This new Tesla battery will power your home, and maybe the electric grid too

The Washington Post | February 12, 2015 | Column by Brian Fung

Tesla is working on a battery that can power your home and even help large-scale utilities store energy more efficiently, according to company chief executive Elon Musk.

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Invest in solar, wind power

Times Union | February 9, 2015 | LTE by Mark Schaeffer

The 24- to 30-inch snowstorm on Long Island in late January was the third extraordinary weather event in New York in the last six months. Buffalo was buried under a record 7 feet of snow in December, and a statewide 24-hour record 13.5 inches of rain fell on Islip in August.

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Official: SolarCity Gigafactory Coming To New York

InsideEVs.com  |  October 15, 2014  |  by Mark Kane

The SolarCity Gigafactory announced approximately three months ago is now officially confirmed to land in New York.

SolarCity intends to build a factory with 1 gigawatt of annual solar capacity at full production.

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America’s Biggest Solar Provider Has A New Way To Make Rooftop Systems More Affordable

ThinkProgress | October 8, 2014 | Column by Jeff Spross

When it comes to spreading green energy, innovation in how we pay for it can be as important as innovation in how we produce it. And on Wednesday, SolarCity did a bit to tackle the first half of that equation.

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In the Works: Totally Transparent Solar Cells Could Turn Our Windows Into Solar Panels

SolidarityEconomy.net via Fast CoExist | October 8, 2014 | Column by Ben Shiller

In the future, you'll be able to charge your phone just by placing it in the sun, and you'll generate electricity through your windows, not just from the panels on the roof. How? By covering glass in a material that captures energy from the invisible parts of the light spectrum, but still lets in visible light. In other words: translucent solar cells.

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Solar energy array unveiled at Skidmore College

Times Union | October 7, 2014 | Column by Brian Nearing

A new solar power system at Skidmore College in Saratoga Springs announced Tuesday will meet 12 percent of the college’s annual electricity needs, making it one of the largest solar arrays in the state.

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SOLUTIONARY RAIL

ELECTRIFICATION AND EXPANDING CAPACITY OF U.S. RAILWAYS FOR EXPRESS FREIGHT AND PASSENGER SERVICE
SOLUTIONARY RAIL IS A PROPOSAL FOR ELECTRIFIED HIGHER-SPEED RAIL, POWERED BY RENEWABLE ENERGY ALONG THE NORTHERN TRANSCON.  THE PURPOSE IS TO SHIFT THE ECONOMICS OF RAIL AND PROVIDE SOLUTIONS FOR TRANSPORTATION, CLIMATE, LABOR, ENVIRONMENTAL, AND ECONOMIC CRISIS
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How California Can Kick Fossil Fuels by 2050

Next City | October 6, 2014 | Column by Rachel Dovey

From Berkeley in the ‘60s to Silicon Valley today, California has long been known for its blissful utopians. Stanford professor Mark Jacobson’s recent study — outlining how the state can become completely renewable by 2050 — could easily be dismissed as just another California dream. After all, with car-centric infrastructure, a lobby-powered Sacramento and oceans of oil hidden deep in the Monterey Shale, the Golden State’s nickname often seems far too literal.

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Germany's Solar revolution threatens fossil fuel based generation

Daily Kos | October 5, 2014 | Post by HoundDog

In Fossil Fuel Generator Industry Will Be Hit Hardest By Energy Storage, Giles Parkinson, of CleanTechnica describes a new report from the investment bank HSBC that predicts "conventional energy generators will be the biggest losers from the upcoming energy storage boom, as both consumers and grid operators look to battery and other storage technologies."

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Germany’s energy model can save the world

Al Jazeera America | October 3, 2014 | Op-ed by Paul Hockenos

The US and China can switch to renewables now – and prosper from it

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