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A Tesla Model S that runs on hydrogen fuel cells? Dutch firm claims it built one

Tesla has never built anything but battery-electric cars. Now a Dutch gasoline company believes it's improved upon the Silicon Valley automaker's design with a hydrogen fuel cell—so much so that it wants to sell its solution to the general public. The Holthausen Group, a Dutch gasoline supplier, claims it built a hydrogen fuel cell-powered...

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As Venture Investors Cool on Battery Tech, How Can Startups Get Traction?

Batteries are hot. But venture funding for battery technologies has cooled. In a recent paper, researchers documented the difficulties faced by battery startups. Of the 36 battery startups since 2000 that have received $500,000 or more of venture funding, only half achieved …

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Which maker will sell the first affordable AWD electric SUV? Take our Twitter poll

Utility vehicles are hot. There's no denying it. The best-selling passenger cars in the U.S. have been mid-size sedans like the Toyota Camry for a couple of decades, but now they're likely to be eclipsed by compact crossover utility models like the Toyota RAV4. Of course, the Ford F-Series line of full-size pickup trucks—with a profuse array...

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The Looming Issue With Tesla’s Model 3 Production Delay

In a brutal earnings call last week, electric carmaker Tesla revealed that the company may have to push back a ramp up of production of its Model 3 electric car by three months, into March of next year. Originally, Tesla wanted to grow its production of the Model 3 to 5,000 units per week by the end of 2017. But the company, run by billionaire entrepreneur Elon Musk, has hit bottlenecks in …

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Solar Inverter Consolidation Will Continue: ‘Prices Show No Sign of Stabilizing’

Tough competition in the upstream solar market means increased consolidation in the PV inverter and module-level power electronics (MLPE) industry in years to come. But the nascent energy storage and hybrid solar-battery sectors will take longer to shake out. That's one of the key takeaways from GTM Research's latest report, The Global PV Inverter and MLPE Landscape. It …

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Twelve from MIT honored by the American Physical Society

Twelve members of the MIT community are among those recently honored with prizes and fellowships by the American Physical Society (APS). The awardees include faculty, students, and alumni from the departments of Physics, Chemistry, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Nuclear Science and Engineering, and Chemical Engineering. As the leading membership organization for physicists from academia, industry, and the national laboratories, the APS …

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Mars city living: Designing for the Red Planet

How will people live on Mars? An MIT team developed a design concept addressing this question as part of Mars City Design 2017, an international competition focused on sustainable cities on Mars to be built in the next century. MIT's winning urban design, titled Redwood Forest, creates domes or tree habitats that can each house up to 50 people. The domes provide open, public spaces containing plants and abundant water, which would be harvested from the …

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Remembering and honoring the life of undergraduate Henoch Argaw

In the 3rd grade, Henoch Argaw began tutoring his fellow students at Southeast Christian Academy Elementary School in Colorado. “He told me and Sehin [his mother] that he was writing a math instruction book,” recalls Neway Argaw, his father. “By that time, he was already attending 5th grade [level] math and science courses.” Their son continued tutoring all the way through high school and also took up a related pursuit, refereeing and coaching youth soccer for the Colorado Storm and other Colorado soccer clubs. He was …

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Texas Gas Players Consolidate as Vistra Agrees to Buy Dynegy

Vistra Energy wants to buy fellow Texas-based power producer Dynegy for $1.74 billion in stock. If approved by regulators, the combined company would have a market capitalization greater than $10 billion and an enterprise value greater than $20 billion. It would serve 240,000 commercial and industrial (C&I) customers and 2.7 million residential customers in five top retail states, and control 40 gigawatts of installed generation capacity, the companies said. The capacity is concentrated in ERCOT, PJM …

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Tesla = #1 And #3 In Near-Record Month (Europe Electric Car Sales)

The European passenger plug-in market returned from the holiday season with fully charged batteries, growing almost a third (+32%) compared to the same period last year by registering some 33,700 units. That's just a whisker below the all-time record of December 2015 (33,827), which, let's not forget, was inflated by fiscal changes that happened in the Netherlands, Sweden, and Denmark in January

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ITC Issues Recommendations in Section 201 Solar Trade Case

The U.S. International Trade Commission released a set of recommendations on the Section 201 solar trade case Tuesday that will soon make their way to President Trump for final consideration. Commissioners Irving Williamson and David Johanson aligned on the proposal to place a 30 percent ad valorem tariff on imported crystalline silicon PV (CSPV) modules, to decline 5 percentage points per year over four years. For imported solar cells, the two commissioners agreed on four-year "tariff-rate quota" that …

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Tesla Model 3 Interior, Touchscreen, Center Console … (Model 3 Owners Club Deep Dive Part 2)

Trevor from the Tesla Model 3 Owners Club reached out to us for a sneak peak at a video they put together that dives deep into just about every nook and cranny of a brand new, first-run Pearl White Tesla Model 3 Long Range. To do the video justice, we broke the video out into 3 segments that cover roughly 20 minutes each. Following up on Steve's article, I will be diving into the interior and touchscreen details, and then Zach will dive into control stalks, the keycard & app, windshield wipers, driving experience, and a bit more

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Three Reasons Westerners are Fighting to Defend Federal Methane Waste Standards

Westerners are a hardy bunch. They are used to working through adverse conditions and making the best of what the land provides. That includes fighting to defend requirements from the U.S. Bureau of Land Management that are designed to cut wasted natural gas and maximize revenue for community projects. This is despite repeated attempts from […] The post Three Reasons Westerners are Fighting to Defend Federal Methane Waste Standards appeared first on The Energy Collective. Click headline for full article

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Maryland Ready To Approve 10 Mile Boring Company Project

Maryland has given provisional approval for The Boring Company to dig a 10 mile long tunnel that may become part of a Hyperloop linking New York City and Washington, Maryland Ready To Approve 10 Mile Boring Company Project was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other …

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Renewable Energy Share Hits All-Time High In India — 13.2% of Electricity

Rapid increases in installed capacity and favourable weather conditions pushed renewable energy generation in India to an all-time high earlier this year Renewable Energy Share Hits All-Time High In India — 13.2% of Electricity was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over …