Monthly Archives: January 2017

Electrek green energy brief: 1GW Huawei solar plant largest in world(?), why utilities have already lost, and more

Is this 1GW array actually the largest in the world? – Recently, I’ve read of an Indian and a Chinese solar farm being proclaimed as the world’s largest. Now – I’ve go… Source: Electrek green energy brief: 1GW Huawei solar

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Electrek green energy brief: Saudi oil company $5B into green energy, top 10 solar cell manufacturers, and more

World’s largest oil producer is putting $5B into renewables – Saudi Arabia has known for a long time that the oil revenue would not flow indefinitely. There have been many conversations… Source: Electrek green energy brief: Saudi oil company $5B

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Trump administration silences the Department of Energy’s Sunshot team

President Trump has told the United States Department of Energy Sunshot team that they are not allowed to communicate any information to the public until political appointments are made to review a… Source: Trump administration silences the Department of Energy’s

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Tesla quietly brings online its massive – biggest in the world – 80 MWh Powerpack station with Southern California Edison

After announcing the project back in September, we have now learned that Tesla and Southern California Edison (SCE) have completed the massive 80 MWh energy storage station using Tesla’s new … Source: Tesla quietly brings online its massive – biggest

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Electrek green energy brief: 97% efficient solar thermal, 10 years of solar growth, Bhutan carbon negative and more!

97% efficient solar thermal technology developed in Australia – The goal of the designers is to get the technology to 12¢/kWh – and with such high amount of energy efficiency when consi… Source: Electrek green energy brief: 97% efficient solar

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Tesla owner credits Model S’ safety features and lack of engine for saving his life in high-speed crash

Electric vehicles have an obvious potential for saving lives. A recent study by the American Lung Association suggests that EVs could save thousands of lives per year in the US by reducing air poll… Source: Tesla owner credits Model S’ safety

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Electrek morning green energy brief: 373,000 solar workers, autonomous solar powered ship, large scale battery storage coming and more!

Solar industry employs 373,000 American, 2.8 million globally – Solar power will continue to gain political strength across the nation as we see serious installation volumes spread to all 50 … Source: Electrek morning green energy brief: 373,000 solar workers, autonomous

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EPA says Chrysler is latest automaker to cheat on emission tests, showing that EVs are the best way forward

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) today issued a notice of violation to Fiat Chrysler (FCA) over alleged violations of the Clean Air Act for installing and failing to disclose engine m… Source: EPA says Chrysler is latest automaker to cheat

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Samsung unveils its own ‘2170’ battery cell to compete with Tesla/Panasonic and new battery enabling 370-mile EV range & 20 mins charging

A week after Tesla and Panasonic announced the start of mass production of their ‘2170’ battery cell, which they claim will have the highest energy density and be the cheapest mass-prod… Source: Samsung unveils its own ‘2170’ battery cell to

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VW unveils new all-electric and autonomous retro microbus with 270 miles of range

VW kicked things off at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit this week with a new all-electric and autonomous microbus concept: I.D. BUZZ. The vehicle is a significant step up from… Source: VW unveils new all-electric and autonomous retro microbus with

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