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Which Tesla Is Better For Road Trips, Model 3 Or Model S?

By Guest Contributor Driving both an older Model S and new Model 3, Steve went on an epic 48 state road trip visiting 107 Tesla stores, meeting over 500 Tesla employees, and uncovering some helpful Tesla road trip hacks. Here, Steve compares both Tesla sedans, Model S vs. Model 3, during his remarkable road trip…

Tesla Protects Your Cookies (As Well As Your Pets)

By Guest Contributor Tesla’s recent software update will protect your pets and your car. First, its “Dog Mode” is designed to keep your pets safe. It’s another unusual innovation by the automaker that brought us “Teslatari.” Dog Mode enables Tesla owners to keep their pets safely locked inside the vehicle while they’re away Read Full…

UL releases January 2019 Wind Trends Bulletin

By Michelle Froese Renewable energy consultants, UL (formerly AWS Truepower) have released their Wind Trends Bulletin for January 2019. Monthly wind performance maps for December show deviations from average conditions in the wind resource for the month in every region of the world. The monthly Wind Trends Bulletin is based on a custom combination of…

Concentrating PV Solar Could Hit Mainstream with Insolight

By Ryan Austin Swiss company Insolight has created the most efficient concentrating photovoltaic solar panels (CPV), a technology that uses lenses to concentrate light onto small solar panels underneath, to date. After two years of research, its created a CPV panel that achieved 29% efficiency, verified by the Universidad Politécnica de Madrid. Today’s conventional rooftop…

New Fraunhofer Solar Cell Stringer Uses Adhesives For 2% Boost

By Charles W. Thurston An R&D team at Fraunhofer ISE has unveiled a new solar cell stringing machine that can boost cell performance 2% by using electrically conductive adhesives to fix solar cells to a foil substrate in a shingled pattern. The process reduces the number of manufacturing steps that soldering a connective ribbon would…

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