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Website follows journey of Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster through space

Elon Musk's Tesla Roadster may have slipped the surly bonds of Earth, but you can still follow its path through the Solar System. Satellite guru Ben Pearson's unofficial Whereisroadster.com website is tracking the EV based on NASA data and his own flight modeling (which, it turns out, is more …

Tesla

Tesla will face a reckoning this year if it doesn't make a fundamental change

Tesla's biggest promise is a good one: accelerate humanity's exit from the fossil-fuel era. Its second-biggest promise is also pretty big: be the first successful new American car company in decades.<p>Given that Tesla nearly collapsed in 2008, the company has made astonishing strides. In 2017, it …

Tesla

Teardown Expert Test Drives Tesla Model 3, No Longer Compares It To 90s Kia – Video

During his teardown of the Tesla Model 3, he compared its build quality to that of a 90s Kia, in a negative way. But now, after spending some time …

Tesla Model 3

The 12 coolest features inside the Tesla Model 3

There have been few cars more sought after in recent memory than the Tesla Model 3. It's Tesla's first foray into the mass market after dominating the luxury electric vehicle segment for much of the past decade.<p>This week, Business Insider had the chance to spend a few hours with a brand new Model 3 …

Tesla

Jeremy Clarkson Reviewed The Tesla Model X With A Team Of Six Lawyers

Tesla has come a long way since it sued <i>Top Gear</i> over Jeremy Clarkson’s review of the Tesla Roadster in 2011. After swearing off Teslas for years, …

Jeremy Clarkson

Bjorn Test Drives A Tesla Model 3 – Video

Famed YouTuber Bjorn Nyland got some seat time behind the wheel of a Tesla Model 3. Nyland is known for his informative, yet often humorous, video …

Tesla Model 3

Why you should — and shouldn’t — buy an electric car

SAN FRANCISCO — California was on track to meet Gov. Jerry Brown’s initial goal for putting 1.5 million environmentally friendly vehicles on the road …

Electric Vehicles

Musk's Tesla to stay in space for millions of years

<b>The Tesla car that Elon Musk launched into space is likely to stay there for tens of millions of years before crashing into the Earth or Venus.</b><p>That's the conclusion of an analysis by Czech and Canadian researchers.<p>They calculated that the roadster has a 6% chance of colliding with Earth and a 2.5% …

Tesla

Here’s Why You Don’t Want A Tesla Model 3 – Ba Da Bing, Ba Da Boom

Saying too much of anything about this “interesting” Tesla Model 3 review by the “famed” Vinny Baboozlini would be cause for quite the spoiler … …

Tesla Model 3

There’s a new contender in the quest for the next superbattery

It’s been nearly 40 years since the battery world had a major shake up. In 1980, a researcher at England’s University of Oxford made the first …

Clean Energy

New desalination membrane produces both drinking water and lithium

Seawater is a complex cocktail of useful minerals, but it's hard to separate out the specific ones we need. Now, a team of scientists from Australia …

Clean Energy

Hanergy's thin solar panels break multiple world records for efficiency

The China-based international energy corporation Hanergy was recently lauded for its newest solar production module, the highest efficiency …

Clean Energy

Nuclear Fusion Could Be A Silver Bullet -- And Just Around The Corner

Private investors are now actively trying to commercialize an advanced form of nuclear energy and one that would leave no environmental footprint while also delivering electricity to the world’s expanding population. At issue is nuclear fusion, which has been an elusive concept for six decades but …

Energy

Hanergy's thin-film solar tech leads world

The thin-film solar energy technology developed by Hanergy, recently broke three world records, remaining the world leader in the industry.<p>Hanergy is …

Clean Energy

Solar Panel Prices Continue Falling Quicker Than Expected (#CleanTechnica Exclusive)

Solar power prices have been dropping faster than people expected, even faster than experts expected, and even faster than bullish experts expected. …

Solar Power

OPEC's Oil Price Nightmare Is Coming True

The latest surge in U.S. oil output will probably hasten the country's rise to the top of the producer pile. More important, it's starting to look as …

Oil

Australia's solar power boom could almost double capacity in a year, analysts say

Solar farm approvals and record rooftop installations expected to ‘turbo-boost’ production<p>A record-breaking month of rooftop installations and a flood of large-scale solar farms could almost double Australia’s solar power capacity in a single year, industry analysts say.<p>A massive solar energy boom …

Renewable Energy

Tesla updates mobile app to bring new cold weather convenience features

Tesla released a new update to its mobile app to include some new cold weather convenience features when combined with its latest car software update.<p>Over the last few months, the automaker has released several features to create a better experience in regions with cold weather, including a new …

Apps

A Tesla employee who builds robots told us why production hell is actually a good thing

<i>Editor's note: Business Insider had the chance to speak with four Tesla employees from different parts of the company to learn more about their work. And what we discovered were some of the coolest jobs at Tesla. This is the fourth in the series. You can read the other profiles here.</i><p>Engineers are …

Tesla

Falcon Heavy is a fully reusable middle-finger to the environment

SpaceX has now launched the most powerful spacecraft since the Apollo era – the Falcon Heavy rocket – setting the bar for future space launches. The most important thing about this reusable spacecraft is that it can carry a payload equivalent to sending five double-decker London buses into space – …

Space Exploration

Space X sent a cute red Tesla Roadster into space. Here’s what’ll probably happen to it

There’s a midnight cherry Tesla Roadster hurtling toward deep space right now, the first payload of SpaceX’s Falcon Heavy rocket. It’s worth asking what is going to happen to this electric sports car condemned to what could be a billion-year elliptical journey.<p>“I’m not so worried about the vacuum …

Space Exploration

This whirlpool turbine can be installed in a week and could power up to 60 homes

This whirlpool turbine can power dozens of homes, providing energy 24 hours a day.<p>Belgian company Turbulent have possibly come up with a solution to generate energy for small-scale rural areas, but you need to live near a river.<p>The turbine can be installed in most rivers and canals, using the …

Renewable Energy

Elon Musk's record-breaking 'virtual power plant' will see 50,000 homes given free solar panels and Tesla batteries

Elon Musk has agreed to build what is being hailed the "world’s largest virtual power plant", by rolling out solar panels and Tesla batteries to …

Tesla

Graph of the Day: Renewables overtake coal in European electricity supply

Analysis shows renewable energy generation supplied more of Europe's electricity than coal in 2017 for the first time ever.

Renewable Energy

Futuristic solar home hidden inside 18th-century stone ruins

1/22<p>Ruin Studio by Nathanael Dorent Architecture and Lily Jencks Studio<p>The stone ruins of an 18th-century Scottish farmhouse have been brought back …

Solar Power

Zebra Fuel raises $2.5M to deliver fuel direct to your vehicle

Zebra Fuel, a London-based startup that wants to eliminate the inner city gas station by delivering fuel directly to your vehicle, has raised $2.5 million in seed funding.<p>The round is led by Robin and Saul Klein’s LocalGlobe, with participation from Brent Hoberman’s Firstminute Capital, and Alex …

Energy

Micro Wind Turbine

Even in remote areas, you might need a charging port — if not for your phone, then maybe a camera, light, or radio. The Micro Wind Turbine can …

Wind Power

Tesla is installing Powerwalls and solar power on 50,000 homes to create biggest virtual power plant in the world

Tesla has been making big moves on the energy storage market in Australia, but they are now all being dwarfed by this new project that will see them install solar arrays and Powerwalls on 50,000 homes to create the biggest virtual power plant in the world.<p>The company’s main project has been the …

Renewable Energy

Why Vivint Solar Is the Top Solar Stock Today

Residential solar is insulated from solar tariffs, and Vivint Solar has a lot of value on the balance sheet.<p>Solar stocks have been hampered by the …

Solar Power

Solar Energy: The Driver Of Economic Growth

By Dr. Rajendra Singh<p>Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Clemson University<p>To further spur economic growth in South Carolina, we need …

Solar Power