How solar-charged HVAC keeps trucking cool

GreenBiz

How solar-charged HVAC keeps trucking cool. To reduce fuel consumption — which by extension decreases emissions — trucking fleets are using auxiliary electric battery HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) units in combination with solar panels installed on truck roofs.

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How Does a Control Valve Work in an HVAC System?

The Environmental Blog

Almost every HVAC system consists of pressure control valves that help in the smooth operation of the entire unit. From maintaining a specific pressure in the circuit to keeping the system pressure under control, the control valves play a crucial role in keeping the HVAC system safe. .

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Elon’s Home HVAC — Is It Time For “The Building Company”?

CleanTechnica

Hey Elon, I saw you again mentioned the idea to release a next generation home HVAC system. That sounds totally awesome. I know that I’d buy one and tons of people would buy one, too, but I know you like to dream big.

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“Tell Us the Condition of Our Craft” — The Case for Pilot Mode: Improving Energy Feedback in the Tesla Model 3

CleanTechnica

Even when the Tesla Model 3 begins to fully drive itself, it will still have humans on board. And it is best not to forget that. .

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Tesla Van With Camping & SpaceX Packages Brings It All Together — Could It Replace Your Home?

CleanTechnica

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Global search uncovers proven innovations in clean energy, climate solutions

GreenBiz

Clean Energy HVAC Innovation EntrepreneurshipInspiration from the longlist of finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards.

Green New Deals For The World Are Green Good Deals

CleanTechnica

The Earth is rapidly approaching 1.5°C C global warming, air pollution kills over 7 million people worldwide each year, and diminishing fossil fuel resources portend social instability. Yet, recently, world leaders at the United Nations Madrid climate talks failed to agree on a path forward.

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Tesla’s Octovalve Enabled A Staggering 10% Increase In Range For The Model Y

CleanTechnica

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[Blog] The Future of HVAC is Smart

Home Energy

The HVAC industry is not known for its quick rate of change, but when change comes, it shifts the industry dramatically. The introduction of scroll technology, SEER requirements that transformed system efficiency, smart Wi-Fi thermostats that changed how we interact with our systems, and the looming technician shortage that is

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Tesla Model Y vs. Model 3 — Owner & Former GM EV1 Engineer Shares Details

CleanTechnica

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500,000 US Clean Energy Jobs at Risk from COVID Effects

CleanTechnica

COVID-19’s serious toll not just on public health but on jobs is visible all around us: across our economy, shuttered shops, idled factories, cancelled events and travel, rush hours devoid of the usual traffic.

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How solar-charged HVAC keeps trucking cool

AGreenLiving

How solar-charged HVAC keeps trucking cool Mike Roeth Tue, 08/11/2020 – 00:01 When most businesspeople travel for their jobs, they retire to their hotel room at the end of the day. To reduce fuel consumption — which by extension decreases emissions — trucking fleets are using auxiliary electric battery HVAC (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) units in combination with solar panels installed on truck roofs.

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[Blog] HVAC Industry Trends: 7 Things Every Contractor Should Know

Home Energy

The past year has seen many developments in HVAC technology and the industry as a whole. For contractors, understanding these HVAC industry trends is key for maintaining competitiveness in the space.

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Building Electrification: Opportunities For Job Training While Sheltering In Place

CleanTechnica

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Energy Innovation CEO Hal Harvey: Climate Solutions Are At Our Fingertips

CleanTechnica

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7 Reasons Why Tesla Will Benefit From The Crisis — #2 Diversification

CleanTechnica

Cathie Wood, the founder of Ark Invest, has repeated many times that in a recession or economic downturn disruptive companies gain pace and expand their competitive advantage versus incumbents.

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Energy Efficiency Is A Core Target For Machine Learning

CleanTechnica

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Techie Nurse Chatting Tesla Ventilator, How To Make A Mask — CleanTechnica Top 20 In April

CleanTechnica

April flew by, right? Oh, no, never mind — April was 8 years stuffed into one calendar month. Looking back on the top CleanTechnica articles of the month, some feel like they were an era ago. It's also weird that the top 3 were about ventilators, masks, and motorcycles. What a month.

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Renesas unveils integrated LIN interface sensor signal conditioner for EV HVAC Systems

Charged

HVAC plays a significant role in EV battery range, and OEMs are looking for ways to improve system efficiency while maintaining high performance and staying within tight cost constraints,” said Renesas VP Christian Wolf. With the ZSSC4132, customers can access a complete SSC solution that is already LIN certified, allowing them to easily and cost-effectively scale their HVAC system development for mid-range up to high-end EVs and hybrids.”.

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As the world warms, the call for climate-friendly cooling heats up

GreenBiz

Energy & Climate HVACThe next phase of The Climate Group’s EP100 initiative stresses need for more energy-efficient air conditioners, especially in emerging economies.

7 New(ish) Tesla Patents

CleanTechnica

Tesla is an innovation powerhouse. As part of that, it publishes a fair number of patents. We don't get around to publishing stories on every interesting patent we see, so here's a quick roundup of Tesla patents published in recent months that we haven't covered.

Tesla 2020 Predictions

CleanTechnica

Starting from this year onwards, I will place my predictions for the next 12 months in article form. Most of these predictions are based on historical facts or behavioural economics, and I would be happy if I am 50% correct by end of next year.

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[Blog] Avoid These Pitfalls When Installing HVAC Sensors

Home Energy

Modern HVAC systems are getting smarter, which means they need sensors to tell them when to keep the house cool and when to let the temperature climb a little bit to save power when no one is home. These sensors serve a specific purpose, but they can be tricky to

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This AI-driven energy efficiency app in Madrid's metro has many fans

GreenBiz

Artificial Intelligence Blockchain Energy & Climate HVAC Information Technology Transportation & Mobility Energy EfficiencyThe software has helped Metro de Madrid reduce its energy costs by 25 percent so far.

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How roasters and retailers can support farmers and make coffee more sustainable

AGreenLiving

Business Green 100-percent airline-plans corporate strategy food-systems hvac longlist offsetting-and renewable energyCollective action is needed. Here is the original: How roasters and retailers can support farmers and make coffee more sustainable.

Global search uncovers proven innovations in clean energy, climate solutions

AGreenLiving

Business Green 100-percent ashden clean energy fuels-and hvac longlist renewable energyInspiration from the longlist of finalists for this year’s Ashden Awards. Go here to read the rest: Global search uncovers proven innovations in clean energy, climate solutions.

Onsite Utility Services Announces the Launch of the Hospitality Clean Air as-a-Service Solution

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Delavan, Wisconsin - As hotels strategize to reopen and operate in today's new COVID environment, hotel owners and managers are scrambling to upgrade their HVAC systems to provide a safer, healthier indoor environment for workers, tenants, customers and students

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Clean Energy Business Network Weekly Bulletin- July 23

CleanTech Alliance

MEMBER CONNECTIONSXChanger system offers 30% HVAC improvementThe XChanger is a forced heating and cooling air management […]. Source: CEBN, July 23, 2020 This week, Senate Republicans plan to release details of their COVID-19 aid package, CRES Forum hosts an event (today) addressing climate change plans among conservatives, and a coalition of mayors from cities across the world releases a COVID-19 recovery blueprint.

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Delta lifts off with $1 billion pledge to become carbon neutral

AGreenLiving

Business Green 100-percent aircraft-renewal airline-plans ashden aviation clean energy corporate strategy fuels-and hvac longlist offsetting-and renewable energy weight-reductionThe airline plans to invest in aircraft renewal, sustainable jet fuel, weight reduction, and CO2 offsetting and sequestration projects. Read the original post: Delta lifts off with $1 billion pledge to become carbon neutral.

No room for solar on a high-rise? Seek out a parking deck

Solar Power World

Often, rooftops are riddled with obstructions like HVAC units, and there isn’t enough roof surface on high-rises to build a solar system that could offset significant electricity use — not to mention… The post No room for solar on a high-rise?

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Companies Continue To Drive Demand For Clean Energy

Forbes Green Tech

The corporate market for renewable energy is set to break new records, thanks to falling prices, new financial instruments and the spread of the energy transition to transportation and HVAC.

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Mostra Convegno Expocomfort (MCE) Asia 2020

Eco-Business

Into its 6th edition, the event will showcase HVAC-R, Water, Electrical and Solar Technologies, that cools and powers industrial plants, commercial and residential buildings

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Why Empty Office Buildings Still Consume Lots of Power During a Global Pandemic

GreenTechMedia

Shutting down key building systems like heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) can lead to unhealthy air or corrosion in boilers and chillers. HVAC accounts for a far greater portion of energy use, about a third or more for most buildings, and it can’t be shut off completely.

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[Blog] Which Refrigerant Has The Lowest GWP?

Home Energy

Knowing which refrigerant has the lowest GWP will allow HVAC contractors to take the opportunities As you probably know, 2020 will see the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) implementing stricter rules concerning refrigerants in the United States. Specifically, HCFC refrigerants will no longer be produced in or imported into the United States.

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Linear Labs to build new electric motor plant in Texas

Charged

The research and production center will create electric motors for EVs, robotics, HVAC and last-mile micromobility, in addition to various industrial applications. The city of Fort Worth and electric motor company Linear Labs have signed a $68.9-million economic incentive package.

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BMW i Ventures invests in Software Motor Company developing switched reluctance technology

Charged

BMW i Ventures will invest in Software Motor Company (SMC), a Silicon Valley-based company with experience with HVAC retrofit motors. Ryan Morris, Executive Chairman of SMC, said, “HVAC retrofit was the first step to drive adoption of our technology. SMC will use the funding to expand its product line and bring to market its full-stack Building Operating System (BOS) platform, designed to optimize energy and maintenance through intelligent automation.

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What It Will Take to Achieve the Internet-of-Things Promise in Buildings

GreenTechMedia

Billions of those devices — sensors, intelligent lighting and HVAC systems, control systems — are being deployed in commercial buildings and industrial facilities.

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Freebee deploys Lightning Systems’ EVs for on-demand public transport

Charged

Tim Reeser, Lightning Systems CEO, said, “Our EV powertrain and battery solution is configured and installed to support features such as wheelchair lifts, aftermarket HVAC systems, and third-party seating configurations. Freebee, a Florida-based operator of on-demand public transit vehicles, has ordered six Lightning Electric Ford Transit 350 HD passenger vans from Lightning Systems.

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AI doesn’t have to be a power hog

GreenBiz

This is very valuable because when the whole HVAC system of the whole building can be more efficient, you can significantly lower the balance of energy consumption in major buildings.". AI doesn’t have to be a power hog. Heather Clancy. Thu, 07/30/2020 - 02:15.

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Hyundai/Kia’s new EV heat pump technology

Charged

When each car was driven in temperatures of -7° C (19° F) with the HVAC system activated, they were able to maintain 90 percent of their driving range compared to journeys undertaken at an ambient 26° C (79° F).

WoodMac: 6 Cleantech Startups to Watch

GreenTechMedia

ParityGo is artificial intelligence for HVAC systems. Treau aims to cut HVAC and refrigeration energy intensity in half using lightweight polymer heat exchangers, compressors and expanders. It's debatable whether venture capital is the best way to fund cleantech startups at scale.

Sustainable Manufacturing Guide: Getting Started

Green Business Bureau

Keeping cool or hot air in to ensure your HVAC units are not overworking will not only decrease energy usage drastically but also significantly increase the longevity of your HVAC units due to decrease in usage.

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Motiv Power Systems delivers 9 electric trucks to Sacramento Community Resource Project

Charged

The e-trucks will be used to provide home energy audits, weatherization and HVAC services to low-income residents in an area where air quality is some of the worst in the country.

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