Seacharger: fully autonomous, solar-powered boat journeys across the Pacific

Seacharger: fully autonomous, solar-powered boat journeys across the Pacific

Seacharger: fully autonomous, solar-powered boat journeys across the Pacific Nathaniel Kobza, electrek.co, August 22, 2016 This month we reported on an EV enthusiast who transformed their Bayliner into an all-electric boat using Tesla battery modules. Now we take a look at a team of individuals who have their autonomous, solar-powered boat, dubbed the Seacharger, traversing the Pacific ocean towards New Zealand….

Tesla (TSLA) wins FTC approval for the SolarCity (SCTY) acquisition

Tesla (TSLA) wins FTC approval for the SolarCity (SCTY) acquisition

    Tesla (TSLA) wins FTC approval for the SolarCity (SCTY) acquisition Fred Lambert, Electrek.co, August 26, 2016 Since SolarCity’s board of directors accepted Tesla’s $2.6 billion acquisition offer earlier this month, the companies have been in a 45-day ‘go shop’ period ending on September 14, 2016. The deal is still contingent on regulatory approvals and a shareholders vote. Tesla received…

New Solar-powered LED Transit Shelters in Saanich

New Solar-powered LED Transit Shelters in Saanich

New Solar-powered LED Transit Shelters in Saanich Lisa Locke, VEVC Editor August 13, 2016   At the corner of San Juan Ave and Tyndale Ave in Saanich, there is a BC transit stop which used to look like this: Tuesday August 9, 2016, a solar bus stop was installed – to our knowledge a first for Saanich, BC! Included are solar…

Solar Powered Pump Jack for Calgary Energy Company

Solar Powered Pump Jack for Calgary Energy Company

Solar Powered Pump Jack for Calgary Energy Company Sky Fire Energy installed Alberta’s first solar powered pump jack system in 2015.  The solar PV (photo voltaic) system is powering oil wells and equipment, successful collaboration between fossil fuels and renewable energy.   Imaginea Energy Corp. is an energy company based in Calgary, Canada that produces Oil and Gas. But what’s…

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey

‘The future is now’: Historic solar flight marks first round-the-world journey Aya Batrawy, The Associated Press | July 26, 2016 | Last Updated: Jul 26 3:28 PM ET ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates — The world’s first round-the-world flight to be powered solely by the sun’s energy made history on Tuesday as it landed in Abu Dhabi, where it first took off…

Hanergy Solar electric cars charge while driving

Hanergy Solar electric cars charge while driving

Hanergy Solar electric cars charge while driving Derek Markham, July 5, 2016   In just a few years, we could see an electric car on the market that doesn’t need a charging station to ‘fuel up.’ The biggest apparent stumbling blocks for electric vehicles (EVs) seems to be their range – the distance that can be driven between charging – and…

Generate electricity, and sell some of it to BC Hydro

Generate electricity, and sell some of it to BC Hydro

Generate electricity, and sell some of it to BC Hydro Kathryn MacDonald,  Jul 4, 2016 BC Hydro PowerSmart Story Idea: Marc Semail BC Hydro community rep Kathryn MacDonald drinks in the summer sun after writing about how owners of homes in B.C. equipped with solar panels can easily connect to the electrical grid and sell excess power to BC Hydro….

Tesla makes offer to acquire SolarCity

Tesla makes offer to acquire SolarCity

  PV Tech: Tesla Makes Offer to Acquire SolarCity Video: Elon Musk Conference Call Q&A Charged EVs: Tesla offers to buy SolarCity Tesla makes offer to acquire SolarCity By John Parnell, Jun 22, 2016 9:10 AM, PVTech   Tesla has made an offer to acquire SolarCity. The company announced overnight that it had made a stock swap offer at a ratio that would give…