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Lithium Battery Technology Energizes the Renewable Storage Market

By Luke Simmons

Advancements in battery technology have revolutionized consumer electronics over the past decade, making them smaller, lighter, and able to last longer on a single charge. Recently, lithium battery technology has made its way into renewable energy storage applications, offering a safer, smarter and more reliable option to those living off the grid […]

Green Mountain Power to Offer Tesla Home Battery

Distributed storage solution will increase resiliency and deliver reliable, cost-effective energy solutions to customers

Green Mountain Power has announced that it will be one of the first energy companies in the country to offer Tesla’s new home battery, the Powerwall, to customers. Tesla, best known for its groundbreaking, fully electric cars, is taking its electric […]

Do You Understand What this Means?

Will Tesla Change our World?

Tesla Powerwall Battery. Courtesy of Tesla.

By George Harvey

On March 30, Elon Musk, the CEO of Tesla Motors and Chairman of SolarCity, set a lot of people buzzing when he tweeted that Tesla would be introducing a new product line, but it would not be cars. Speculation centered […]

Green Mountain Power to Offer Tesla Home Battery

Distributed Storage solution will increase resiliency and deliver reliable, cost-effective energy solutions to customers.

Colchester, VT – Green Mountain Power is pleased to announce that it will be one of the first energy companies in the country to offer Tesla’s new home battery, the Powerwall, to customers. Tesla, best known for its groundbreaking, fully electric […]

November 16 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

Solid-state batteries capable of delivering on a 400+ mile range per single charge are a real possibility and possess “great potential” according to Volkswagen’s Chairman of the Board Dr Martin Winterkorn. If such a battery can be economically manufactured, then that would more-or-less turn the industry upside-down. [CleanTechnica]

World:

The UK’s Junior […]

November 14 Green Energy News

Opinion:

“OPEC Doesn’t Take Electric Cars Seriously” Just how dominant will oil remain? In the latest OPEC World Oil Outlook report, the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries thinks that electric cars will have almost no impact on oil usage. I say let’s prove them wrong. [Gas 2.0] “More Lies From ALEC About Climate Change” I […]

November 11 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

Grid operators may be able to use buildings to help regulate grid frequency as they integrate more renewable energy sources. Variable-speed drives used to run heating and cooling systems can be rapidly modulated by grid operators to keep the frequency of electricity on the grid within necessary tolerances. [Energy Collective] The Canadian […]

November 5 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

The cost estimates for solar PV used by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in its latest report fail to take into account most recent cost reductions for the technology, reports Helle Abelvik-Lawson, and exaggerate financing costs. The result is to understate the importance of PV in a low carbon future. [The […]

October 28 Green Energy News

Science and Technology:

A new policymaking tool to discern the most efficient and effective means within the multiple choices and better enable the shift to renewable energy has been developed by researchers at the University of California–Berkeley. It facilitates assessment of economic and environmental implications of policies. [CleanTechnica]

World:

Laos plans to quadruple its hydropower […]