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Tesla As 17 Different Companies

September 29th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Covering a couple of Elon Musk tweets, I recently wrote an article titled "Tesla = Approximately A Dozen Startups." The company is involved in several different hardcore tech efforts as well as broader business like insurance and seat production


Florida Community with Virtual Power Plant & Net-Zero Homes Moves Forward

August 11th, 2020 | by Press Release

Sarasota, FL and Miami, FL — Pearl Homes, the award-winning, innovative homebuilder, and originator of the world’s first certified LEED Zero Energy home in the world, has named Compass Development Marketing Group as the exclusive real estate agent for Hunters Point, the 148-unit coastal lifestyle community soon to be constructed in Cortez overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. 


Kiwi Power Kicks Into High Gear With North American Launch

August 6th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

UK-based Kiwi Power is kicking its distributed energy resource optimization technology business into high gear as it officially pushes into North American markets. Thanks to a long standing relationship with ENGIE, Kiwi Power is able to move into this lucrative new market having already secured its first customer in the region, ENGIE North America


7 Bonus Solar + Storage Stories — Sonnen, Sunrun, Stem …

June 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

There's only so much time in the day — a lesson I seem intent on not learning. We've published many solar energy articles in the past month and many energy storage articles, but here are 7 more solar plus storage (solar+storage) articles we just couldn't dedicate full articles to


Your Home Battery Can Be Part Of A Virtual Power Plant In California

June 21st, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Sunrun pulls in customers with a catchy truth about the unpredictability of life, and electricity. To be sure that your house stays alive with power, even if the grid goes down, Sunrun’s rechargeable solar battery systems are one solution. They can make sure your home’s power stays stable and reliable, which we mostly take for granted but can become a problem if you're struck by a hurricane in Florida or wildfire-related outages in California


Solar+Storage Virtual Power Plant Coming To Shreveport, Louisiana

June 12th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

Heila Technologies is deploying a new solar and storage platform in Shreveport, Louisiana. SimpliPhi Power, an American manufacturer of lithium-ion energy storage systems, has teamed up with Heila Technologies to deploy the intelligent energy storage + solar systems. Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) is also supporting the project


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–


Everything You Need To Know About The Tesla Powerwall 2 (2020 Edition)

February 9th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The Tesla Powerwall 2 is one of the most advanced residential energy storage systems in the world, and it all starts with the batteries. The leadership highlights the fact that Tesla is not only a carmaker, but also a major battery company that sells its batteries in a variety of form factors, including cars like the Model 3 and stationary energy products like the Powerwall


7 Challenges for Global Energy Transformation — Rocky Mountain Institute Report

December 19th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

"Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation 2019," a report by Rocky Mountain Institute, was launched during three connected international events in Delhi, Beijing, and New York that convened the world’s leading energy stakeholders and catalysts to kickstart a global effort to accelerate the energy transition and mitigate the climate crisis



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