There are challenges to living on a remote island – from food scarcity to destructive weather – and the lack of affordable, reliable power is among the greatest.
Just over a month ago, Tesla made a proposal to purchase SolarCity and today we are announcing that the two companies have reached an agreement to combine, creating the world’s only vertically integrated sustainable energy company.
The electric grid is changing faster than ever. With the rise of renewables and other technologies, energy is getting cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable. That said, understanding the inner workings of the power grid – voltage, distribution networks, substations, inverters, you name it – can get pretty complicated, pretty fast.
We get a lot of questions about solar power. That’s why we’ve introduced “The Facts of Light” ‑ a place where you can inquire about all things solar, and we’ll do our best to get you the answers.
We recently teamed up with GOOD Magazine to find out – and the answer may surprise you:
As the community of SolarCity customers has grown to more than 230,000, they’ve become an increasingly impressive source of energy across the country.
Will Van Eaton (Grid Engineering Solutions Team) discusses the role of DERs, particularly solar power, in making the electric grid cleaner, less expensive and more resilient. Published originally on TheClimateGroup.org as part of the Home2025 project.
We’ve rounded up our top reads of the week about solar and the future of the energy — so you can stay current.
New report: solar rooftops can strengthen an aging power grid and save Californians $1.4 billion every year
Solar rooftops are well-known for producing clean power, reducing energy bills, and helping create hundreds of thousands of jobs. But the benefits don’t need to stop there.
At the United Nations climate talks currently underway in Paris, the focus is on energy – and rightfully so: more than 70 percent of the world’s greenhouse gas emissions come from energy-related sources like electricity production, heating, and transportation.