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April 7

KORE to build 12 GWh lithium-ion battery factory in Arizona

KORE Power is now ready to build the first lithium-ion battery factory wholly owned by a US company. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price matching, so it’s important to shop for the best quotes. Click here to learn […]

May 6, 2017

This week’s top stories: TSLA earnings, Tesla Model Y details, Model 3 reservations, more Gigafactories & the latest solar news

In this week’s top stories: TSLA earnings, Tesla Model Y details, Model 3 reservation data, more Gigafactories, and the latest solar and energy news. 

April 8, 2017

This week’s top stories: Our IONIQ EV review, Tesla Model 3 release candidate, solar breaks 50% in California, Chevy Bolt EV, & more

In this week’s top stories: Our 2017 Hyundai IONIQ EV review, a Tesla Model 3 release candidate breaks cover as Solar breaks 50% in California, Chevy Bolt EV delivery data, and much more.

December 24, 2016

This week’s top stories: Tesla’s 2017 Supercharger expansion, Autopilot & launch mode limits, Musk’s tunnel digging company, solar & EV news, more

In this week’s top stories: Tesla’s 2017 Supercharger network expansion plans, Autopilot & launch mode limits, Musk’s tunnel digging company, the latest solar and EV news, and much more.

June 11, 2015

Tesla signed a lease for Solyndra’s former 500,000 sq ft plant

A few months after SolarCity bought the former headquarters of the defunct solar panel manufacturer, Solyndra,  Tesla is now announcing that they signed a lease for the 500,000 square feet plant Solyndra used to operate. The building is located just a few minutes away from Tesla’s Fremont factory.

June 2, 2015

Complete breakdown of the $4.9 billion in government support the LA Times claims Elon Musk’s companies are receiving

The LA Times published an article over the weekend titled “Elon Musk’s growing empire is fueled by government subsidies”. The publication compiled data from government programs and estimated that Tesla Motors, SolarCity and SpaceX, three companies Musk is involved in, have benefited from “$4.9 billion in government support”. Saturday, I wrote an opinion piece about how I thought the […]

May 30, 2015

Opinion: Times article on Musk’s “empire” being fueled by government subsidies is grossly one-sided [Updated]

The Times published an article over the weekend titled “Elon Musk’s growing empire is fueled by government subsidies”. The article is well-researched and mostly accurate, but it conveys a clear disdain for the fact that Musk’s companies are taking advantage of the government subsidies available to them. The publication compiled data from government programs and came to the […]

June 28, 2021

EGEB: Indian fossil-fuel billionaire to invest $10.1B in clean energy

In today’s Electrek Green Energy Brief (EGEB): India’s most valuable company by market value is investing $10.1 billion in clean energy. Enel Russia launches a 90 megawatt wind farm in western Russia. UnderstandSolar is a free service that links you to top-rated solar installers in your region for personalized solar estimates. Tesla now offers price […]

October 11, 2017

Solar panel manufacturers are gearing up for strong growth with record first half of year

During the first half of 2017, solar panel manufacturers announced near record amounts of new or upgraded production capacity. This new capacity, while almost 70% in China, is spread worldwide and focuses on the newest hardware trends in the industry pushing solar panel efficiency higher.

November 28, 2017

EGEB: Pennsylvania paying for solar jobs, solar powered housing community, larger floating solar coming, more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Pennsylvania State Grants: $5,000 for Every New Solar Job – The program will now allow for grants of up to $5,000 or loans of up to $40,000 for each solar-manufacturing job created over three years for companies that make solar […]

December 8, 2017

EGEB: 200MW/yr robotic solar factory needs 8 people, shingled solar cell lawsuits, panel prices falling, more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial, and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Featured Image Source. China market: GCL SIT automates PV module production – Becoming a smart dark factory via full automation, the PV module factory has managed to reduce the number of its workers from 52 to eight and also lowered its […]

February 1, 2021

Governor of Texas, No. 1 in US wind power + Tesla Giga, showboats over fossil fuels

Governor Greg Abbott (R-TX) wants to fight Biden’s clean energy plan, despite being the No. 1 state in the US for wind power. Texas is also a rising star of solar power, not to mention the home of Tesla’s Gigafactory Texas. Yet, Abbott has issued an executive order to “protect” Texas’ energy industry from federal […]

June 17, 2020

Industrial roofs will host New Jersey’s largest community solar project

The New Jersey Board of Public Utilities has awarded 20.358 MW, or more than 26% of first-round capacity, to solar contractor Solar Landscape as part of the New Jersey Community Solar Energy Pilot Program.

July 26, 2017

EGEB: Solar on MARS!; Tallahassee hydro for solar; Electric utilities lie – people die; more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Utilities Knew: Documenting Electric Utilities’ Early Knowledge and Ongoing Deception on Climate Change From 1968-2017 – “If this turns out to be of major concern, then fossil fuel combustion will be essentially unacceptable, an important justification for expanding the nuclear […]

August 14, 2017

EGEB: Iowa ‘green’ pricing; Electricity storage above 565MW in USA; more

Electrek Green Energy Brief: A daily technical, financial and political review/analysis of important green energy news. Iowa utility offers high ‘green’ pricing without adding renewables – Three Beyond Solar options are available: 100 percent solar, a 50/50 split of solar and wind, and 25 percent solar with 75 percent wind. In each scenario, generation capacity is […]

June 8, 2017