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It’s so cheap to drive electric even Trump’s administration can’t ignore it

As cheap solar power spreads, charging an electric car will get cheaper and cheaper.<p>On Monday, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) reported that it …

Electric Vehicles

Dandelion’s new system is designed to popularize geothermal heat

Installing a geothermal system–which brings heat from the ground into your home–used to be expensive and time-consuming. This company, which came from Alphabet’s moonshot factory, wants to make it the way we all warm our homes.<p>If you live in a typical old house in upstate New York–say, a …

Hudson Valley

How California builders are adapting to state’s super-strict energy mandates

In San Diego, one builder sees solar-ready as cost-competitive<p>As Jimmy Ayala, Division President of Pardee Homes San Diego, leads me through a series of model homes at his company’s new Weston development in Santee, California, he explains that this master-planned community is both a vision of the …

Solar Power

BuildPulse: Using Building Analytics to Reduce Energy Bills by 10-30%

This post is part of our <i>Future of Construction</i> series where we interview the leading founders and executives on the front lines of their industry to …

Business Development

How to set up a public electric vehicle charging station, the fast charging edition

<b>As electric vehicle use spreads, demand for more—and faster—charging stations will grow too.</b><p>So far, when businesses have looked at installing …

These New Batteries Let Electric Cars Travel 200 Miles with a 6-Minute Charge

Toshiba has developed a battery that holds twice the energy of a traditional Lithium-ion battery, and it charges in one-fifth of the time.<p>via Getty …

New York, New Jersey get serious about electric cars

While parts of the federal government focus on sustaining fossil-fuel energy, numerous states are enacting new policies and programs to boost …

Latch makes opening your door secure and simple with its new smart lock

Lose the keys.<p>Author:<p>Staff<p>Publish date:<p>Social count:<p>25<p>25<p>SHARES<p>Jet packs and flying cars may have been a bit too out there for imagining wha the world …

Tesla Announced the Cost of Its Solar Roof

Just under six months after announcing its Solar Roof, Tesla has finally put a price tag on those eco-friendly solar tiles that look like the real …

Renault Using Old EV Batteries To Power Electric Car Charging Stations

The French automaker believes this will add flexibility to charging infrastructure.<p>Renault<p>Stephen EdelsteinView Stephen Edelstein's …

Here’s the electric car charging infrastructure needed to support 7 million EVs, study says

Industry analysts have tried to compare the petrol and diesel infrastructure with electric car charging infrastructure in the past, but it’s a hard comparison to make due to the important part that home charging plays in EV ownership.<p>Now the U.S. Department of Energy’s National Renewable Energy …

New solar panels with built-in batteries make off-grid living easy

Solar might be the future, but few people and businesses can afford to invest in the technology. This is why SolPad’s latest innovation is so …

LG enhances residential solar panels with two new Neon models

As concerns for the environment continue to rise, more and more people are switching over to greener forms of energy. One of the more famous options, …

Solar Panels

This Mini Wind Turbine Can Power Your Home in a Gentle Breeze

The first time you see a Nemoi wind turbine, you may not realize it’s a turbine at all. A white and silver metallic structure about the size of a …

Renewable Energy

Recycled plastic paving company Platio installs first 3 solar systems

We’re so excited to announce that the Hungarian startup Platio, which designed a modular energy-harvesting paving system made with recycled plastic, …

Utilities fighting against rooftop solar are only hastening their own doom

Batteries are going to make rooftop solar invulnerable.<p>Several of the big trends in clean electricity depend, in one way or another, on batteries. How fast batteries get better and cheaper will help determine how fast renewable energy grows, how fast fossil fuel power plants get shut down, and how …

Solar Power

Blockchain and Renewable Energy Are Utterly Disrupting Society as We Know It

The Grid of the Future<p>Renewable energy and blockchain are two technologies that are worth betting on. The former is considered to be the most …

The brand new Ring Video Doorbell 2 was just released

Everyone knows that the Ring Video Doorbell is the hottest option out there for anyone looking for a video solution that’s easy to install and even …

Elgato Debuts New 'Eve Degree' HomeKit-Connected Temperature Monitor

Elgato today announced the latest product in its Eve series of HomeKit-connected devices, debuting the Eve Degree. Eve Degree is a HomeKit-compatible temperature and humidity monitor with a fresh design featuring a large display housed in a sleek aluminum body.<p>Elgato already makes a temperature and …

Home Automation

Tesla teams up with utility company to offer super-cheap Powerwalls to back up its power grid

Tesla is pairing up with a Vermont utility provider to offer subsidized Powerwall battery packs to bolster its power grid and give customers a chance …

Clean Energy

Tesla does deal with Vermont utility to reduce electricity bills with Tesla batteries

Tesla has signed another deal with a utility, partnering with a Vermont utility to offer customers backup electricity for a fee.<p>The California-based …

SolarGaps blinds generate solar electricity while shading your windows

<b>These plug-and-play solar smart blinds track the sun's angle in the sky throughout the day and produce clean electricity for home or office.</b><p>For those …

Island Microgrids Represent 36% of Tesla’s Total Storage Capacity

Lyndon Rive, president for global sales and service at Tesla's energy division, recently said that it makes "perfect sense to convert every island …

Friday Labs unveils new minimalist & easy-to-install smart lock w/ HomeKit support

As HomeKit continues to expand in popularity, a pair of new smart locks have been introduced that both embrace the platform. Friday Labs has introduced the new Friday Lock, while Danalock has unveiled a new V3 smart lock.<p>First, the Friday Lock claims to be the “world’s smallest smart lock” with the …

The Ecobee4 is the new smart thermostat to beat (Nest who?) - CNET

<b>The Good</b> Ecobee's $249 Ecobee4 Smart Thermostat has a responsive display, a remote sensor and tons of smart integrations, including a built-in Amazon Alexa speaker.<p><b>The Bad</b> The price is high, particularly if you don't care about the Alexa speaker or the Ecobee4's other smart capabilities.<p><b>The Bottom</b> …

Smart Homes

3 Mortgage Tricks Every Homeowner Should Know About

Whether you're new to homeownership or have been making mortgage payments for years, it never hurts to find ways to slash your costs. Here are three tips that can help you save thousands.<p>One major advantage to getting a 15-year mortgage, as opposed to a 30-year loan, is that you'll generally be …

An Old Rock Could Lead to Next-Generation Solar Cells

After a 170-year delay, the discovery of a strange, metallic-looking rock found in the Ural Mountains in Russia in 1839 has ignited a global …

How to make better coffee? Start with this fantastic grinder.

<i>— Our editors review and recommend products to help you buy the stuff you need. If you make a purchase by clicking one of our links, we may earn a small share of the revenue. Our picks and opinions are independent from any business incentives.</i><p>A great cup of coffee seems like a simple thing. After …

These smart locks will let you ditch your keys

Keys are a time-tested means of access, but they won't do you much good if you leave them inside on your way out the door.<p>Today's crop of smart locks ($120 at Amazon.com) think they have a better way. All of them offer convenient, key-free access to your home, whether by code, by app, by proximity, …

Home Automation