Tesla’s power businesses are beginning to take off
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Tesla just released its latest earnings report, and the results indicate that Elon Musk’s bets on energy storage and solar are beginning to pay off. The storage business was the star of the company’s power plays in the fourth quarter, with quarterly year-on-year growth approaching 200%. As the company said in its presentation to shareholders, […]

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5 solar powered USB chargers and accessories to take on your next camping trip
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Are you one to frequently take camping trips? Or just the type who spends days and nights out in the field? You must know full well how difficult it is to keep your gadgets charged. We’re not just talking smartphones, but pretty much everything USB-powered you have on you. Sooner or later, your devices’ batteries […]

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Engineers demonstrate next-generation solar cells can take the heat, maintain efficiency
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Ames IA (SPX) May 05, 2020 Perovskites with their crystal structures and promising electro-optical properties could be the active ingredient that makes the next generation of low-cost, efficient, lightweight and flexible solar cells. A problem with the current generation of silicon solar cells is their relatively low efficiency at converting solar energy into electricity, said […]

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Next-generation batteries take major step toward commercial viability
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Austin TX (SPX) Apr 29, 2020 Lithium-sulfur batteries have been hailed as the next big step in battery technology, promising significantly longer use for everything from cellphones to electric vehicles on a single charge, while being more environmentally sustainable to produce than current lithium-ion batteries. However, these batteries don’t last as long as their lithium-ion […]

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