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Solar energy prices hit tipping point as China reaches “grid parity”

August 26th, 2019 at 11:15 am » Comments Off

It’s a landmark moment for China and the world. The world’s most populous country has reached a tipping point in the pursuit of renewable energy. China, which aims to consume 20 percent of its energy from non-fossil fuels by 2030, has reached a point where home-generated solar is cheaper than electricity generated from the national […]

Tesla’s Megapack battery is big enough to help grids handle peak demand

August 16th, 2019 at 12:28 am » Comments Off

A new industrial storage product coming as the company’s lost its lead in home solar Tesla announced a new massive battery today called Megapack that could replace so-called “peaker” power plants, which provide energy when a local electrical grid gets overloaded. Tesla says that Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) will deploy several Megapacks at Moss […]

Tesla launches its Megapack, a new massive 3 MWh energy storage product

August 13th, 2019 at 11:44 am » Comments Off

Tesla is launching today its ‘Megapack’, a massive new energy storage product that combines up to 3 MWh of storage capacity and a 1.5 MW inverter. Electrek exclusively reported last year that Tesla has been working on a new energy storage system called ‘Megapack’. We found out that Tesla was going to use the Megapack […]

France’s solar roadway experiment has failed

August 9th, 2019 at 3:59 pm » Comments Off

 After nearly three years of use, Normandy’s photovoltaic highway is delivering disappointing results Solar power highways are hitting a roadblock. Nearly three years after France built a 0.6-mile stretch of photovoltaic road in Normandy, the government is deeming it a disappointing experiment. In 2016, France announced its bold plan to “pave” 1,000 kilometers (around 620 […]

This solar-powered device produces energy and cleans water at the same time

August 4th, 2019 at 12:51 pm » Comments Off

UNDER THE SUN Solar panels with water purification devices mounted on their backs (illustrated) could produce freshwater and electricity simultaneously.  Still a prototype, the machine could one day help curb electricity and freshwater shortages By mounting a water distillation system on the back of a solar cell, engineers have constructed a device that doubles as […]

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