Detroit Solar System Goes Online

The new Ford-Detroit Edison (DTE Energ) solar power generation system at Michigan Assembly Plant is now running, delivering 500 kilowatts of renewable energy to help power the production of Ford’s new Focus and Focus Electric as well as next-generation hybrid and plug-in hybrid cars. Ford, DTE Energy, Xtreme Power, the city of Wayne, and the state collaborated on the system, which is one of Michigan’s largest solar power generation systems.

PG and E spending billions on smart meter technology

Last week, the chief executive at Pacific Gas & Electric, a major power supplier in California, announced that his company is investing billions towards the development of the necessary infrastructure that could support plug-in hybrid vehicles. The announcement was made at a conference in Washington DC where the main point of discussion was plug-in hybrid…