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Utility-Scale Solar Has Led U.S. Solar Since 2012

January 5th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

The utility-scale solar sector has led the overall U.S. solar market in terms of installed capacity since 2012. In 2018, the utility-scale sector accounted for nearly 60% of all new solar capacity, and is expected to maintain its market-leading position for at least another six years


The Ford Mustang Mach-E Is A Sharp Effort To Seize The Moment

January 3rd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Make no mistake, Ford’s unveiling of the Mustang Mach-E was a momentous move — arguably the most important electric vehicle story of 2019. Why? Because it represents the first indication that a non-Tesla automaker plans not only to produce an EV, but to sell it in volume


2020 Tesla Predictions

January 2nd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Starting from this year onwards, I will place my predictions for the next 12 months in article form. Most of these predictions are based on historical facts or behavioural economics, and I would be happy if I am 50% correct by end of next year. My purpose for doing this is to mainly get a much broader critique to my predictions in the comments section, so please leave a comment whether you agree or not


The Volkswagen ID.3’s Battery

January 2nd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Below is a Volkswagen press release from early December. We don't typically publish straight press releases, but I figured this one could be a useful point of reference in years to come. There isn't an enormous amount of information here, but there is a basic explanation of how the VW ID.3's battery system is set up, including certain key specs and figures. Read on if you are curious


A Peak Inside the Unisphere, One of the World’s Largest Net-Zero Buildings

December 31st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It is hard to build a net-zero building — one that produces more energy than it consumes — in the middle of a city. For one thing, nearby skyscrapers might block sunlight from reaching rooftop solar panels. For another, urban office buildings are cramped for space, and it generally isn’t possible to set up wind turbines on site


Top 5 Climate Change Videos of 2019

December 29th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As 2019 comes to an end, we’re taking a step back to look at the videos about the climate crisis that caught the attention, and even inspired, Climate Reality followers


The Kazakh Tesla Guy Who Brought Tesla To Kazakhstan

December 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Since its founding, Tesla has gradually expanded into more and more countries — the latest count is over 30. The newest frontier is Kazakhstan, where the company recently installed several Superchargers. To Americans, this Central Asian country may seem far from the beaten path, but in fact it’s a logical addition to the Tesla empire. It’s a relatively affluent nation with a highly strategic location — if you want to drive from Europe (or Russia) to China, you’ll almost certainly pass through Kazakhstan


Despite SUV Craze, Tesla Model 3 Dominates US Luxury Vehicle Market

December 26th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

If there’s anything Elon Musk loves, it’s bringing a gadget out of a sci-fi novel to life. In December 2014, he said Tesla was working on “a charger that automatically moves out from the wall & connects like a solid metal snake.” Shades of Doctor Octopus’s robot arms, and the human-hunting robotic snakes from the Terminator universe! Surely Elon knows better than to hook up an AI to this monstrosity


Tesla’s Andrej Karpathy Talks PyTorch, Autopilot (Video)

December 5th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Andrej Karpathy, Tesla’s Director of Artificial Intelligence and Autopilot Vision, is one of the chief architects of Tesla’s self-driving vision. In July, he hosted a workshop on Neural Network Multi-Task Learning, where he offered some detailed insights on Tesla’s use of AI in developing its Autopilot features. Now Karpathy is featured in a new video in which he describes how Tesla is using PyTorch, an open-source machine learning library, to develop full self-driving capabilities for its vehicles, including Navigate on Autopilot and Smart Summon


How To Use Tesla’s Built-In Dashcam

November 24th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Tesla, a company already known for its disruptive tech, has one under-appreciated feature that deserves mention — its built-in dashcam. Using proprietary Autopilot cameras, Tesla owners can store and record live footage at no additional cost


300,000–500,000 Miles In A Tesla — How Does A Tesla Hold Up?

November 23rd, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It’s no secret that most owners love their Teslas, but not many can say from experience how they hold up over the really long haul. One that can is Tesloop, a shuttle service in Southern California that operates a small fleet of Models S, X, and 3. Each of Tesloop’s vehicles logs around 17,000 miles per month. Most have been on the road for well over 300,000 miles, and several are approaching the 500,000-mile mark


The Greatest Scam In History

November 14th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It’s a tale for all time. What might be the greatest scam in history or, at least, the one that threatens to take history down with it. Think of it as the climate-change scam that beat science, big time


Tesla Gigafactory Economies of Scale Just Starting to Show in Tesla Financials

November 9th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

The biggest threat to Tesla’s existence has not been the so-called “Tesla Killers” from the competition, but rather Tesla’s dependence on the capital markets to fund its growth. The lack of sustained profits made the company rely on financial markets to raise equity and debt at regular intervals to fund its operations



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