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]
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.
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]
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, 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]
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]
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]
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]
The California Energy Commission (CEC) and the U.S. Department of the Navy have signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to partner on renewable energy initiatives, including solar projects at military bases. CEC Chair Robert B. Weisenmiller and Assistant Secretary of [Read More]
Gov. Jay Inslee, D-Wash., has announced $12.6 million in state Clean Energy Fund grants to five utilities in Washington. “With these awards, our leading utilities will demonstrate how to integrate battery storage with solar energy and stand-alone energy systems, train [Read More]