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Greenlots named New Energy Pioneer, Bloomberg

About Greenlots

Greenlots is building the all-electric mobility future by delivering the next-generation of grid-enabled EV smart charging solutions. We enable utilities, cities, businesses and automakers to deploy EV charging infrastructure at scale by offering real-time visibility and control of their charging fleet and transforming EVs into a flexible grid resource.”

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Winners of the New Energy Pioneer award 2018

They have recently been selected as a 2018 New Energy Pioneer by Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF). The winners are selected based on transformative potential and scale, technological innovation and business momentum. Greenlots’ award-winning SKY™ EV charging Network Software manages the activities between the grid and electric vehicles (EVs), EV chargers and solar and battery storage to enable a dynamic energy system that is more efficient and cleaner.

“At Greenlots, we’re dedicated to delivering cutting-edge technology to our customers,” said Brett Hauser, CEO of Greenlots. “Bloomberg New Energy Finance’s recognition of our success is gratifying because they have enormous credibility in our market. The award is further evidence that Greenlots has the top EV charging and grid management product.” Hauser will accept the award today at the Bloomberg Future of Energy Summit in New York.

Operating the largest open fast-charging network in North America, Greenlots provides EV charging software and expertise that enables utilities, cities, communities and automakers to deploy large-scale EV charging infrastructure. They provides utilities the ability to remotely control grid loads through smart charging, demand response and behind-the-meter energy storage solutions. By enabling utilities to manage complex energy loads, the company ensures that charging investments are strategic, accessible and future-proof to avoid stranded assets and to support widespread electric vehicle growth.

Recent achievements at Greenlots

Over the past 5 years, the company’s global network has delivered approximately 5 million kWh of energy over 500,000 charging sessions, reducing approximately 10 million pounds of CO2. In January, Volkswagen subsidiary Electrify America selected Greenlots as the sole provider for their network operating platform, which will manage Electrify America’s $2 billion network of high-power fast chargers that will expand highway and other EV charging capabilities across the United States. In addition, they were recently selected as a provider of cloud-based network services for Thailand‘s leading state-owned utility, the Electricity Generating Authority of Thailand (EGAT), alongside its ongoing work with BMW’s ChargeNow in Thailand.

Each year, BNEF identifies 10 cutting edge companies globally in the field of clean energy technology and innovation. A panel of industry experts chose Greenlots and the other winners.

The original article can be viewed here on the PR Newswire website.



This article is written by journalist, Dana Blouin, she is a correspondent journalist for the KhaosodEnglish.com news website. Dana went to a few expos in Thailand to find out about the various issues which unfold in the solar industry, specifically in tropical regions.

To find out even more about the issues which the solar industry faces, Dana spoke to assistant professor Siriroj Sirisukprasert, a power systems expert from the department of Electrical Engineering and Faculty of Engineering at Kasetsart University.

An electric tuk tuk seen here last month during the annual Techsauce Summit in Bangkok.

An electric tuk tuk seen here last month during the annual Techsauce Summit in Bangkok.

“In a tropical country such as Thailand, raising temperature at photovoltaic, or PV, panels play important role to their efficiency reduction. Temperature coefficient of maximum power is what you need to look for. Generally, PV panels are rated at Standard Test Conditions of 25 degrees,” he said. “The difference between the operating temperature and 25 degrees will tell you how low the maximum power will go. In Thailand, a 30 degree difference can be easily seen. That means a 12 to 15 percent reduction from its maximum power. To handle this concern, appropriated PV ventilation is needed.“

To simplify, most PVs are rated for 25 degrees, but in Thailand those operating temperatures can be significantly higher and that causes the panels to produce less electricity. Siriroj concluded by saying that “appropriate ventilation is needed”.

Ventilation is another one of the major challenges urban solar installations face. It’s much easier to get airflow around a valley full of panels when you can mount them as high away from the ground as needed, on a building, that is not an option in most cases.

“Thailand is already leading the region is solar capacity – and that’s fantastic. I hope to see the trend continue and to see it include urban solar projects that look to add both capacity and stability to grids as well as the economy,” Dana commented.

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EA to build charging stations – Bangkok Post

An S.E.T listed renewable energy firm, Energy Absolute Plc (EA), has announced their plans to develop and operate charging stations for electric vehicles (EVs) for the first time in Thailand, allocating 600 million baht to set up charging stations nationwide over the next couple of years.

An electric car being charged at PTT's electric vehicle charging station, which opened earlier this month on Chaiyaphruek Road, Nonthaburi. KITJA APICHONROJAREK

An electric car being charged at PTT’s electric vehicle charging station, which opened earlier this month on Chaiyaphruek Road, Nonthaburi. KITJA APICHONROJAREK

With huge development of the EV sector, Thai people are expecting to see EV charging stations across the country within the next two years. EMN has launched two charging stations as pilot projects since midyear at Siam Paragon and Siam Center (Bangkok), which provide charging service free of charge until October this year.

The EV charging rate is expected to be in line with the electricity rate approved by the Energy Regulatory Commission recently.

The government policy calls for 1.2 million units of EVs on the roads by 2036, up from only a handful now.

To read more about the electric vehicle increase in Thailand, and to find the charging station nearest to you, click here!


PEA opens electric vehicle charging point

Are you an owner of an Electric Vehicle (EV)?

Head on down to the Provincial Energy Authority (PEA) office in Nakhon Ratchasima, northeastern Thailand to charge your electric vehicle for free! The charging station has a “quick-charge” technology which is able to recharge the battery of an electric vehicle for a 100-km run in about 20 minutes.

More of these charging stations will be opening up soon, 11 in total. Look out for two stations in the North, three in the South, two in the East, one in the West and two in the Northeast of Thailand.

PEA opens electric-vehicle charging station in Nakhon Ratchasima

PEA opens electric-vehicle charging station in Nakhon Ratchasima

Soon you will be able to find these stations around the country along the major tourism routes and the PEA will launch an app to allow electric car owners to learn details about the stations.

Until the end of this year, charging your electric vehicles will be free of charge, between 6am and 1pm.

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