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Timberline solar roof gives Tesla’s tiles some competition

Timberline solar roof gives Tesla’s tiles some competition

Roofing company GAF Energy has announced Timberline Solar, a new solar roof option for consumers who want to decrease their dependence on the electrical grid and their home's carbon footprint. Timberline Solar is a new product poised to take on Tesla's Solar Roof in a big way, not the least of which is due to GAF Energy's massive presence in the roofing industry.

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Bluetti NA300 sodium-ion solar generator promises a battery revolution

Bluetti NA300 sodium-ion solar generator promises a battery revolution

Batteries have become a critical part of everyday life, especially as we become more dependent on electrical devices that run on them, from smartphones to laptops to even electric vehicles. Despite their essential role, batteries haven't exactly changed by leaps and bounds in the past years. Bluetti, one of if not the most prolific makers of solar generators a.k.a. portable batteries, is now trying to push the envelope of battery technology by presenting one such product that swaps the typical lithium-ion for sodium-ion.

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Bluetti Black Friday Deals will keep the lights on even after the holidays

Bluetti Black Friday Deals will keep the lights on even after the holidays

It's that time of the year again when stores and brands make massive cuts in prices to entice people to spend their hard-earned cash on their products. There is almost a sense of whimsy and frivolity in some of the choices we make during this period, clicking on anything that may catch our attention or tickle our fancy at that very moment. It is, however, also an opportunity to make an investment in something that will be useful for months and even years to come. Fortunately, Bluetti's Black Friday sale is now also upon us, giving buyers more chances to ensure that they'll have power to use when things really go black.

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Wyze Solar Panel and Lamp Socket kick off the company’s birthday week

Wyze Solar Panel and Lamp Socket kick off the company’s birthday week

Smart home company Wyze has announced two new products to kick off its birthday week celebration: the Wyze Solar Panel and Wyze Lamp Socket. These two new products are designed for use with the company's Wyze Cam v3 and Wyze Cam Outdoor security cameras. The solar panel features a micro USB cable for powering the Wyze outdoor camera, while the Lamp Socket is exactly what it sounds like: a smart socket for existing light fixtures.

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Samsung Galaxy Watch patent points to a solar charging strap

Samsung Galaxy Watch patent points to a solar charging strap

When the first modern, fully-featured smartwatches launched almost eight years ago, they were mostly ridiculed for the need to recharge on a daily basis. Even Apple's first Apple Watch got a lot of flak for that, and the smartwatch industry hasn't exactly made leaps in battery life. Mirroring the smartphone market, smartwatch makers have resorted to indirect strategies to either reduce power consumption or speed up charging, but a Samsung patent wants to make that moot by having the smartwatch constantly charging even while on your wrist.

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Bluetti AC300 Portable Solar Power Station is finally available

Bluetti AC300 Portable Solar Power Station is finally available

Very recent natural disasters have again shown the need for emergency power that is not only environment-friendly but also safe for use. Fuel-powered generators are a dime a dozen, of course, but consumers should be aware by now of the dangers these power sources pose. A good number of portable power stations have popped up left and right in the past few years, but Bluetti's new AC300 makes one of the most interesting propositions. Backed by B300 battery modules, the power station mixes power and portability in a distinctly modular design and is now finally available for purchase to keep the lights on in the event of another hard-hitting hurricane.

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US solar roadmap makes Biden’s surprisingly bright predictions for 2035

US solar roadmap makes Biden’s surprisingly bright predictions for 2035

Close to half of America's electricity needs could be handled by clean solar energy by 2035, the US Department of Energy has concluded, as the Biden Administration looks to ways to trim emissions without increasing the costs of power. A focus on solar power has been key to that strategy, but even record-setting installations so far have been a relative drop in the ocean compared to the sort of solar farms required to ween America off its fossil fuel dependence.

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IKEA offers wind and solar electricity to customers in Sweden

IKEA offers wind and solar electricity to customers in Sweden

IKEA is a name many people know around the US for its iconic blue building, meatballs, and furniture that can be complicated to build. IKEA is branching out in Sweden with the announcement that it will begin offering electricity generated through wind and solar via STRÖMMA. IKEA Sweden has added STRÖMMA to its existing Clean Energy Services offering.

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This 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road has a Redarc power station

This 2021 Toyota Tacoma TRD Off-Road has a Redarc power station

Australian RV electrical specialist Redarc has 40 years of experience in outfitting off-the-grid power stations to overlanding rigs and off-road vehicles. Redarc is entering the US market with its latest build, a Toyota Tacoma with more electrons than you can handle.

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Elon Musk heads to court today in $2.6bn Tesla SolarCity lawsuit

Elon Musk heads to court today in $2.6bn Tesla SolarCity lawsuit

Elon Musk is in court today, as the Tesla chief exec testifies in a SolarCity lawsuit brought by shareholders upset with just how much the electric car company spent on the solar panel business. Tesla acquired SolarCity for $2.6 billion back in 2016, though the case alleges Musk applied undue pressure in an attempt to drive through the deal before the solar firm ran out of cash.

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Alphabet’s X moonshot division wants to bring AI to the electric grid

Alphabet’s X moonshot division wants to bring AI to the electric grid

Google parent Alphabet has been working on "a moonshot" for the electric grid, with a secret project in its X R&D division aiming to figure out how to make power use more stable, and more green, than it is today. The research, revealed at the White House Leaders Summit on Climate, has been underway for the past three years.

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Apple is building a mega battery for Tesla-style solar power storage

Apple is building a mega battery for Tesla-style solar power storage

Apple has revealed plans to build a huge energy storage battery in California, near to the vast solar farm which it counts on to provide renewable power for its operations. The strategy takes a leaf out of Tesla's book, among others, and will store excess energy generated by the 130 megawatt solar panel installation for use later on.

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