Sat.Oct 16, 2021

48V Lithium Battery: An Important Component of Off-grid System


With the development of battery technology and the rapid decline in cost, 48V lithium batteries have become the mainstream choice in home energy storage systems, and the market share of new chemical batteries has reached more than 95%.

JB Straubel talks Tesla, Redwood and the massive challenge of building an EV supply chain in new video


When I was a kid, everyone had a favorite Beatle (mine was George). Now I have a favorite Tesla co-founder: JB Straubel. He’s a visionary who converted a Porsche to electric drive and built a solar-powered racer, long before EVs were cool.


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Cool & Fun Alternatives Manufacturers Can Use To Lower Insurance Premiums For Fast EVs


It’s becoming more and more common to hear that some EV manufacturer or other is going to offer their own insurance. It will, of course, be underwritten by a company that specializes in insurance, but by going through a manufacturer like Rivian or Tesla, you can save money.

Electric Vehicles Are Greener & Safer, But Still Much Room For Improvement On Both


Electric vehicles are here, and they are essential for decarbonizing transport. Making them lighter will lessen the particulate matter produced in their manufacture.

How Digital Transformation will Bend the Curve of the Linear Economy Toward the Circular

Speaker: Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Co-Founder & Managing Director of SmartNations Foundation, Jimmy Jia, Venture Partner at Pi Labs, Fabienne Durand, Senior Advisor to the SmartNations Foundation, & Roger Strukhoff, Executive Director of the Tau Institute

The Carbon Zero, Circular Economy, is easily the most profoundly important result of digital transformation. Industry 4.0 has a massively cumulative impact on dematerialization (in all forms) and resultant decarbonization (both emissions and embodied) throughout the economy. Join panelists Bruce Armstrong Taylor, Jimmy Jia, Fabienne Durand, and their moderator Roger Strukhoff as they discuss how bending the carbon/GHG heavy linear economy to the circular is one of the hidden benefits of digital disruption.

Silicon Anodes Muscle in on Battery Technology


Scientists show exactly how promising approach to better batteries breaks down. Batteries Clean Transport Electric Vehicles Energy Storage Lithium-Ion Batteries Research Science Department Of Energy (DOE) EV batteries Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) silicon Silicon Anodes U.S.

Tesla Model 3 SR+ — Two Years of Maintenance Costs (Tires, Locked Trunk, 12V Battery …)


We’ve had our Tesla Model 3 SR+ for a bit more than 2 years now. I recently had a service visit for a couple of things, but rather than write only about them, I figured it would be useful for people to see our full service history with the car. I’m going to go backward […].

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Congress Must Not Ignore Residential Solar Tax Credit Inequities


Courtesy of RMI. By Ryan Shea & Russell Mendell Through the Justice40 Initiative, President Biden has made clear that bringing clean energy benefits to marginalized and low-income communities is a priority.

Zimbabwean Startup Yanaya Introduces New Range of Plant-Based Milk


In the late 1980s and early 1990s, on my walks to Mutare Junior School in Greenside, Mutare, Zimbabwe, I used to be fascinated by all the milk crates on the side of the road. A big truck would deliver milk crates full of milk bottles to the neighbourhood and just leave them on the side […].

The Real History, Prehistory, & Mythology of Anthropogenic Climate Change (Part 5)


This article is part of a short series. You can find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, Part 3 here, and Part 4 here. Putting This All Together Now that we’ve got a better idea of how long our species has been affecting our climate, let’s look at just how bad this really makes things for […]. Climate Change humanity

Volkswagen Included Tesla’s Elon Musk At Its Meeting Of 200 Top Managers


Volkswagen CEO Herbert Diess shared on Twitter that both Tesla’s CEO, Elon Musk, and INSEAD Professor Erin Meyer were in attendance at a Volkswagen Group meeting with 200 of the company’s top managers. The meeting took place in Alpbach and Elon Musk attended virtually.

AR/VR Simulations for Sustainable, Regenerative, Circular Cities

Speaker: Nik Gowing, Brenda Laurel, Sheridan Tatsuno, Archie Kasnet, and Bruce Armstrong Taylor

Join our amazing panelists, Nik Gowing, Founder at Thinking the Unthinkable and International Broadcaster; Brenda Laurel, PhD, Principal, Neogaian Interactive; Sheridan Tatsuno, Principal, Dreamscape Global; Archie Kasnet, CEO, Regenerative; and Bruce Armstrong Taylor, The Climate 4.0 Project, to discuss how today's AR/VR and related AI-enabled technologies can be effectively applied, using data from such sources as NASA and NOAA, to both improve and accelerate urban sustainability planning and design.

The Real History, Prehistory, & Mythology of Anthropogenic Climate Change (Part 4)


This article is part of a short series. You can find Part 1 here, Part 2 here, and Part 3 here. Why People Didn’t Want To Farm (Continued) On top of the disadvantages discussed at the end of Part 3, having a farming village or a small city means you need to defend it from […]. Climate Change climate science

Steel Makers Discover Solar Power, And It Ain’t All Sweetness And Light


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Electrification & Energy Reduction Go Hand-In-Hand To Reduce Household Impacts


In another article, I went through what I learned from buying a house with limited electrical service. Long story short, the status quo of getting energy from natural gas, water service, and even sewer service is baked into many if not most homes, and it’s hard for the owner (and harder for a renter) to […]. Cars Clean Transport Electric Cars Electric Vehicles Energy Efficiency EV Charging Earthship HVAC