SolarCity

I went from rural Nigeria to an MIT-backed startup -- with a Nokia phone

<b>(CNN) —</b> I'm a 19-year-old developer at an MIT-backed startup called dot Learn in Lagos, living in the bustle of Nigeria's largest city. But until recently my life was quite different.<p>Just a few years ago, I was living in rural southeastern Nigeria and had nothing but a basic Nokia 2690 phone -- and …

Africa

The 3 Best Electric-Vehicle Stories of 2017

The biggest news in a year that was huge for electric-vehicle technology.<p>We might someday look back at 2017 and decide that it was the year in which …

Electric Vehicles

Reddish-brown water not so sweet

“The people in Western Chula Vista and National City are getting ice age, prehistoric water that is incredibly good,” said Michael Garrod, the …

Water

Solar city initiative launched

To promote the use of renewable energy in the Capital, BSES Rajdhani Power Limited (BRPL), in partnership with United States Agency for International …

Delhi

New DL&W rail corridor plans

BUFFALO, N.Y. -- There's a new push to redevelop the old DL&W rail corridor from the DL&W Terminal near Canalside to Solar City.<p>Meanwhile, there's …

Renewable Energy

WNY Land Conservancy proposes multi-use trail

BUFFALO, N.Y. — The Western New York Land Conservancy wants to transform some unused greenspace into a multi-purpose trail connecting downtown …

Buffalo

2018 Will Be All About Execution For Tesla

Tesla had a relatively solid 2017. While the company’s stock performed well, rising by over 40%, driven by its new product launches, the company’s financial issues continued as it burned through cash while adding to its debt load. Moreover, sales of Tesla’s premium vehicles appear to be flattening …

Renewable Energy

A conversation with Dean Kamen on the myth of “Eureka!”

In the final episode of Flux podcast for 2017 I sat down with Dean Kamen, engineer, businessman and inventor extraordinaire.<p>As an undergraduate, Kamen developed the first portable drug delivery device, a wearable infusion pump. Today he spends much of his time running DEKA, his New Hampshire based …

Renewable Energy

Heritage group slams Erap’s Manila Bay reclamation projects

A heritage group has expressed its opposition to the planned reclamation projects on Manila Bay.<p>The Heritage Conservation Society (HCS) said the …

Renewable Energy

Cuomo’s latest ‘economic development’ fiasco

Add yet another item to the list of white elephants in Gov. Cuomo’s upstate “economic development” zoo.<p>This time it’s the factory that was built over …

Opinion

Read These 10 Books to Start 2018 Sprinting Toward Success

People you could never get a meeting with have written books telling everything you would ask them if you could.<p>The new year is fast approaching, and many of us are probably feeling a subtle desire to make some sort of personal or professional improvement in the year to come. Whether you are …

Success

12 ludicrous things Elon Musk achieved in 2017

12 ludicrous things Elon Musk achieved in 2017<p>Elon Musk is one of the most beguiling men on the planet. Whilst still a student he changed the way we …

Elon Musk

Tesla Investors Have Another Thing Going For Them

Tesla on its own has great potential, notwithstanding getting through some manufacturing woes with unrivaled technologies.<p>As long term investors keep …

Business

African innovations that could change the world

Africa

Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales

(Reuters) - After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research.<p>The reason? An analysis of installation data suggests that most of the slowdown is traceable to a …

Tesla

Tesla responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales

Installations fall this year for the first time after previous annual increases of 50 percent<p>After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a report released on Thursday by GTM Research.<p>The reason? An …

Autos

Blame Elon Musk for drop in solar installations

Residential solar isn’t white-hot anymore.<p>After a bumper 2015 and a solid 2016, the US residential-solar market is poised to contract 13 percent this …

Business

Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales: Study

After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a …

Tesla

Tesla largely responsible for slide in US home solar sales: Report

After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, according to a …

Renewable Energy

Tesla largely responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales: report

(Reuters) - After years of double-digit growth, home solar installations in the United States are poised to fall for the first time this year, …

Stock Markets

The Double Trap For Tesla Investors Predicting The Future

The iPhone was an enormous gamble, as its pushed the limits of then-available technology - the microprocessor, screen, battery, and wireless …

Business

CNBC Transcript: Kynikos Associates Founder and President Jim Chanos Speaks With CNBC's Kelly Evans

Following is the unofficial transcript of a CNBC EXCLUSIVE interview with Kynikos Associates Founder and President Jim Chanos and CNBC's Kelly Evans …

Markets

Elon Musk Nailed 2017: 12 Ludicrous Things He Achieved This Year

Advertisement<p>Elon Musk is one of the most beguiling men on the planet. Whilst still a student he changed the way we paid for products over the …

Elon Musk

A Tesla-SpaceX merger would be the deal of the decade

• <b>A Morgan Stanley analyst and Tesla bull teased a merger with SpaceX.</b>• <b><br>Tesla wouldn't gain any meaningful synergies from a tie-up, but its business would become more complicated.</b>• <b><br>CEO Elon Musk would avoid the hassles of having to run two high-pressure public companies.</b><p>Last year, Tesla merged with …

Tesla

Solar Asset-Backed Securities: Tesla Spearheading The Questionable Trend

SolarCity, a subsidiary of Tesla Inc., has led the growing trend of securitizing residential solar energy lease contracts, having completed its sixth …

Business

The Biggest Action Uber's New CEO Should Take to Turn Things Around

With all the drama Uber has had, should it change its name to move forward?<p>Uber has done a lot to transform transportation for millions of riders, and create flexible job options for drivers. It has been such a success story and driver of change in a stagnant industry that "the Uber of [fill in the …

Business

Warring Visions of Puerto Rico's Future

Warring visions have now erupted over the energy and economic futures of Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands.Will the islands become a cutting-edge …

Renewable Energy

Will Puerto Rico Be Singapore or SOLARTOPIA?

- Advertisement -<p><b>Warring Visions of Puerto Rico's Future</b><p>by Harvey Wasserman<p>- Advertisement -<p>Will the islands become a cutting-edge green-powered …

Liberal View

Tim Hortons first in commercial space across from Tesla plant

The area near Tesla Inc.'s solar plant is showing new signs of life with the opening of a Tim Hortons restaurant.<p>It's the first milestone in a …

Tim Hortons

Elon Musk, Architects David Benjamin and Kate Orff Among Rolling Stone's "25 People Shaping the Future"

In their latest issue, Rolling Stone has named Elon Musk "The Architect of Tomorrow," as well as listed architects David Benjamin and Kate Orff as …

Elon Musk