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Where Tesla Solar Is Most Competitive

September 20th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

While Tesla may be the most recognizable brand name in the realm of electric cars, one of the much less talked about aspects of Tesla's Master Plan is the company's efforts on the solar front. Are Tesla's solar panels as good a deal as their cars? Let's find out


The Span Panel Makes Adding Solar & Storage A Plug & Play Affair

September 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Span.IO is bringing intelligence to the home base of a home's electrical system with a new smart electrical panel that was designed from the ground up with home solar, energy storage, electric vehicles, and smart home tech in mind. The product was envisioned, designed, and engineered by a team of former Tesla engineers that brought the Powerwall to market, led by Tesla's former Head of Product, Arch Rao


Energy Storage & Extreme Weather

September 10th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Imagine this scenario for a moment: It's a nice day out. The sun is shining beautifully and you're at the beach. You can feel the sand between your toes, the gentle breeze carrying the scent of salt to your nose as it passes through your hair. The water is gently flirting with the shore in happy, foaming waves that bring pieces of wood, rocks, and the occasional fish before retrieving back into her embrace. It's cool, a sensual contrast to the warm sand, as it washes over your feet


The Phyn Smart Water Assistant Offers Deep Insights Into Your Home’s Water System

September 5th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The new Phyn Smart Water Assistant believes it can identify water leaks in the home with only a single connection to the water system. The new smart meter can be added to the home with a simple DIY installation under a single sink in the home, from which it is able to identify trends in the home's water usage including water leaks and water consumption tracking


Tesla Granted New Patents For Curved & Textured Solar Roof Tile Manufacturing

August 9th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla was just granted a new series of patents that shed some light on the techniques it will use on its upcoming curved and flat solar roof tiles. These design techniques will presumably be employed as Tesla moves towards the first commercial version of these tiles, which are expected to move into mass production a bit later than the Tesla solar roof tiles that have just been installed on my roof


An Inside Look At The Components That Go Into A Tesla Solar Roof Installation

August 8th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

July ushered in the start of the real action for our Tesla solar roof, as the installation kicked into high gear. The first materials arrived at the house and the team prepared to install the solar roof on our new home. Before we get into the installation, let's talk about the components that make up of one of Tesla's solar roofs


The Bosch Phantom Quickly Provides Home & Business Energy Insights

July 31st, 2019 | by Kyle Field

At CES this year, Bosch showcased a new energy analysis tool called the Phantom. It is a small device not much larger than a Raspberry Pi, but it packs an oversized toolkit that Bosch believes can help owners identify opportunities to save money on their electric bills


Tesla Ramping Up Production Of V3 Solar Roof Tiles To 1,000 Systems/Week By End Of 2019

July 30th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that the company is working to ramp up the production of its solar roof tiles to a rate of 1000 per week by the end of the year. Rollout of the solar roof tiles has been slower than the company expected back when they were first revealed in a 2016 event at the Universal Studios backlot in Southern California


BYD Dives Into Design With New Global Design Center In Shenzhen

July 9th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

BYD is pushing into a new era with the launch of its new Global Design Center at its global headquarters in Shenzhen, China. BYD believes the launch of the new Design Center will help take the company from its past as a technology and components supplier to a future where it sells more products directly to end users and consumers



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