Tesla’s record stock price shows its investment in energy storage is finally paying off

December 19, 2019 at 01:40PM A little over a year after sparking a legal firestorm for musing that he would take Tesla private for $420, Elon Musk is likely glad he didn’t. Tesla’s stock just hit a record high yesterday, brushing close to $400 per share and putting the company within striking distance of thatContinue reading “Tesla’s record stock price shows its investment in energy storage is finally paying off”

Astronomers spot highest-energy blast from most powerful cosmic explosion in the universe

November 20, 2019 at 03:34PM ‘This has the potential to significantly advance our understanding of these violent phenomena,’ says scientist Astronomers spot highest-energy blast from most powerful cosmic explosion in the universe … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Astronomers spot highest-energy blast from most powerful cosmic explosion in the universe

Elon Musk predicts Tesla energy could be ‘bigger’ than its EV business

October 24, 2019 at 01:49AM Tesla CEO Elon Musk forecast that the company’s energy business will eventually be the same size as — or even bigger than — its automotive sector, the latest sign that the company plans to put more time and resources to scaling up its solar and storage products. “It could beContinue reading “Elon Musk predicts Tesla energy could be ‘bigger’ than its EV business”

PS5 to use far less energy — but only if people tell it to, Sony says

September 23, 2019 at 08:20AM Announcement made as part of PlayStation’s work with the UN on climate change PS5 to use far less energy — but only if people tell it to, Sony says … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: PS5 to use far less energy — but only if people tell it to, SonyContinue reading “PS5 to use far less energy — but only if people tell it to, Sony says”

Google announces 18 new renewable energy deals

September 19, 2019 at 09:00PM Google today announced its largest package of renewable energy deals yet. Worth a total of 1,600-megawatts, the package includes 18 deals in the U.S., Chile and Europe. This brings Google’s current set of wind and solar agreements to about 5,500 megawatts (MW) and the company’s number of total renewables projectsContinue reading “Google announces 18 new renewable energy deals”

Tesla has a new energy product called Megapack

July 29, 2019 at 11:50PM Tesla has launched a new utility-scale energy storage product called Megapack modeled after the giant battery system it deployed in South Australia as the company seeks to provide an alternative to natural gas “peaker” power plants. Megapack is the third and largest energy storage system offered by Tesla. The companyContinue reading “Tesla has a new energy product called Megapack”

Apple leads corporate American solar energy usage

July 25, 2019 at 02:07PM Apple led the way in solar usage as technology companies step up their development of renewable energy projects to offset their carbon emissions. That’s the word from the Solar Energy Industry Association in its latest tally of leading corporate solar energy installers across the U.S. Last year, Apple installed 400Continue reading “Apple leads corporate American solar energy usage”

Bitcoin uses more energy than the whole of Switzerland – and it’s getting worse

July 05, 2019 at 01:10PM Environmental impact of the cryptocurrency is getting worse, research suggests Bitcoin uses more energy than the whole of Switzerland – and it's getting worse … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Bitcoin uses more energy than the whole of Switzerland – and it's getting worse

This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer

May 8, 2019 at 11:02AM An Oregon company plans a new kind of nuclear power plant that many consider the future of the industry. It’s smaller, cheaper and could work well with renewable energy. This Company Says The Future Of Nuclear Energy Is Smaller, Cheaper And Safer…

Despite declines for the quarter, Tesla is bullish on its overall energy business

April 24, 2019 at 11:26PM Even as its solar business declined in step with its overall earnings, Tesla is bullish on the prospects for the energy side of its business over the course of the year. The energy business is an unheralded part of Tesla — overshadowed by its headline-grabbing (and much larger) auto exploitsContinue reading “Despite declines for the quarter, Tesla is bullish on its overall energy business”

Amazon accused of abandoning 100% renewable energy goal

April 09, 2019 at 02:00PM Slow progress on powering the firm using renewables has raised questions Amazon has been accused of abandoning a much-publicised goal of running its data centres on 100% renewable energy – instead focusing its attention on winning business from the oil and gas industry. According to a Greenpeace report released earlierContinue reading “Amazon accused of abandoning 100% renewable energy goal”

Trump Administration Flips Switch On Energy Efficient Light Bulbs

March 26, 2019 at 09:03AM The Trump administration wants to reverse a rule designed to make light bulbs more efficient. Environmental groups say the change will cost consumers and waste energy. Trump Administration Flips Switch On Energy Efficient Light Bulbs…

Kites and drones used to harness wind power could revolutionise renewable energy

February 20, 2019 at 01:08PM Spanish scientists using kitesurfing kites to analyse high-altitude energy generation systems Kites and drones used to harness wind power could revolutionise renewable energy … Selected by softengoxford Search Web: Kites and drones used to harness wind power could revolutionise renewable energy

Tesla big battery is holding its own in a burgeoning energy storage market | Giles Parkinson

February 18, 2019 at 03:41AM The South Australian battery pockets $4m as the market looks to unlock multiple potential value streams The Tesla big battery at Hornsdale in South Australia continues to make its mark on the Australian energy market, pocketing another $4m in the fourth quarter from the provision of frequency and ancillary services.Continue reading “Tesla big battery is holding its own in a burgeoning energy storage market | Giles Parkinson”

Starting with data centers, Carbon Relay is slashing energy costs and emissions using AI

January 29, 2019 at 02:33PM Taiwanese technology giant Foxconn International is backing Carbon Relay, a Boston-based startup emerging from stealth today that’s harnessing the algorithms used by companies like Facebook and Google for artificial intelligence to curb greenhouse gas emissions in the technology industry’s own backyard — the data center. Already, the computing demands ofContinue reading “Starting with data centers, Carbon Relay is slashing energy costs and emissions using AI”

Google launches clean energy project in Taiwan, its first in Asia

January 23, 2019 at 04:54AM Google has launched its first clean energy project in Asia. The company announced today that it struck a long-term agreement to buy the output of a 10-megawatt solar array in Tainan City, Taiwan, about 100 km south of its data center in the country. Google already has solar and windContinue reading “Google launches clean energy project in Taiwan, its first in Asia”

A new solar technology could be the next big boost for renewable energy

December 26, 2018 at 07:23PM Across the globe, a clutch of companies from Oxford, England to Redwood City, Calif. are working to commercialize a new solar technology that could further boost the adoption of renewable energy generation. Earlier this year, Oxford PV, a startup working in tandem with Oxford University, received $3 million from the U.K.Continue reading “A new solar technology could be the next big boost for renewable energy”

The cost of energy storage has stalled adoption of renewable power. Energy Vault has a solution.

November 07, 2018 at 02:46PM Because solar and wind power are now cheaper to produce than energy from fossil fuels, the only obstacle that remains to the mass adoption of renewable power is the amount of money utilities need to spend to store the energy those systems produce. Right now, storing 100 megawatts of renewable energyContinue reading “The cost of energy storage has stalled adoption of renewable power. Energy Vault has a solution.”

Energy cost of ‘mining’ bitcoin more than twice that of copper or gold

November 05, 2018 at 04:00PM New research reveals that cryptocurrencies require far more electricity per-dollar than it takes to mine most real metals The amount of energy required to “mine” one dollar’s worth of bitcoin is more than twice that required to mine the same value of copper, gold or platinum, according to a newContinue reading “Energy cost of ‘mining’ bitcoin more than twice that of copper or gold”