US Solar Panel Prices Continue Dropping, Solar+Storage Increasing — Tracking The Sun Report

Credit to Author: Cynthia Shahan| Date: Mon, 18 Nov 2019 00:07:13 +0000

Tracking the Sun (PDF) is an annual report from Berkeley Lab on installed solar panel prices and other trends among grid-connected, distributed solar photovoltaic (PV) systems in the United States. Primary authors of this year’s report were Galen Barbose and Naïm Darghouth

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Tesla Critics Don’t Understand (Or Just Ignore) Tesla’s Mission

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2019 18:01:42 +0000

I used to find the debate between Tesla critics (most notably short sellers) and Tesla fans as somewhat interesting but mostly straightforward. Tesla critics somehow thought that Tesla inherently couldn’t make profits on its products. Tesla fans thought and explained how Tesla could. Tesla critics thought Tesla couldn’t learn the art and skill of efficient, smooth mass production. Tesla fans noted many times, this isn’t rocket science (ahem). Tesla critics thought major automakers would come out with electric vehicles superior to what Tesla offered and would thus kill the company. Tesla fans highlighted Tesla’s leadership in batteries, software, self-driving tech, design, customer communications, and overall reputation

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3 Tesla Powerwalls + SunPower Solar = 33 Days “Off Grid” — CleanTechnica Interview

Credit to Author: Jake Richardson| Date: Mon, 11 Nov 2019 00:22:45 +0000

New York state resident Anthony Sicari has a home solar power and energy storage system that he used to power his home “off- grid” for 33 days. That’s a bit more than one month of electricity self-generation, Tesla Powerwall battery storage, and consumption. To be extra clear, the home only used electricity from the solar panel & battery combination during that period, none from the utility

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Elon Musk Should Build Pumped Hydro With Tesla Energy, The Boring Co., & Coal Miners

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 01:08:40 +0000

Pumped hydro is a highly viable storage technology, it overlaps nicely with the characteristics of Tesla’s existing battery technology, the Boring Company has high-speed tunneling equipment suitable for penstocks and there are a lot of excellent coal miners who could be repurposed close to home in the United States

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SolarEdge Is Building Out A New Solution For EV Charger Load Sharing

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Sun, 10 Nov 2019 00:30:25 +0000

CleanTechnica sat down with SolarEdge co-founder and VP of marketing and product strategy, Lior Handelsman, at SPI 2019 for a nice long chat about the company’s new Smart Home tech. Along the way, Lior mentioned that SolarEdge is also developing intelligent, connected EV charging tech that will allow multiple charging stations on a single circuit to load balance between themselves without exceeding the capacity of the circuit

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Walmart Is Re-Energizing Tesla Solar Systems After Settling Lawsuit With Tesla

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 06 Nov 2019 21:08:21 +0000

Reuters has reported that Walmart and Tesla have settled their lawsuit. The lawsuit Walmart filed back in July claimed that Tesla solar panels caught fire on the roof of 7 stores in the United States. On Monday, November 4th, 2019, a court filing showed that Walmart voluntarily discontinued without prejudice. In other words, Walmart dropped the lawsuit

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Sense Analysis Highlights Benefits Of Home Energy Management (CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 16:14:17 +0000

Installing a rooftop solar system on your home might feel like the best way to fully offset the electricity usage of the home, but new analysis from the home energy monitoring experts at Sense reveals that might not always be the case. Before we dive in, let’s talk a bit about Sense. The team at [&hellip

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Polestar Pricing … Electric Mazda … Tesla Model 3 = #6 In USA — CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 05 Nov 2019 01:40:45 +0000

The most popular CleanTechnica stories of October were led by Polestar and Mazda. Seriously. No offense to Polestar or Mazda (okay, some offense to Polestar and Mazda), but I wouldn’t have seen that coming a mile away. Does this show a great thirst for more EV news beyond Tesla and more serious EV entries? Possibly. Or it was just some lucky timing and catchy headlines. Or all of the above. In any case, that’s where things landed in October. Tesla still dominated the top 20, with 15 out of 20 stories, but it was an interesting phenomenon to see the company almost pushed out of the top

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Tesla Bulls Warned Tesla Shorts — 5 Key Warnings

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 04 Nov 2019 06:47:49 +0000

As you may have seen, Tesla recently showed another quarterly profit, which apparently shocked the market enough that the Tesla [TSLA] stock price shot up. I don’t follow the stock closely, but I am a shareholder and find the whole “Tesla bull vs Tesla short” debate quite fascinating. I’ve had several thoughts on the stock and these different investment communities in the past week, but the one that shot to the front most quickly and strongly was simple: TSLA bulls warned the TSLA shorts

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Two Solar-Powered Teslas

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Sat, 02 Nov 2019 03:40:39 +0000

In late 2012, I went to the Miami International Auto Show and had my first experience in a plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV). My brother-in-law and I took a ride in a Fisker Karma inside the Miami Beach Convention Center. It was an amazing opportunity to experience the future of transport, as we glided silently through a short indoor track

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