US Energy 2050: 100% Carbon Free, 100% Electric, Up Our Game 6× (Part 1)

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Sun, 18 Oct 2020 01:41:03 +0000

The energy system by 2050 can be completely transformed from where it is today, but we will need to really pick up the pace. We need to go from adding 20 or so gigawatts (GW) of wind and solar a year to around 130 GW a year for the next 30 years. This article goes through the numbers. 

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Tesla As 17 Different Companies

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 29 Sep 2020 22:38:44 +0000

Covering a couple of Elon Musk tweets, I recently wrote an article titled “Tesla = Approximately A Dozen Startups.” The company is involved in several different hardcore tech efforts as well as broader business like insurance and seat production

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100% By 2035? 90% Might Be Better: Consider The Opportunity Costs

Credit to Author: Brad Rouse| Date: Mon, 31 Aug 2020 17:35:09 +0000

I would love to have 100% clean electricity by 2035. Such a goal is admirable for its audacity and for its ability to get people motivated. For that I applaud it. But when we get down to it, will it be smart policy? Could it be that 90% would provide greater carbon savings than 100%? 

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We Are In The Era Of Big Batteries

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Fri, 21 Aug 2020 17:58:53 +0000

We are living in an era of big batteries, and they are getting bigger. Isn’t there a song about this: I like big batteries and cannot lie. You other utilities can’t deny, that when lightning takes out the power with a roaring CRASH but big batteries flip it back

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Tesla May Offer German Customers Energy Options As Well As Cars

Credit to Author: Steve Hanley| Date: Wed, 12 Aug 2020 02:52:07 +0000

Tesla solar roofTesla is asking potential customers in Germany what energy services they would like to be offered, from rooftop solar to residential storage and expanded charging options.

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Watching The Baseload Paradigm Fail

Credit to Author: George Harvey| Date: Mon, 03 Aug 2020 19:50:20 +0000

Because of the nature of baseload power plants, only supplying enough to cover the base load, other plants have to be put online to cover any demand above the base load. These include load-following plants, which are more costly to run. In the old days, many of these ran on oil. Nowadays, the fuel of choice is natural gas, though the design of the plant is a different from that of a gas-fired baseload plant

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UK Battery Storage Boost To Power Greener Electricity Grid

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Fri, 24 Jul 2020 17:20:36 +0000

Government to relax planning legislation to make it easier to construct large batteries to store renewable energy from solar and wind farms across the

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CleanTechnica Interview with Peter Carlsson, CEO of Northvolt: Part One — Background, Mission, & Unique Approach

Credit to Author: Dr. Maximilian Holland| Date: Sun, 19 Jul 2020 00:49:36 +0000

CleanTechnica recently interviewed Peter Carlsson, Chief Executive Officer of Northvolt, the Swedish battery manufacturing startup-slash-giant. Northvolt plans to use renewable energy to manufacture battery cells and packs for the European market, and already has substantial agreements in place with Volkswagen, BMW, ABB, and others. We sat down virtually with Peter to learn about the company’s unique approach, and plans

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Blue Nova’s New 5.2 kWh RacPower Modular Battery Adds To The Growing Number Of Storage Options

Credit to Author: Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai| Date: Tue, 14 Jul 2020 22:32:15 +0000

The battery storage market is really getting exciting now around the world. Australian Finn Peacock’s Battery Comparison Table shows just how many battery storage options there are now

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There’s A Global Battery Revolution Underway, & Tesla’s Leading It

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 04 Jul 2020 03:51:06 +0000

Tesla Charging Greenlots Charger WIth Solar Cynthia Shahan | CleanTechnicaIf you were looking to nominate a particular technology as the most influential of the early 21st century, batteries would be a logical choice. Cheap, compact batteries made smartphones and mobile computing possible, and larger and more powerful batteries represent the enabling technology behind electric mobility, renewable energy, and the smart grid

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