Photo gallery of Tesla solarglass roof tile installations: Will 2020 be the year of the solar roof?

Tesla shipped a record number of electric vehicles in the most recent quarter and started production at its new China factory. However, 2019 was not “the year of the solar roof,” despite Elon Musk’s aspirations. Your humble narrator tracked down some solar roof installations to witness Tesla’s solar glass in the wild. We’ve got pictures.

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Battery roundup: funding for zinc-based storage, improved lithium-ion, new solid-state batteries

Venture capital is still flowing to energy storage startups and the march to improve a wide variety of battery chemistries continues.

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Why don’t early-stage VCs invest in solar any more?

How will solar startups innovate in the 2020s? Where are the disruptive PV technologies?

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Shutdown continues at Hanergy-owned Alta Devices, high-efficiency PV pioneer

Alta Devices has not located a white-knight investor to save the company and resume its PV cell production. That means no health care or COBRA for its furloughed employees.

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Transitioning Silicon Valley residential PV to solar-plus-storage: optimizers or microinverters?

Barry Cinnamon, a Silicon Valley solar installer, details the transition to energy storage, profiles early solar adopters and notes the challenges of getting to 200-amp residential service.

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Installing residential solar and storage in Silicon Valley

“I kind of compliment PG&E because they’re our best marketing department when it comes to battery storage,” says Barry Cinnamon of Cinnamon Energy Systems in the first part of our interview.

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Tesla secures $420 share price and $1.4B Shanghai factory loan, Rivian adds $1.3B, EVgo acquired

Tesla finishes the year on a high note amid a flurry of year-end EV funding, news and optimism on longer-range electrics.

Tesla to hide ‘solar test-house’ under tents at Fremont site

Lora Kolodny at CNBC uncovered a recently granted building permit that allows Tesla to put up “two canopy covers” over its new “solar test houses.” Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced that 2019 was “the year of the solar roof.”

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Highview and Encore to develop the first long duration, liquid air energy storage system in the US

Northern Vermont facility will help put more renewable energy on the region’s electric grid

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1366 Technologies adds $18M in pursuit of cheaper silicon solar cells

The company’s technology falls in the ‘kerfless’ wafer category: Instead of sawing silicon ingots into wafers, a time-consuming and wasteful process, 1366’s technology forms wafers directly using molten silicon.

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