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

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 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 GreenTech – TechCrunch

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Tesla opens up Solar Roof pre-orders, answers the most important question: how much will it cost you?

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 Back in October of last year, Tesla unveiled a new project it had been secretly cracking away at behind the scenes: solar roof tiles. Unlike traditional solar panels that sit on top of the roof, these solar tiles would replace your roof outright — and, if all went to plan, they’d look as good as

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Tesla’s solar roof tiles will be available to order starting in April

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 The Tesla solar roof tiles the company unveiled last year, which look like regular roof tiles and yet have roughly equivalent efficiency of traditional solar power gathering cells, will be up for order starting in April, according to Tesla CEO Elon Musk. These are a key step in Tesla’s combined vision for its solar energy

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Tesla’s Kauai solar storage facility offers a glimpse of the company’s future

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 Tesla’s solar installation on the Hawaiian island of Kauai is not just a product launch of the company – it’s the first real proof the company’s offering up that its acquisition of SolarCity is not only smart, but necessary. Necessary, because it will help Tesla achieve its grand vision of making solar (and other renewable)

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Tesla’s Kauai solar facility will offset 1.6M gallons of fuel use per year

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 Tesla’s Kauai solar power facility is officially open for business as of Friday, with a 13 MW SolarCity solar farm installation providing power to a Powerpack storage facility with 52 MWh of total capacity. The beauty of the new facility, in terms of the specific needs of the sun-soaked island in the Pacific, is that

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Amazon begins large-scale rooftop solar installation across its warehouses

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 Amazon is looking to improve its renewable energy track record, with a new project that will see it install large solar energy gathering arrays on the rooftops of many of its global fulfillment and sorting facilities. The plan is to start with 15 system installations in the U.S. by the end of this year, with a

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Chinese solar exports fall in 2016 with global anti-dumping measures

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Enlarge (credit: Dennis Schroeder, National Renewable Energy Lab) Chinese financial and business news site Caixin Media wrote that Chinese solar equipment exports fell 10 percent between 2015 and 2016. The statistics came from Zhang Sen, the secretary general of the solar division within China’s Chamber of Commerce for Imports and Exports of Machinery and Electronic

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Want to minimize your home’s carbon footprint? Go for solar, forget the battery

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Enlarge / 3d rendering of modern house interior with independent energy storage battery system. Batteries are a big deal these days in renewable energy—utilities are investing in grid-scale lithium-ion battery installations to help smooth out the intermittency of renewables. But smaller, residential battery installations have also been on the rise thanks in part to Tesla’s new

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