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Dec 18, 2023

ZEEKR unveils its own energy-dense LFP batteries that can recharge 500km in 15 minutes

Posted by in categories: energy, sustainability, transportation

Less than a week after announcing a Power Day 2023 event to unveil new battery technologies, ZEEKR has officially introduced its own lithium iron phosphate (LFP) cells developed in-house. While LFP batteries are generally categorized as less energy-dense, ZEEKR says its cells outperform many competitors.

While many companies have begun decelerating in 2023 as we enter the busy holiday season, ZEEKR has shown no signs of slowing down. In November, the Geely-owned automaker announced a new model called the 7, which made its public debut during the Guangzhou Auto Show. Since then, we’ve seen the company file for a US IPO and have confirmed plans for a new mass-market SUV to compete with the Tesla Model Y.

The ZEEKR 7 sedan will officially launch in China on December 27, followed by deliveries a few days later. Before then, however, ZEEKR promised a live event to debut new technology pertaining to EV batteries developed entirely in-house.

Dec 18, 2023

Tesla claims Powerwall with solar is cheaper than a backup generator

Posted by in categories: sustainability, transportation

Tesla has released a new comparison report claiming Powerwall with solar is cheaper than a traditional backup generator.

For years now, Tesla has enjoyed a giant backlog of Powerwall orders, but now that production has ramped up, the automaker has worked through most of that backlog, and it has to start generating more demand for the home energy storage product.

Tesla has now released a new report that compares Powerwalls as a backup system to backup generators.

Dec 18, 2023

White-hot thermal grid battery aims to decimate lithium on price

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Fourth Power says its ultra-high temperature “sun in a box” energy storage tech is more than 10X cheaper than lithium-ion batteries, and vastly more powerful and efficient than any other thermal battery. It’s hoping to prove it with a 1-MWh prototype.

As a grid-level energy storage solution, Fourth aims to compete with big lithium battery arrays in the short-duration 5–10 hour range – basically storing excess solar energy during the heat of the day for use in the evening and at night when generation drops off. But the company says it’s also relevant up to the 100-hour stage, which would cover the “several days of bad weather and poor renewable generation” case.

This is one of a number of thermal energy storage companies coming up out of Massachusetts and backed by Bill Gates’s Breakthrough Energy Ventures fund. You might remember Antora Energy from a few months ago, with its ultra-hot carbon block batteries and high-efficiency thermophotovoltaic energy converters, for example.

Dec 17, 2023

Revolutionary $25k Tesla Model 2 Update

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The $25,000 Tesla Model 2 is a revolutionary and cost-effective option that aims to make sustainable mobility more accessible and change the EV landscape dramatically.

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Dec 17, 2023

Tesla’s Trillion Dollar Opportunity: AI Robotics and Autonomy

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Dec 17, 2023

Solar Panel Costs Predicted to Plummet, Revolutionizing Energy Industry

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

Tony Seba just made this insane solar prediction that is blowing my mind.

Dec 17, 2023

Tesla’s Optimus: $30 Trillion Market Potential

Posted by in categories: robotics/AI, sustainability, transportation

Tesla’s potential market size for its humanoid robot, Optimus, presents a massive opportunity worth trillions of dollars, far surpassing the impact of their electric vehicles.

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Dec 17, 2023

Tesla’s $25K Car: Release Date and Potential Impact in 2024

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Tesla is working on a $25,000 car expected to be released in 2024, which could potentially drive stock valuation and face potential demand issues.

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Dec 17, 2023

24/7 Solar Towers Could Double Energy Output

Posted by in categories: solar power, sustainability

If you want to improve the output of solar energy systems, why not also run them at night? That’s the question researchers in Qatar and Jordan addressed as they successfully devised a system that promises to more than double energy output of current solar power stations.

By combining two concepts—a solar updraft system and a cooling downdraft structure—researchers designed a model that could generate 753 MWh of energy annually. That’s enough to power roughly 753 homes for about five weeks or 1,500 60-watt light bulbs nonstop for a year.

The origins of the system, referred to as Solar Tower Power Plant, go back to 1982 when Spanish engineers constructed a chimney-like tower with a mechanical turbine at its base. Air within the tower was warmed by absorbing solar radiation, similar to a greenhouse. As the air heated, it created an updraft that rose and activated wind turbines that in turn generated electricity.

Dec 17, 2023

NASA gives Blue Origin $35 million to turn moon dust into solar cells

Posted by in categories: solar power, space travel, sustainability

NASA has awarded Blue Origin a $35 million contract to further develop a technology that creates solar cells out of lunar regolith — the dust and crushed rock blanketing the moon’s surface.

“[W]e’re inspired and humbled to receive this investment from NASA to advance our innovation,” said Pat Remias, VP of Blue Origin’s Capabilities Directorate. “First we return humans to the moon, then we start to ‘live off the land.’”

Moon or bust: NASA plans to send astronauts to the moon again as soon as 2025, with the goal of establishing a long-term presence on the lunar surface soon after. For that to work, it’s going to need a way to provide astronauts with a steady supply of everything they need to survive and thrive, from food and water to oxygen and electricity.

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