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Welcome to Understand Solar – Understand Solar

Solar power doesn’t have to be complicated.

That’s why we created this website – to make solar easy, straightforward, and to give you the best options available.

So, you’re interested in solar power?

And why wouldn’t you be: residential solar is big, it’s now coming online as cost competitive with other sources of electricity, and your solar panel savings More

Solar power doesn’t have to be complicated.

That’s why we created this website – to make solar easy, straightforward, and to give you the best options available.

So, you’re interested in solar power?

And why wouldn’t you be: residential solar is big, it’s now coming online as cost competitive with other sources of electricity, and your solar panel savings More

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Consumer Reports names Tesla the top American car brand

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China announces it now produces more solar power than anyone – BGR

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Car Cracking

With Cars becoming more like smartphones nowadays, we thought we’d take a look at the growing concern of Car hacking, a phenomenon that’s sending chill up motorists’ and manufacturers’ spines across the globe, more efficiently than any air-conditioning unit could.
However, perhaps even more importantly, well tell you what the world’s governing agencies are doing More

With Cars becoming more like smartphones nowadays, we thought we’d take a look at the growing concern of Car hacking, a phenomenon that’s sending chill up motorists’ and manufacturers’ spines across the globe, more efficiently than any air-conditioning unit could.
However, perhaps even more importantly, well tell you what the world’s governing agencies are doing More

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Elon Musk might start a literal “boring company” to tunnel under traffic

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TechCrunch Multi-CEO and future builder Elon Musk may have been so frustrated by sitting in traffic that he’s going to start yet another company – a boring one…… More

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TechCrunch Multi-CEO and future builder Elon Musk may have been so frustrated by sitting in traffic that he’s going to start yet another company – a boring one…… More

Amazon Conducts First Commercial Drone Delivery

Wall Street Journal Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it made its first customer delivery by drone, putting the online retailer in the lead to use drones as a new delivery method.… More

Wall Street Journal Amazon.com Inc. said Wednesday it made its first customer delivery by drone, putting the online retailer in the lead to use drones as a new delivery method.… More

Uber in Artificial-Intelligence Drive After Buying Startup – WSJ

Wall Street Journal Uber is creating a new division to develop artificial intelligence technology, after agreeing to acquire Geometric Intelligence, a New York-based artificial …… More

Wall Street Journal Uber is creating a new division to develop artificial intelligence technology, after agreeing to acquire Geometric Intelligence, a New York-based artificial …… More

Elon Musk tops Bezos and Zuckerberg as most admired tech leader

Teslarati In a recent poll of 700 tech company founders conducted by First Round Capital, 23% of respondents named Elon Musk as the the person they admire the most followed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (10%) and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (6%).… More

Teslarati In a recent poll of 700 tech company founders conducted by First Round Capital, 23% of respondents named Elon Musk as the the person they admire the most followed by Amazon’s Jeff Bezos (10%) and Facebook founder and CEO Mark Zuckerberg (6%).… More

Elon Musk Says Tesla’s Solar Roof Will Cost Less Than Regular Roofs

Stouffville Free Press Tesla’s solar roofs are expected to hit the market next year and its solar cells will be produced at SolarCity’s Gigafactory in Buffalo, NY.… More

Stouffville Free Press Tesla’s solar roofs are expected to hit the market next year and its solar cells will be produced at SolarCity’s Gigafactory in Buffalo, NY.… More

SpaceX seeks FCC approval to deliver ultra fast internet from space

SpaceX has filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch up to 4,425 geosynchronous satellites into orbit with the goal of bringing low cost internet service to the entire world.

How many satellites is that, exactly? Let’s put it this way. If the entire plan was implemented, it would triple the total number of satellites orbiting the earth today. According to More

SpaceX has filed a request with the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) to launch up to 4,425 geosynchronous satellites into orbit with the goal of bringing low cost internet service to the entire world.

How many satellites is that, exactly? Let’s put it this way. If the entire plan was implemented, it would triple the total number of satellites orbiting the earth today. According to More

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IDTechEx Show! USA 2016 Award Winners | Energy Harvesting …

Energy Harvesting Journal The winners of the IDTechEx Awards were announced yesterday evening (16 November), at the end of the opening day of the IDTechEx Show!… More

Energy Harvesting Journal The winners of the IDTechEx Awards were announced yesterday evening (16 November), at the end of the opening day of the IDTechEx Show!… More

Leaked NASA paper shows the ‘impossible’ EM Drive really does work – ScienceAlert

The results of NASA’s tests on the ‘impossible’ EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the controversial propulsion system really does work, and is capable of generating impressive thrust in a vacuum, even after error measurements have been accounted for.

The EM Drive has made headlines over the past year, because it offers the incredible possibility of a fuel-fre More

The results of NASA’s tests on the ‘impossible’ EM Drive have been leaked, and they reveal that the controversial propulsion system really does work, and is capable of generating impressive thrust in a vacuum, even after error measurements have been accounted for.

The EM Drive has made headlines over the past year, because it offers the incredible possibility of a fuel-fre More

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Tesla says SolarCity will generate more than $500 million over 3 years – The Buffalo News

Tesla Motors, seeking to ease fears that SolarCity will be a drain on the electric vehicle maker, said Tuesday that the rooftop solar installer will generate more than $500 million in cash over the next three years.

The proposed $2.2 billion merger between Tesla and SolarCity comes up for a shareholder vote on Nov. 17, and Tesla said the deal “will create the world’s only integr More

Tesla Motors, seeking to ease fears that SolarCity will be a drain on the electric vehicle maker, said Tuesday that the rooftop solar installer will generate more than $500 million in cash over the next three years.

The proposed $2.2 billion merger between Tesla and SolarCity comes up for a shareholder vote on Nov. 17, and Tesla said the deal “will create the world’s only integr More

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Going Green with Solar Panels | Home Energy Efficiency

Global warming has become a hot topic and is often the driving force behind the need to find alternative sources of energy. Even people who are not overly concerned about environmental issues look to alternative energy as a way to fuel their homes more efficiently. Solar energy has become one of the popular ways to accomplish that goal. Solar panels that produce this form of energy can be found on More

Global warming has become a hot topic and is often the driving force behind the need to find alternative sources of energy. Even people who are not overly concerned about environmental issues look to alternative energy as a way to fuel their homes more efficiently. Solar energy has become one of the popular ways to accomplish that goal. Solar panels that produce this form of energy can be found on More

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The Complete Guide To Using Solar Energy

“Go green!” It’s the phrase that defines the millennium, and solar energy is a major player. In the second quarter of 2015, the U.S. solar industry hit 1,393 MW of installed solar capacity, and supplied 40% of all new electric generating capacity in the first half of the year alone. That’s more than any other energy technology! And while many shy away from the idea of solar power for finan More

“Go green!” It’s the phrase that defines the millennium, and solar energy is a major player. In the second quarter of 2015, the U.S. solar industry hit 1,393 MW of installed solar capacity, and supplied 40% of all new electric generating capacity in the first half of the year alone. That’s more than any other energy technology! And while many shy away from the idea of solar power for finan More

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Everything You Should Know About Elon Musk’s Plan To Colonize Mars

SnapMunk In his keynote speech at the International Astronautical Conference (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, Elon Musk explained how the only options we have as a race are, very simply, extraterrestrial habitats or extinction.… More

SnapMunk In his keynote speech at the International Astronautical Conference (IAC) in Guadalajara, Mexico, Elon Musk explained how the only options we have as a race are, very simply, extraterrestrial habitats or extinction.… More

Bloomberg | California Eyes Self-Driving Cars to Help Meet Emission Goal | Mobile content from SuperSite for Windows

(Bloomberg) — California may focus on building more electric-vehicle charging stations and encouraging battery-powered self-driving cars to reach its mandate for zero-emission autos, avoiding for now the need for tougher standards being pushed by environmental groups.

“Probably the next wave of activity has to be on the charging side and maybe other kinds of incentives for automated More

(Bloomberg) — California may focus on building more electric-vehicle charging stations and encouraging battery-powered self-driving cars to reach its mandate for zero-emission autos, avoiding for now the need for tougher standards being pushed by environmental groups.

“Probably the next wave of activity has to be on the charging side and maybe other kinds of incentives for automated More

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Get Ready, Elon Musk Is About to Outline His Plan to Colonize Mars

Popular Mechanics How exactly the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation is going to pull this off is the subject of a keynote speech, titled “Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species,” that Elon Musk will be giving tomorrow at the 67th International Astronautical …… More

Popular Mechanics How exactly the Space Exploration Technologies Corporation is going to pull this off is the subject of a keynote speech, titled “Making Humans a Multiplanetary Species,” that Elon Musk will be giving tomorrow at the 67th International Astronautical …… More

Elon Musk’s Mars colonization plans: what we know so far

The Verge In less than a week, SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk will finally explain how he plans to colonize Mars within the next few decades.… More

The Verge In less than a week, SpaceX’s CEO Elon Musk will finally explain how he plans to colonize Mars within the next few decades.… More

Taiwan Technology Standards Agency introduces AirFuel Alliance’s Resonant Wireless Charging

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Tesla sues oil industry executive for posing as Elon Musk

The email was allegedly sent to fool the Tesla chief financial officer into giving sensitive information to someone who he thought was his boss Elon MuskDavid McNew/AFP/Getty Images
Tesla is suing an oil industry executive for allegedly sending an email to the electric car maker’s financial officer pretending to be Elon Musk, in a bid to extract confidential information. Todd Katz, the More

The email was allegedly sent to fool the Tesla chief financial officer into giving sensitive information to someone who he thought was his boss Elon MuskDavid McNew/AFP/Getty Images
Tesla is suing an oil industry executive for allegedly sending an email to the electric car maker’s financial officer pretending to be Elon Musk, in a bid to extract confidential information. Todd Katz, the More

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Apple Tries to Harness Power through Electromagnetic Induction – Patently Apple

On September 20, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of 17 patent applications from Apple. In this report we briefly cover Apple’s latest efforts at harnessing power through electromagnetic induction. Apple has something up their sleeve for better powering future devices longer. While I’m not sure that today’s invention is the magic bullet, Apple’ More

On September 20, 2012, the US Patent & Trademark Office published a series of 17 patent applications from Apple. In this report we briefly cover Apple’s latest efforts at harnessing power through electromagnetic induction. Apple has something up their sleeve for better powering future devices longer. While I’m not sure that today’s invention is the magic bullet, Apple’ More

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Solar energy system prices drop to an all-time low and continue to …

San Francisco Business Times Solar energy prices are at an all-time low and look to fall even further, according to a pair of studies on the state of the solar market from Lawrence Berkeley …… More

San Francisco Business Times Solar energy prices are at an all-time low and look to fall even further, according to a pair of studies on the state of the solar market from Lawrence Berkeley …… More

Why we should have 3 day weekends ALL the time | Daily Mail Online

Almost everyone enjoys a public holiday.

A three-day weekend means more time to spend with family and friends, to go out and explore the world, and to relax from the pressures of working life.

Imagine if, rather than a few times a year, we had a three-day weekend every week.

This isn’t just a nice idea. Writing in The Conversation, Alex Williams, a lecturer in Sociology More

Almost everyone enjoys a public holiday.

A three-day weekend means more time to spend with family and friends, to go out and explore the world, and to relax from the pressures of working life.

Imagine if, rather than a few times a year, we had a three-day weekend every week.

This isn’t just a nice idea. Writing in The Conversation, Alex Williams, a lecturer in Sociology More

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How Elon Musk Is Using Tesla to Kill Big Oil

Newsweek This has been the planet’s hottest summer in recorded history, so it’s nice to know Elon Musk has commenced his grand scheme to transform the energy business so profoundly that there’s a chance Iceland won’t become the new Jamaica after all.… More

Newsweek This has been the planet’s hottest summer in recorded history, so it’s nice to know Elon Musk has commenced his grand scheme to transform the energy business so profoundly that there’s a chance Iceland won’t become the new Jamaica after all.… More

The falling costs of US solar power, in 7 charts

Vox That’s why the US Department of Energy has a program, the SunShot Initiative, devoted entirely to driving down the cost of electricity generated by solar panels – the target is solar power with $1 per watt installed costs by 2020, a 75 percent …… More

Vox That’s why the US Department of Energy has a program, the SunShot Initiative, devoted entirely to driving down the cost of electricity generated by solar panels – the target is solar power with $1 per watt installed costs by 2020, a 75 percent …… More

Tesla Camper Mode: I Went Camping in the Trunk of a Model S

Elon Musk inadvertently spawned a subculture that’s hacking the Model S into a 21st century tent.

By Tom Randall | August 17, 2016

As the sun set beyond the long-needle pines and emerald waters of Lake Tahoe, I looked across the campfire and laughed out loud. I was about to go “camping” in the back of a $145,000 electric car because, well, it’s become a thing.

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Elon Musk inadvertently spawned a subculture that’s hacking the Model S into a 21st century tent.

By Tom Randall | August 17, 2016

As the sun set beyond the long-needle pines and emerald waters of Lake Tahoe, I looked across the campfire and laughed out loud. I was about to go “camping” in the back of a $145,000 electric car because, well, it’s become a thing.

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China issues carbon trading

BEIJING (Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest auto producer, plans to include carmakers in its planned national carbon trading scheme to encourage the manufacture of more electric vehicles, according to a draft of rules being circulated in the industry.

Domestic makers and importers of fossil-fuel cars will have to participate in the scheme if they meet a minimum production or More

BEIJING (Reuters) – China, the world’s biggest auto producer, plans to include carmakers in its planned national carbon trading scheme to encourage the manufacture of more electric vehicles, according to a draft of rules being circulated in the industry.

Domestic makers and importers of fossil-fuel cars will have to participate in the scheme if they meet a minimum production or More

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5 Technologies that Could Revolutionize the Aviation Industry in the Next Decade > ENGINEERING.com

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5 Technologies that Could Revolutionize the Aviation Industry in the Next Decade

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Uber reportedly invested $500 million to build a better mapping system

TechCrunch According to a report in the Financial Times over the weekend, the ridesharing giant is adding half a billion dollars to a new mapping project to help free itself of Google Maps.… More

TechCrunch According to a report in the Financial Times over the weekend, the ridesharing giant is adding half a billion dollars to a new mapping project to help free itself of Google Maps.… More