Tesla and Panasonic to kill cobalt curse
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Tesla and Panasonic to kill cobalt curse

Panasonic announced an aim to produce batteries for Tesla without using cobalt, much of which is sourced from the unstable and conflict-ridden Congo. June 5, 2018John WeaverOnly a few years ago, there were popular predictions that we would run out of oil, whereas today it, appears more likely that oil markets will suffer from peak demand, not supply. Similar arguments about resource scarcity have surfaced widely in anti-renewable propaganda, with concerns expressed about rare earths, lithium and other materials as easily debunked reasons why solar, wind and energy storage cannot scale.Some of these concerns could have been valid, were it…
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Tesla’s 850,000 mile battery
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Tesla’s 850,000 mile battery

If the cars being tracked in the below analysis were to degrade in a straight line from this chart, somewhere near 850,000 miles of driving is where the cars would hit 80% of the original mileage. I'm pretty sure I've not driven that many miles in the twenty years I've been behind a steering wheel. Every single analysis you've heard on the lifetime of energy storage is wrong. (more…)
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Officials welcome solar power company to West Norriton
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Officials welcome solar power company to West Norriton

The staff at SolarCity couldn’t have picked a better day to welcome guests to their new facility on Boulevard of the Generals Thursday morning. Under cloudless skies, state and local officials were invited to tour the 20,000-square-foot operations center of the nation’s top solar provider, which opened in May. [caption id="attachment_502" align="aligncenter" width="1000"] IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR SOLARCITY - SolarCity Founder & CEO Lyndon Rive, Chairman Elon Musk, and SolarCity Founder & COO Peter Rive celebrate the companyís IPO by posing for a photo at the NASDAQ Stock Market on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2012 in New York. SolarCity is a leader…
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Global Power Grid – it’s always sunny on half of the Earth
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Global Power Grid – it’s always sunny on half of the Earth

Imagine you are sometime in the early 1800's and you wanted to send a letter to the United States from England - well - with the newest technology built into ships, the best maps and experienced captains would take you only two weeks. That's a heck of a lot better than Marco Polo taking a decade to get back from China. Now, let's jump to 1858 - the first TransAtlantic Telegraph Cable led to the first near instant communication across a great ocean. It was an amazing creation! Through the existence of human beings - communication of information was dangerous,…
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