solar energy

  • Your windows become powerful with SolarGaps

    Your windows become powerful with SolarGaps

    If you’re about to replace your roof, Tesla has you covered, but roofs have a long life span, and besides, not all of us have the luxury/misery of having a roof to replace in the first place. Most of us have walls with glass in them, however, and that’s the window of opportunity SolarGaps is reaching for, with a Kickstarter campaign for its solar panel window blinds. Read More

  • Mercedes home storage batteries coming to the US

    Mercedes home storage batteries coming to the US

    Mercedes-Benz Energy announced that it’s teamed up with Vivint Solar to provide batteries for storing energy at home in the United States, starting in California this spring. Last year, Mercedes started a program in Germany that works almost exactly the same way. Mercedes uses the automotive-grade batteries it’s developed for electric vehicles, which can withstand a lot of… Read More

  • Tesla’s solar roof tiles go up for pre-order today

    Tesla’s solar roof tiles go up for pre-order today

    Tesla is opening up pre-orders for its solar roof tiles today — a little later than previously slated. CEO Elon Musk tweeted that the company will be accepting orders for the tiles from later this afternoon. Read More

  • Arcadia Power launches a solar energy service for renters across the U.S.

    Arcadia Power launches a solar energy service for renters across the U.S.

    The renewable energy services company Arcadia Power has just launched a new product that allows renters across the U.S. to buy renewable energy. It’s a significant step forward for the renewable energy project developer and operator, which had previously integrated with utilities as an offset provider and load management company. And it’s potentially a game changer for the… Read More

  • Investors, Entrepreneurs Upbeat On Energy Storage, China And The Internet Of Things Crunch Network

    Investors, Entrepreneurs Upbeat On Energy Storage, China And The Internet Of Things

    For the last 15 years, the Cleantech Forum has been organized by the Cleantech Group. Most recently it took place in San Francisco on January 25-27, 2016. Energy storage, China and the Internet of Things (IoT) were key topics at the forum, with investors and entrepreneurs confident on their respective futures. Read More

  • How Solar Software Can Save The World Crunch Network

    How Solar Software Can Save The World

    VCs have avoided solar deals ever since Solyndra became a four-letter word. But while their attention has strayed, the industry has been on a tear. In 2010, U.S. solar installers hit a milestone of 1 GW per year. Five years later, they’re installing more than 1 GW per month. This tremendous growth has fed a swelling herd of solar unicorns populated by the likes of SolarCity… Read More

  • Saudi Arabian Startup NOMADD Looks To Clean Up Solar Energy Production Crunch Network

    Saudi Arabian Startup NOMADD Looks To Clean Up Solar Energy Production

    In Saudi Arabia, a country known more for its vast oil reserves than its commitment to renewable energy, a small startup called NOMADD Desert Solar Solutions has developed a new way to clean up the process of solar energy production — literally. Even the Saudi kingdom realizes that despite the attractively low prices of fossil fuels, solar energy is gaining momentum. Solar panels are… Read More

  • How Technology Is Fueling The Push Toward Solar Crunch Network

    How Technology Is Fueling The Push Toward Solar

    Solar energy in the United States has seen immense momentum throughout the years. When the Solar Energy Industries Association released its annual report in 2008, it concluded that U.S. solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity reached a total of 1.183 gigawatts — a stellar achievement at the time. Contrast that figure with today, and the number is dwarfed by the United States’… Read More

  • CloudSolar Helps Renewable Energy Fans Who Can’t Install Their Own Solar Panels

    CloudSolar Helps Renewable Energy Fans Who Can’t Install Their Own Solar Panels

    Solar panels are becoming increasingly affordable, but many people still face barriers to harnessing the power of the sun for their own homes. For example, they might live in an apartment or in a house where the roof is angled or structured improperly for solar panel installation. A new Boston-based startup called CloudSolar is offering an intriguing solution. Read More

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