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Could Predictive Analytics Help Tesla Drop the Cost of the Battery Pack to $100 per kWh?

The battery pack cost of $100/kWh is a primary target for Tesla. To achieve this, the company must solve one of the world's most demanding technology challenges – and it is how to increase the volumetric energy density of battery cells while slashing production costs.

Hundreds of Mayors Call on Congress to Extend the Solar Investment Tax Credit

A bipartisan group of 231 mayors from Tacoma, Wash to Ft. Lauderdale, Fla. sent a letter to Congress today urging them to pass the Renewable Energy Extension Act (HR 3961/S. 2289), a five-year extension of the solar Investment Tax Credit (ITC).

CalBio and Bloom Energy to Generate Renewable Electricity From Dairy Waste

On-Site Power Solution Will Dramatically Reduce Methane Emissions from Dairies by Using Captured Biogas to Generate Electricity without Combustion

Electromobility – the Era of Smart and Clean Transport

Apart from government initiatives, proactive participation of the private sector will play a vital role in the growth of the electric vehicle market. Recently, German auto giant Volkswagen announced ambitious plans to electrify the car market.

Are We All Driving Teslas Now?

The current trials and tribulations faced by the motor sector have been well documented and it’s perhaps here where the real reasons for the Model 3’s impressive August SMMT figures lie.

How Energy Deregulation Works For You

Innovative online brokerage platform Power Kiosk is opening up the benefits of the deregulated energy industry to consumers and brokers alike.

How to Build a Business Case for a Smart Energy Solution

We’ve reached the point where the question should be when and not if companies should start looking into optimizing their energy consumption. However, an alarmingly small amount have begun to make the change.

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FORD INTRODUCES NORTH AMERICA'S LARGEST ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGING NETWORK

Ford is offering its all-electric vehicle customers North America’s largest electric vehicle public charging network, with more than 12,000 places to charge, including fast charging, and more than 35,000 charge plugs – more than any other automotive manufacturer.

SenseHawk Benchmarks the Condition of One of the World's Largest Solar Sites in Record Time

Combines Drones, Thermography and Its SenseHawk Therm AI-Powered Software to Analyze the Solar Modules of the 2,500-Acre Kamuthi Solar Power Project

ALE HELPS GE TO UNVEIL AND TEST WORLD'S MOST POWERFUL OFFSHORE WIND TURBINE, FRANCE

The turbine’s two prototype nacelles, weighing several hundred tonnes, required transportation on site, while separately the yokes that position each blade during installation required load testing to ensure they could withstand the required load.

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KORE Power Intends to Build 10 GWh Battery Manufacturing Plant in the U.S.

KORE Power announces its intentions to build a lithium-ion battery manufacturing plant in the U.S. to support global growth efforts for its Mark 1 Energy Storage System. The new facility will produce systems that are made in the USA and will stimulate economic growth with 2,000 U.S.-based manufacturing jobs.

Ubiquitous Energy Celebrates Grand Opening of Transparent Solar Window Prototype Production Line

The event was attended by the Redwood City council, representatives of state and federal political leaders, company partners, building developers and designers, among others.

Iron Mountain Announces the Largest Rooftop Solar Installation of Any Data Center in the US

New 7.2MW solar installation will generate 15 percent of the Edison, New Jersey data center's current electricity load

International Event Organizers Announce New Partnership, New Solar Power Event in Africa

Solar Power Africa will bring together leading solar businesses, utilities, non-profits, and policymakers for an exclusive two-day event-blending conference, technical education and trade show to further develop Africa's solar energy market.

Sayreville, New Jersey, Installed the Largest Hydrelio Floating Solar System in North America

Ciel & Terre's Hydrelio "floatovoltaic" system will deliver 4.4 MWp of sustainable solar power

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