Electrify America

Volkswagen and CARB Ready the Diesel-Gate Penance Program, “Electrify America”

Ryan Pollin, ERS, for Zondits Remember Diesel-Gate? Volkswagen engineers and executives had been lying about the carbon intensity of their diesel vehicles for years – they did not crack the “clean diesel” formula, they just faked it. Carbon reparations are being litigated all over the world, and here in the states, the California Air Resources […]

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New Solar System Follows the Sun… and Looks Pretty Doing It

Katie Robinson, ERS, for Zondits Despite the growing solar panel installation rates throughout the country, there are still many factors holding homeowners back from installing solar rooftop panels. Some fear that their roof doesn’t see enough sunlight or that inevitable roof repairs will be much more complicated (and costly) with solar panels sitting on top. […]

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The First Step Toward a Vehicle-to-Grid Power System

Jesse Remillard for Zondits, July 20, 2015. Image credit: stux Although some particularly tech-savvy individuals were able to hack their Nissan  Leaf electric vehicles (EVs) to provide back-up power for their households during Hurricane Sandy without the manufacturer’s help, Nissan has announced an official vehicle-to-household (V2H)  system for US owners providing two-way charging support. This will allow […]

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Chevy Volt Batteries Find a Second Life

Gita Subramony for Zondits, July 10, 2015. Image credit: Jeff Glucker Chevy Volt batteries are finding a second purpose after they’ve reached their end of useful life powering the electric automobiles. The batteries can be repurposed to provide energy storage for stationary applications such as buildings. General Motors is now using old Volt batteries to provide […]