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Home Energy Storage Batteries Lose to Grid-Connected Solar on Environmental Impact

By: Stephen Edelstein At first glance, renewable-energy sources like solar power and energy-storage battery packs seem like a logical match. Energy storage allows excess power collected by solar panels to be stored for later use, addressing the intermittent nature of solar power. It’s a concept that has already won over policymakers, electric utilities, and some automakers. […]

Tesla Converted an Entire Island to Solar with New Microgrid Product Developed by SolarCity

By: Fred Lambert The island of Ta’u in American Samoa has been using diesel generators and burning over 100,000 gallons of fuel per year in order to supply its nearly 600 residents with electricity. That’s no longer the case and the island is now virtually energy independent thanks to a new solar and battery installation by Tesla and […]

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New Solar Markets With Next-Gen Flexible Solar Product

Is this finally the moment for building-integrated photovoltaics to take off? By: Julia Pyper Solar industry leaders talk about the need to install solar everywhere. Some companies are taking that literally by developing new products they claim can expand solar power infinitely. This week, as Solar Power International kicked off in Las Vegas, Hanergy-owned MiaSolé […]

Elon Musk Leads Tesla Effort to Build House Roofs Entirely out of Solar Panels

In the latest clean energy plan, Tesla purchased SolarCity to make solar ‘shingles’: ‘It’s not a thing on the roof. It is the roof,’ CEO says A new venture spearheaded by Elon Musk will create house roofs made entirely of solar panels, in a sweeping expansion of Tesla’s clean energy ambitions. Tesla has finalized a […]

Big Solar is Leaving Rooftop Systems in the Dust

Solar power is on pace for the first time this year to contribute more new electricity to the grid than will any other form of energy – a feat driven more by economics than green mandates. The cost of electricity from large-scale solar installations now is comparable to and sometimes cheaper than natural gas-fired power, […]