1. Tesla starts displaying new ‘Tesla Solar’ branded solar panels in store

    While most of the attention around Tesla’s effort in the solar industry is currently focused on its new solar roof tiles, the company is still installing regular solar panels under SolarCity, which is currently transitioning to become ‘Tesla Solar’. Through that program, Tesla has now started displaying new ‘Tesla Solar’ branded solar panels in its stores.…Read More

  2. 28–40% of EV Drivers Have Solar Panels (CleanTechnica EV Report)

    Previous surveys — including our initial EV driver survey — have found a strong link between driving electric cars and having home solar panels. Yet again, in our 2017 EV driver report, a very large portion of our respondents had home solar panels, which means that they are essentially “fueling” their electric cars with sunshine.…Read More

  3. US Monthly Renewable Electricity Generation Exceeded Nuclear Generation For 1st Time Since July 1984

    In March, and again in April, U.S. monthly electricity generation from utility-scale renewable sources exceeded nuclear generation for the first time since July 1984. This outcome reflects both seasonal and trend growth in renewable generation, as well as maintenance and refueling schedules for nuclear plants, which tend to undergo maintenance during spring and fall months, when overall electricit…Read More

  4. SolarEdge to offer the fastest AC EV charging rates by supplementing grid power with PV power

    SAN FRANCISCO, CA — At Intersolar North America, SolarEdge Technologies, Inc. (“SolarEdge”) (NASDAQ: SEDG), a global leader in PV inverters, power optimizers, and module-level monitoring services, is unveiling the world’s first inverter-integrated electric vehicle (EV) charger. By supplementing grid power with PV power, SolarEdge’s Level 2 EV charger offers charging up to six times faste…Read More

  5. Former President Jimmy Carter Just Made a Solar Farm to Power Half His City

    In 1979, in the throes of the U.S. energy crisis, then President Jimmy Carter addressed the nation as he installed 32 solar panels designed to use the Sun’s energy to heat water. He told the country, “A generation from now, this solar heater can either be a curiosity, a museum piece, an example of a road not taken, or it can be just a small part of one of the greatest and most exciting adventu…Read More