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Tesla Opens New York Store for Solar, Cars and Storage

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 22:00

If there’s any doubt Tesla Inc. isn’t just a car company anymore, its brand-new Manhattan showroom should put it to bed. On Friday, Tesla opens a store in New York’s Meatpacking District that, for the first time, will sell cars, solar panels and batteries permanently under one roof.

Subsidy-Free Offshore Wind Power Possible in Dutch Auction

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 21:33

Subsidy-free renewables could appear in a second country after an auction this week in the Netherlands, which is seeking about $2.7 billion to develop a giant offshore wind farm.

Eight Great Women in the Business and Science of Solar

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 19:24

It has been a long, long, long road for the global photovoltaic industry and its participants from its early days with few manufacturers and support primarily limited to oil companies looking for a feel-good business unit to what seemed like its overnight success in the mid-2000s. In 1977 the industry had 1.74 MWp of capacity to produce PV cells. At the end of 2017 the industry had 98 GWp of capacity to manufacture PV cells.

Can Puerto Rico Really Depend on Microgrids and Renewables for Power?

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 18:49

As Puerto Rico sets out to rebuild its electric system knocked out by Hurricane Maria in September, can it become a model for renewable energy? Scores of government agencies, think tanks and energy experts are mulling that question, as much of the U.S. Caribbean territory still lacks electricity.

Brazil to Dominate Latin America’s Wind Power Market in 2018

Fri, 15/12/2017 - 18:40

Latin American wind has grown swiftly in recent years to almost 20 GW by August 2017, with 80 percent of installed capacity in Brazil and Mexico.