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10 alternatives to lithium-ion batteries

Lithium-ion batteries have slowly taken over the world. Tesla has bet big on them and built a Gigafactory that is now knocking out Powerwall and Powerpacks for homes and business, while other manufacturers are working on their own supply chains. But this is cutting-edge technology and that means we’re always one big discovery away from a total stepchange. We are one breakthrough away from one of the multitude of other green options taking over. Then lithium-ion batteries could be yesterday’s news and take their place next to the compact disc in history. So what are the likely contenders for the power source of the future? Here are our picks, but bear in mind it could be [...]
avatarby Nick Hall1 week ago0 comments

Telsa and Panasonic team up to make solar cells in new Buffalo, NY factory

Tesla and Panasonic have announced a partnership to make solar cells in a factory in Buffalo, New York, with the first such cells to come out in mid-2017.
avatarby John Callaham4 weeks ago0 comments

You can drive the first road made of solar cells in France

Tourouvre au Perch in France is the location of the first commercially made road that contains solar cells, which provides power for its village lights.
avatarby John Callaham4 weeks ago0 comments

Las Vegas is now powered entirely by renewable energy

Las Vegas has gone 100% renewable, meaning everything from the street lamps to the large hotels are now powered by wind, solar, and more.
avatarby David ImelDecember 23, 20160 comments

Google to power global business operations with renewable energy in 2017

Google has announced that it will buy enough wind and solar electricity in 2017 to account for every unit of electricity the company consumes.
avatarby Mitja RutnikDecember 7, 20160 comments

Tesla’s SolarCity is now hiring staff for its Buffalo factory

Tesla-owned energy services company SolarCity is now hiring workers for its South Buffalo 'Gigafactory' as it prepares to start production in 2017.
avatarby John VelascoDecember 6, 20160 comments

The European Union wants to cut its energy use by 30 percent by 2030

The European Union's regulatory agency has proposed new plans that they hope will cut the energy use in the EU by 30 percent by the year 2013.
avatarby John CallahamDecember 3, 20160 comments
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