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Solar-powered ‘Silent 55’ yacht claims to make no noise as it sails – Business Insider – Business Insider
26 Jan
2:54

Solar-powered ‘Silent 55’ yacht claims to make no noise as it sails – Business Insider – Business Insider

The Silent 55 takes “chasing the sun” to a whole new level. The Austrian shipyard Silent Yachts has been experimenting with alternative energy sources for yachts since 2005. Its newest yacht, the Silent 55, is a solar-electric catamaran that the company says can run completely on solar energy and cruises […]

Tesla’s Elon Musk updates worldwide Gigafactory naming system – Teslarati
25 Jan
11:44

Tesla’s Elon Musk updates worldwide Gigafactory naming system – Teslarati

By Randell Suba Posted on January 25, 2020 CEO Elon Musk said that Tesla will start referring to its Gigafactories using the word “Giga” and then adding the mostly understood location name. The Tesla chief tweeted about the new naming convention Friday night. At the moment, Tesla has three operational […]

Charge It: Best Battery Tenders – The Truth About Cars
25 Jan
11:03

Charge It: Best Battery Tenders – The Truth About Cars

From time to time, TTAC will highlight automotive products we think may be of interest to our community. Plus, posts like this help to keep the lights on around here. Learn more about how this works. Sauntering out to one’s vehicle and twisting the key (or jabbing the start button) only […]

25 Jan
3:53

Improving solar cells’ back-contact is goal of $3.5 million DOE project – EurekAlert

IMAGE: Researchers will work to improve the solar cell’s back contact, the layer furthest from the light source. view more  Credit: Jim Sites/Colorado State University Fifty years ago, solar power was rare, expensive and specialized – barely a blip on the energy landscape. Today, rooftop and commercial solar markets are exploding, […]

Tesla secures land for European factory – Seeking Alpha
25 Jan
1:34

Tesla secures land for European factory – Seeking Alpha

Tesla (NASDAQ:TSLA) is moving forward with the acquisition of a 300-hectare property in a designated industrial area just outside of Berlin. The Brandenburg state has already approved the sale at a preliminary price of $45.4M. The “Made in Germany” distinction is seen as important for Tesla as it looks to […]

Exeter Solar Ordinance Case Headed to Trial – ecoRI news
25 Jan
12:53

Exeter Solar Ordinance Case Headed to Trial – ecoRI news

By TIM FAULKNER/ecoRI News staff Rhode Island Superior Court Judge Jeffrey A. Lanphear recently made a decision that favors renewable-energy developer Green Development LLC and its plan to build three ground-mounted solar facilities in Exeter. The North Kingstown company contested an emergency moratorium on solar facilities approved by the Exeter […]

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority approves bonds for solar project – Toledo Blade
25 Jan
10:24

Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority approves bonds for solar project – Toledo Blade

MENU ACCOUNT SECTIONS OTHER CLASSIFIEDS CONTACT US / FAQ <![CDATA[ ]]> Source: https://www.toledoblade.com/business/energy/2018/09/27/Toledo-Lucas-County-Port-Authority-approves-bond-issue-for-solar-project/stories/20180927167

With More Solar Power In Oregon, Homeowners Get The Bill For Upgrading The Grid – OPB News
25 Jan
3:43

With More Solar Power In Oregon, Homeowners Get The Bill For Upgrading The Grid – OPB News

Scott Zollinger was well on his way to building a new barn on his property in Marion County and putting enough solar panels on top of it to offset the cost of electricity for his family’s home. The design plans were drafted. The first payment was made on the solar panels. […]

Scientists invent a faster and cheaper way to repurpose EV batteries – The Next Web
25 Jan
3:34

Scientists invent a faster and cheaper way to repurpose EV batteries – The Next Web

While electric cars are great at reducing emissions, they aren’t a totally perfect solution. With the rise of EVs, the world will have to deal with an influx of worn out batteries creating a new waste problem. But thankfully, scientists are already coming up with ways to tackle the issue. […]

Astronauts complete third spacewalk to replace ISS batteries – Aerotech News
25 Jan
2:43

Astronauts complete third spacewalk to replace ISS batteries – Aerotech News

NASA astronaut Jessica Meir enters the Quest airlock to complete a spacewalk after swapping batteries on the International Space Station that store and distribute solar power collected for the solar arrays. The Jan. 20 spacewalk was the third for Meir, who now has spent a total of 21 hours and […]

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