is a modular and expandable whole home solar battery system that will be compatible with solar inverters from a number of manufacturers. Designed for maximum value and flexibility, the stackable system starts as small as 5 kWh but is expandable up to 20 kWh. The Aura battery system can be added to existing home solar arrays or installed with new rooftop solar systems. Aura is a 48v system and will be fully controllable via a Renogy smart phone app. The Aura system features an elegant design and a 10-year warranty. It's designed for simple installation in five easy steps. In addition to its benefits toward disaster preparedness, solar installation is also incentivized by the U.S. government. With the recently passed U.S. Inflation Reduction Act, the home energy storage system (ESS) sector is anticipating strong growth in the coming years. Both Lycan and Aura are expected to qualify for a 30% investment tax credit under the Act. "Over the past 12 years, Renogy has distinguished itself as a premier provider of solar and renewable energy products for the mobile and off-grid markets, In that time, three customer-focused attributes have set Renogy apart: one-stop solutions, easy set-up and unmatched price-performance." -Yi Li, the company's founder and CEO. We are bringing that same customer-first approach to the home energy storage market as our goal is to provide energy independence for all. To get a detailed look at the Lycan Power Box PRO and the Aura Hybrid Home Battery System, guests are invited to visit booth #843 at Natural Disasters Expo California 2022 from November 9-10. Both systems will begin shipping in Q4 of this year. Interested homeowners, dealers and installers can visit https://www.renogy.com for more information on reservations and working with Renogy. About Renogy Renogy is a leader in solar and sustainable energy with a mission to dramatically accelerate the adoption of clean energy solutions for everyone around the globe. Renogy's all-in-one solutions are easy to choose, install and operate, and the company's solar panels, accessories, portable products, and batteries deliver more power for the best value on the market today. All so that more people can enjoy the benefits of clean, renewable energy at home, off-grid or on the move. Renogy's goal is to help 50 million people achieve energy independence by 2030, freeing them of the burden of harmful emissions, rising energy bills and disruptive power outages.

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Avishtech Introduces Gauss Sustainability Offering

Avishtech | November 16, 2022

Avishtech, the leading provider of PCB simulation solutions, today announced the launch of its Gauss Sustainability offering. With this offering, users can assess design-specific CO2-equivalent emissions for their printed circuit board designs. This assessment includes the full set of raw materials as well as all process steps and yield losses. In addition, Gauss Sustainability will enable the companies who are now working to standards like the Greenhouse Gas Protocol, ISO14404, ISO14064 (both -1 and -2), and ISO 14067, or are in the process of adopting carbon emissions reduction initiatives as part of their overall corporate strategy, to conduct Life-Cycle Analysis and Life-Cycle Impact Analysis. Keshav Amla, Founder and CEO of Avishtech notes, “The overall impact of Greenhouse Gases on the environment, the future of the world going forward and the steps needed to mitigate them have been understood for some time now. Many industries have already put stringent guidelines in place to be consistent with this mitigation effort. The electronics industry in general and PCB production specifically contribute significantly to the rise in Greenhouse Gases in the atmosphere. With Gauss Sustainability, we are offering our customers a comprehensive and easy-to-use methodology that will take the key PCB factors into account, in the form of a Cradle-to-Gate Life Cycle Analysis. For any companies that have set carbon emissions reduction goals, signed onto pledges, or simply wish to get ahead of forthcoming regulations and standards, Gauss Sustainability will help them assess the impacts of key design choices and thereby help work to reduce emissions as a part of the design process. These results will further help them build roadmaps for the future. The analysis includes the full impact of the stackup and BOM, the impact of different energy grid choices for each constituent of the stackup and panel size and panelization scrap. Because this capability is built from a thorough deep-dive of the underlying materials and processes, the results are accurate and can capture the impact of even seemingly-subtle changes.” Through Gauss Sustainability Analysis end-users: Can assess the impact of individual design choices on their carbon footprint and potentially drive better design choices as a result. Drive improvements throughout their PCB supply chain, such as by pushing for greener processes or for greater use of renewable energy sources at their suppliers’ facilities. Can couple it with other efforts being used within a corporation and beyond, in tandem, to help drive broader-level improvements such as a push toward more renewable energy sources in the supply chain. The computational flow within Gauss Sustainability includes: Computing the BOM based on dimensions and the PCB stackup. Determining the types of resins, fillers and hardeners and copper foil. Determining the type of stackup – HDI layers vs straight through. Proprietary computations that are based on process details, energy sources, and chemical makeup. Availability Gauss Sustainability is available now and can be purchased as node-locked or floating annual licenses, either independently or as an add-on to Gauss Stack. About Avishtech Avishtech is a San Jose, CA-based high technology company founded in 2015 on the principle of using a multidisciplinary approach to build the materials-driven technologies of the future. Avishtech’s Gauss line of simulation and design software embodies its long-standing commitment to rigorous and thorough research and development, coupled with its core goal of achieving the highest levels of performance and reliability. For more information about Avishtech and its products, please visit www.avishtech.com or telephone +1-408-650-6726.

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SAJ Inks Agreement with Leading European Solar Distributor Solarclarity, Strengthening its Presence in Europe

SAJ | December 05, 2022

Solar inverters and storage solutions provider SAJ (or "the Company") announced that the company has reached a long-term cooperation agreement with Solarclarity, a leading distributor of sustainable energy systems in the Netherlands, at the Solar Solutions Düsseldorf 2022, the first satellite event of Solar Solutions International that gathers global solar professionals to showcase their latest innovations in solar energy. The agreement will first see one of SAJ's key products, the HS2 All-In-One Residential Storage Solution be available at Solarclarity from January 2023. "The business alliance with Solarclarity strengthens our reputation as a trusted and capable solar energy expert and innovator whose mission is to create a green, smart and efficient energy-use environment, pursuing a healthy and happy life. We will benefit from Solarclarity's expertise in accelerating our market penetration in Europe, bolstering our foothold in the region by bringing SAJ's residential digital energy solutions to more European households. Samil Ouyang, CEO of SAJ. SAJ's residential digital energy solutions are tailor-made for local users and are built from the ground up to ensure greater convenience, reliability, and versatility, suitable for new solar adopters and those wishing to upgrade their existing solar systems. With the eSAJ platform, which includes eSAJ Home and eSAJ Service, the house owners and service providers can monitor, operate and maintain the system in an easy way. The HS2 All-In-One Residential Storage Solution, unveiled at the Solar Solutions Düsseldorf 2022, considerably improves the economy and stability of electricity for residential users. Compact and easy to install, the HS2 is compatible with high-power solar panels with a maximum PV input current of 16A and features a power range from 3 to 10 kW for the single-phase and three-phase models. It can provide power to supply home loads and be served as backup power in emergencies. The electricity bills will be minimized when there are peak and valley tariffs. About SAJ With 17 years of dedication and professionalism, SAJ has established itself as a pioneer in the new energy sector, providing reliable solar inverters, storage solutions, and mobile energy service platforms. SAJ has been recently named the winner of the iF and Red Dot Design Awards 2022 for its innovative designs.

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