Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said Wednesday that the world will need to build several lithium-ion battery factories to meet a "quasi-infinite demand for energy storage." Speaking at the World Energy Innovation Forum, Musk said Tesla Motors alone needs its planned $5 billion lithium battery factory to continue the company's rapid growth. Without the proposed "gigafactory" the electric-car maker would lack the batteries it needs to ramp up car production and introduce new models, he said. "We're building the gigafactory because we can't think of any other way to scale," Musk told the energy forum at the company's factory in Fremont. "We either hit the sides of the Petri dish, or we build a bigger Petri dish." The forum, which focused on market-transforming ideas in energy, took place in a corner of the sprawling auto plant where Tesla makes its second car model, the Model S. The proposed gigafactory would double worldwide production of lithium-ion batteries, which could help lower battery production costs 30 percent just in its first year of full-scale operation. Tesla hopes to use those savings to create its $35,000 Gen 3 car, the company's first car aimed at the middle class.
TÜV SÜD will showcase its full suite of offshore wind power services at WINDFORCE 2014. The experts support designers, project operators and manufacturers in the offshore wind power industry with comprehensive and customised inspection, certification and inspection services (Hall 5, Stand E 33).
Rodman & Rodman, a full service CPA firm with a Renewable Energy and Cleantech specialty practice serving "green" clients throughout the U.S., has recently established a Green Energy Speaker's Bureau.
At Intersolar Europe 2014, TÜV SÜD will showcase its suite of services spanning the entire value chain of the PV industry. In the focus of interest are new services such as certification of inverters and solar storage systems and the launch of Performance Guard (Hall A2, stand 540)
Shoals Technologies Group and American Helios Constructors partner to provide largest U.S. Army Base
Shoals Technologies Group, the leading manufacturer of PV Balance of Systems components, today announced it has been awarded the contract to provide 17.5 MW of ground mount racking to the Fort Huachuca U.S. Army Base. Chattanooga, Tennessee based American Helios Constructors will serve as the EPC.
ClimateMaster launches its new Trilogy 45™ Q-Mode™ variable-speed geothermal heat pump system, which provides the industry's highest efficiencies of 45 EER and further notable savings via on-demand hot water generation capabilities.
"SEIA applauds the Obama Administration's continued efforts to expand the use of solar energy in America as part of its climate change initiatives."
U.S. Battery provides deep-cycle batteries for a sail boat retrofitted with solar panels, and is the basis of a documentary film on sustainable travel.
Asia-Pacific to account for 90.4% of the world's solar module production in 2014 ----China led both the demand and supply sides of global solar photovoltaic market in 2013, claiming 65% slice, says GlobalData
Installation under Westinghouse Solar brand won in competitive New Jersey market
TBEA SunOasis has the potential to sail to the top among global PV integrators
The U.S. now has an installed wind capacity of 61,327 MW. There are over 13,000 MW currently under construction, an industry record.
We are preparing our students for the careers of today and tomorrow. It may seem controversial to say but the truth is not everyone needs a college degree.
Until the throughput at these stations increases with automakers rollout of their FCEVs in larger amounts, the state's subsidies and funding support are crucial and have helped make California an example to the world on how to move forward towards a cleaner transportation future.
In total, the site connected 5 systems to 5 meters in order to generate over 85% of the net energy needed by the course.
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