A divided North Carolina appeals court says a clean-energy advocacy group can't install solar panels on a church roof and charge for the electricity generated. The state Court of Appeals … Click to Continue »
When Elon Musk kicked off Tesla's solar roof product in October, he left several open questions about how Tesla planned to enter the roofing market itself. Building a roof requires different expertise than putting solar modules on top of it. Show More Summary
Solar roof tile production at Tesla's production plant in Buffalo, New York, has now begun — as of the end of August — according to the company's Chief Technical Officer (CTO), JB Straubel Solar Roof Tile Production At Tesla’s Buffalo...Show More Summary
If you think you can use the solar panels on your roof to power your home during an outage, think again. During an outage, while your home remains connected to the grid, the devices that manage your solar panels are powered down for safety reasons. Show More Summary
It’s official! Tesla has started producing solar roof tiles at its factory in Buffalo, New York. Several hundred employees and machines have been installed in the 1.2 million-square-foot factory, and they are now creating tiles that can harness the sun’s energy without compromising the appearance of a roof.[...]
Let the sun shine Solar home tech has tackled everything from roof tiles to plug-and-play power systems, but campers and RVs generally only have a few solar panels on top. That’s usually plenty to power electrical systems when you’re...Show More Summary
Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin is now under investigation from the Treasury Department’s inspector general for taking a taxpayer-funded flight down to Kentucky last month so he could watch the solar eclipse from the roof of Fort Knox. Treasury Department Inspector General counsel Rich...
St. Petersburg proposal would require solar panels on new homes and major roof repairs Craig Pittman, August 30, 2017 (Tampa Bay Times) “…[The St. Petersurg, FL, City Council will consider a proposed ordinance that would] mandate solar...Show More Summary
Schools in rural Kenya often suffer through frequent power outages, and energy from the national grid can be expensive. But solar roof tiles from Strauss Energy offer a cheaper, renewable alternative. At the 275-student Gaitheri Secondary...Show More Summary
We’re not sure if Audi was directly inspired by the Sion announcement from Sono Motors back in July, but the German car manufacturer have just revealed that it too will be using solar panels to help power one of its future electric vehicles Audi...Show More Summary
One of the biggest questions facing Tesla’s new Solar Roof product is how it will overcome the technical and cost-effectiveness challenges that have prevented other building integrated photovoltaic (BIPV) contenders from breaking into the rooftop solar market. This week, Tesla was granted a patent that could help answer some of those questions. Show More Summary
Tesla has been looking to shake up the solar market following its $2 billion acquisition of SolarCity with its new solar roof system. While the product was announced late last year, Tesla began taking orders from prospective customers from May
Audi and Alta Devices are working on thin film solar cells that can be embedded into a panoramic roof and used to power various in-car functions. Energy generated by the solar cells would be fed into the car’s electrical system, and could be used to drive various amenities, such as the air conditioning system or […]
Hyundai has just revealed the i30 N, the first model from its new N performance division. Soon, a Veloster N will join the ranks. A prototype for the vehicle has just been spotted and reveals many of its details. Ferrari will build one more LaFerrari Aperta, bringing the total to 210 cars. The 210th car, which will be the final LaFerrari variant...
Audi has inked a deal with solar panel expert Alta Devices to fit the energy-generating panels to the roofs of its future cars. Alta Devices, based in California, is renowned for its highly efficient solar panels. It will work with Audi to develop thin, lightweight solar cells that can be integrated into the panoramic glass roofs commonly found on...
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The latest breakthrough in building solar cells right into architecture We’ve seen solar-powered facades, roofs, roads, and even window blinds. But now researchers at England’s Exeter University are getting in on the solar-thing game with an entirely new product: solar-cell-embedded glass bricks. Show More Summary
Tesla CEO Elon Musk may have taken a big risk watching the eclipse on Monday. Musk said via Twitter that he watched the solar eclipse wearing sunglasses through the glass roof of his Tesla Model S. Watching eclipse with sunglasses on through the Model S glass roof. Show More Summary
If you’re going to be decking your roof out with solar tiles, there’s a possibility that you may forgo what might be the best placement of a skylight in favor of more solar cell square footage. Luckily solar glass is fast becoming an option, and these clever glass blocks are the best option I’ve seen yet. Read More
Buildings have a lot of surface area that's exposed to sunlight, so why just stop at rooftop solar panels? We've already seen solar energy-harvesting windows, and of course Tesla's solar roof. Thanks to research being carried out atShow More Summary