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Google’s home solar panel estimates launch in Germany

Google’s Project Sunroof, which estimates whether homes get enough sunlight to switch over to solar power, is launching in Germany today. It’s the first time Sunroof has expanded outside the US, where it finally reached all 50 states earlier this year after launching in 2015.<p>But as with its US …

EGEB: Jinko $100M into PERC solar cells, Project Sunroof in Germany, more

<i>Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important news</i><p>Google’s Project Sunroof expanding into Germany – Have any of you used it? Did it lead toward getting a contractor quote? Just for playing? I’ve only played with it – but it seems powerful for …

The Inside Story of the Kushner-Bannon Civil War

West Wing sources come clean about the backstabbing, the bullying, the distrust, and the buzzing flies.<p>I. Buzzing Flies<p>The West Wing of the White House is a cramped collection of tiny offices, some of them windowless, linked by narrow hallways. New inhabitants are sometimes surprised at just how …

Donald Trump

How Much Does a Rooftop Solar System With Batteries Cost?

Back in April 2015, Rocky Mountain Institute and partners including Global X and HOMER Energy published a study, <i>The Economics of Load Defection</i>, that …

Solar Power

Cool roofs: beating the midday sun with a slap of white paint

Reflecting the sun saves a building’s energy but it can also affect surrounding temperatures and offset carbon emissions<p>There’s no shortage of measures that homeowners and businesses can take to lessen their environmental footprint – from better insulation and double glazing, to easing up on …

Clean Energy

Japanese warships to join US fleet near North Korea as tensions rise

Navy destroyers will join USS Carl Vinson for military drills amid fears Pyongyang plans further nuclear and missile tests<p>Japan is preparing to send several warships to join a US aircraft carrier strike group heading for the Korean peninsula, in a show of force designed to deter North Korea from …

North Korea

Scientists just uncovered some troubling news about Greenland’s most enormous glacier

The largest glacier in Greenland is even more vulnerable to sustained ice losses than previously thought, scientists have reported.<p>Jakobshavn glacier, responsible for feeding flotillas of icebergs into the Ilulissat icefjord — and possibly for unleashing the iceberg that sank the Titanic — is an …

Global Warming

Toyota shows robotic leg brace to help paralyzed people walk

TOKYO (AP) — Toyota is introducing a wearable robotic leg brace designed to help partially paralyzed people walk.The Welwalk WW-1000 system is made …

Robotics

Thomas Friedman on Thriving in the Age of Acceleration

Thomas Friedman

<i>Friday 04/07/2017</i><p>Tom Friedman of The New York Times on the U.S. military strike against Syria, in response to the Assad regime's chemical weapons …

Charlie Rose

This tiny home was 3D-printed in 24 hours

And it cost just over $10,000<p>At this point, a house (or a five-story building) made of 3D-printed parts is no longer a shocking sight. However, a new project in Russia takes the instant gratification of a 3D-printed structure one step further by getting all the printing done right on site.<p>Completed …

Flexible new solar panel is almost 80% lighter than traditional panels

Solar panels just got a lot slimmer. Zhengrong Shi, a.k.a. the Sun King, is now marketing eArche, a super flexible, ultrathin solar panel that could …

Clean Energy

Liquid energy storage system gets the "MOST" out of the Sun

Solar power is potentially the greatest single energy source outside of controlled nuclear fusion, but the Sun is literally a fair weather source …

Panasonic Unveils Sleek Black Solar Panel for Unobtrusive Residential Use

<b>New N320K, N315K and N310K models are the latest additions to Panasonic's line of high-efficiency solar panels designed for residential …

Solar Power

A Company in Japan Just Broke the World Record for Solar Panel Efficiency

The Rise of Solar Power<p>Solar power is certainly on the rise around the world. There are massive solar power generating installations across Asia, …

When Solar Panels Became Job Killers

WUHAN, China — Russell Abney raised two children on solar power. The 49-year-old Georgia Tech graduate worked for the last decade in Perrysburg, Ohio, a suburb of Toledo, pulling a good salary as an equipment engineer for the largest American solar-panel maker.<p>On the other side of the world, Gao …

Solar Power

What Are The Pros And Cons Of Tesla's New Solar Roof Tiles?

<i>What are your thoughts on the new Tesla solar roof tiles? originally appeared on Quora:</i> <i>the place to gain and share knowledge, empowering people to learn from others and better understand the world</i>.<p><b>Answer by Michael Barnard, low-carbon innovation analyst, on Quora:</b><p>I have a few thoughts about the new …

Solar Power

Tesla unveils its new ‘sleek and low-profile’ exclusive solar panel made by Panasonic

The attention around Tesla’s solar products is mostly focused on its solar roof tiles, but those address only a new segment in the market – the new roof segment. Tesla is also trying to innovate for homeowners who don’t need a new roof, but who still want to generate their own solar energy.<p>This …