Perhaps not wanted to impede Friday's big Tesla/SolarCity launch of the joint "integrated solar roof" project using Tesla Energy's new Powerwall 2.0 – which we will cover/livestream this evening from 5:30 PT (note time change from earlier/l
Tesla's battery swap patent application images surfaced recently on the Internet (see Patent application title: Battery Swapping System and Techniques via Electrek).
This year has already seen some big battery tech breakthroughs, from devices that charge via bacteria, to nanowire electrodes that can cope with hundreds of thousands of cycles.
These solar panels are seriously changing the game for both tap water and clean energy.
Researchers developed a textile capable of producing electricity from sunlight and from friction, including the wind.
SolarReserve recently announced its plan to construct the world's largest solar plant in California, as well as build ten more in the sunny desert state in time.
No fuel needed
While there is a lot of attention on non-fossil-fuel sources these days such as solar and hydrogen, the true Holy Grail of alternative energy is nuclear fusion, which theoretically could produce an endless source of clean power.
For this project let's build a sexy looking generator that uses electricity to convert water into an extremely powerful fuel! Here's how to build an Oxy-Hydrogen generator from scratch.
The Sunshine State seems like the perfect place for solar power. But a state amendment could restrict residents' access to solar power if passed this November.
During the last week of September, 1.7 million residents in South Australia lost power following a severe storm (details here).
Clean fuels come in many forms, but burning iron or aluminum seems to be stretching the definition – unless you ask a team of scientists led by McGill University, who see a low-carbon future that runs on metal.
The enhanced silk was also 50 percent stronger than the regular stuff.
Tesla founder Elon Musk has hit back against the CEO of a coal power company who accused him of fraud. Robert Murray, an outspoken Donald Trump supporter and the CEO of the Murray Energy Corporation - America's largest coalmining company - wen
Small 'leaf' turbines on tree-like devices generate micro-electricity, in turn, powering lamps, electric cars, and even houses and buildings.
Hydrogen has the potential to be a clean and sustainable fuel, but realizing that potential relies of clean and sustainable methods to produce it. Algae might fit the bill, but it only produces hydrogen in small amounts.
Solar energy is free. Solar panels, on the other hand … seriously, have you looked into buying these things? A rooftop setup capable of producing a daily dose of household energy can cost as much as a new car.
The Starry Night bike path is illuminated by phosphor, a synthetic material that lights up after it's been charged by the sun. This improves the aesthetic appeal and safety of the path.
German solar technology firm Heliatek claims to have outdone itself by setting a new world record for directly converting sunlight into electricity using organic photovoltaic cells.
Jordanians voice concern over government economic threats and country's sovereignty in Israel gas deal.
At a fossil fuel industry conference in Pennsylvania last Thursday, Trump elaborated upon his energy plan that strongly favors the fossil fuel industry.
Tesla Motors' acquisition of SolarCity has hit a bit of a road bump in the form of four lawsuits filled to challenge the deal.
While solar cells and wind turbines are the devices many people will think of for off-grid electricity production, the development of practical artificial photosynthesis for the creation of hydrogen via solar-powered water splitting could radically a
Ernest Hancock and Bob Anderson (local libertarian activist; off-grid) do a special podcast to cover relevant topics such as energy, real estate, precious metals, the election, and other prepping and libertarian issues...
By the end of this year, Tesla Motors will launch what it calls "the largest lithium ion battery storage project in the world" in California.
Jason Hughes, also known also as wk057, who from time-to-time uses his hacking skills to experiment with Tesla cars, shared his insights after the first year of owning a 44.4 kW off-grid solar system.
The environmentalist pitch for wind turbines is a far cry from the actual experience of them in local communities. They are inefficient, costly, loud and require constant maintenance. But, they say, alternative energy must be developed at any cost.
"We're not in a clean energy revolution; we're in a clean energy crisis," says climate policy expert Michael Shellenberger. His surprising solution: nuclear.
While the latest commercially available rooftop solar panels boast conversion efficiencies around the 18 to 20 percent mark, there are solar cells capable of achieving efficiencies of over 40 percent.
For over 100 days in 2016, Costa Rica has generated all of its electricity from hydro, wind, solar, biomass, and geothermal sources -- 100 percent renewable energy.