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Growth in new wind and solar projects helped renewable energy surpass coal as the largest global source of installed power capacity for 2015. The International Energy Agency reported that in 2015 about 153 GW (gigawatts) of renewables (including 66 GW wind and 49 GW solar) were added. That was 15 percent higher than in 2014. […]

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Tesla and SolarCity won’t need to ask for more cash this quarter as the two companies prepare for a merger, according to a tweet by CEO Elon Musk. On Sunday, Musk posted comments on his Twitter page. He would “like to correct expectations that Tesla/SolarCity will need to raise equity or corp debt in Q4. […]

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Energy independent vehicles (EIVs) are being developed that will separate them from every charging port and fueling station. Peter Harrop, chairman of the IDTechEx research and consultancy firm, said EIVs are in the testing phase and will be on roads in the next few years. They’re getting power through renewable energy such as solar and […]

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One year after introducing the Powerwall energy storage product, Tesla Energy has started its first wave of home installations in the U.S. The 6.4-kilowatt-hour unit stores electricity from home solar systems and provides backup in the case of a power outage. Weighing 214 pounds and standing about 4-feet tall, it retails for around $3,000. Tesla’s […]

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A team of students from the University of New South Wales in Australia is hoping to add another record to their mantel tomorrow. 23. The Sunswift team, which is comprised of about 60 engineering, business and support members, had previously set a Guinness World Record for the fastest solar-powered vehicle in 2011 after it reached […]

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General Motors announced it is increasing its renewable energy use with 3 acres of new solar arrays at two Michigan facilities. The company’s processing center in Swartz Creek and engine plant in Flint will each feature 150 kilowatt ground-mount solar arrays. These are expected by General Motors (GM) to generate a combined 400,000 kilowatt hours […]

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Aston Martin’s race team will start using solar power to cool its cars in Le Mans type of endurance race, known as WEC. Aston Martin Racing signed a partnership agreement with solar technologies experts Hanergy Global Solar in a project exploring how the sun’s energy can be used to improve race car performance in the […]

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Jaguar Land Rover announced it has completed the installation of the UK’s largest rooftop solar panel array at its new Engine Manufacturing Center. This new manufacturing plant is located at i54 South Staffordshire and the British company said the plant has been designed with sustainability embedded throughout and has recently been awarded BREEAM’s “Excellent” rating […]

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Bentley may not yet have a hybrid or a PHEV in its luxurious lineup, but it is now building its cars with lots of green, rooftop-sourced, energy. Bentley Motors today welcomed Greg Barker, UK’s Energy and Climate Change Minister, to its headquarters in Pyms Lane, Crewe, to find out more about the recent installation of […]

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Volkswagen Chattanooga received a 2013 Green Power Leadership Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). The annual awards recognize the country’s leading green power users for their commitment and contribution to helping advance the development of the nation’s voluntary green power market. EPA presented Volkswagen Chattanooga with the award at an event held in […]

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