The Supercharger technology, powered by solar panels, take just a half-hour to recharge a Model S with up to three hours of 60-mile-per-hour drive time.
As the global warming debate rages, Heather Clancy chronicles the smart grid, electric vehicles, alternative energy, green IT and other developments shaping the green technology movement.
Heather Clancy is an award-winning business journalist specializing in transformative technology and innovation. Her articles have appeared in Entrepreneur, Fortune Small Business, The International Herald Tribune and The New York Times. In a past corporate life, Heather was editor of Computer Reseller News. She started her journalism life as a business writer with United Press International in New York. She holds a B.A. in English literature from McGill University in Montreal, Quebec, and has a thing for Lewis Carroll.
Energy costs, environmental concerns and the cloud computing transformation are inspiring more businesses -- including Microsoft -- to overhaul their hosting infrastructures.
General Electric's facility for taking apart discarded refrigerators and freezers has helped divert about 5.5 million pounds of material from North American landfills.
Just two of the companies in a new report on commercial rooftop installations, Walmart and Costco, have together deployed more solar technology than exists in the entire state of Florida.
New data collected by PlugShare finds electric vehicle drivers save an average of $75 in fuel costs per month.
The system supporting the state's department of general services has a capacity of 16.1 megawatts and was financed by a 20-year power purchase agreement.
A new federal policy is encouraging investments in combined heat and power technology. For one example of an installation, consider what's happening at the 125-acre Houweling’s Tomatoes operation in California.
The SunStation from Princeton Satellite Systems can charge two electric vehicles at a time.
The push for net-zero buildings that produce as much power as they use is pushing the envelope when it comes to the shape and size of wind and solar systems.
The prototype for GE Transportation's next heavy-haul locomotive cuts emissions by more than 70 percent.
Meterologist Anthony Watts slashed his power bills by switch to customized blade servers. His company Build-a-Blade wants to help you do the same.
Seven Seas Water, with $100 million in financing from the likes of the Virgin Green Fund, is tackling the challenge of making water desalination more efficient and sustainable.
Thermal storage company Ice Energy is helping more than 40 commercial buildings in Redding, Calif., reduce electricity costs and it is about to add more.
Four high-tech companies have established well-defined programs for cutting out tin, tungsten, tantalum and gold that could potentially be funding militia groups in the Congo. But other companies are behind.
The Sanya Skypump from GE and Urban Green Energy is targeted at shopping malls, universities and other campus locations with limited access to the electric grid.