Renewable Energy

Why First Solar's Stock Is Incredibly Cheap

First Solar has so much cash and tangible value on its balance sheet that investors shouldn't ignore this stock any longer.<p><b>First Solar</b>'s …

First Solar Inc.

Tesla Model 3’s wheelbase allows for a battery pack up to 75 kWh, says Elon Musk

Elon Musk is not done with his Tweetstorm today on his way to Cape Canaveral in Florida for SpaceX’s upcoming launch. After confirming that the Tesla Model 3 will not be available with all-wheel-drive dual motors at launch and releasing a video of the first Model 3 release candidate drive, he now …

SolarCity

The Solar Singularity

The “solar singularity” is the point where solar becomes so cheap in a majority of countries around the world that it is established as the default …

Energy

The new Oncor is going after a new target: Texas homeowners with solar panels | Business

If this is how the new Oncor Electric Delivery Co. plans to do business, look out, greenies.<p>The state’s largest regulated utility wants to add a …

Biofuel

The Best Cordless Outdoor Power Tool Systems

It's time to ditch the smelly gas and messy cords and go with battery powered equipment to clear your yard.<p>The power and runtime of cordless power tools is increasing rapidly. You no longer need to worry about running out of juice when landscaping a your yard. However, choosing an outdoor power …

Woodworking

German 'Largest Artificial Sun' To Generate Climate Friendly Fuel

Hydrogen is the most abundant element in the Universe. But here on Earth, it’s rather rare. That’s unfortunate, because in our warming world, its …

Alternative Energy

Good News for California: New Data Shows Electric Vehicle Sales in Northeast States Are Rising Fast

New data shows that electric vehicle (EV) sales in northeastern states rose dramatically in 2016. While overall U.S. EV sales grew 37 percent in …

Electric Vehicles

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Energy

Earth Hour is bad for the poor

Good eco-intentions are no excuse for extending energy poverty.<p>At 8:30 p.m. on Saturday, in the U.S. and around the world, around one billion people are expected to switch off their lights for one hour as a political statement against climate change and fossil fuels, and in support of carbon cuts …

Energy

Texas' sun-powered boom | Economic Snapshot

Texas and California stand out among the states when it comes to renewable energy. Texas dominates with the most wind capacity, while California's …

Energy

Designing A Super-Powerful Fake Sun To Make Cleaner Energy | Co.Design

The “sun,” housed within a facility called the Synlight, is made of 149 Xenon short-arc lamps that produce 10,000 times the intensity of normal sunlight. In essence, it’s made of lightbulbs so powerful that when they’re focused on a single point, they can raise the temperature to 3,000 degrees …

Design

Inspiring US Non-Profit Helps Thousands Access Cheap Energy

The Tennessee Valley Authority has provided some of the country's cheapest utility rates to 7 million customers in the last eighty years. Thanks to President Roosevelt's New Deal Bill in 1933, TVA started, and remains, an economic driver for the seven states the public utility serves. People living …

Energy

Loss for Hanwha Q Cells Shows Deterioration in Solar Market

Despite declining results, Hanwha Q Cells is betting on more capacity expansion in 2017.<p>The solar manufacturing business continues to be a tough one …

Energy

A Positive Path for Meeting The Global Climate Challenge

This past year, the Indian government took two actions that help to illustrate which steps to decarbonize the global economy might work and which are …

Climate Change

Foxconn to hike Sharp TV panel capacity in Japan, says IHS Markit

Foxconn to hike Sharp TV panel capacity in Japan, says IHS Markit<p>Foxconn Electronics, after becoming the largest shareholder of Sharp, aims to …

TV

Hopeful combo: World economy grows, carbon emissions stay flat

For three years running, global carbon dioxide emissions have been essentially flat, a survey finds. It hints at the potential for 'decoupling' …

Climate Change

Competition looks to create jobs and develop renewable energy resources

The province’s power grid operator wants companies to think green to supply Albertans with renewable energy.<p>The first stage in a series of …

Energy

Natural Gas Storage Forecast For Next Week

We anticipate a storage draw around -50 Bcf.<p>Finalized estimates are due next Tuesday.<p>Current projected fundamentals support a floor of …

Oil

Contractors risked worker lives at Anchorage power plant, state charges

Alaska workplace safety officials have issued two dozen citations and proposed $882,000 in fines to three contractors that it says put workers' lives …

Energy

Team shows fuel cells can be used to power UK trains

By: Rachael Barker<p>Fuel Cell Systems, working with the University of Birmingham and Hitachi Rail Europe, has completed a six-month study for the UK …

Biomass

First Solar, SunPower price targets cut at J.P. Morgan on oversupply fears

Chinese solar companies' decision to raise production by 15% this year, combined with supply increases from other sources, likely will hurt U.S. …

Energy

Cleantech Investment Roundup: Sunnova, NextEV, ChargePoint, Primus, C3 IoT Lead Funding Stampede

You may be wondering, "What's the latest in cleantech investing?" Well, here's the rundown: Baidu invested in electric vehicle start-up NextEV and …

Energy

Alberta geothermal industry celebrates federal budget but challenges remain

Proponents argue the province's old oil and gas wells are ready made for the renewable technology<p>Advocates of geothermal energy in Alberta are …

Energy

Consumers Energy Foundation Contributes $150,000 to Provide Access for Free Tax Assistance, Support 2-1-1

JACKSON, Mich., Mar. 24 /CSRwire/ - The Consumers Energy Foundation announced today that it has contributed $150,000 to support free tax preparation …

Taxes

Energy Recap: Eyes On Ethanol

Every Friday, Seeking Alpha provides a roundup of insightful opinion and analysis articles in the energy sector.<p>In this edition, we highlight …

Petroleum

Kosmos Energy starts phase two exploration drilling off western Africa

Kosmos Energy (KOS +3.9%) maintains strong gains after announcing the start of the second phase of its multi-well exploration drilling program …

Energy

New Japanese solar cell is closest to reaching maximum efficiency

Solar energy is the hottest thing in eco-living, and everybody wants in on it. People are installing solar panels in their homes, governments are creating smart grids and companies like Google want to run completely on renewable energy and help people do the same.<p>However, the more we start to …

Solar Power

Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April

The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency of traditional solar power gathering cells, will be up for order starting in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk.<p>These are a key step in Tesla’s combined …

Tesla

Scientists Have Broken the Efficiency Record for Mass-Produced Solar Panels

Yes!<p>Researchers in Japan have set a new record for the efficiency of mass-produced solar panels, meaning even more of the Sun's energy can now be …

Energy

Scientists made a detailed “roadmap” for meeting the Paris climate goals. It’s eye-opening.

Back in 2015, the world’s governments met in Paris and agreed to keep global warming below 2°C, to avoid the worst risks of a hotter planet. See here for background on why, but that’s the goal. For context, the planet’s warmed ~1°C since the 19th century.<p>One problem with framing the goal this way, …

Climate Change