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Why a Tesla-SolarCity hookup doesn’t excite all investors

That also means a chance to upsell Tesla buyers to SolarCity rooftop solar systems for recharging Tesla cars, as well as storing or time-shifting solar energy in Tesla Powerwall battery packs.As for Tesla, 10 times the size of SolarCity, it lost 10% of its stock value after the announcement.

Elon Musk has something else he wants everyone to buy: solar roofs

Elon Musk has something else he wants everyone to buy: solar roofs Elon Musk’s efforts to reinvent solar power haven’t drawn as much acclaim as the tech mogul’s work on electric vehicles or Mars exploration.Instead of placing individual panels on a pre-installed conventional roof, customers will be able to choose from different kinds of solar tiles designed to look like conventional roofing tiles.

Tesla's solar grid now powers an entire island in the South Pacific

Tesla's solar grid now powers an entire island in the South Pacific The island of Ta’u is the easternmost volcanic island of the Samoan islands, and it’s historically relied on diesel generators for power, despite the constant need to import fuel.4MW microgrid will provide power to virtually the entire island, backed up by 6MWh of battery storage.

Extreme science: the biggest, fastest and hottest breakthroughs of 2016

Extreme science: the biggest, fastest and hottest breakthroughs of 2016 Where LCLS-II is like a microscope, used to image specific tiny things, proton colliders like the LHC are closer to sledgehammers.Remember that photons and electrons have both wavelike and particle-like properties, and they both have the mass-related property of momentum.

China has become the world’s biggest producer of solar energy

China has become the world’s biggest producer of solar energy Not only is it the world’s most populous country, it’s now also the world’s biggest producer of solar energy.On Saturday, the National Energy Administration (NEA) noted that the nation officially claimed the title after doubling its installed photovoltaic (PV) capacity last year.

The U.S. solar power industry added over 51,000 new jobs last year, and it’s still growing

The U.S. solar power industry added over 51,000 new jobs last year, and it’s still growing If you needed proof that solar power is the future of US energy production, look no further than these new stats released from the National Solar Jobs Census 2016.The annual review shows that solar energy industry employment ranks higher in U.

The Renogy Phoenix solar kit fits into a briefcase, charges your phone 30 times

The Renogy Phoenix solar kit fits into a briefcase, charges your phone 30 times Thanks to advances in solar panel and lithium-ion battery technology, portable solar generators have become efficient options for keeping our devices charged, even while traveling off the grid.Take the new Renogy Phoenix all-in-one solar kit for example.

Toshiba facing bankruptcy, total disintegration thanks to bad bets on nuclear power

Toshiba facing bankruptcy, total disintegration thanks to bad bets on nuclear power 2 billion write-down on the value of its nuclear plant construction business.In 2015, Toshiba declared its nuclear business was more profitable now than when the company acquired it, but scandals over the Japanese firm’s accounting broke soon thereafter.

This blooming solar system harvests energy from the sun like a flower

This blooming solar system harvests energy from the sun like a flower 'Smartflower' claims to be the world's first "intelligent energy plant." It's a solar system that unfolds its giant solar panel petals in the morning and follows the sun throughout the day.