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California State University – Dominguez Hills has new off-grid solar powered benches on its campus that provides off-grid wireless charging.

California State University – Dominguez Hills has new off-grid solar powered benches on its campus, provided by Bluebolt Outdoor LLC.

The bench provides off-grid wireless charging for student devices like phones and tablets and contains a Wi-Fi access point. It has integrated LED lighting, USB charging ports, and a double-sided poster display space. The bench also contains environmental sensors for monitoring air quality and flood and fire detection.

Bluebolt said it manages advertising sales for the poster locations within customer-approved categories. The benches have been deployed in Katy, Texas, Victorville, California, and by the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) in Boston, Massachusetts.

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Source: PV Magazine

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Cosmic is selling its first 100 prefab ADUs starting at $279,000 that could generate enough energy to be a "power plant" for the main house.

Entrepreneur Sasha Jokic dreams of ending global housing insecurity by manufacturing prefab multi-family residences for low-income families.

To do so, his San Francisco-based startup Cosmic is now selling its first 100 tiny homes starting at a cool $279,000 for a 385-square-foot studio.

Ironic, yes. But Jokic says it’s the first step: The revenue from these 100 accessory dwelling units, or ADUs, sales would be reinvested into the startup’s manufacturing process, setting it on the path of building faster and cheaper high-quality homes.

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Source: Business Insider

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The British military has placed a $1 million order for San Diego-based Beam Global’s (Nasdaq: BEEM) off-grid solar EV chargers.

The British military has placed a $1 million order for San Diego-based Beam Global’s (Nasdaq: BEEM) off-grid solar EV chargers.

The UK Ministry of Defence ordered 10 of Beam Global’s EV ARC sustainable charging systems and one ARC Mobility trailer, which it will deploy at British Sovereign Base Areas in Cyprus. It’s the first big order for Beam Global’s Europe factory, but it’s already sold “hundreds” of US-manufactured off-grid solar EV chargers to the US military.

Brigadier Tom Harper, the British Strategic Command attaché to the US, said:

Beam Global’s patented solar-powered EV ARC will provide not only clean energy for British military electric vehicles in Cyprus, but the product is multi-utility and will be trialed to provide green energy and power key defense equipment in remote locations and overseas areas.

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Source: electrek

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Beam Global recently announced a significant expansion of its customer base within the federal government.

Beam Global, a leading innovator in sustainable infrastructure for transportation electrification and energy security, recently announced a significant expansion of its customer base within the federal government. Six federal agencies have placed their first-time orders for Beam’s EV ARC™ solar-powered EV charging systems. These acquisitions were facilitated through the General Services Administration (GSA) Multiple Award Schedule (MAS) and the Federal Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) for Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment, streamlining procurement and ensuring competitive pricing.

The EV ARC™ systems stand out for their off-grid capability, generating and storing clean electricity without needing electrical work, construction, or incurring utility bills. This innovation not only reduces costs for the federal government by avoiding construction and electrical upgrades but also ensures operational continuity during blackouts. Moreover, most systems feature an Emergency Power Panel, offering critical support to first responders in emergencies.

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Source: The EV Report

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Healthcare facilities in poorer countries could be electrified using solar energy within 5yrs for less than $5bn, putting an end to the risk of life from power outages

All healthcare facilities in poorer countries could be electrified using solar energy within five years for less than $5bn, putting an end to the risk of life from power outages, experts will argue at Cop28 this month.

“I would like the international community to commit to a deadline and funding to electrify all healthcare facilities,” said Salvatore Vinci, an adviser on sustainable energy at the World Health Organization and a member of its Cop28 delegation. “We have solutions now that were not available 10 years ago – there is no reason why babies should be dying today because there is not electricity to power their incubators.

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Source: The Guardian

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Blue Innovations Group (BIG), the electric boat startup founded by a former Tesla executive, has just launched its first electric boat.

Blue Innovations Group (BIG), the electric boat startup founded by a former Tesla executive, has just launched its first electric boat. The R30 falls somewhere between an electric powerboat and a day cruiser, offering impressive specs in a spacious 30-foot (9.4 meter) package large enough for 12 passengers to relax in comfort.

As founder and CEO John Vo shared during the announcement, “The R30 will provide the ultimate boating experience for customers with uncompromised safety, performance, style, and value while being environmentally friendly.”

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Source: electrek

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MIT scientists have designed a solar-powered desalination system that turns saltwater into drinkable water at a higher volume and lower cost.

MIT scientists have designed a solar-powered desalination system that turns saltwater into drinkable water at a higher volume – and lower cost.

Researchers from MIT and Shanghai Jiao Tong University have published a paper, “Extreme salt-resisting multistage solar distillation with thermohaline convection,” in the journal Joule about a study that has the potential to make a big leap forward in reducing the cost of water production because it doesn’t require electricity to run.

The device they built creates circular currents of water known as eddies that look like small whirlpools that function similarly to the ocean’s much larger thermohaline circulation. This circulation, combined with the sun’s heat, drives water to evaporate, leaving salt behind.

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Source: electrek

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The US Department of Transportation has given a grant of nearly $202m to California’s ongoing solar-powered high-speed rail project.

The US Department of Transportation has given a grant of nearly $202m to California’s ongoing solar-powered high-speed rail project.

The money will fund the construction of six grade separations in the city of Shafter, Kern County. They will vertically separate roads from current freight railways and future high-speed railways where the roads and railways intersect to avoid accidents and smooth the flow of road and rail traffic.

The grant was made through the federal 2022 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements programme.

The California High-Speed Rail Authority, the state-mandated body delivering the scheme, said it was the largest award it has received since the passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in November 2021.

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Source: Global Construction Review

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Sonoma County has purchased 3 mobile solar-powered EV charging stations to support zero-emission vehicles and mitigate ongoing climate disruption.

Sonoma County has purchased three mobile solar-powered electric vehicle charging stations to support zero-emission vehicles and mitigate ongoing climate disruption, consistent with the Climate Action and Resiliency pillar of the County’s strategic plan. The initiative is part of a larger program to replace all eligible County Fleet internal combustion engines with electric vehicles by 2030.

Initial locations for the charging stations include the parking areas at Ragle Ranch Regional Park in Sebastopol, Taylor Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve in Santa Rosa, and North Sonoma Mountain Regional Park and Open Space Preserve in Sonoma Valley. The units could be relocated over time depending on utilization rates, operational limitations such as lack of sunlight, and use as a backup power supply in the event of an emergency. The charging stations are free to the public (with park parking fee where applicable).

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Source: County of Sonoma

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Paired Power has partnered with Monarch Tractor to deliver a clean and efficient charging solution for Kaerskov Vineyard.

Paired Power, a provider of solar-powered electric vehicle (EV) charging products, has partnered with Monarch Tractor, maker of the MK-V, the fully electric, driver-optional, connected tractor, to deliver a clean and efficient charging solution for Kaerskov Vineyard.

Since July, Monarch’s electric, driver-optional tractor at Kaerskov Vineyard (managed by Carr Winery) has been running successfully using Paired Power solar energy EV chargers — enabling the Santa Ynez Valley, California-based vineyard to significantly reduce its utility cost and its reliance on the fossil fuels that often power the grid. CalCom Energy installed the SunStation HPC chargers at Kaerskov Vineyard.

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Source: Solar Power World

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