Tesla to power ‘almost all’ Superchargers with solar after disconnecting them from the grid

June 9, 2017 by  
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Tesla wants the world to switch to renewable energy – and the company is leading by example by taking “almost all” of its Superchargers off the grid. The stations have been criticized in the past because they rely on dirty fossil fuels to power up electric vehicles. In response, Tesla founder Elon Musk announced that “almost all” Superchargers will be disconnected from the grid as solar and battery arrays are installed at the company’s 800 stations. Since the Superchargers were unveiled in 2012, Musk has been talking about adding on solar arrays. Now, he’s preparing to launch ‘Version 3’ of the Supercharger while deploying even more battery and solar systems – and he wants to take them off the grid. In response to a negative comment on Twitter, Musk said, “All Superchargers are being converted to solar/battery power. Over time, almost all will disconnect from the electricity grid.” All Superchargers are being converted to solar/battery power. Over time, almost all will disconnect from the electricity grid. — Elon Musk (@elonmusk) June 9, 2017 As Elektrek reports , a recent study concluded that the average electric car in the United States now gets the same efficiency as a (non-existent) 73 mpg gas-powered vehicle . In retrospect, Musk could have made this point and ended the argument. However, he went one step further by unveiling the company’s ambition to take Tesla’s Supercharger network off-grid. Related: Tesla is doubling its Supercharger network by the end of the year to 10,000 chargers The logistics still need to be worked out, as Tesla would need solar arrays as large as football fields at some stations. However, the intention has been set, and if Elon Musk has proven anything, it’s that he’s an innovative leader who consistently takes action. Expect to see improved Supercharger stations that are disconnected from the electric grid in the future. Via Elektrek Images via Tesla , Inside EVs

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California’s grid geeks: Deep green in the time of Trump

January 18, 2017 by  
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This exclusive six-part series takes an in-depth look at California’s transition to over 50 percent renewable electricity. In the face of President-elect Trump’s apparent indifference to global warming, the state has become a beacon of hope for climate activists. The entire series will appear here.”You can’t bullshit the electric grid,” he said.

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Calling all corporate leaders at Davos: Embrace a low-carbon economy

January 18, 2017 by  
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It is up to directors of corporations to convey the threats of climate change to their shareholders, and to the world.

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Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid

August 20, 2014 by  
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Artist Felix Cheong designed Oscillating Platforms, a proposal for an off-grid floating art installation submitted to the 2014 Land Art Generator Initiative (LAGI) design competition . Outfitted with colorful and eye-catching sails, each freeform platform creates opportunities for artists to showcase their talents while harvesting tidal and wind energy to generate electricity. By harnessing renewable energy , the Oscillating Platforms can teach the public about sustainable energy and has the potential to offset the energy use of approximately 1,539 Copenhagen residents per year. Read the rest of Massive Floating Sails Could Harness Wind and Wave Energy to Power Copenhagen’s Electric Grid Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: “wind turbine” , 2014 LAGI competition , 2014 land art generator initiative competition , art installation , copenhagen , Felix Cheong , harness wind energy , land art generator initiative , oscillating platforms , oscillating water column , pressurized air chamber , renewable energy , tidal energy , wave energy

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Inside Google’s Big, Bold & Risky Atlantic Wind Project

December 2, 2011 by  
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A multi-billion-dollar ‘superhighway’ to connect offshore wind turbines to the US electric grid sounds like a can’t-lose idea, but it’s adrift without clearing some big financial, regulatory and technological hurdles.

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China’s Smart Meter Boom Will Lead to 1B Installations by 2020

August 10, 2011 by  
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China’s aggressive efforts to modernize its electric grid has dramatically increased Pike’s latest smart meter forecast.

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Renewable Energy May Get a Boost from New Electric Grid Rules

July 25, 2011 by  
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New rules passed last week by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission may spur renewable energy and give regions access to cheaper power.

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Getting From Point A To Point B: Why Fixing The Electric Grid Is Critical To Our Energy Future

January 26, 2010 by  
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Guest post by Marian Hopkins of Business Roundtable. We hear a lot about renewable energy these days, especially emerging technologies like wind and solar . Most of us appreciate the potential these technologies hold for our energy future, and we understand the challenges they can bring in terms of cost and reliability.

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Cool Hybrid of Video and Board Games Created With OLEDs (Video)

January 26, 2010 by  
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Image via Crave Now here’s an interesting idea for interactive board games – make the pieces out of OLEDs. Queen’s Human Media Lab Professor Roel Vertegaal and HML graduate Mike Rooke have dreamed up a way to use simple hexagons as graphical gaming pieces that can interact with one another to move the game plot forward.

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