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Johnson Controls (JCI) Expands Chinese Battery Production

According to Reuters, Johnson Controls just announced that it will increase its Chinese production of car starter batteries to 30 million per year by 2015. To fuel this increased output, Johnson Controls expects to build 3 or 4 more plants.

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Alex Molinaroli, president of Johnson Controls’ power solutions unit, says that industry shakeout will likely occur as supply for hybrid/electric car batteries exceeds demand. He … Read the rest

Borg Warner (BWA) Turbocharger Technology Selected By Ford (F) For EcoBoost Engine

It was announced this morning that Borg Warner (BWA) will provide the turbocharger technology for the new Ford (F) fuel efficient EcoBoost engine to debut this year.  The combined turbocharging and fuel injection technology aims to increase fuel efficiency by 20%.

“Pairing BorgWarner’s advanced turbocharging technology with Ford’s gasoline direct injection on the EcoBoost engines allows drivers to experience the benefits of up to 20% better fuel economy without sacrificing performance or comfort,” said Roger … Read the rest

Winners Of Lithium Ion Advanced Battery Grants: UQM, XIDE, HEV, JCI, GM, F, A123, Chrysler

The government has dished out the funds for advanced battery research and development and the winners are….

Johnson Controls (JCI) – $300 million
A123 Systems – $249 million
General Motors (GM) – $240 million
EnerDel (HEV) – $118.5 million
Ford (F) – 92.7 million
Chrysler – $70 million
UQM Technologies (UQM) – $45 million
Exide (XIDE) – $34 million

Here’s a link to the complete listRead the rest

Satcon (SATC) Provides Inverters For Large Rooftop Solar Installation In Orange County

Satcon (SATC), a leading provider of distributed power solutions is announcing today that it has installed four 250 kW PowerGate Plus inverters at the Orange County Convention Center in Florida for its 1.1 MW rooftop solar installation,  the largest in the southeast United States.  The solar installation was designed and built by Johnson Controls (JCI) and is expected to deliver over 1.1 kW hours in the first year while displaying the solar information inside the … Read the rest

New Fuel Standards May Give BorgWarner (BWA) and Johnson Controls (JCI) A Boost

The government’s new fuel standards may give a life to BorgWarner and Johnson Controls, according to Chicago’s Daily Herald. The new mileage standards require automakers to raise the average efficiency of the vehicles they sell to 35.5 miles per gallon by 2016.

BorgWarner could benefit from these standards by selling its superchargers to give small, more efficient engines more power, while Johnson Control’s work in the field of lithium batteries could pay off as hybrids … Read the rest

Green Energy Highlights of Johnson Controls (JCI) Earnings

Johnson Controls (JCI), a conglomerate involved in lithium battery production and building efficiency reported mixed earnings this morning posting an EPS 1 cent better than expectations at a loss of .16 share (it’s the 2nd straight quarter of losses) on revenues of 6.3 billion vs the consensus of 6.93 billion.

Here are some highlights regarding the  green energy segments of its business:

Building Efficiency

– Excluding currency fluctuation, building efficiency sales were down 2% to … Read the rest

Johnson Controls (JCI) Releases 1st Quarter Results, Posts A Loss

Johnson Controls released its results last week for the first quarter of fiscal year 2009. The company performed below analysts’ expectations, posting a net loss of $608 million, which breaks down to $1.02 per share. Last year, the company posted a net profit of $235 million or .39 per share. Revenue also plummeted to $7.34 billion, a decrease of 23 percent from last year’s $9.48 billion.

On a non-GAAP basis, the company still posted a … Read the rest

US Govt To Sponsor A Lithium Ion Battery Alliance To Escalate Development

This is great news for the advancement of electric vehicles.  Fourteen US companies have formed an alliance with a government laboratory called the National Alliance for Advanced Transportation Battery Cell Manufacture with the goal of the advancement of lithium batteries.  The fragmented US battery industry has had a difficult time keeping up with their Asian counterparts.  As battery consultant Ralph Brodd says, “(Other) countries understand that he who makes the batteries will one day make … Read the rest

Ways to Play the Obama Green New Deal

With the Obama administration just weeks away from move in day, there are quite a few articles out there being written about ways to play the coming infrastructure and green energy boom.  Much has been made of Obama’s plan to decrease our dependence on foreign oil and to a lesser degree, plans to spend big on infrastructure.  Certainly infrastructure and green energy will be two big themes over the next 4 years and possibly beyond, … Read the rest