California is about to be the first US state to require solar power on new homes

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Inhabitat California is taking a huge step forward in clean energy this week, as the state is expected to … Continue reading California is about to be the first US state to require solar power on new homes

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Tesla slightly increases the price of the Powerwall

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Electrek Just as we start seeing more Powerwall deployment from Tesla, the company slightly increases the price of the … Continue reading Tesla slightly increases the price of the Powerwall

Tesla’s giant battery system gets praised by energy market operator: ‘rapid, accurate, and valuable’

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Electrek Since the success of its giant Powerpack system in Australia, Tesla has been rolling out several other massive energy … Continue reading Tesla’s giant battery system gets praised by energy market operator: ‘rapid, accurate, and valuable’

Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

Your daily selection of the hottest trending tech news! According to Pocket-lint Electric cars are already a mainstay on Britain’s roads, with several all-electric models being available to buy right … Continue reading Future electric cars: The battery-powered tech cars that will be on the roads within the next 5 years

China breaks ground on first Forest City that fights air pollution

A pollution-fighting green city unlike any before is springing to life in China. Designed by Stefano Boeri Architetti, the first “Forest City” is now under construction Liuzhou, Guangxi Province. The … Continue reading China breaks ground on first Forest City that fights air pollution

In March, wind and solar generated a record 10% of US electricity

Enlarge / The large Barren Ridge solar panel array near Mojave, California. (Photo by George Rose/Getty Images)   According to the Energy Information Administration’s Electric Power Monthly, a bit more … Continue reading In March, wind and solar generated a record 10% of US electricity

Tesla plans to disconnect ‘almost all’ Superchargers from the grid and go solar+battery, says Elon Musk

Tesla has been talking about adding solar arrays and batteries to its Supercharger stations ever since announcing the fast-charging network in 2012. But only half a dozen stations or so … Continue reading Tesla plans to disconnect ‘almost all’ Superchargers from the grid and go solar+battery, says Elon Musk

Honda will unveil a new all-electric vehicle this autumn

Honda, like most other major automakers in Japan and Korea, is still very much invested in fuel cell hydrogen powertrains, which has resulted in little development in battery-powered vehicles. While the … Continue reading Honda will unveil a new all-electric vehicle this autumn

Hawaii becomes the first state to pass a law committing to Paris agreement

Even if the White House doesn’t honor the Paris climate agreement, individual states aren’t taking the short-sighted move lying down. Hawaii just passed a law committing to all of the provisions … Continue reading Hawaii becomes the first state to pass a law committing to Paris agreement

The World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant Is Finally Online

Yes! The world’s largest floating solar power plant is now online in China. Built by Sungrow, a supplier of PV inverter systems, the 40MW plant is now afloat in water … Continue reading The World’s Largest Floating Solar Plant Is Finally Online

Forward Labs’ new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla’s – and it can be installed in half the time

Tesla gets all the attention lately when it comes to solar roofs, but start-up Forward Labs has been hammering away at their own solar roof technology – and not only … Continue reading Forward Labs’ new solar roof is 33% cheaper than Tesla’s – and it can be installed in half the time

India cancels plans for coal power stations as solar prices hit record low

India has canceled plans to construct nearly 14 gigawatts of coal-fired power stations in the country as prices for solar electricity “free fall” to levels once considered impossible, The Independent … Continue reading India cancels plans for coal power stations as solar prices hit record low

The World’s Largest Wind Turbines Have Started Generating Power in England

Click the image above to view video The engineers responsible for maintaining the hardware at the Burbo Bank wind farm, off the North West coast of England, will need a … Continue reading The World’s Largest Wind Turbines Have Started Generating Power in England

Tesla releases details of its solar roof tiles: cheaper than regular roof with ‘infinity warranty’ and 30 yrs of solar power

Tesla released today all the information to order its new solar roof tiles products – starting with the black glass smooth tiles and the textured glass tiles, as reported earlier … Continue reading Tesla releases details of its solar roof tiles: cheaper than regular roof with ‘infinity warranty’ and 30 yrs of solar power

Tesla officials visit Argentina’s Governor of Salta for solar+storage projects and sourcing lithium

Tesla has been making more moves into the commercial and utility-scale solar plus energy storage business over the past year. Recent projects like the one on the Island of Kauai and a SolarCity/Tesla Energy project in … Continue reading Tesla officials visit Argentina’s Governor of Salta for solar+storage projects and sourcing lithium

Apple, Google and Microsoft will fight Trump’s anti-climate order with clean energy

Taking a stance against the anti-climate executive order issued by President Trump earlier this week, Apple, Google, Microsoft and Amazon have stated they will remain committed to using clean energy in … Continue reading Apple, Google and Microsoft will fight Trump’s anti-climate order with clean energy

Flexible new solar panel is almost 80% lighter than traditional panels

Solar panels just got a lot slimmer. Zhengrong Shi, a.k.a. the Sun King, is now marketing eArche, a super flexible, ultrathin solar panel that could stretch along building facades, atop … Continue reading Flexible new solar panel is almost 80% lighter than traditional panels

German coal mine to become “giant battery” for storing renewable energy 

A German coal mine is about to become a massive battery for storing electricity from renewable energy sources. The Prosper-Haniel hard coal mine in the state of North-Rhine Westphalia that … Continue reading German coal mine to become “giant battery” for storing renewable energy 

Elon Musk says Powerwall batteries will fix Australia’s blackout problems in 100 days or they’re free 

Since September, the Australian state of South Australia has suffered a string of blackouts, which has triggered fierce political debate over the state’s dependence on renewable energy, and how to … Continue reading Elon Musk says Powerwall batteries will fix Australia’s blackout problems in 100 days or they’re free 

Electrek green energy brief: Oil stocks for solar?, Solar=grid stability in California, battery charging by light and more

Saudi Aramco selling $500B (?) in stock, investing $5B of it in solar – Groups representing $60 trillion (wow) in investment capital have pledged ‘to incorporate environmental, social and governance factors, … Continue reading Electrek green energy brief: Oil stocks for solar?, Solar=grid stability in California, battery charging by light and more

U.S. military marches forward on green energy, despite Trump 

FILE PHOTO: U.S. Marine Corps Corporal Robert G. Sutton (L) and Corporal Moses E. Perez, field wireman with Combat Logistics Regiment 15 install new solar panels on Combat Outpost Shukvani, … Continue reading U.S. military marches forward on green energy, despite Trump 

Californiaintroduces its own 100% renewable energy bill 

Massachusetts recently introduced a bill to derive 100 percent of the state’s energy from renewables, and now California is following suit. A new bill introduced by state Senate leader Kevin … Continue reading Californiaintroduces its own 100% renewable energy bill 

Energy-Free AC? Heat-Reflecting Wrap Could Cool Without Power

  A new material that is as thin as aluminum foil can be used to cool houses or power plants without using any electricity or water. The material manipulates the … Continue reading Energy-Free AC? Heat-Reflecting Wrap Could Cool Without Power

From now on all Smart cars in North America will be electric 

Soon when you see Smart cars zipping by on the streets of North America, there’s a good chance they’ll be powered by electricity. Automotive company Daimler said in a letter … Continue reading From now on all Smart cars in North America will be electric 

Volkswagen announces plans to convert existing factories to build new platform for electric cars

Volkswagen has a lot riding on its new MEB platform – the Modular Electric Drive kit. The company’s plan to convert millions of vehicles production capacity to electric within the … Continue reading Volkswagen announces plans to convert existing factories to build new platform for electric cars

6 reasons the clean energy revolution doesn’t need Trump’s blessing 

President Donald Trump’s anti-environment blitzkrieg is leaving many of us struggling to catch up to and understand the dramatic changes being made to long-standing federal policy. Most recently it is … Continue reading 6 reasons the clean energy revolution doesn’t need Trump’s blessing 

Net-zero Solar Farmhouse unveiled by Deltec provides all of its own energy through the sun

In these uncertain times of erratic weather and changing climate patterns, net-zero energy (or NZE) is quickly becoming the gold standard in green building. If you can generate all of … Continue reading Net-zero Solar Farmhouse unveiled by Deltec provides all of its own energy through the sun

Tesla releases new Model S 100D with 335 miles of range – longest range EV in the world yet

We knew it was coming for a while now. Ever since Tesla introduced the P100D battery back for the Model S and X, but the automaker said at the time … Continue reading Tesla releases new Model S 100D with 335 miles of range – longest range EV in the world yet