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Porsche signs 25-year solar energy deal

Apparently, solar power is hot right now. Porsche said Monday that it plans to build and operate a solar power microgrid at its U.S. headquarters in...

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Here’s how Manchin and Schumer’s surprise 725-page bill could boost climate tech

The Inflation Reduction Act of 2022 stands as one of the most significant pieces of climate legislation proposed in the U.S.

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Sono Motors reveals final design of its solar-charging Sion EV

Sono Motors unveiled this week the final production design of the Sion EV, a solar electric vehicle that’s been in the making since the...

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Tesla’s solar roofs have stayed mostly in the dark and other TC news

This week on the TechCrunch Podcast, TC climate writer Harri Weber comes on to talk about Tesla’s underperforming solar roofing business and new TC...

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Feds must step in or renewable energy will have nowhere to go, says MIT report

Building wind and solar farms is an important part of building a new green grid, but a calm night stops their energy generation cold. It’s just...

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Micropyramid lenses triple the light that hits solar panels

Stacks of teeny lenses that look like inverted pyramids could juice up solar panels, helping them capture more light from any angle on both sunny and...

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Garmin pops solar power onto its fancy Forerunner running watch

Garmin brings solar power to its Forerunner watch line, a cult-favorite among runners. The 995 Solar features a touchscreen display and charging lens...

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After ultracharged growth, battery maker EcoFlow comes for the glampers

In recent years, episodes of extreme climate crises and power outrages have driven doomsday preppers to plan for off-the-grid survival scenarios. The...

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Hyundai’s solar car roof isn’t as dumb as it sounds

The new hybrid Hyundai Sonata has solar cells built into its roof. After baking in the sun all day, the car can add 3-4 miles to its range. That...

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Enpal closes out Series C with $174M from SoftBank for tech to make it easier for homeowners to make the switch to solar energy

One of the gating factors for getting more homeowners to make the switch to solar energy has been that solar, as a business, is a hard one to get...

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Regher Solar is ready to meet the new space industry’s demand for cheaper, better solar panels

The math is pretty basic. How many satellites are going to go up over the next decade? How many solar panels will they need? And how many are being...

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Aurora Solar aims to power the growing solar industry with a $250M round C

Aurora Solar had one of those pitches that seemed obvious in retrospect. Instead of going to a house and measuring its roof manually for a solar...

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Swell Energy’s new deal in New York shows how the company plans to spend the $450 million it’s raising

Back in December, Swell Energy said it would be raising $450 million to support the development of distributed power projects in three states. Now,...

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Mainspring Energy launches its flexible fuel generator with a $150 million NextEra Energy contract

Mainspring Energy, the developer of a new generator technology that use fuels like biogas and hydrogen, has unveiled its Mainspring Linear Generator,...

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Use today’s tech solutions to meet the climate crisis and do it profitably

Here are just four innovations from our solar-powered plane that the market can start using now before it’s too late.

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IKEA will sell clean energy to Swedish homes

IKEA won't just sell you smart lights — it'll soon sell you the electricity to power those lights, too. IKEA has revealed plans to sell...

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$100M donation powers decade-long moonshot to create solar satellites that beam power to Earth

It sounds like a plan concocted by a supervillain, if that villain’s dastardly end was to provide cheap, clean power all over the world: launch...

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Dracula Technologies turns ambient light into energy with printed solar cells

Internet of Things devices are proliferating, making daily tasks more convenient for many people — but that comes at a cost. The United Nations...

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