A partnership between Imperial College London and climate change group 10:10 is investigating the use of solar panels along railway lines to power electric trains directly rather than using the conventional power grid.
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Rocky Mountain Power in Utah tried a new approach to solar power earlier this year. It built a solar farm in a rural community, then sold subscriptions to local residents and businesses. The program sold out in just a few months.
Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Susanna Schick Last night, on a back lot at Universal Studios, Tesla unveiled the most promising facet of its impending merger with SolarCity — solar shingles as chic and efficient as their cars. These were paired with new Powerwall home batteries that have double the energy density of Tesla’s first Powerwall product. (You can watch the full video […]
On October 28, Elon Musk showed off the four styles of glass solar roof tiles developed by Tesla and 3M. The tiles are stylish and elegant. They are also affordable, says, Musk.
Originally published on Cost of Solar. Looking at the map, Hawaii appears to be an ideal solar market. Every sun-worshipper on Earth knows the value of a Hawaiian vacation for its fabulous solar insolation. High electricity prices due to the huge costs of importing fossil-fuel-based energy resources make renewables like solar and wind power a […]
The latest poll from Pew Research Center shows 89% of all Americans strongly approve of the use of solar power to create electricity. 40% say they are considering a rooftop solar system for their own home.
SolarCity has announced it will begin operations in South Carolina in October. Interested persons can find out more on the company website.
Faced with a liquidity crisis caused by the due diligence period associated with the proposed purchase by Tesla, SolarCity has secured major new funding from CitiBank to give the company room to continue normal operations.
The cities of Austin and Boulder are two of 14 American cities to achieve gold status under the DOE SolSmart program. It is designed to reduce administrative red tape and lower installation costs for rooftop solar installations.
Panasonic of North America has increased its ownership position in Coronal, leading to the creation of a new enterprise known as Coronal Energy Powered By Panasonic.