Core Development Group Launches Zero-Cost PPA, 10 Years Free Energy Offer

MAHWAH, N.J., Dec. 1, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Core Development Group, a leading solar energy developer, announced today that is officially offering a Zero-Cost PPA with 10 years of free energy for companies and non-profit entities in New Jersey and Washington D.C.

The Zero-Cost PPA  is a No Up-Front and No-Cost-Energy offer for non-profits and commercial/industrial electric consumers in N.J. and Washington D.C. Core Development will assess your site for feasibility, and in 90% or more cases, they will offer a design-build-own-operate contract with building owners for 10 years of free energy. This means the energy portion of a participating customer’s bill will be significantly decreased for ten years, while the customer still pays the utility each month for other delivery and service charges. 

“We are extremely proud and humbled to be able to provide 10 years of free energy with our new Zero-Cost PPA offer, especially as companies and

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Internet of Energy powers up hackers’ threat to electricity grids

When a wave of cyber attacks threatened Australia’s critical infrastructure this year, Canberra took the threat seriously, stepping up efforts to track cyber criminals and to boost funding for security agencies.

Australia was one of many targets in 2020: cyber attacks on infrastructure were reported in Germany, Ukraine and Azerbaijan, among others, while Washington imposed sanctions on Russia for targeting utilities in the US and the Middle East.

As power infrastructure is upgraded and becomes increasingly reliant on internet connectivity — an evolution known as the Internet of Energy (IoE) — cyber criminals have more opportunities to disrupt energy supplies.

“The number one reason for attacks is ransomware,” says Gareth Williams, vice-president for secure communications and information systems at Thales UK, a unit of the French defence and technology group. “We’ve noticed a shift from ‘cyber hoodies’ demanding small amounts of money from multiple easy targets to hackers spending more

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Energy and Water Development Corp. to Acquire Hamburg Property to Showcase Its CO2-Free Assembling Manufactory

SAINT PETERSBURG, FL, Nov. 23, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — via NewMediaWire — Energy and Water Development Corp. (OTC: EAWD) announces that it signed a Letter of Intent (LOI) to acquire a prolific 16,000 sq. ft. area near the Port of Hamburg to become its new branch in Hamburg, Germany. The property’s location is ideal as a key transportation hub. The German property is situated in a region where EAWD has a comparative advantage of engineering resources and expertise readily available to rapidly build its first CO2-free Assembling Manufactory.

EAWD recently signed several sales agreements to deliver Solar Powered Atmosphere Water Generation Systems (SPAWGs). This European CO2-free assembling manufactory is anticipated to satisfy yearly production of at least 3000 SPAWGs for worldwide export. The technological innovation of these systems is extraordinary and game changing in that they generate their own energy and water supply. 

CEO Ralph Hofmeier stated, “Despite challenges to

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Accelerating Mini-Grids In Myanmar And Expanding Energy Access To Villagers

Only 50% of households in Myanmar, one of the poorest nations in Southeast Asia, are connected to the public grid. Five years ago, the government set a goal of electrifying 100% of the country by 2030.

With that in mind, in June, Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship, together with Smart Power Myanmar and supported by Chevron with a $250,000 grant, launched a pilot program to work with early and growth stage mini-grid developers expanding access to energy in rural and off-grid communities. 

Called the Mini-Grid Accelerator, the five-month program recently wrapped up with 13 entrepreneurs.

Mini-grids combine generation assets with distribution grids able to supply off-grid power to villages or townships. Typically mini-grids have generation capacity between 10 kW to a few hundred kW, although some larger mini-grids supply power to entire townships in Myanmar. 

For Miller, the program combines two areas of focus—women’s economic empowerment and

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Insider Energy: Biden’s secret weapon, 3 big clean-tech deals

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Cancel your Thanksgiving plans, they say. Well, joke’s on the CDC because I never had any. 

Seriously, though, what a gloomy holiday season. 

Almost half as many people will travel for Thanksgiving this year, according to GasBuddy — even though prices at the pump will be at a 4-year low. 

That’s bad news for oil and the companies that sell it. But markets are still reaping rewards from positive vaccine news. The S&P 500 energy index was up more than 16% as of Friday morning, compared to last month. 

“Vaccine news have

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On Semi’s Motor Development Kit Prioritizes Energy Efficiency

Design engineers love development kits, for a bunch of reasons. One, they enjoy seeing how things work and the kits expose the technology. Two, they like to tinker with the boards and see if they can get the board to do what it’s intended to do, as well as some things that it may not have been intended to do. And three, it gives them a nice head start on the development path.

The latter reason is generally why the vendors produce these boards—the sooner they can get their customers into production, the sooner those customers will put in an order for lots of ICs.

On Semi is no different in its thinking, and it recently put out a few boards aimed at motor-control applications. Such boards are usually well received, partly because they straddle the line between electrical and mechanical engineering, an area where engineers of either discipline can

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Pokemon Go Has Made It A Little Easier To Get Mega Energy

Mega Evolutions finally made their debut in Pokemon Go back in August, and since then, developer Niantic has been fine-tuning the feature to make it easier for more players to enjoy. Last month, the studio outlined a slate of changes it planned to implement soon, and now some of those adjustments have gone live in the game.

Most notably, you can now earn Mega Energy by walking with a Buddy Pokemon, provided you’ve previously Mega-Evolved a Pokemon in your Buddy’s evolutionary line. Before this, the only way to obtain Mega Energy was either by participating in Mega Raid Battles or completing certain Research tasks, so this change gives you a handy new option for collecting the energy.

That isn’t the only change that has been implemented. Players can now also earn extra Candy when they have an active Mega-Evolved Pokemon and catch another monster of the same type. You can

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Advance could enable artificial intelligence on household appliances while enhancing data security and energy efficiency — ScienceDaily

Deep learning is everywhere. This branch of artificial intelligence curates your social media and serves your Google search results. Soon, deep learning could also check your vitals or set your thermostat. MIT researchers have developed a system that could bring deep learning neural networks to new — and much smaller — places, like the tiny computer chips in wearable medical devices, household appliances, and the 250 billion other objects that constitute the “internet of things” (IoT).

The system, called MCUNet, designs compact neural networks that deliver unprecedented speed and accuracy for deep learning on IoT devices, despite limited memory and processing power. The technology could facilitate the expansion of the IoT universe while saving energy and improving data security.

The research will be presented at next month’s Conference on Neural Information Processing Systems. The lead author is Ji Lin, a PhD student in Song Han’s lab in MIT’s Department of

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Argonne researchers develop machine-learning optimizer to slash product design costs | US Department of Energy Science News

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This animation shows ActivO’s approach for a 2D test problem. It shows the strong learner representation (left), the weak learner representation (center), and the improvements to the design objective (right). (Image by Argonne National Laboratory.)

Argonne’s new AI technique may fast track the design and simulation of engines and all types of other products.

Computer simulations are a critical part of the product design optimization process, allowing engineers to test various configurations and select the best design among the many different alternatives. But even at a facility like the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory, with its state-of-the-art resources, simulations can be very expensive and take a long time to run.

With the goal of accelerating this design process, a research team in Argonne’s Energy Systems (ES) division, comprised of postdoctoral appointee Opeoluwa Owoyele and research scientist

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Pokemon Go Makes It A Little Easier To Get Mega Energy

Mega Evolutions made their debut in Pokemon Go back in August, and since then, developer Niantic has been fine-tuning the feature to make it easier for more players to enjoy. Last month, the studio outlined a slate of changes it planned to implement in the game soon, and now some of those adjustments have gone live.

Most notably, you can now earn Mega Energy by walking with a Buddy Pokemon, provided you’ve previously Mega-Evolved a Pokemon in your Buddy’s evolutionary line. Before this, the only way to obtain Mega Energy was either by participating in Mega Raid Battles or completing certain Research tasks, so this change gives you a handy new option for collecting the energy.

That isn’t the only change that has been implemented. Players can now also earn extra Candy when they have an active Mega-Evolved Pokemon and catch another monster of the same type. You can read

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