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How California’s Time-of-Use Changes Will Affect Commercial Solar Economics

Time-of-use rate changes are coming to California, with significant implications for commercial solar customers. Regulators recently approved SDG&E's proposal to shift time-of-use (TOU) peak periods from the solar-friendly hours of 11:00 am to 6:00 pm to the less sunny hours of 4:00 pm to 9:00 pm. With that precedent in mind, regulators are now assessing similar proposals from SCE and PG&E, which are set be determined by the end of 2017. With projects being compensated at lower energy rates at peak hours of …

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Configuring a Tesla Model 3: buyer walks through the process with us

Very few of the 455,000 people who put down $1,000 to reserve a place in line for the Tesla Model 3 electric car have received the opportunity yet to configure their cars online and place a firm order. The volume of Model 3s is still apparently at low numbers—a few hundred last month, according to rumors and reports—as the company...

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The Trade Case Just Put $1 per Watt Solar Pricing Back Out of Reach

In September, the Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative celebrated that its 2020 price target for utility-scale solar had been achieved three years early. But the triumph appears to have been short-lived. An analysis from the DOE's National Renewable Energy Laboratory found that the average price for utility-scale solar recently fell to less than …

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Tesla Most Popular Global Electric Vehicle Brand Between January & September 2017

As far as electric cars go, Tesla is a favorite not only of the EV Obsession and CleanTechnica crowd. It appears that the EV has caught the wave to the top of the globe as a popular favorite. JATO reports that Tesla is also now the highest selling brand in the EV market (between January and [&hellip Tesla Most Popular Global Electric Vehicle Brand Between January & September …

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Protecting People Living In Small Island Developing States From The Health Impacts Of Climate Change

“People living in Small Island Developing States are on the frontline of extreme weather events, rising sea levels and increased risk of infectious disease,” said Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of WHO. “We owe it to these people to do everything we can to help them prepare for the future that is already washing up on their shores.”

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The 10 Stories That Defined Energy Storage in 2017

Energy storage proved itself in 2017. The industry stepped up with two major, high-speed deployments to resolve grid emergencies. Utility-scale projects got bigger and longer lasting. Major international conglomerates bought up storage startups. And all the major solar developers started getting into the game. Much of the action remained at the pilot stage. But some projects showed that storage economics already make sense without subsidies, grants or other interventions -- in the right circumstances, of …

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Tencent and Guangzhou Auto reveals the iSPACE concept car and the intelligent network for cars

iSPACE concept car and the intelligent network for cars On the 16th of November, on the eve of the 15th Guangzhou International Auto Show, Guangzhou Auto (GAC) held a pre-show introduction of its strategic vision of the future, along the lines of ‘Intelligence and Enjoyment' and it presented the new electric iSPACE concept car. GAC [&hellip Tencent and …

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Get ready for a summer of spite over energy supplies

AEMO turns to demand management and its emergency reserve due to problems in gas supply in Victoria last week, and the absence of a major coal unit. This came as conservatives continue to belittle the Tesla big battery and say they hope for a widespread blackout over summer.

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Get ready for a summer of spite over energy supplies

AEMO turns to demand management and its emergency reserve due to problems in gas supply in Victoria last week, and the absence of a major coal unit. This came as conservatives continue to belittle the Tesla big battery and say they hope for a widespread blackout over summer.

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Mahindra & Renesas Form Strategic Formula E Partnership

The prominent auto manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra has formed a new strategic partnership with the semiconductor supplier Renesas Electronics Corporation based around the development and manufacturing of electric vehicle tech and "Advanced Driver Assistance Systems" in India, according to a new press release

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Energy Needed To Charge Tesla Semi Could Power 3,200 UK Homes For 1 Hour

John Feddersen is the director of Aurora Energy Research, an international market intelligence and research agency. He told the Financial Times recently that the power needed to recharge one Tesla Semi in 30 minutes, as touted by Elon Musk at the introduction of the electric Class 8 truck on November 16, would power up to 3,200 typical UK homes for one hour. His calculations are based on hauling a fully loaded cargo trailer for 500 miles -- the maximum range of the Tesla Semi according to Musk, a task he says would consume 1600 …