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How Tesla's rechargeable battery that can power your home works

The Powerwall can store solar energy and provide backup power for your home. The first version, unveiled in 2015, can fit either on the outside or inside the wall of your house. What improvements we will see in the updated version are unclear.<p>But for those interested in the technology, here's a …

Clean Energy

Welsh home installs UK's first Tesla Powerwall storage battery

Battery could revolutionise UK energy market by enabling people to store excess energy generated from rooftop solar panels<p>The setting is decidedly modest: a utility room in a red-brick house at the end of a cul-de-sac in Wales. But if the hype turns out to be right, this may be the starting point …

Clean Energy

The New Power Added to U.S. Grids in 2015 Was Mostly Renewable

2015 was a big year for clean energy.<p>Renewable energy accounted for the majority of new power added to the U.S. power grids last year—marking the …

Renewable Energy

One of the World's Largest Solar Farms to Be Built in California Desert

Solar is going big. Again.<p>The federal government on Monday green-lit a 485-megawatt solar plant that will generate enough carbon-free electricity to …

Chicago electricity bills set to increase as a result of "Polar Vortex" rules

When the polar vortex struck Chicago in the winter of 2013–14, we experienced some of the most severe winter weather in the city's history. Years …

Hawaii Breaks Ground On Its Biggest Wind Power Project Yet

<i>. Wind turbines at the Kahuku Wind Farm.</i><p>In January 2008, Hawaii announced its plan to produce 70% of its energy needs from renewable sources by 2030. …

Renewable Energy

Saudi Arabia ‘could cut billions’ from budget amid plunging oil prices – report

<i>“The government is in the early stages of the review and could look at cutting investment spending, estimated to be about 382 billion riyals ($102</i> …

Obama Slams Koch Brothers at Clean Energy Summit for 'Standing in the Way of Progress'

President Obama has returned from vacation and he said he feels "refreshed, renewed, recharged" and "a little feisty." Well, that feistiness was …

A new kind of glass could create next-gen OLEDs and solar cells

For a long time, one of the key defining factors of glasses has been their molecular randomness; but when a team at the University of Chicago, led by …

Nanotech

Hawaii flips switch on Ocean Thermal Energy Conversion plant, harvesting clean energy from the sea

Hawaii is often the first to roll out new renewable energy projects and for good reason. The island state depends on imported fuel to provide most of …

Renewable Energy

Indian Airport First in World to Be Completely Solar Powered

An airport in the south of India is the world’s first to run completely on solar energy following commissioning of a 12-megawatt project overseen by …

Renewable Energy

Companies see opportunities from new U.S. oil and gas rules | Reuters

WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal to crack down on methane leaks from the oil and gas industry left some green groups wanting more and industry warning of unnecessary regulation.<p>But a few dozen companies and some labor groups welcomed Tuesday’s …

Natural Gas

Evidence of liquid water found on Mars

<b>Nasa's Curiosity rover has found that water can exist as a liquid near the Martian surface.</b><p>Mars should be too cold to support liquid water at the surface, but salts in the soil lower its freezing point - allowing briny films to form.<p>The results lend credence to a theory that dark streaks seen on …

Geoscience