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  • Axion Power Concentrator 383: Dec. 07, 2014 [View instapost]
    High level engagement in comment sections can curb internet trolling

    Date: December 8, 2014


    Source: International Communication Association

    Summary: Having a journalist engage with commenters can affect the deliberative tone of the comments, effectively reducing trolling.

    http://bit.ly/1z7c57k
    Dec 10, 2014. 01:37 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 383: Dec. 07, 2014 [View instapost]
    P.S. - Yes, I did e-mail and call AXPW regarding this.
    Dec 9, 2014. 01:50 PM | 10 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 383: Dec. 07, 2014 [View instapost]
    Axion already has a significant contract in New Jersey with BySolar. Maybe AXPW should have someone show up this Friday, December 12th, in Trenton, NJ for:

    An NJ Spotlight Breakfast Roundtable: How to Make New Jersey More Energy Efficient

    Friday, December 12, 2014 from 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

    Reducing energy use is the surest, most direct way to reduce greenhouse gases, slow climate change, and lower customer energy bills. It also has the benefit of maintaining the reliability of the power grid.

    But how do government and private industry promote the importance of energy efficiency? What are the policy obstacles and opportunities for reducing energy use? What will be the role of public utilities in this effort? Who will pay for efficiency upgrades and how can costs be mitigated for ratepayers?

    These and other questions will be explored in this free NJ Spotlight breakfast event, featuring a keynote address by PSEG Chairman, CEO, and President Ralph Izzo and a panel discussion with state officials, public utilities’ representatives, and other advocates.

    Admission: Free | RSVP Required.
    ______________________...
    Agenda
    8:00 a.m. Check-in and Breakfast
    8:30 a.m. Keynote Address
    The Changing Role of the Public Utility
    Ralph Izzo, Chairman, President, and CEO, PSEG
    9:30 a.m. Panel Discussion
    Dale Bryk, Senior Attorney, Natural Resources Defense Council
    Steven Cocchi, Director, Rates and Revenue Requirements, South Jersey Gas
    Steve Goldenberg, Fox & Rothschild
    Evelyn Liebman, New Jersey Associate Director for Advocacy, AARP
    Jess Melanson, Director of Energy Services, PSE&G
    Sen. Bob Smith, Chair, New Jersey Senate Environment and Energy Committee
    Moderated by Tom Johnson, NJ Spotlight cofounder and energy writer.

    Sponsors: PSEG, AARP, South Jersey Gas
    Dec 9, 2014. 01:46 PM | 5 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 382: Nov. 22, 2014 [View instapost]
    Shaping the future of energy storage with conductive clay

    Date: November 26, 2014

    Source: Drexel University

    Summary: Materials scientists have invented clay, which is both highly conductive and can easily be molded into a variety of shapes and sizes. It represents a turn away from the rather complicated and costly processing -- currently used to make materials for lithium-ion batteries and supercapacitors -- and toward one that looks a bit like rolling out cookie dough with results that are even sweeter from an energy storage standpoint.

    http://bit.ly/11zuspB
    Nov 27, 2014. 09:57 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 381: Nov. 16, 2014 [View instapost]
    I read the transcript of the ZBB quarterly investment conference. ZBB's CEO made the following statement which seems relevant to AXPW's current situation, "First, we ended Q1 with a strong cash balance of a bit over $21 million. It is essential to keep our balance sheet strong, not only to provide security on the size of the bids that we are pursuing, but also to remain competitive with the private energy storage suppliers who have been raising larger amounts of capital at much higher valuations. Even with the cash we have on the balance sheet, the larger RFP's continue to increase scrutiny of our financial strength given the large dollars at stake."
    Nov 18, 2014. 11:15 AM | 17 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 380: Nov. 11, 2014 [View instapost]
    Interesting article right up Axion's alley.

    5 Reasons Why You Shouldn't Let Your Car's Engine Idle

    When it comes to the environment, every second that a car isn't running counts.

    http://bit.ly/1tZDNAQ

    It is a shame they do not know that Axion Power has already solved this problem.

    You can send an e-mail to the news site at
    contact@nationswell.com

    Take out a moment and send an e-mail response to the referenced article. It may help get Axion's story out in public.
    Nov 11, 2014. 07:17 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 376 Oct. 26 '14: Axion Up-List Completed; S-1 10/22 Revision;NS-999 In Testing; Axion Nasdaq SPO Page Up; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show [View instapost]
    This would seem to be something Axion should be interested in.

    http://bit.ly/12WGom6

    BPU Wants to Fund Back-Up Energy-Storage Projects to Tune of $3 Million (in New Jersey)
    Tom Johnson | October 27, 2014

    Technology seen as key to increasing resiliency, helping state meet aggressive renewable energy policies.
    The state wants to award up to $3 million to energy-storage projects, a policy officials say could help government, commercial, and industrial facilities have a backup power source in the event the traditional power grid fails during an extreme storm.

    In a solicitation approved last week by the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities, the agency is offering the financial incentives to developers with energy-storage systems linked to renewable-energy projects that provide onsite power to facilities. The money comes out of the state’s Clean Energy Fund, which is financed by a surcharge on utility customers’ bills.
    Oct 27, 2014. 09:57 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 373 Oct. 12 '14: Axion Nasdaq SPO Page Up; BOD Approves 50:1 Rev. Split; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014 [View instapost]
    Ultra-fast charging batteries that can be 70% recharged in just two minutes

    Date: October 13, 2014

    Source: Nanyang Technological University

    Summary:

    Scientists have developed a new battery that can be recharged up to 70 per cent in only 2 minutes. The battery will also have a longer lifespan of over 20 years. Expected to be the next big thing in battery technology, this breakthrough has a wide-ranging impact on many industries, especially for electric vehicles which are currently inhibited by long recharge times of over 4 hours and the limited lifespan of batteries.

    http://bit.ly/1w6r7d3
    Oct 14, 2014. 01:07 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 372 Oct. 08 '14: Axion Nasdaq SPO Page Up; BOD Approves 50:1 Rev. Split; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014 [View instapost]
    Norfolk Southern expects to take delivery of 50 natural gas-ready locomotives during this fourth quarter, locomotive engineering manager Allen Rider said Wednesday. updated October 9

    http://bit.ly/1rjJrsE
    Oct 9, 2014. 05:26 PM | 8 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 367 Sep. 21 '14: BOD Approves 50:1 Rev. Split; EPower & Axion Present At The Battery Show; 10-Q For Q1 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance [View instapost]
    I am not sure if somebody already posted this link, so here it is:

    Southern California Edison bets big on lithium ion for the nation’s largest energy storage project

    http://bit.ly/1v1tflK
    Sep 24, 2014. 10:25 PM | 4 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 359 August 17 '14: 10-Q For Q2 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems

    Date: August 19, 2014

    Source: Technische Universitaet Muenchen

    Summary: In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study, the largest volume of applications is submitted by developers of lithium batteries. The study offers a first differentiated analysis of which technologies will be viable in the exit from fossil-fuel energy. European and US companies are falling behind economically, as Asian companies apply for a substantially higher number of patents.

    http://bit.ly/1na8sWk
    Aug 20, 2014. 11:43 AM | 1 Like Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 359 August 17 '14: 10-Q For Q2 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    Asian inventions dominate energy storage systems

    Date: August 19, 2014

    Source: Technische Universitaet Muenchen

    Summary: In recent years, the number of patent applications for electrochemical energy storage technologies has soared. According to a study, the largest volume of applications is submitted by developers of lithium batteries. The study offers a first differentiated analysis of which technologies will be viable in the exit from fossil-fuel energy. European and US companies are falling behind economically, as Asian companies apply for a substantially higher number of patents.

    http://bit.ly/1na8sWk
    Aug 20, 2014. 11:43 AM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 359 August 17 '14: 10-Q For Q2 2014; S-1 For $15MM Share Issuance; Changed Loan, IP-Secured MDA; David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO [View instapost]
    For what it's worth:

    Recycling old car batteries into solar cells: Environmental twofer could recycle lead batteries to make solar cells

    Date: August 18, 2014

    Source: Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    Summary: This could be a classic win-win solution: A system proposed by researchers recycles materials from discarded car batteries -- a potential source of lead pollution -- into new, long-lasting solar panels that provide emissions-free power.

    http://bit.ly/1oNOvdF
    Aug 19, 2014. 11:44 AM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 353 July 27 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    I don't know if this has already been posted or not.

    Walking into the 2014 Intersolar North America San Francisco exhibit it became apparent there was a story embedded in the products and services displayed on the three different floors of the Moscone Center West. The third floor of the exhibits was dominated by PV structure companies which have entered into a competitive blood bath since our last report. Dominating the first floor were Chinese PV manufacturers Jinko Solar (NYSE: JKS), Canadian Solar (NYSE: CSIQ), Trina Solar (NYSE: TSL) and Yingli (NYSE: YGE) all sharing the center exhibit space. Although Chinese solar is a popular topic due to newly imposed import duties, and the PV racking industry is highly competitive, the dominant story of this year’s event was storage which dominated both the conference and the second floor 2014 Intersolar NA exhibits. On-going storage side-sessions were held adjacent to the storage focused exhibits.

    http://bit.ly/1qDuRxX
    Jul 28, 2014. 09:46 PM | 7 Likes Like |Link to Comment
  • Axion Power Concentrator 351 July 20 '14: David DiGiacinto Appointed Chairman And CEO; Share Reverse Split And Authorized Share Reduction Approved; Q1 '1 CC Transcript & MP3 Available [View instapost]
    Improving the cost and efficiency of renewable energy storage

    Date: July 17, 2014

    Source: Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

    Summary:

    Scientists have developed a method for improving the catalysis of water-splitting reactions used for storing wind and solar energy. The method chemically peels off the outermost surface of a catalyst, thereby maximizing its active surface for the reaction

    http://bit.ly/1qvCzP3
    Jul 20, 2014. 08:58 PM | 3 Likes Like |Link to Comment
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