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What is an Electric Drive System?

An Electric Drive System is to electric vehicles and plug in electric vehicles what an engine and transmission is to gasoline and diesel fueled cars, trucks, buses, and all other vehicles fueled with fossil fuels. 

More and more companies and owners of fleets are making the switch to plug in electric vehicles for a large number of reasons, including; significantly lower;

and helping our country end its' dependence on foreign oil. 

Business owners with fleets (including cities/counties and state governments) with; transit buses, school buses, public safety vehicles (fire, police, ambulance, etc.) as well as utility flees, work trucks, trucks with routes, postal delivery trucks, walk-in step vans, medium and heavy-duty trucks, and other operations with demanding duty cycles - all require significant fuel consumption.  Electric vehicles and plug in electric vehicles eliminate these ever-increasing fuel expenses as well as maintenance expenses associates with vehicles that have internal combustion engines and transmissions. 

Electric vehicles "EVs" and plug in electric vehicles or "PEVs" are vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, etc.) that are "fueled" with electricity that comes from the electric grid or electricity generated on-site from solar PV panels.  See  www.DistributedPV.com  or  www.RooftopPV.com  for more information.


Distributed Energy Resources

Absorption Chillers  *  Battery Energy Storage  *  CHP Systems  *  Cogeneration  Distributed Energy Resources

Distributed PV  Net Zero Energy  Micro-Grid  *  Pollution Free Power  *  Rooftop PV  *  Solar Cogeneration

Solar Thermal Systems  *  Solar Trigeneration  *  Trigeneration  *  Waste Heat Recovery

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What are Plug-in Electric Vehicles?

Plug-in Electric Vehicles or "PEVs" are vehicles (cars, trucks, motorcycles, buses, etc.) that are "fueled" with electricity that comes from the electric grid or electricity generated on-site from solar PV panels.  See  www.DistributedPV.com  or  www.RooftopPV.com  for more information.

Plug-in Electric Vehicles come in two basic forms;

Plug-in Electric Vehicles have no:

Plug In Electric Vehicles have ZERO EMISSIONS!

Plug-in Electric Vehicles never need;
tune-ups, oil changes, transmission repairs or engine replacements!

There's Only One Simple System at the "heart" of every electric vehicle, battery electric vehicle, plug-in electric vehicle and plug-in hybrid electric vehicle - which is the "electric drive system."  The electric drive system  takes the place of all of the items above, and outside of the batteries, can last 25 to 30 years or over 1 million miles, and without any 

Some Plug-in Electric Vehicles Now Have Ranges Exceeding 300 Miles on One Charge!

Different models from various manufacturers of Plug-in Electric Vehicles have different ranges. 

Some Plug In Electric Vehicles can travel only about 40 miles on battery/electric power before the need to switch to the gasoline engine. 

New Plug-in Electric Vehicles are capable of traveling > 300 miles before their batteries need to be re-charged using only about $3.00 worth of electricity!

PEVs will cost about 2.5 cents of electricity per mile with PEV's requiring 4 miles per kilowatt-hour and electricity prices of $0.10/kWh

Compare the cost of driving 300 miles in a Plug-in Electric Vehicle to a gasoline-powered car:

A gasoline-powered car that gets 20 miles-per-gallon at $3.00/gallon for gasoline, would require 15 gallons of gasoline to travel 300 miles - which equals $45.00.

The same 300 mile trip in a PEV requires only $3.00 for electricity!  

$45.00 for gasoline  versus  $3.00 for electricity 

There is no comparison!

Plug-in Electric Vehicles are Now a Viable Alternative

The Department of Transportation has determined that approximately 80% of commuters travel less than 40 miles to and from work each day.  With Plug-in Electric Vehicles now exceeding 100 miles on a single charge, PEVs are now a viable alternative for people commuting up to 100 miles to and from work each day.

Multiple Benefits, Advantages and Reasons for Switching to Plug-in Electric Vehicles!

Plug-In electric charging stations are being deployed rapidly across the USA.  You will soon be able to "fill-up" whether you go to work, park downtown on the public streets or even at the supermarket!  Eventually, gas stations will offer the option to "fill-up" with electricity as they will have a quick-charge "fill-up" capability from their own Rooftop PV solar power plant!

What is Battery Energy Storage?

Battery Energy Storage, and Battery Energy Storage systems, use stored electrical power in batteries, and feed this energy to the electric grid (building, or facility) at times when it makes economic sense.  For a "Net Zero Energy" building or facility, a Solar Cogeneration, or Solar Trigeneration energy system is used that stores excess solar power in the Battery Energy Storage system during the daytime, for use when the sun goes down, and during inclement weather.

Battery Energy Storage is an ideal solution for utility-scale wind farms, particularly in Texas, when most of the renewable energy is generated at night when the power isn't needed.  

Battery Energy Storage is also an ideal demand side management or load leveling solution.

Carbon Dioxide Emissions
Since the year 1750


World CO2 since 1750 (cubic feet)

World Carbon Dioxide Emissions since 1750 (cubic feet)

The carbon clock tracks total carbon dioxide emissions in metric tons since 1750.

Since 1750, humans have emitted over 5 trillion pounds of carbon emissions into the atmosphere. Roughly half of this has ended up in the oceans where it is beginning to damage the coral reefs. The other half is still in the atmosphere and causing global warming. Each pound of CO2 takes up as much space as a 500 pound person.

The formula (which should be good for a year or two) is:
C(t) = 2.58 ×1012 + 1240×t, where t is seconds since the start of 2007.

C is tonnes (metric tons) of carbon dioxide emissions.
2205 x C gives pounds of carbon dioxide emissions.

That comes to over 43 billion tons/year or over 86 trillion pounds/year.

Carbon dioxide (2) = 1 carbon atom with 2 oxygen atoms.
Carbon has relative weight 12 and Oxygen 16.
So it takes only 12 pounds of carbon to make 12+16+16 = 44 pounds of CO2. 


What is "Net Positive Energy?"

Net Positive Energy - when applied to a home or commercial building, means the home or business generates more power and energy than they consume, when measured on an annual basis.  The excess power and energy can then be sold/transferred/exported to the grid or to their surrounding neighbors in order to off-set and eventually replace the "dirty brown electrons" generated from highly polluting and inefficient "central power plants."

What is a "Positive Energy Building?"

Net Positive Energy - A "positive energy building" produces more energy (from renewable energy sources) than it consumes.  This surplus energy can then be sold to produce an income to a neighbor or exported to the electric grid for revenue or a credit (see Net Energy Metering).

About us

The founder of the Renewable Energy Institute (REI) was first involved in Net Zero Energy buildings and Solar Trigeneration sm energy system in 2001 - 2002.  This started with family-owned real estate developments in Northern and Southern California.  This interest was accelerated when REI's founder was introduced to the President of a solar company in Los Angeles and their client, the Audubon Nature Center at Deb's Park (Los Angeles) that was planning to build a new 5,000 sf office and conference center. Except, the new building for the Audubon Nature Center was about 1/2 mile from the end of the power lines and a very costly extension of the power lines to their new facility forced them to consider a solar solution. When the Audubon Nature Center's new 5,000 sf office and conference center was completed in 2003, the facility not only featured the Solar Trigeneration sm energy system - they were awarded one of the first Platinum LEED Awards by the USGBC - and the powerlines were still 1/2 mile away! To this day, 100% of the power and energy for the Audubon Nature Center's building is supplied by the Solar Trigeneration sm energy system - whether at 12 noon, or 12 midnite.  (The Audubon's facility also includes a battery energy storage system for back-up power generated by the Rooftop PV panels as well as a thermal energy storage system that stores the excess hot water generated by the evacuated tube collectors).

These early projects led to more client inquiries and engagements with real estate developers, architects and building owners in Southern California, Louisiana and Texas and the advent of a growing Net Zero Energy industry along with Solar Cogeneration sm  & Solar Trigeneration sm energy systems. This culminated in a family-owned 200 (Net Zero Energy) home real estate development in Desert Hot Springs which has been approved but not yet constructed. 

During this time, the REI's Founder became a volunteer and Advisor to the University of Texas' Solar Decathlon Competition. He coordinated the donation of the same solar thermal system used at the Audubon Nature Center's facility in Los Angeles, for UT's entry in the 2002 Solar Decathlon Competition in Washington, D.C.  UT's entry in the Solar Decathlon Competition placed 1st in the domestic hot water competition that year (2002) and 4th overall, out of 20 universities that had entered. 

In 2006, after Hurricane Kattrina devastated New Orleans, the REI was formed and several of the REI's board members and a Professor from the University of Texas School of Architecture formed a design team to enter the Brad Pitt/Global Green Rebuild New Orleans Competition.  Our entry also focused on sustainable building solutions and materials as well as the Net Zero Energy concepts, incorporating once again, a Solar Trigeneration sm energy system. 

Today, the REI "Flagship" has chartered the Renewable Energy Institute in Florida, with discussions to open REI state chapters in Arizona, California, Hawaii, Minnesota and Oregon. 

The REI supports greater use of Net Zero Energy systems by architects, builders, homeowners and owners of commercial buildings. This includes "upgrading" homes and commercial buildings to Net Zero Energy.  The REI provides Net Zero Energy; advertising, business development, conferences, e-commerce, education, marketing, online marketing, public relations, renewable energy, sales and strategic marketing solutions for architects, builders, cities, colleges, HVAC contractors, Net Zero Energy developers, real estate developers and universities.

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