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Energy Problem: Putting The Battery In Context

<b>Our Energy Problem: Putting The Battery In Context by Jeff Desjardins, Visual Capitalist</b><p><b>The Battery Series</b> is a five-part infographic series that …

Residents in These 8 States Are Getting Creamed by State and Local Taxes, Study Shows

Image source: Flickr user Ryan Ritchie.<p>With the calendar flipping into April, we're officially in crunch time when it comes to preparing and filing your federal (and perhaps state) tax return.<p>Short of filing an extension, most taxpayers have about two more weeks to divulge their most intimate …

Comparably Compares Your Salary with Other People In Your Field, Anonymously

The first step to making sure you’re being paid fairly is knowing how much your peers make, and while many sites provide some information on the …

Employment

Meet the Artist Using Superheroes to Highlight Racism

We caught up with artist Markus Prime, a graphic illustrator who is using his talents to explore issues of race, class, and representation in his new book, “B.R.U.H.”<p>Graphics illustrator Markus Prime's B.R.U.H.: Black Renditions of Universal Heroes comes out today. In <i>B.R.U.H.,</i> Prime reimagines some …

Feminism
Renewable Energy

A Lithium Gamble That Could Win Big for Tesla

About half way between Reno and Las Vegas, in a barren, sun-scorched valley, sits a region that’s straddling the past and the future of humanity’s …

Energy

Elon Musk Learning Hard Lessons in Energy Storage Market

Image source: Tesla Motors.<p>When <b>Tesla Motors</b> launched the Powerwall energy storage product last year, it was considered a product that would let people use electricity they generated and also have a stable backup source of power. Early indications are that the fast-cycling 7 kWh model is doing well …

Scientists Map Two-Way Energy Storage Street For Better EV Batteries

<b>Published on</b> March 23rd, 2016 | <i>by Tina Casey</i><p>38<p>Scientists Map Two-Way Energy Storage Street For Better EV Batteries<p>March 23rd, 2016 by <b>Tina Casey</b><p>Energy …

Clean Energy
Renewable Energy

E.ON Launching Home Solar Storage Option In 2 Weeks

<b>Published on</b> March 14th, 2016 | <i>by Guest Contributor</i><p>18<p>March 14th, 2016 by <b>Guest Contributor</b><p>Originally published on <i>Sustainnovate</i>.<br>By Henry Lindon<p>The …

Energy Storage

How Distributed Battery Storage Will Surpass Grid-Scale Storage in the US by 2020

In 2020, America’s energy storage market will likely surpass 1.6 gigawatts -- making it 28 times bigger than it was in 2015.<p>The U.S. market in 2020 …

Solar Power

Collaged Paintings Bridge the Two Worlds of a Nigerian-American Artist

Njideka Akunyili Crosby’s work portrays intimate family scenes that span two cultures.<p>The scenes Njideka Akunyili Crosby depicts in her partially-collaged paintings are domestic and intimate. There are no obvious conflicts portrayed, and the people who populate her work seem as though they'd have …

Art

Will Hawaii’s Attempts to Elevate Energy Storage be Successful?

With all the hoopla over utility commission rulings regarding how rooftop solar gets treated in California and Nevada, we almost forgot to bring up …

An Electric Car Battery That Will Get You From Paris to Brussels and Back

<b>Proposition: Electric cars will remain</b> mostly niche products until they have a range of 800 kilometers, or roughly 500 miles, with an affordable …

Tesla Model S

Enphase Energy Announces New Residential Storage Product

<b>Published on</b> February 25th, 2016 | <i>by Kyle Field</i><p>23<p>February 25th, 2016 by <b>Kyle Field</b><p>Enphase Energy has long been a key provider of microinverter and …

Clean Energy

Negative Electricity Prices Are Not A Sign Of Renewable Success

<i>“The success story of German solar meant power prices dipped into negative territory in the last five days as the sun finally appeared.”</i> PV Magazine April 2015<p>Advocates of wind and solar power often point to low or negative prices for electricity in wholesale markets with a heavy reliance on those …

Renewable Energy
Al Gore

The Amazon survival guide for parents

Lesser-known tricks that make the site even more useful for moms and dads<p>If your Boppy doubles as a throw pillow, your living room seating arrangement includes a Snuggabunny Swing, and you occasionally drink wine out of Take & Toss sippy cups, you’re a parent.<p>With this great title comes two …

Shopping

Lessons Learned From SolarCity’s First Home Energy Storage Installs, Updated

SolarCity has reservations for at least 65 energy storage systems in California, according to the latest SGIP summary. (SGIP is California's Self …

Million-Dollar Investment Gives Australia’s Battery Storage A Big Boost

<b>Published on</b> February 12th, 2016 | <i>by Joshua S Hill</i><p>1<p>Million-Dollar Investment Gives Australia’s Battery Storage A Big Boost<p>February 12th, 2016 by</b> …

Venture Capital

Robots deliver fun with hotel room service orders, and they don't expect a tip

Your hotel's newest bellhop may be a robot.<p>A Santa Clara, Calif., start-up and its "autonomous robot helpers" received $15 million in new financing last month. Savioke's goal is to put robots in hotels across the country, building on its current stable of 12, including one near Los Angeles …

From Tesla's Powerwall to flow batteries: five facts about the energy storage revolution

From Tesla’s Powerwall to flow batteries, we look at existing and emerging technology that could be a critical part of the sustainable energy puzzle<p>Batteries – the workhorse technology that injects life into gadgets we can’t live without – are taking on a bigger role as they replace petrol tanks in …

Clean Energy

Tesla's new rechargeable battery that can power your home is coming this summer

The Powerwall can store solar energy and provide backup power for your home.<p>The first version, unveiled in 2015, can fit either on the inside or outside of the wall of your house. It comes in a 10 kWh model that costs $3,500 and a 7 kWh model priced at $3,000.<p>The system can connect to the internet …

Tesla

Leclanché Will Supply Ontario One Of World’s Largest Energy Storage Systems

<b>Published on</b> January 23rd, 2016 | <i>by Glenn Meyers</i><p>46<p>Storage News: Leclanché Will Supply Ontario One Of World’s Largest Energy Storage Systems<p>January …

Clean Energy

Samsung unveils new high energy density battery prototype, says it could allow electric vehicles range of 373 miles

Samsung SDI unveiled at the Detroit Auto Show this week a new battery cell prototype, which the company claims has the “world’s top high energy density” and could allow electric vehicles to travel 373 miles (600 km) on a single charge.<p>As it is often the case with battery “breakthroughs”, I wouldn’t …

Electric Vehicles

This Company Is Buying a Ton Of Batteries From LG For the Power Grid

Battery farms that store energy will increasingly plug into the world’s power grids in the coming years. They let utilities avoid building expensive …

Clean Energy

Tesla says Australian utility Origin to market solar battery

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Tesla Motors Inc on Thursday listed Australia's largest power and gas retailer Origin Energy as one of the distributors for its solar battery storage product which the company is launching globally in two other countries.<p>Australia has the world's highest per capita penetration of …

Tesla