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Elon Musk announces ‘Solar Roof’ product, Tesla/SolarCity will go after the roof industry | Electrek

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was on SolarCity’s conference call for its second quarter financial results today, which is unusual for the Chairman, but understandable considering the impending deal for Tesla to acquire the solar installer. During the call, Musk announced that SolarCity will unveil a “solar roof” as opposed to “solar modules on a roof”.

While Musk didn’t elaborate on the p More

Tesla CEO Elon Musk was on SolarCity’s conference call for its second quarter financial results today, which is unusual for the Chairman, but understandable considering the impending deal for Tesla to acquire the solar installer. During the call, Musk announced that SolarCity will unveil a “solar roof” as opposed to “solar modules on a roof”.

While Musk didn’t elaborate on the p More

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Construction Begins on Elon Musk’s Exciting New Transportation Hyperloop – Feb 23 2016 08:00 AM – Breaking News – Envirotech Online

Earlier this month, we asked the question of how will we power our vehicles in the future – one potential solution is the electric vehicle (EV) industry pioneered by US billionaire and CEO of EV manufacturer Tesla, Elon Musk. Now, construction has begun on another brainchild of Musk’s which promises to be even more exciting and ground-breaking than his other work.

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Earlier this month, we asked the question of how will we power our vehicles in the future – one potential solution is the electric vehicle (EV) industry pioneered by US billionaire and CEO of EV manufacturer Tesla, Elon Musk. Now, construction has begun on another brainchild of Musk’s which promises to be even more exciting and ground-breaking than his other work.

The Hyperloop is an in More

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Silicon Valley bike sharing startup shows off solar-powered charging stations – Silicon Valley Business Journal

San Mateo-based Swiftmile manufactures solar-powered electric bike-sharing and charging stations.
President and CEO Colin Roche said using e-bikes instead of conventional bikes gives his company an advantage for solving the “last mile” problem of getting commuters from transit stations to their work.
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San Mateo-based Swiftmile manufactures solar-powered electric bike-sharing and charging stations.
President and CEO Colin Roche said using e-bikes instead of conventional bikes gives his company an advantage for solving the “last mile” problem of getting commuters from transit stations to their work.
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Hyperloop to start work on $6 billion test track ‘within weeks’ (Wired UK)

SHANGHAI—Luxury electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is in discussions with state and national government officials about producing its $76,000 and up vehicles in China, where the government is vigorously promoting reduced-emissions vehicles. The car maker said it hopes to make a definitive announcement resulting from those discussions soon.

Chief Executive Elon Musk said local production More

SHANGHAI—Luxury electric-car maker Tesla Motors Inc. is in discussions with state and national government officials about producing its $76,000 and up vehicles in China, where the government is vigorously promoting reduced-emissions vehicles. The car maker said it hopes to make a definitive announcement resulting from those discussions soon.

Chief Executive Elon Musk said local production More

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Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Speeding Towards Reality?

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, made it quite clear in August of 2013 when he wrote his white paper detailing his plans to send us hurtling through tubes at nearly 800 mph that he just didn’t have time to take on the project. However, as reported by Alex Davies of Wired earlier today, many answered the call of the hyperloop and it appears as though construction on the fi More

Elon Musk, founder and CEO of both Tesla and SpaceX, made it quite clear in August of 2013 when he wrote his white paper detailing his plans to send us hurtling through tubes at nearly 800 mph that he just didn’t have time to take on the project. However, as reported by Alex Davies of Wired earlier today, many answered the call of the hyperloop and it appears as though construction on the fi More

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The EM Drive is here to get us to the Moon in 4 hours, without fuel – Pocket-lint

The extremely exciting EM Drive, which could offer high-speed propulsion without fuel, has been confirmed as a working invention.
The drive, which has been compared to Star Trek’s impulse drive, was said to be impossible when British inventor Roger Shawyer created it. Nasa reported back in August that it might work and now independent scientific research has confirmed it.
The EM More

The extremely exciting EM Drive, which could offer high-speed propulsion without fuel, has been confirmed as a working invention.
The drive, which has been compared to Star Trek’s impulse drive, was said to be impossible when British inventor Roger Shawyer created it. Nasa reported back in August that it might work and now independent scientific research has confirmed it.
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Caltrans Awards $9.8 Million in Sustainable Transportation Planning Grants | Streetsblog California

Caltrans Sustainable Transportation planning grants can help make active transportation projects possible. Image: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

California’s Department of Transportation released a list of over 51 cash grants it will allocate for local planning efforts focused on sustainable transportation.

The Sustainable Transportation Planning grants, which range from $50,000 to $500 More

Caltrans Sustainable Transportation planning grants can help make active transportation projects possible. Image: Melanie Curry/Streetsblog

California’s Department of Transportation released a list of over 51 cash grants it will allocate for local planning efforts focused on sustainable transportation.

The Sustainable Transportation Planning grants, which range from $50,000 to $500 More

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Solar power and electric charging

Solar power and electric automobiles each and every get a lot of interest amongst their own segments of followers, and there’s surely a lot of overlap there. Even the mass media is selecting up on the exponential development trends and falling costs in these two markets. Even so, I never feel the mixture of the two gets the focus it deserves. Solar power + electric automobiles = “drivi More

Solar power and electric automobiles each and every get a lot of interest amongst their own segments of followers, and there’s surely a lot of overlap there. Even the mass media is selecting up on the exponential development trends and falling costs in these two markets. Even so, I never feel the mixture of the two gets the focus it deserves. Solar power + electric automobiles = “drivi More

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Solar panels, electric car charging and more: Mayor’s new sustainable L.A. – MyNewsLA.com

Mayor Eric Garcetti released a long-range plan Wednesday that lays out his goals for making the city more economically and environmentally sustainable, including adding electric car charging outlets and bikeshare stations around the city and installing more solar panels on local rooftops and lots.

Garcetti, who discussed the 20-year sustainability plan at Echo Park Lake this morning, wants More

Mayor Eric Garcetti released a long-range plan Wednesday that lays out his goals for making the city more economically and environmentally sustainable, including adding electric car charging outlets and bikeshare stations around the city and installing more solar panels on local rooftops and lots.

Garcetti, who discussed the 20-year sustainability plan at Echo Park Lake this morning, wants More

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Green energy part of Beijing-Zhangjiakou bid – Headlines, features, photo and videos from ecns.cn|china|news|chinanews|ecns|cns

Chinese bid involves two cities, Beijing and Zhangjiakou, which is about 150 kilometers away from the Chinese capital, in neighboring Hebei province. And Zhangjiakou hopes that its initiative to use green energywill help sway voters, but also make a difference to rural residente.
In Qijiazhuang village of Zhangjiakou city, 30 households can now use power generated by solar panels. This is a More

Chinese bid involves two cities, Beijing and Zhangjiakou, which is about 150 kilometers away from the Chinese capital, in neighboring Hebei province. And Zhangjiakou hopes that its initiative to use green energywill help sway voters, but also make a difference to rural residente.
In Qijiazhuang village of Zhangjiakou city, 30 households can now use power generated by solar panels. This is a More

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U of Vermont develops sustainable certification for transportation companies

U of Vermont develops sustainable certification for transportation companies

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Updated: January 16, 2015 – 4:05 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont — The University of Vermont has developed a certification program that is helping transportation companies across the country reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve vehicle energy efficiency and save money.

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U of Vermont develops sustainable certification for transportation companies

THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
Updated: January 16, 2015 – 4:05 am
BURLINGTON, Vermont — The University of Vermont has developed a certification program that is helping transportation companies across the country reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve vehicle energy efficiency and save money.

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Researchers says solar energy extends electric vehicle driving range | Windsor Star

By harnessing the sun’s rays through rooftop panels, Unconquered Sun Solar Technologies founder and CEO Sean Moore says the driving range can be extended an average of 45 per cent further.

“Every second your foot’s not on the accelerator, when that vehicle’s in the sun, it’s charging,” Moore said. “This way, you have a generator … on your roof.

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By harnessing the sun’s rays through rooftop panels, Unconquered Sun Solar Technologies founder and CEO Sean Moore says the driving range can be extended an average of 45 per cent further.

“Every second your foot’s not on the accelerator, when that vehicle’s in the sun, it’s charging,” Moore said. “This way, you have a generator … on your roof.

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Minister proposed sustainable Transportation Master Plan

BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Efficient road service network and connectivity plays key supporting roles to achieve Wawasan 2035. The Minister of Communications made the speech at the National Forum, Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies, (CSPS) entitled Master Plan for A Sustainable Land Transportation System for Brunei Darussalam, Brudirect reported.

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BANDAR SERI BEGAWAN: Efficient road service network and connectivity plays key supporting roles to achieve Wawasan 2035. The Minister of Communications made the speech at the National Forum, Centre for Strategic and Policy Studies, (CSPS) entitled Master Plan for A Sustainable Land Transportation System for Brunei Darussalam, Brudirect reported.

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Colorado Mountain College moves toward carbon neutrality –

What’s the quickest route to a carbon-neutral future? That’s the question driving Colorado Mountain College’s employees and sustainability students, who are seeking ways to reduce the college’s energy footprint now and into the years to come.

One answer: by way of the electric vehicle charging stations installed recently at five of the college’s campuses and its central administra More

What’s the quickest route to a carbon-neutral future? That’s the question driving Colorado Mountain College’s employees and sustainability students, who are seeking ways to reduce the college’s energy footprint now and into the years to come.

One answer: by way of the electric vehicle charging stations installed recently at five of the college’s campuses and its central administra More

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University of Texas – Austin, Austin, TX September 22, 2014 — The Daily Texan, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex

Three organizations hosted a party Friday to promote their latest innovation: solar panel charging stations on campus.

At the party, the UT Green Fee Committee, Science Undergraduate Research Group and Sol Design Lab celebrated the installation More

University of Texas – Austin, Austin, TX September 22, 2014 — The Daily Texan, provided by UWIRE, a division of Uloop via Comtex

Three organizations hosted a party Friday to promote their latest innovation: solar panel charging stations on campus.

At the party, the UT Green Fee Committee, Science Undergraduate Research Group and Sol Design Lab celebrated the installation More

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Sustainable Transportation Could Save the World (and Save $100 Trillion)

As protesters gathered in New York City to demand action on climate change, a new report shows how smart transportation policy can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions. Photo: South Bend Voice/Flickr

Dramatically expanding tr More

As protesters gathered in New York City to demand action on climate change, a new report shows how smart transportation policy can play a major role in reducing carbon emissions. Photo: South Bend Voice/Flickr

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Meet Stella, the Electric Family Car That Goes 500 Miles on a Charge and Is Powered by Sunshine

We take a ride in the road-ready solar sedan built by a team of Dutch students.
September 23, 2014 By Todd Woody
Todd Woody is TakePart’s senior editor for environment and wildlife.
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We take a ride in the road-ready solar sedan built by a team of Dutch students.
September 23, 2014 By Todd Woody
Todd Woody is TakePart’s senior editor for environment and wildlife.
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(Official Movie) THRIVE: What On Earth Will It Take? (More than 8 million views)

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Nobel prize-winner Richard Alley on trains, human-powered transportation, and community leadership

“Five Questions with…” is a regular Keystone Crossroads feature where we seek to glean wisdom and ideas from some of Pennsylvania’s top urban thinkers and doers. Richard Alley is a professor at Penn State University. He was part of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was recognized with a Nobel Prize in 2007.

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“Five Questions with…” is a regular Keystone Crossroads feature where we seek to glean wisdom and ideas from some of Pennsylvania’s top urban thinkers and doers. Richard Alley is a professor at Penn State University. He was part of the United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, which was recognized with a Nobel Prize in 2007.

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How Solar Energy Is Taking Over the U.S.

A decade ago, the solar industry was almost nonexistent in the U.S. There was a large solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert that was completed in 1984; but between then and around 2008, there was almost no solar activity in the U.S.

That all changed More

A decade ago, the solar industry was almost nonexistent in the U.S. There was a large solar thermal power plant in the Mojave Desert that was completed in 1984; but between then and around 2008, there was almost no solar activity in the U.S.

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UK: Students Build Record-Breaking Solar Electric Car

Sunswift, a team of engineering students from the University of New South Wales, designed and built a car that holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest solar-powered vehicle. In 2011, that car reached a top speed of 88 km/h (55 mph). The team hopes that i More

Sunswift, a team of engineering students from the University of New South Wales, designed and built a car that holds the Guinness World Record for the fastest solar-powered vehicle. In 2011, that car reached a top speed of 88 km/h (55 mph). The team hopes that i More

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San Diego zooms past Portland in clean tech rankings

Rising star San Diego moves up four spots on the 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, released Tuesday by Portland-based Clean Edge Inc.

Portland comes in fourth while Oregon holds its third-place post in the separate state rankings, behind California and Massachusetts, respectively.

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Rising star San Diego moves up four spots on the 2014 U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index, released Tuesday by Portland-based Clean Edge Inc.

Portland comes in fourth while Oregon holds its third-place post in the separate state rankings, behind California and Massachusetts, respectively.

The Clean Edge index is based on clean tech policies, public investment, hybrid and electric vehicl More

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Secret Space Program – San Mateo, CA June 28-29, 2014

After a successful 2011 conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, we now bring our conference to San Mateo, California, June 28th-29th
Is there a Secret Space Program?

Join us as we present a carefully selected group of speakers gathered to ask some serious questions about the “deep state” and what is really happening in the world and beyond. We expose the most powerful invisible More

After a successful 2011 conference in Amsterdam, The Netherlands, we now bring our conference to San Mateo, California, June 28th-29th
Is there a Secret Space Program?

Join us as we present a carefully selected group of speakers gathered to ask some serious questions about the “deep state” and what is really happening in the world and beyond. We expose the most powerful invisible More

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Clinton Global Initiative Funds Solar-Powered Carports With Electric Vehicle Charging Stations Through World’s First “Feed-Out” Funding Program

DENVER, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) and Demeter Power Group are launching the world’s first market-based, fixed-price funding program for solar and renewable technologies. The CGI Commitment to Action will help modernize the nation’s power grid with more distributed energy through the Feed-Out® Program.

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DENVER, June 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ — The Clinton Global Initiative America (CGI America) and Demeter Power Group are launching the world’s first market-based, fixed-price funding program for solar and renewable technologies. The CGI Commitment to Action will help modernize the nation’s power grid with more distributed energy through the Feed-Out® Program.

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Here is how to make mass transit in the US financially sustainable

The words “transit” and “crisis” have been associated in the American lexicon for nearly 60 years. It is time to recognize this as a chronic condition rather than a temporary event. Current strategies have not placed transit on a financially sustainable path.

From the mid-19th century through the mid-20th, transit was privately operated, usually running on public rights-of-way (whic More

The words “transit” and “crisis” have been associated in the American lexicon for nearly 60 years. It is time to recognize this as a chronic condition rather than a temporary event. Current strategies have not placed transit on a financially sustainable path.

From the mid-19th century through the mid-20th, transit was privately operated, usually running on public rights-of-way (whic More

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Company surpasses $1 million crowdfunding target for solar-power roads (+video)

Earlier this month, we asked whether solar roads could generate enough energy to serve some of the nation’s power needs.

With tens of thousands of miles of solar-power generating roads, parking lots, sidewalks and other open spaces–without needing to clear space in untouched, natural areas–it seems like an ideal, if expensive solution.

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Earlier this month, we asked whether solar roads could generate enough energy to serve some of the nation’s power needs.

With tens of thousands of miles of solar-power generating roads, parking lots, sidewalks and other open spaces–without needing to clear space in untouched, natural areas–it seems like an ideal, if expensive solution.

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UK: Christchurch and East Dorset Council to cuts costs and carbon with EVs

Christchurch and East Dorset Council has added two Nissan LEAF electric vehicles to its fleet, claiming a £36,000 reduction in whole-life costs against a pair of diesel vans.

For a five-year life cycle, the electric cars will be used by civil enforcement officers to travel between locations across the region, said to be ideal as these include mostly short routes and the opportunity for ove More

Christchurch and East Dorset Council has added two Nissan LEAF electric vehicles to its fleet, claiming a £36,000 reduction in whole-life costs against a pair of diesel vans.

For a five-year life cycle, the electric cars will be used by civil enforcement officers to travel between locations across the region, said to be ideal as these include mostly short routes and the opportunity for ove More

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BMW DesignworksUSA Developed Garage With Solar Panels To Charge Electric Cars

The latest project signed by DesignworksUSA is a garage with solar panels, dedicated to vehicles with electric propulsion. The garage uses BMW’s DesginworkUSA cutting edge technology and innovative design for a premium solution that compl More

The latest project signed by DesignworksUSA is a garage with solar panels, dedicated to vehicles with electric propulsion. The garage uses BMW’s DesginworkUSA cutting edge technology and innovative design for a premium solution that compl More

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Solar carports could be the ultimate solar accessory

BMW made headlines this week when it unveiled its new solar carport designed to recharge the auto manufacturer’s i8 plug-in hybrid. But solar carports are a growing business in both residential and commercial applications.

Major solar installers have More

BMW made headlines this week when it unveiled its new solar carport designed to recharge the auto manufacturer’s i8 plug-in hybrid. But solar carports are a growing business in both residential and commercial applications.

Major solar installers have More

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Boulder turns to the sun for public EV charging

Solar power and electric vehicles are an obvious pairing for carbon-free transportation. The city of Boulder, Colorado has deployed two public charging stations powered entirely by the sun.

Colorado is one of America’s more energy-progressive states and notably More

Solar power and electric vehicles are an obvious pairing for carbon-free transportation. The city of Boulder, Colorado has deployed two public charging stations powered entirely by the sun.

Colorado is one of America’s more energy-progressive states and notably More

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