The Movement to Solar

The Movement to Solar

The Saturday January 9th VicEVA Coffee Chat featured an exciting presentation on Solar power by Tim Grandjean of Shift Energy.  Many in attendance asked for follow up documents and Tim has supplied a .pdf which appears in the link at the bottom of this post. Those interested in speaking with Tim about Solar energy can reach him via the following…

Building the Harmless Home

Building the Harmless Home

It’s an all-video week at the website as we offer videos from three VEVC Board members on subjects related to EV ownership and sustainability. In this Post, Board member Arno Keinonen discusses the construction of his zero-emission home which also serves his zero-emission vehicles.

Tesla Solar Roof: Panasonic’s involvement in the manufacturing process at Gigafactory 2

Tesla Solar Roof: Panasonic’s involvement in the manufacturing process at Gigafactory 2

Fred Lambert, Electrek.co March 8, 2017 After the Model 3, Tesla’s ‘solar roof’ is probably the company’s most anticipated product of 2017, which brings some scrutiny to its plans for production – not unlike the Model 3’s production program. The recent release of information from Tesla and Panasonic led to some confusion over the production of the product at Gigafactory…

Will Fossil Fuels And Conventional Cars Be Obsolete By 2030?

Will Fossil Fuels And Conventional Cars Be Obsolete By 2030?

Rapidly falling prices of renewable energy are not just transforming the energy markets but disrupting them. Frank Rijsberman, Director-General, Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), Huffington Post   In 2016, solar power became the cheapest form of energy in 58 lower income countries, including China India and Brazil. In Europe, in 2016, 86% of the newly installed energy capacity was from…

Solar power and electric cars could halt fossil fuels by 2020

Solar power and electric cars could halt fossil fuels by 2020

By Karen Graham     6 hours ago in Environment Digital Journal Fossil fuels will soon be a thing of the past as renewable energy sources are being embraced globally and the technologies behind electric cars, solar and wind power make them less costly to consumers. The coal and oil industries are seriously underestimating the impact the renewable energy industry…

Tesla outfits island with over 5,300 solar panels

Tesla outfits island with over 5,300 solar panels

Island in the sun 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. The island of Ta’u in American Samoa, located more than 4,000 miles from the West Coast of the United States, is no stranger to power rationing and outages….