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….

7 things that beer can teach us about the future of electricity

Will Van Eaton, Solar City Blog, July 2016   The electric grid is changing faster than ever. With the rise of renewables and other technologies, energy is getting cleaner, more affordable, and more reliable. That said, understanding the inner workings of the power grid – voltage, distribution networks, substations, inverters, you name it – can get pretty complicated, pretty fast….

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…