Posts tagged: Tesla

Mercedes-Benz and Vivint Solar Partner to Compete with Tesla in Home Energy

Mercedes-Benz Energy will combine home energy storage with Vivint solar panels in the U.S. Will be available first to California homeowners in the second quarter. Product is very similar to those offered by Tesla. Part of Mercedes’ larger electrification strategy. By: Robert Ferris Mercedes-Benz is partnering with U.S.-based Vivint Solar to compete with Tesla and […]

Tesla Will Begin Taking Solar Tile Orders Next Month

By: Robert Ferris Tesla will begin taking orders for its solar roof tiles in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. Musk confirmed the news in a long list of tweets he unleashed on Friday. Tesla unveiled the solar roof shingles in late October of last year, in the days leading up to the shareholder […]

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Solar and Renewable Energy Trends in 2017

By: Sven Lindström The solar and renewable energy industries are constantly evolving — and sometimes changing abruptly – and this will continue in the new year that is soon upon us. Here’s what can we expect from 2017: 1.      China takes leadership role in solar energy policy making China has taken leadership in photovoltaics manufacturing and […]

New Leaf-Like Nano Surface Could Boost Solar Panel Efficiency

By: Darrell Etherington We often look to nature for tips on how to build better tech, and few things in nature are better at harnessing the power of the sun than the leaves of ordinary plants. Researchers at the University of Oulu in Finland have discovered a way to build coatings that can mimic the […]

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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