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Tesla becomes utility, battery storage supplier to Hawaii's Kauai

Tesla is touting its new solar power and battery storage substation on the Island of Kauai. The facility will provide 52 megawatt hours of energy, saving 1.6 million gallons of diesel fuel a year that has been used to supply generator electricity.

Written by Lucas Mearian22 March 17 06:05

Here’s what Trump’s budget means for renewable energy

While President Trump’s budget proposal is just that – a spending plan for Congress to consider – industry experts say it could translate into big cuts for renewable energy.

Written by Lucas Mearian18 March 17 02:57

BlackBerry claims QNX automotive software is safe from CIA

Blackberry is claiming its in-vehicle platform, QNX, is safe and the company's not aware of any attacks or exploits after WikiLeaks released CIA documents referencing the OS as a "potential mission area" for hacking.

Written by Lucas Mearian11 March 17 09:31

Oil giant Shell calls for switch to clean energy

Shell's CEO said public faith in fossil fuels is waning, so along with calling for a carbon tax, the company plans to increase spending on renewable energy to $1 billion a year.

Written by Lucas Mearian11 March 17 06:15

Newer car tech opens doors to CIA attacks

The revelation that the CIA has looked into hacking vehicles, possibly for the purpose of assassinations, flies in the face of a presidential order requiring U.S. agencies to reveal flaws to manufacturers to protect Americans.

Written by Lucas Mearian10 March 17 22:01

Tesla plans to build three more Gigafactories, five in all

In a letter to shareholders, Tesla said it will finalize plans for three more Gigafactories to produce solar panels and lithium-ion battery packs for electric cars, as well as home and business energy storage systems.

Written by Lucas Mearian24 Feb. 17 09:25

U.S. solar growth blows away previous records

The solar market in 2016 grew 95% over the previous year, which for the first time made photovoltaic power the top source of new electricity-generating capacity on an annual basis.

Written by Lucas Mearian16 Feb. 17 04:54

Ford to invest $1B in A.I. startup toward self-driving cars

Ford plans to invest $1 billion over the next five years in Argo AI, an artificial intelligence startup that will help develop a virtual driver system for the automaker’s autonomous vehicle coming in 2021.

Written by Lucas Mearian11 Feb. 17 08:10
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