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Elon Musk has finished building the world’s biggest battery in less than 100 days

November 27th, 2017 at 10:12 am » Comments Off

Elon Musk looks to have delivered on his promise to build the biggest lithium ion battery in the world in an effort to help South Australia with its crippling energy problems. “100 days from contract signature or it’s free,” Musk tweeted at the time, in a deal initially negotiated over Twitter. Musk is well ahead […]

The role your car plays in democratizing the energy grid

October 27th, 2017 at 1:37 pm » Comments Off

Decentralized power systems could have huge impacts on vehicles in the near future—and not just in terms of how we’ll charge our cars.

Transparent solar panels are “the wave of the future”

October 27th, 2017 at 9:54 am » Comments Off

Researchers from Michigan State University believe transparent solar panels have the potential to generate just as much solar power as rooftop solar panels. When used effectively, they could at full implementation provide 40 percent of electricity in the U.S.

A device that turns currents into electricity could make tidal energy a reality

October 25th, 2017 at 9:51 am » Comments Off

There’s no doubt that tidal power is severely lagging behind other forms of renewable energy like wind and solar power. However, as two-thirds of the Earth’s surface is covered by water, we’d be crazy not to try and harness energy from water that’s continuously in motion.

72% of people 15 to 20 willing to pay extra for environmentally and socially responsible products

October 1st, 2017 at 11:29 am » Comments Off

September 23, 2017 – There is a generational shift going on that is not reflected in the dystopian politics we see in the United States these days. The vast majority of young people see green, sustainable, and socially responsible as critical values in their purchasing decisions according to a Nielsen global study done in 2015. […]

Two Americans invented a wood burning stove that could save millions of lives – and it also charges your phone

September 25th, 2017 at 10:23 am » Comments Off

The CampStove 2 is a wood burner which uses no charcoal or liquid fuels to operate, using only wood for fires.

Electricity-free Stanford system cuts cooling costs by beaming heat into space

September 16th, 2017 at 8:45 pm » Comments Off

Radiative sky cooling systems use reflective panels to emit heat into space, potentially cooling a building in the process.

Grid batteries are poised to become cheaper than natural- gas plants in Minnesota

July 28th, 2017 at 10:52 am » Comments Off

A new report suggests the economics of large-scale batteries are reaching an important inflection point.

Solar costs are hitting jaw-dropping lows in every region of the world

July 14th, 2017 at 8:49 am » Comments Off

How low can you go? Mind-blowingly low 65-cents-per-watt solar system pricing emerges in India.

Ubitricity will start converting lampposts into EV charging stations

July 13th, 2017 at 8:29 am » Comments Off

Ubitricity is a company out of Germany and their plan to convert lampposts to EV charging stations is underway. Ubitricity is currently using London lampposts that have been previously converted to LED lighting to also charge commuter EV vehicles. EV owners simply need to purchase a custom charging cable from Ubitricity that contains a meter […]

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