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Tesla’s Next Frontier — The Tesla Home

July 26th, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

On the Tesla earnings call last Wednesday, July 22, Elon mentioned the renewable energy stack for the home. Tesla was focused on the big three: collection (solar), storage (Li-on batteries), and consumption (transport). These are indeed three defining parts of the renewable energy cycle for private persons


India Set To Propose World Solar Bank & Mobilize $50 Billion In Solar Funding

July 26th, 2020 | by Saurabh

In its ongoing efforts to strengthen international solar diplomacy, India is set to launch a major funding initiative. India’s Ministry for New and Renewable Energy is likely to propose to the government to set up a World Solar Bank. The bank is likely to help member countries of the International Solar Alliance to access affordable funding for solar power projects


World’s Largest Hybrid Timber Tower Will Be Built In Sydney

July 25th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The world's largest timber hybrid tower is going to be built in Sydney, Australia. This hybrid timber tower is made with a technique known as Mass Timber Construction (MTC) and involves a steel exoskeleton that supports the entire structure. According to BVN, this tower is "is one of the most hopeful technologies in moving the construction industry toward real solutions to the global climate crisis."


India Proposes Solar Park In Sri Lanka

July 25th, 2020 | by Saurabh

India is looking to expand its energy partnership with its southern neighbor Sri Lanka and to venture into the development of large-scale renewable energy projects in the island nation


Suicide By A Thousand Cuts: Trump’s War On America

July 25th, 2020 | by George Harvey

There is a saying, “United we stand, divided we fall.” It comes in many forms, in many languages, including Abraham Lincoln’s "A house divided against itself, cannot stand," a fairly close restatement from the Bible


Nikola Motor Breaks Ground On Factory In Coolidge, Arizona

July 23rd, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Arizona-based Nikola Motor celebrated breaking ground on its new 1,000,000 square foot factory this morning in an event well-attended by Nikola leadership, including CEO Mark Russell, Mark Duchesne, global head of manufacturing, and local supporters including Coolidge Mayor Jon Thompson


Tesla Tripled Solar Roof Installations In Q2 2020

July 22nd, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Today, Tesla released what was perhaps the most highly anticipated quarterly earnings letter to date, as the factory shutdowns and business impact from COVID-19 put the company's hope of achieving its first full year of profitability in jeopardy


Boosting The Financing Of Local Distributed Renewable Energy Actors In Africa — Oil Change International Shows How It Can Be Done

July 21st, 2020 | by Jesper Berggreen

Renewable energy produced through off-grid and mini-grid wind and solar installations – called distributed renewable energy – has consistently been identified as the most effective, affordable, and resilient way to deliver electricity services to rural areas without access. However, only about 1-2% of financing for electricity in Africa is currently flowing to distributed renewable energy



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