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Tesla Patents New Process To Bond Solar Cells With Heat-Cured Conductive Adhesive

Tesla and SolarCity have been awarded a patent for a new process that uses heat to bond solar cells together to make a solar panel. Tesla Patents New Process To Bond Solar Cells With Heat-Cured Conductive Adhesive was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over …

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Stanford Researchers Mimic Structure Of Insects Eyes To Make Perovskite Solar Cells More Durable

Researchers at Stanford have devised a new way to make a compound solar cell from perovskite based on the structure of the eye of an insect. Stanford Researchers Mimic Structure Of Insects Eyes To Make Perovskite Solar Cells More Durable was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read …

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What Now, Tesla Naysayers?

They said Tesla wouldn't do it, couldn't do it. They said Tesla would collapse before the Model S was produced. They said manufacturing inexperience would doom the Model S and destroy the company. They said the Model X was a colossal disaster that would mark the beginning of the end for Tesla. They said the Model X was impossible, a con, a lie, couldn't be manufactured, wouldn't function, and would quickly close the Elon era. They were …

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Tesla Insider Leaks Model 3 Production Details & Options At Launch

Trevor, the founder of the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club, posted an update today with some of the production details and options at launch for the soon-to-be-released Tesla Model 3. He specifically noted that things are going to get moving very quickly and that it's time to "hold onto your hats" because Model 3 is going to start rolling out fast and furious over the next few weeks

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Autopilot nomenclature, 2017 Ford F-150 gas mileage, Fisker graphene battery: Today’s Car News

Today, California considers restricting use of the term "auto-pilot," the 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck gets a slight bump in fuel economy with its new 10-speed automatic transmission, and Henrik Fisker says his proposed electric car will use graphene batteries. All this and more on Green Car Reports. A Tesla owner weighs in on...

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Sustainable Infrastructure Investment Vital To “World’s Most Pressing Problems”

A major new report published this week by the Global Commission on the Economy and Climate has called on governments and financial institutions to scale up and shift investment for sustainable infrastructure in an effort to not only address climate issues, but also in an effort to reignite global growth and reduce poverty. The new [&hellip Sustainable …

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Collaboration Vital For Cities To Tackle Climate Change

A new report has reaffirmed the vital need for cities to collaborate with companies, investors, and regional governments to mitigate the impact of climate change. Published this week, the new report by global infrastructure firm AECOM and non-profit organization CDP, sponsored by Bloomberg Philanthropies, is their fifth annual report, and further clarifies the need for cities [&hellip

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Renewable Energy Experts Call For A “Grand-Challenges” Strategy

An international group of renewable energy researchers have called for what they are describing as a “grand-challenge” strategy — a “global clean-energy initiative to set priorities that galvanize researchers to deliver breakthroughs.” Writing in a Comment in this week's science journal Nature, a group of seven researchers — including Alan Bernstein, President and Chief Executive of the [&hellip

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8minutenergy Renewables Expands Operations Into Texas

8minutenergy Renewables, the self-proclaimed leading independent US solar developer, announced this week that it is expanding its operations into Texas, and is aiming to drive the development of 2 GW of utility-scale solar PV projects. The California-based utility-scale solar developer announced this week at the Gulf Coast Power Association Fall Conference in Austin, Texas, that [&hellip

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SolarCity Expands Services Into South Carolina

America's leading solar energy provider has expanded its business into yet another US state, announcing this week that it will be launching its residential services in South Carolina. Despite a rough year financially, which we have covered ad nauseum, SolarCity has continued with an impressive string of finance acquisitions and service expansion over the past [&hellip SolarCity Expands Services …

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Ube Industries Expanding Lithium-Ion Battery Separator Production Capacity

In order to meet growing demand from the automotive industry, Ube Industries will be expanding its lithium-ion battery separator production capacity at its Sakai Factory (Sakai City, Osaka Prefecture), which supports the production of Toyota Prius batteries. The expansion project, which will take place after current production expansion construction finishes, is expected to be completed by [&hellip

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2017 Ford F-150 pickup gas mileage rises to 21 mpg combined

The 2017 Ford F-150 full-size pickup truck get sa slight fuel-economy bump this year, via the addition of a new 10-speed automatic transmission and an updated 3.5-liter twin-turbocharged EcoBoost V-6 engine. Equipped with this powertrain, the 2017 F-150 is rated at 21 mpg combined (18 city, 25 highway) with rear-wheel drive, and 20 mpg combined...

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Does the UK’s Hinkley Point Nuclear Project Have a Place in a Future With Cheap Renewables?

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May recently gave the green light to Hinkley Point C, a long-debated nuclear power project backed by French and Chinese capital. Many skeptics believe it is a financial boondoggle in the making. The project's lead, French utility EDF, has €37 billion of debt and declining revenues at home. Voices both …

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Plug-in electric car sales in Canada, September 2016: new record?

The past week has brought a "hat trick" of good news for Canadian plug-in electric vehicle owners. The Toronto Blue Jays made the major-league baseball playoffs, the Canadian government announced a national carbon price to come by 2018, and a spectacular September almost certainly shattered monthly electric-car sales records. DON'T MISS: U.S...