Tag: Solar Roof

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

A Solar Roof For Your Electric Vehicle: Dreams Really Do Come True

May 15, 2020

Via: CleanTechnica

Two companies that claim to have the solar EV roof all figured out are Royal DSM and Lightyear. Lightyear’s signature Lightyear One electric vehicle is set to launch next year with five square meters of built-in solar cells covering the […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

South Korean auto giants unveil solar roof charging tech for cars

October 31, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

Hyundai and Kia have unveiled plans to install “solar roof” charging on a number of Hyundai Motor Group vehicles. In an announcement Wednesday, the Hyundai Motor Group said that electricity generating solar panels would be “incorporated” onto either the roof […]

Emerging Technologies, Renewable Energy

Tesla made a big deal out of its Solar Roof in 2016, but two years later it has barely shipped any

September 24, 2018

Via: CNBC energy

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 announcement helped Tesla justify its $2.6 […]

Mainstream technologies, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, U.S.

A Breakdown of Tesla’s Solar and Storage Delays and Deliveries

July 17, 2018

Via: Greentech Media

Tesla is facing blowback after numerous reports of delayed solar and energy storage installations. The company was excoriated in a recent Business Insider story for failing to meet delivery timelines for the solar roof and Powerwall home battery product. Several […]

Commercialization, News and Policies, Renewable Energy, State

Texas Commercial Building’s Solar Roof Saves Owners $1.25 million

April 6, 2018

Via: Energy Manager Today

A new rooftop solar array for the Northtown Professional Plaza in Laredo, Texas, is expected to offset 43% of the building’s energy needs, saving the owners $1.25 million over the system’s lifetime. Austin, Texas-based solar installation company Freedom Solar Power […]