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My Top 5 Reasons Cleantech Is Alive and Well

July 18, 2014 by Scott Edward Anderson
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Cleantech Industry Health

Cleantech isn't dead. Cleantech hasn't crashed, cleantech hasn't lost its value, and cleantech has only grown more important and necessary. Cleantech is, in fact, alive and well. So here in this post are my top five reasons cleantech is alive and well.[read more]

Is Elon Musk the Jonas Salk of Our Time?

June 22, 2014 by Jessica Kennedy
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You have probably heard the news by now: Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors, has just done something incomprehensible in today’s world driven by corporate profit margins and stock values. Elon Musk has released hundreds of Tesla’s patents for free.[read more]

Tesla's Elon Musk Declares 'All Our Patent Are Belong to You'

June 20, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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Tesla Patent Release

In a recent blog post entitled, "All Our Patent Are Belong to You," Tesla CEO Elon Musk tore down the patent wall. Musk emphasized that the liberation of the patents will help Tesla in recruiting the best technical talent despite "some wide-eyed looks" from people on the board and management team.[read more]

Tesla's $5B Giga Battery Factory and Deep Politics in AZ, TX, NV, and NM

April 3, 2014 by Eric Wesoff
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Tesla Battery Factory Locations

The as yet unnamed location of Elon Musk's new and outrageously ambitious $5 billion Tesla battery factory has been narrowed down to Texas, Arizona, New Mexico, or Nevada for quite a while now. Construction on the project potentially starts this year.[read more]

New Jersey Is the Latest State to Try to Run Tesla Off the Road

March 16, 2014 by Katherine Tweed
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New Jersey Governor Chris Christie may be in hot water over who knew what when regarding the bridge lane closures on the George Washington Bridge last September, but it is the latest transportation-related maneuver by his administration that has people protesting.[read more]

Tesla Shifts Gears to Enter Utility Industry

March 9, 2014 by Sarah Battaglia
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After its launch in 2003, Tesla Motors quickly became a force to be reckoned with. With the tremendous success of the Roadster and the Model S, Tesla became known for its impressive technology in energy efficient vehicles. Now it is attempting to become a major player in energy efficient homes.[read more]

SolarCity's Networked, Grid-Ready Energy Storage Fleet

March 8, 2014 by Jeff St. John
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SolarCity, the country’s biggest solar PV installer, and Tesla Motors, the country’s biggest electric vehicle maker (and soon to be the country’s biggest advanced battery manufacturer), could also soon become the utility industry’s worst nightmare.[read more]

Tesla Battery Swap Video, Including Q&A With Elon Musk

June 23, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
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The big electric car news of the week was surely the Tesla Model S battery pack swap demo from yesterday. Tesla Motors had been hinting about it for weeks…or years, depending on how you count.[read more]

Energy Innovation: Tesla Wows With 90 Second Battery Swap

June 22, 2013 by Zachary Shahan
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Tesla Energy Innovation

Tesla’s last big announcement was that it could perform a 90-second battery swap and would be rolling out battery swapping stations on the East and West Coast this year.[read more]

The Tesla of Garbage Trucks Could Clean Up Urban Air

June 6, 2013 by Peter Lehner
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light truck cleantech?

 

An innovative retrofit for medium-duty trucks (such as delivery trucks and garbage trucks) could improve fuel efficiency and reduce smog and particle emissions by 90 percent.[read more]

Energy Innovation: Tesla's May Trifecta of EV Triumphs

May 14, 2013 by Kristopher Settle

With the EV industry reeling from grim news regarding Coda’s bankruptcy announcement and Fisker Automotive’s apparent demise, Tesla Motors is basking in a trifecta of great news stories that emerged from their camp.[read more]

Dual Use Batteries: How They Might Happen

March 26, 2011 by James Greenberger

We are still in the earliest stages of the markets for PEV’s and advanced battery technology and there is no telling how those market will evolve. But deploying advanced batteries in grid-connected applications shows great promise, not just for making the grid smarter by adding storage to it, but also as a way of reducing the cost of PEV’s and reducing reliance on imported petroleum. Government and industry must jump on the opportunity to create the dual use battery by encouraging the rapid development and deployment of distributed energy storage technology.[read more]

What if 25% of the Cars were plug in...How much power is needed?

May 24, 2010 by Nathan Temple
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Last week Toyota announced a partnership with Tesla motors backed by $50M in investments. Tesla is the manufacturer of the trendy $100K all electric plug in sports car and has a model for us all in the works, the Model S. Toyota wants the technology and I can just imagine a Tesla/Prius in every garage. Gov. Schwarzenegger hailed the...[read more]

Tesla Lands $465 Million Loan from Department of Energy for Model S Plant

January 22, 2010 by Tim Hurst
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Tesla to use loan money for new Model S electric sedan plant in California. Secretary of Energy Steven Chu announced on Wednesday that the Department of Energy closed its $465 million loan with Tesla Motors, Inc. for the construction of two manufacturing facilities, one in southern California for the Model S electric sedan and one in...[read more]

Hydro-Quebec and Mitsubishi partner on 50-car EV trial

January 15, 2010 by Tyler Hamilton

Quebec is an obvious place to introduce electric cars on a large scale. Its power mostly comes from hydroelectric facilities and, culturally, it’s more European than North American in many ways. It’s little surprise then that Mitsubishi has chosen to team up with Hydro-Quebec on a large electric-vehicle trial that will see 50 of its i-...[read more]