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Tesla's bid for SolarCity would bring two Elon Musk companies together

Published: 
Wed, 06/22/2016 (All day)

Tesla Motors Inc. has offered to buy SolarCity Corp., a $2.8-billion deal that would unite two Bay Area companies funded and driven by Los Angeles billionaire Elon Musk.

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Cutting Edge Santa Monica firm says it has found a way to salt away electricity, literally

Published: 
Mon, 03/28/2016 (All day)
Category: 
Energy

 the energy world, the ability to store electricity at an affordable price is the treasure sought by utility engineers and financial wizards.

SolarReserve believes it has found a solution.

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5 Charts That Show How One State Became the World’s Green Superpower

Published: 
Wed, 05/20/2015 (All day)

When it comes to building a low-carbon economy, California isn’t dreaming.

A new report that ranks nations according to renewable energy production, consumption, efficiency, and other factors finds that world’s eighth-largest economy—California—was the second-least-carbon-intensive one on the planet in 2012.

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Solar Panel Acreage Needed to Power the Entire Planet: 158 mi x 158 mi

Published: 
Mon, 06/30/2014 - 2:41pm
Category: 
Energy

The three squares on the map, below, represent how much solar panel acreage would be needed to power Germany (marked "D"), Europe (marked "EU"), and the entire planet (marked "Welt"):

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Buying Into Solar Power, No Roof Access Needed

Published: 
Sat, 06/21/2014 - 10:07am
Category: 
Energy

Like many consumers, David Polstein had already done much to reduce energy use in his large Victorian home in Newton, Mass.