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Why Elon Musk Won’t Save Us

Why Elon Musk Won’t Save Us

The technologies of Elon Musk’s empire are creeping across the Earth. They’re shooting up into lower orbit and speeding through American highway systems. Through these cars, rockets, and by connecting his corporate work to environmentalism, Musk has molded his image as a modern-day Iron Man, seeking to save the world from itself by innovating boldly […]

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    Tesla’s Massive Virtual Power Plant in South Australia Roars Back to Life

    Tesla’s Massive Virtual Power Plant in South Australia Roars Back to Life

    Tesla‘s plans to build the world’s largest virtual power plant in South Australia will proceed after all. The $800 million (US $634 million) project—struck in February by Tesla CEO Elon Musk and former South Australian Premier Jay Weatherill—involves installing solar panels and batteries on 50,000 homes to function as an interconnected power plant. But the […]

    Driving on Sunshine: Nissan Rolls Out Solar + Storage System

    Driving on Sunshine: Nissan Rolls Out Solar + Storage System

    Nissan, the maker of the world’s top-selling electric vehicle, officially rolled out on Thursday a seamless solar energy and battery storage system for homes in the UK. The venture, called Nissan Energy Solar, allows homeowners to generate, store and charge EVs with their own renewable energy, which can reduce household energy bills by an estimated […]

    Tesla’s Giant Australian Battery Saved Consumers $35 Million in Four Months

    Tesla’s Giant Australian Battery Saved Consumers $35 Million in Four Months

    Since switching on in December, Tesla’s massive battery in South Australia has already drastically lowered prices in the region’s frequency and ancillary services market (FCAS) and has taken a major share of that market, Renew Economy reported. During Australian Energy Week, McKinsey and Co. partner Godart van Gendt boasted about the stunning efficiency of the […]

    Teen Innovator Targets Urban Air Pollution

    Teen Innovator Targets Urban Air Pollution

    When Angad Daryani was a child in Mumbai, he used to suffer from the air pollution there. “Growing up, I had asthma,” he told CNN in a profile Wednesday. “I used to have a lot of breathing problems growing up in India.” Now, at the ripe old age of 19, he is working on an […]

    Tesla Installing World’s Largest Solar Rooftop on Nevada Gigafactory

    Tesla Installing World’s Largest Solar Rooftop on Nevada Gigafactory

    Tesla has started building a massive rooftop solar array on top of its Gigafactory 1 (GF1) outside Sparks, Nevada. Once finished, the 70-megawatt system will be the largest in the world by far; the current record-holder is the comparatively shrimpy 11.5-megawatt array in India that can power 8,000 homes. Building Tesla has posted satellite images […]

    Elon Musk’s Brother Wants to Bring #RealFood to 100,000 Schools Across America

    Elon Musk’s Brother Wants to Bring #RealFood to 100,000 Schools Across America

    Kimbal Musk’s nonprofit organization, The Kitchen Community, is expanding into a new, national nonprofit called Big Green, to build hundreds of outdoor Learning Garden classrooms across America. Learning Gardens teach children an understanding of food, healthy eating and garden skills through experiential learning and garden-based education that tie into existing school curriculum, such as math, […]

    Tesla’s Massive Australian Battery Responds to Coal Power Outages in Milliseconds

    Tesla’s Massive Australian Battery Responds to Coal Power Outages in Milliseconds

    Tesla’s massive lithium-ion battery storage facility, which was designed to feed South Australia’s unstable power grid, is already proving itself by responding to power outages within milliseconds. The system—the largest of its kind on planet Earth—was tested twice just this month. According to CleanTechnica, on Dec. 14, the Loy Yang coal power plant in the […]