Tesla Doubles Its Superchargers With Massive Solar Stations – Bloomberg

The year of the Model 3 rollout will bring more powering options to cities, too. by Tom Randall April 24, 2017, 12:00 PM EDT Tesla is going to need more chargers. Lots of them.  The company is preparing to launch its $35,000 Model 3 electric car later this year, with plans to make 500,000 EVs in 2018 (up from … [Read more...]

An Old Rock Could Lead to Next Generation Solar Cells – Scientific American

After a 170-year delay, the discovery of a strange, metallic-looking rock found in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1839 has ignited a global technology race for a cheaper, more efficient solar cell. It could seriously disrupt the world's solar market, currently dominated by China. The features of the rock led to the … [Read more...]

No long, twisted tail trails the solar system – Science News

Bubble inflated by particles from the sun is spherical, not comet-shaped, study shows A TALE OF NO TAIL  Data from the Voyager and Cassini spacecraft suggest that the heliosphere, the bubble of particles surrounding the solar system, is spherical, not comet-shaped. This illustration shows how that bubble is shaped by the … [Read more...]

Houston, you now have solar power – pv magazine USA

The city will now receive 10.5% of its power from one of Texas’ largest utility-scale farms. April 24, 2017Frank Andorka Houston, your solar power future awaits. On Friday, the city announced it will be purchasing 10.5% of its energy from the SolaireHolman utility-scale power plant located eight hours away in Alpine, … [Read more...]

Solar-powered lights to brighten Highland Park – Detroit Free Press – Detroit Free Press

The lights were provided free to five residents and business owners in the city Buy Photo Jackson Koeppel, left, executive director of the nonprofit Soulardarity, which is rooted in Highland Park, talks with Cindy Mondy and her daughter, Jennah Mondy, 15, about where to place a new solar-powered light at her home in Highland … [Read more...]

Solar Project Powers up in Middle Georgia – U.S. News & World Report

Solar Project Powers up in Middle GeorgiaU.S. News & World ReportSolar Project Powers up in Middle Georgia. Energy officials say one of the largest solar projects in Georgia has been completed. | April 23, 2017, at 11:40 a.m.. MORE. LinkedIn · StumbleUpon · Google +; Cancel. Solar Project Powers up in Middle … [Read more...]

Hanna Sihler is a Solar Ambassador who spreads the power of sunshine – Press Herald

Press HeraldHanna Sihler is a Solar Ambassador who spreads the power of sunshinePress HeraldRe-Volv helps crowdsource solar projects around the nation and runs a Solar Ambassador Project directed at college students who want to help a community organization near their campus finance and install solar projects. The students serve … [Read more...]

Solarcoaster: Workers Very Unhappy With Elon Musk-Owned Solar City and Chaos in the Industry – AlterNet

AlterNetSolarcoaster: Workers Very Unhappy With Elon Musk-Owned Solar City and Chaos in the IndustryAlterNetNo company is more emblematic of the residential solar industry's rollicking ride than SolarCity, with its recognizable fleet of green and white trucks, vast army of salespeople and installers, and its headline-grabbing … [Read more...]

Hartland, Windsor May Get Solar Arrays – Valley News

Valley NewsHartland, Windsor May Get Solar ArraysValley NewsHartland — An application for a five-megawatt solar array on land owned by the Greater Upper Valley Solid Waste Management District is expected to be submitted to the Vermont Public Service Board early next month, according to Hartland Town Manager ... … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Point reduces dinosaur-sized carbon footprint with … – Daily Herald

Daily HeraldThanksgiving Point reduces dinosaur-sized carbon footprint with ...Daily HeraldThanksgiving Point is making major steps toward energy conservation by partnering with Legend Solar to convert much of the Museum of Ancient Life's energy ...Thanksgiving Point and Legend Solar Announce Partnership ...Business Wire … [Read more...]