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iPhone Charging Index Shows Potential Of Liquidstar’s Platform For Wireless Grids & The Beauty of Vehicle-to-Grid Tech

June 5th, 2020 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

Liquidstar wants to revolutionize the off-grid electricity market with its Decentralized Autonomous Utility (DAU) platform. By taking out the expensive bits (the powerlines and power reticulation systems), Liquidstar’s ‘wireless’ battery-powered sustainable ecosystems aim to solve energy access challenges for some of the powerless 1.1 billion


Tesla Battery + Ram ProMaster = Living Your Best Van Life

March 30th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Van life is one of those trendy hashtags that's easily overlooked these days, but a #vanlife lived outdoors, on the trails, and "away from it all" may be just what the social distancing doctor ordered — and if you're going to do it, you might as well do it in style. Is a Ram ProMaster + Tesla battery pack the winning formula to living your best life


Solar-Powered Vehicles From Solarolla

February 24th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

"I’m part of a grass roots solar vehicle production company in Ashland OR, called Solarolla (www.solarolla.com)," Daniel & the Solarolla team wrote


Tesla’s Helping Australian Bushfire Victims

February 21st, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Tesla is helping Australian bushfire victims with its part in the collective efforts alongside 5B, a solar provider in Sydney, and Mike Cannon-Brooks, the founder of Atlassian. The goal is to install solar panels and batteries in towns that have lost power completely due to the devastating bushfires of 2019–


Tesla Powerwall 2 Arrives Just In Time As Power Cuts Worsen In South Africa

December 17th, 2019 | by Remeredzai Joseph Kuhudzai

On the 9th of this month, for the first time ever, Eskom, South Africa’s national power utility company, implemented Stage 6 Load shedding in which Eskom had to shed a load of 6000 MW to stabilise the grid. South Africa’s current installed capacity is 49.4 GW, according to the Draft Integrated Recourse Plan (2018) from South Africa’s Department of Energy


Tesla Begins Rolling Out Its Sexy New “Mini-Powerwall” Backup Gateway 2 Hardware

December 12th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla has started rolling out its new Backup Gateway 2 hardware with its Powerwalls, resulting in a much cleaner look for the overall installation. Instead of installing its communication hardware in standard grey electrical enclosures, the new Gateways come packaged up in a beautiful new enclosure that mimics the look of the Tesla Powerwall 2s themselves


Living In The Tesla Model X — Video & CleanTechnica Interview

October 27th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Do you remember that Elon Musk rap video we shared in honor of Elon's birthday back in June? Well, Rocket the artist (Love Town Rocket) and Marshall have decided to room together — inside Rocket's Model X. They are living in the Tesla Model X and are making a vlog about their adventures. I got to have a quick question and answer session with Rocket about his new home and his upcoming adventures


Generac Pivots From Generators Into Residential Energy Storage & Solar At #SPI2019

October 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

We connected with Generac's Chief Marketing Officer and president of its new clean energy business, Russ Minick, at SPI 2019, to talk about its big pivot into energy storage products to learn more about where that strategy came from. Right off the bat, Russ said that Generac had been eyeing the residential energy storage market for quite some time, but until recently, felt that, "it wasn't worth the diversion of focus."


Bridging The Gap For Battery Storage: How M-Kopa Labs Is Pulling Academic Research Into The Off-Grid Solar Industry

August 31st, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

Knowledge transfer between academia and industry has the potential to affect a lot of change for a small off-grid solar company like M-KOPA Solar, a Kenya-based company and 2015 recipient of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. This is why Harini Hewa Dewage joined M-KOPA Labs, the research branch of M-KOPA, in November of 2016 as its battery technology specialist


Lighting Liberia: A Look At The Liberian Energy Network

August 2nd, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

When Richard Fahey returned to Liberia in 2009 to observe and discuss land disputes in the North Eastern part of the country, he was shocked to find that the country had gone backwards from when he was a volunteer in the Peace Corps in the 1960s


DIY Solar LEAF Project Shows The Untapped Potential Of Solar EVs

July 23rd, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

After my recent article about solar electric vehicles (EVs), I came across something I didn't expect to see so fast. Since the prices of both used EVs and solar panels have fallen so much, the price is now where DIY tinkerers are willing to break out their Dremel tools and make a go of it themselves



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