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Category: Other Good Stuff

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Japan is investing heavily in overseas renewables

Japan is investing heavily in overseas renewables

Investors are keen for renewables, a phenomenon that is freshly apparent in Japan’s continuing momentum across both domestic and overseas activity.

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Elon Musk invests in Neuralink, a new artificial intelligence company

Elon Musk invests in Neuralink, a new artificial intelligence company

Musk’s new medical research company will explore how to physically interface computers and the human brain.

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Why first grid-connected solar PV didn’t destroy the grid

Why first grid-connected solar PV didn’t destroy the grid

First 3kW array had to pretend to be a coal-fired power station to get connected. But it didn’t destroy the grid, as utilities feared.

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Tesla to begin taking orders for Solar Roof in April

Tesla to begin taking orders for Solar Roof in April

Production of the luxury BIPV product will not begin until “mid-2017”, and a waiting list has appeared on the Tesla site.

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Elon Musk’s latest tweets: Tesla Model 3 coming, Model Y later

Elon Musk’s latest tweets: Tesla Model 3 coming, Model Y later

Accompanying tweet of video of Model 3 release candidate going down a street, Elon Musk reveals several things about Model 3 & Model Y.

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Sea ice falls to record lows in both the Arctic and Antarctic

Sea ice falls to record lows in both the Arctic and Antarctic

The NSIDC doesn’t usually release data for both poles simultaneously, but has done so this time because of what scientists have dubbed an “exceptional” year in 2017..

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Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

Why should a solar home in Bundanoon receive less than a solar home in Ballarat?

What is a reasonable Feed-in Tariff (FiT) and why should a solar household in Bundanoon receive less than a solar household in Ballarat?

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Image of the Day: Is this the best Tesla EV number-plate?

Image of the Day: Is this the best Tesla EV number-plate?

We think this is the best number-plate on a Tesla electric vehicle that we have seen to date.

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A short history of electric vehicle evolution

A short history of electric vehicle evolution

Ted Dillard’s must read book about the history of electric motorcycles has captured a much wider and more profound story.

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Data: Collapse of coal power projects sparks climate hope

Data: Collapse of coal power projects sparks climate hope

The amount of coal-fired power plants under development dropped dramatically in 2016.

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A fair price for rooftop solar, part 3: Are FiTs the best reward?

A fair price for rooftop solar, part 3: Are FiTs the best reward?

Feed-in tariffs are simplest and best known mechanism to support rooftop solar, but are there other ways to value distributed generation?