How Is Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles Now?
Green Energy

How Is Tesla’s Solar Roof Tiles Now?

Elon Musk unveiled prototypes of Tesla’s solar roof tiles in October 2016. They came in four styles that looked just like normal roofing material but were essentially miniaturized versions of traditional solar panels. The roof tiled reveal helped Tesla justify a 2.6 billion dollars acquisition of solar city and represented Musk’s vision for where the…

Green Energy

International Solar Alliance

Topics Covered: Important International institutions, agencies and fora, their structure, mandate. International Solar Alliance What to study? For Prelims and Mains: ISA- key facts, significance and India’s solar power potential. Context: Palau has become 76th signatory country to join the International Solar Alliance (ISA). Background: The agreement of the International Solar Alliance was open for signature…

Does wind and solar and batteries = the future for US electricity?
Renewable Energy

Does wind and solar and batteries = the future for US electricity?

An Oklahoma electric cooperative has decided to build a power plant combining wind, solar, and battery technology instead of a natural gas plant to handle peak energy needs. The primary reason? Money.”It’s actually cheaper economically than a gas peaker plant of similar size, particularly with the tax credits that are available right now,” said Phillip…