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Aloha, Storage! Tesla Helps Hawaiian Co-op Deploy Solar At Night

Posted by Joseph Bebon on March 09, 2017

On Wednesday, representatives from Tesla Inc. and Kaua’i Island Utility Cooperative (KIUC), as well as dignitaries from throughout Hawaii, were on-hand for a blessing ceremony of the state’s first dispatchable solar energy plant. Commissioned by KIUC and owned by Tesla, [Read More]

Special Delivery: UPS Plans To Bring More Solar Online

Posted by Joseph Bebon on February 08, 2017

The global logistics company has announced an initial $18 million investment to expand its on-site solar portfolio.

Tesla And Panasonic Start Production At Massive Battery Factory

Posted by Joseph Bebon on January 05, 2017

Tesla, an electric vehicle (EV) and battery manufacturer and SolarCity’s new parent company, has kicked off battery cell production at its so-called Gigafactory in Reno, Nev., with partner Panasonic. In a blog post, Tesla says, “Tesla’s mission is to accelerate [Read More]

UL Tackles How To Store Solar Using Old Electric Vehicle Batteries

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Written by Ken Boyce on December 20, 2016

Second-life electric vehicle batteries are being evaluated for stationary energy storage uses. This can provide important new options to complement solar power and improve the sustainability and functionality of the grid.

Massachusetts Surpasses 100,000 Clean Energy Jobs

Posted by Joseph Bebon on December 15, 2016

The clean energy jobs market in Massachusetts has now topped 100,000 workers, according to a new report from the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC), which says the state has added 6,317 jobs in the sector in 2016 alone. In addition [Read More]

Shareholders Approve Tesla’s SolarCity Acquisition

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Written by Joseph Bebon on November 18, 2016

Elon Musk’s “master plan” is coming to fruition, as Tesla and SolarCity shareholders approved the EV and battery maker’s acquisition of the solar company.

Elon Musk Unveils Solar Roofs, Powerwall 2

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 31, 2016

Elon Musk, CEO of Tesla and chairman of SolarCity, introduced highly anticipated solar roof tiles and the newest Powerwall energy storage product during an event at Universal Studios in Los Angeles on Friday. The joint Tesla/SolarCity launch event came as [Read More]

Governor Highlights Virginia’s Energy Progress At School Solar Project

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 21, 2016

On Thursday, Gov. Terry McAuliffe, D-Va., unveiled an update to the 2014 Virginia Energy Plan at a ribbon-cutting ceremony for a new solar installation at Monticello High School in Albemarle County. The update, titled “Energy in the New Virginia Economy,” [Read More]

Consumer Study Explores Link Between Solar And Electric Vehicles

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 19, 2016

A new study from the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC) has found that roughly one-half of U.S. consumers who have solar power or electric vehicle (EV) technology have both. Similarly, the report says consumers interested in one of those technologies [Read More]

Merged Tesla-SolarCity Would Partner With Panasonic At N.Y. Factory

Posted by Joseph Bebon on October 17, 2016

As electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer Tesla and residential PV provider SolarCity work toward closing a $2.6 billion merger agreement, Tesla has entered into a non-binding letter of intent with Japan-based Panasonic to collaborate on solar cell and module production at [Read More]