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How Cheap Does Geothermal Need To Be Before It Becomes The Next Solar?

A new startup called Dandelion is drastically reducing the cost of installing the tech to provide residential buildings with heating and cooling from the ground.<p>At a cost of $80,000 and upwards, geothermal systems have often been too expensive for homeowners, even if harnessing the natural …

SolarCity

Daimler Unveils Battery Plant to Challenge Tesla

Automaker solidifies commitment to EVs<p>Daimler, the parent company of Mercedes-Benz, broke ground on its second battery plant in Kamenz, Germany today. The new plant signals an effort to increase the efficiency of battery production as Mercedes-Benz prepares to introduce a slew of EVs over the next …

Electric Vehicles

Move Over Tesla, Europe's Building Its Own Battery Gigafactories

Battery-making gigafactories are about to arrive in Europe, challenging a lead Tesla Inc. is building at a plant in Nevada and opening the way for a …

Electric Vehicles

Daimler unveils its own new battery Gigafactory for electric vehicles

Daimler is among one of the few major automakers with aggressive all-electric vehicle plans. The German automaker recently announced acceleration of electric car plans by 3 years and that they will spend $11 billion on 10 models by 2022.<p>They are backing this up with a new battery factory, which …

Daimler AG
Clean Energy

Tesla partners with agribusiness Limoneira to add batteries to their solar projects

Tesla is currently ramping up its energy storage business and it landed an important partner today – Limoneira, one of the leading producers of lemons, avocados, oranges, specialty citrus and other crops.<p>The two companies will test Tesla’s battery systems at their solar installations.<p>Mark …

Clean Energy

Britain installs world's largest wind turbines in new offshore wind farm

Off the coast of Liverpool, a new wind farm features the largest wind turbines that the market has to offer. Most wind farms currently consist of …

Hydroelectric Power

5 Burning Questions (and Answers) About Tesla's Solar Roof Calculator

When Tesla unveiled pricing for its Solar Roof earlier this year, Consumer Reports ran a cost-benefit analysis on three real-world houses. Two of …

Solar Power

America's first offshore wind farm launched with GE turbines twice as tall as the Statue of Liberty

The vast majority of the energy the country consumes comes from fossil fuels, and isn't renewable or sustainable. But wind farms offer a promising alternative.<p>GE and Deepwater Wind, a developer of offshore turbines, have partnered to build five massive wind turbines and install them in the Atlantic …

Renewable Energy

The revolutionary redox system that produces and stores energy in the home

The team calls the device a Chemical Looping Energy-on-Demand System (CLES), and it's based on an original invention by Professor Behdad Moghtaderi …

Clean Energy