Brian St Hubert

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Regulation, Not Technology, Will Determine The Future Of Rooftop Solar

But here’s the issue: regulation. If regulators decide to change the rules around net metering–the money utilities pay to buy excess power from …

Turning Windows into Solar Panels

National Labs are taking a fresh approach to solar power by harnessing the power of quantum dots.

Solar Panels

CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-SunEdison gives Einhorn's Greenlight Capital a board seat

(Corrects third paragraph to say Greenlight Capital’s stake in SunEdison is 6.8 pct, not 4 pct; drops incorrect reference to Einhorn holding 4 pct stake)<p>Jan 27 (Reuters) - SunEdison Inc added a former partner from David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital to its board, bowing to pressure from the hedge …

UN urges business leaders to double investment in green energy by 2020

Rapid transition from fossil fuels to wind and solar is needed to ensure the success of the Paris climate agreement, says secretary general, Ban Ki-moon<p>The United Nations urged global business leaders on Wednesday to double investment in wind and solar energy to $600bn (£400bn) a year by 2020.<p>One …

10 changes to make in your 30s that will set you up for lifelong success

But your 30s are an ideal time to cement the habits that will help you achieve personal and professional fulfillment for the rest of your life.<p>To give you a head start, we sifted through recent Quora threads on this critical life transition and highlighted the most compelling responses.<p>Here are 10 …

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Tesla is entering another crisis

The company then upped the amount of stock on offer, to $640 million. CEO Elon Musk will likely purchase $20 million in shares himself.<p>The move surprised no one who has been following the ups and downs of Tesla's fortunes and stock price over the past 12 months, although it came sooner than anyone …

Tesla

The Promise Of 5G

The evolution of personal communication has fundamentally altered the everyday lives of most people on our planet. Armed with a smartphone connected to a seemingly infinite ocean of information, entertainment and applications, many of us cannot remember a time when we weren’t dependent on our …

Is This Flying Car Company For Real?

We’ve been promised a flying car for as long as I can remember. From The Jetsons to Back To The Future, we’ve been sold this dream for years and years. Owning something that starts out on the ground and ends up flying through the air is something I want to experience before I kick the bucket.<p>A …

7 Tricks To Guarantee You Get The Best Sleep Of Your Entire Life

Best Sleep, Entire Life, Turn off Distractions, Watch what you eat<p><b>7 Tricks To Guarantee You Get The Best Sleep Of Your Entire Life</b><p>A good day usually …

A 33-year-old who runs a 7-figure business while traveling the world explains how she makes it work

Mays is the 33-year-old founder and CEO of Just Fearless, a business-development consultancy that helps women entrepreneurs expand into international markets.<p>While she's based in Hong Kong and Los Angeles, she spends around eight months of the year outside of the US, working on projects everywhere …

Project Management

Is Google’s new Project Fi wireless service right for you?

Setting up service for your mobile phone can be a hassle. It often involves endless paperwork, long lines, confusing pricing structures, undertrained staff, and large bills. Google’s new wireless service, called Project Fi, wants to change that. It launched in April, but has taken some time to …

Telecoms

How an 8th Grade Dropout Founded a $5 Billion Company (the Origin Story of Dunkin’ Donuts)

A child of the Great Depression, William Rosenberg built a company that became a New England icon, and a successful brand around the world.<p>If you grew up in New England (as I did), I’m willing to bet I know which coffee-shop chain you prefer. In fact, it’s not even close.<p>Starbucks might be …

Shido bot for Slack lets you outsource tasks to freelancers from within your channel

Shido is the latest product from freelancing marketplace Speedlancer and it works by connecting you with people who can carry out assigned tasks within 4 hours, directly within your Slack channel.<p>Tasks can be anything from data-entry to design or content creation.<p>Speaking about the launch on …

Outsourcing

Tesla Motors Secures Up To $750M In Credit It Desperately Needs To Cover Daily Costs As It Burns Through Investment Cash

With about $1.5 billion in cash at the end of its first quarter and about $1.5 billion in planned investments this year, Tesla Motors has needed to …

Home Solar Energy Gets Jolt from Financing

Solar technology is growing, and companies are making more solar moves.<p>As solar-powered technology becomes more popular, more financing options are …

Using Old-School Tactics to Sell New Solar Tech

Door-to-door sales have sent this company's growth through the roof.<p>When Brennan Mulcahy created American Solar Direct in 2009 to sell solar panel installations to California homeowners, he eschewed modern advertising and social media blitzes and chose a strictly old-fashioned approach--going …

Half of Americans Say Solar Is Important, But Only 6% Say They’ll Buy PV Today

Solar and wind power top the list of energy sources that Americans identify as most important to their energy future, according to a new survey from …

How I got 2.3 million app downloads (without spending a cent on marketing)

The story of how an app I built in 6 hours got 2.3 million downloads, generated a full-time salary and was acquired after 18 months.<p>This was …

Elon Musk Explains the Fatal Flaw of Flying Cars

What happens when they break down and fall out of the sky?<p>Smartest Man in the World Elon Musk sat down with Other Smartest Man in the World Neil deGrasse Tyson on a recent episode of Tyson's excellent StarTalk podcast. At one point, Tyson brought up the subject of flying cars, to which Musk …

ELON MUSK: This is the biggest problem we need to solve on Earth in this century

<b>"From a terrestrial standpoint, the biggest problem we need to solve on Earth this century is sustainable production and consumption of energy," Musk said during the show. "This really is quite a serious problem. People really should take this quite seriously."</b><p>We've known for a while now that we …

Tesla

How Solar Power Has Gotten So Cheap, So Fast

Solar power has long been seen as something that's coming in the future — a promising technology that's just too expensive for widespread use. In the past few years, that has started to change.<p>Transcript<p>STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:<p>Let's talk now about a different kind of technology - solar power. Solar is …

Utility-Scale Solar Power Capacity Doubles In 2014 To Reach 36 GW

<b>Published on</b> March 9th, 2015 | <i>by Mridul Chadha</i><p>3<p>March 9th, 2015 by <b>Mridul Chadha</b><p>Cumulative utility-scale solar power generation capacity reached 35.9 …

Renewable Energy

Utilities wage campaign against rooftop solar

By Joby Warrick<p>, Reporter<p>Three years ago, the nation’s top utility executives gathered at a Colorado resort to hear warnings about a grave new threat to operators of America’s electric grid: not superstorms or cyberattacks, but rooftop solar panels.<p>If demand for residential solar continued to soar, …

Can solar transform the energy market ?

I have never given much credence to the idea that an international agreement on climate change capable of establishing a global carbon price was …

Big growth, but also losses, for solar company SolarCity

By the end of 2014, solar installer and financier (and soon to be solar panel manufacturer) SolarCity had installed about 1 GW worth of solar panels …

Solar Power