Editor Blogs

December 2018
Tesla Promises to Cover Tax Credits for Delayed Orders
Good news if your Tesla is delayed – Elon Musk promised that customers who miss out on the full EV tax credit would be reimbursed the difference. We
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Date:
12/26/2018
Finding Every Solar Panel in the Nation with 90% Accuracy
Stanford

Examples from the satellite images

Here’s a national cataloguing project that’s only 10% creepy. The DeepSolar project aims to map every solar panel in the country using machine learning. And if you’re deeply intrigued and mildly disturbed at the idea
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Date:
12/20/2018
Brexit Caused Higher Energy Prices for Britain

British Prime Minister David Cameron

Here’s an interesting bit of blowback – a study claims consumers paid an average of £75 more for energy the year after Brexit. The University College London researchers blamed a weakened pound
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Date:
12/12/2018

Storing Renewable Energy With Molten Silicon
Reliable energy storage is indispensible for photovoltaics, and a new conceptual design from MIT could deliver energy on-demand more efficiently than batteries. Energy storage mitigates the most obvious
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Date:
12/06/2018
Is Solar About to Get a Lot More Expensive?
A new MIT report studies the plummeting costs of solar, and it also serves as a not-so-subtle warning. The paper by MIT Associate Professor Jessika Trancik, postdoc
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Date:
12/03/2018