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The vital importance of a season-appropriate wardrobe

We spoke to the UK’s menswear super stylists to learn the ultimate tricks for getting your wardrobe in shape for summer. Disclaimer: there’s an art …

Tesla switches on giant battery to shore up Australia's grid | Reuters

HORNSDALE, Australia (Reuters) - Tesla Inc TLSA.O switched on the world’s biggest lithium ion battery on Friday in time to feed Australia’s shaky power grid for the first day of summer, meeting a promise by Elon Musk to build it in 100 days or give it free.<p>“South Australia is now leading the world …

Environmentalism

Top Fitness Trends Of 2017 - Best Workout Tips and Health Trends

When presented with the options of going for a post-work bottle of Pinot Grigio, a trip to the local lido, and a BBQ in your friend's garden, or a …

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 …

US Air Force unveils solar+battery microgrid that could be deployed in less than an hour

Microgrids using solar and batteries have primarily been deployed in remote communities, like Tesla’s Powerpack projects in a resort in the Fiji Islands and an entire island in the American Samoa, because they are more easily deployed than power plants and becoming cheaper than diesel …

The future will be battery-powered: Inside the high-stakes race to build a better energy storage device

<b>In this picture taken on Wednesday, March 9, 2016, Jan Prochazka, the president of Prague based He3Da company, presents his battery in Prague, Czech Republic. In the global race to create more efficient and long-lasting batteries, some are betting on nanotechnology - the use of minuscule parts - as</b> …

Energy storage can open doors to clean energy solutions in emerging markets

Also available in: French<p>For over a hundred years, electrical grids have been built with the assumption that electricity has to be generated, …

Tesla discontinues DC version of Powerwall 2 in Europe/APAC, only available in America and AC everywhere else

The arrival of the Tesla Powerwall 2 is highly anticipated in the home energy storage and solar market since the unveiling of the product in October 2016.<p>When it first unveiled the Powerwall 2, Tesla released specs for two versions, a DC version like the first generation Powerwall, and a new AC …

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Most revolutions are noisy, violent affairs with often destructive outcomes. But some creep up on you unawares. One such is the coming upheaval in energy supply. This promises to transform the way power is delivered to the consumer, with potentially dramatic consequences for existing generators and …

Administrative Law

How California Utilities Are Managing Excess Solar Power

‘Virtual power plants’ would store renewable energy in batteries by day and redistribute it when demand surges after sunset<p>California utilities including PG&E Corp., Edison International and Sempra Energy are testing new ways to network solar panels, battery storage, two-way communication devices …

Renewable Energy

Tesla's battery farm on Kauai opens, large-scale solar energy for Hawaii

Even before Elon Musk engineered Tesla's acquisition of SolarCity, the two companies were collaborating.<p>SolarCity was already controlled by Musk, who …

Africapitalism: empowering people works much better than giving them aid

I’ve long questioned the traditional approach to development where donors and governments invest in basic health, education and access to food in developing countries, with the hope that the beneficiaries will eventually become self-sufficient.<p>While all assistance is to be acknowledged and …

Economic Development

Elon Musk Says His Solar Shingles Will Cost Less than a Normal Roof

In addition, they will be more durable, last longer, and of course, generate electricity.<p>A few weeks ago, Elon Musk unveiled a new product: solar shingles, designed to replace a traditional roof and generate electricity at the same time. Musk claimed at the time that Tesla's shingles would be more …

Clean Energy

Why This Simple Math Proverb Will Accelerate Your Startup | Inc.com

Every single startup founder and every single startup company is searching for one thing and one thing only - a business trend. The problem is every one attaches different definitions to this critical yet elusive notion.<p>When you have found a trend, you will have some level of validation that either …

A 5-mile island built to save Lagos’s economy has a worrying design flaw

The key to understanding Lagos, Africa’s most populous city, is in the water.<p>From the sea Lagos rose, from humble port city to economic and political powerhouse and sprawling home to around 22 million. It’s the water that the city is named for—“Lagos,” from the Portuguese word for lakes. Many of …

BABATUNDE FASHOLA: "...The only reason we don't have Power now is Vandalism..."

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'Vultures dressed up': the entrepreneurs rejecting venture capital funding

It’s seen as the holy grail for many small businesses. But could VC investment do your company more harm than good?<p>Entrepreneur James Davis* secured £100,000 in venture capital finance to start an IT business, in exchange for a 50% stake in his company. He was assigned a “handler” to talk to, but …

Venture Capital

Masayoshi Son: The 'Bill Gates of Japan' who masterminded Britain's biggest tech deal

Just two weeks separated Masayoshi Son’s private jet flying to the Turkish resort of Marmaris to court Stuart Chambers, ARM Holdings’ chairman. and his company SoftBank announcing Europe’s biggest-ever technology deal, but the Japanese billionaire has never been known for his patience.<p>At 16, when …

Bill Gates

How This 26-Year-Old Founder Raised $9 Million

<i>This piece originally appeared on brunchwork.</i><p>Hustle. That’s what Liz Wessel, the 26 year-old founder and CEO of WayUp, attributes her rapid success …

Google's 'Faster' undersea internet cable goes live

Internet users in Japan are about to get a speed boost. Google's 9,000km undersea internet cable from the United States to the country has been …

Do Nigerians really drink as much champagne as the French?

What do Africa’s super-wealthy spend their money on? Much the same things that rich people around the the world do: cars, houses and champagne, according to a BBC Africa report on the shopping habits of rich Africans.<p>Starting at the Luxury and Wealth Summit in Johannesburg, reporter Milton Nkosi …

Africa

Tour a £6.5 million house on Sandbanks, allegedly the 4th-most expensive place to live in the world

The average house price of the area fell during the 2007 banking crisis, but seemed to recover when an empty 1,393 square meter plot of land sold for £13.5 million ($20 million) in 2009. Rightmove lists a number of properties, almost all of which cost around £5 million ($7.5 million). In contrast, …

Bank of Japan launches negative interest rates

The Bank of Japan’s negative interest rates came into effect on Tuesday in a radical plan already deemed a failure by financial markets, highlighting Tokyo’s lack of options to spur growth as global markets sputter.<p>The central bank, which announced the shock decision on 29 January, will charge …

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The top 7 startups from Y Combinator Winter ’16 Demo Day 1

We asked investors what their favorite startups were from the 60 that launched at Y Combinator’s Winter 2016 Demo Day 1. After huddling with our writers and adding our input, here are TechCrunch’s picks for the 7 most promising companies from the batch, plus an honorable mention. Here’s our …

Dave Elkington: The man who worked as cleaner while launching a start-up now worth $1bn

Most successful entrepreneurs have a story to tell which, more often than not, will involve them explaining how they have worked their way up the …

Africa's Richest Man Begins Construction Of New $1 Billion Cement Plant In Nigeria

Dangote Cement, Africa’s largest cement producer which is controlled by Nigerian billionaire Aliko Dangote, on Sunday began the construction of a new $1 billion cement factory in Okpella, Edo state, in Nigeria’s southern region.<p>According to a report by Leadership newspapers, the new 6 million …