Tesla Solar Roof V3 gets its first review

In October last year, Elon Musk unveiled the 3rd generation of their Tesla Solar Roof tiles. Designed for new or replacement roofs, Musk said the Solar Roof looks like conventional high-quality roof tiles and is cheaper than a new roof and a separate roof-mounted solar system.  It featured improved power density, meaning 50% fewer solar tiles…

Why green energy finally makes economic sense

Renewable energy experts have long hoped that solar and wind power would someday become the cheapest way to generate electricity, allowing the world to shift away from fossil fuel. That day has now arrived, much sooner than expected, says Faaiqa Hartley, an energy economist at the Energy Research Centre of the University of Cape Town,…

Solar-powered barge a key ‘interceptor’ for plastic waste

Klang, Malaysia: Scooping waste from a Malaysian river to stop it reaching the sea, a solar-powered barge named the “Interceptor” is the latest weapon in a global battle to rid the world’s waters of plastic. Trash is being dumped into seas and rivers in enormous quantities, polluting vital habitats, endangering a kaleidoscope of marine life and sullying once pristine…

The next phase of rural electrification in Myanmar

How do you provide a service when neither the provider nor the customer has a good sense of the demand? This is one of the main challenges facing the off-grid energy industry in Myanmar, a country where less than 40 percent of the population currently has access to modern energy services. By comparison, sizing a…

Soon, get solar panels set up on rooftops for free

Tribune news service Chandigarh, January 14 Soon, city residents will not have to pay any upfront amount for the installation of solar plants at their houses. The Chandigarh Renewable Energy and Science & Technology Promotion Society (CREST), the nodal agency for installation of solar plants in the city, has finalised a scheme under which the…

Kyocera to launch world first semisolid lithium-ion battery

Kyocera is doing its bit to accelerate the battery storage price revolution by launching the Enerezza residential storage fleet. The product will be available in 5, 10, and 15 kWh models and the devices will feature semi-solid lithium-ion battery architecture – a world first.   The Japanese electronics company in June piloted a battery manufacturing process together with U.S.…