Monthly Update: July 2020

By Posted on July 16, 2020
Blog
Jim Saber

Jim Saber, President & CEO
NextEnergy

Greetings!

I hope that all of you reading this are enjoying your summer, are healthy and staying safe! Our summer has kicked off with a fast pace of new projects and resuming some activities that were delayed by COVID-19. I’m excited to share some of our new work with you.

NextEnergy has partnered with Heat X, a developer of magnetocaloric/magnetic induction technology to accelerate the commercialization of their technology for space and water heating, cooking, and automotive applications. As part of our work with Heat X, we will be integrating and demonstrating technology within the smart home located on the I2C campus later this year highlighting the opportunities for all electric homes and buildings moving forward. We’re excited about the potential of this technology to contribute to a clean energy future.

We have also partnered with The City of Detroit’s Office of Mobility Innovation, NUMO, MoGo, SPIN and General Motors to provide mobility solutions for essential workers during the recovery of the COVID-19 pandemic. A fleet of 125 e-bikes and 150 e-scooters are being deployed to provide clean and accessible mobility solutions for essential workers who live within six miles of their employment.

These new partnerships are important to our mission of accelerating clean, smart, and accessible solutions for communities and cities. As we move towards this future, it is imperative that these solutions positively impact the livelihood of all our citizens and create greater economic opportunity and inclusion. Please check out Eric McDonald’s Smart Divide blog on the importance of including all in the build out and deployment of smart technology within our communities.

Stay tuned for  updates on our work and activities via our website and social media channels, and as always, please feel free to connect with our team virtually.

Stay safe,

-Jim

saberj@nextenergy.org
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