Why Tesla Solar Hasn’t Worked Out The Way Elon Musk Promised

It’s been five years since Tesla acquired SolarCity for about $2.6 billion. The deal was immediately controversial with some shareholders suing Elon Musk. But fans looked forward to charging their Tesla electric vehicles on sunshine. CNBC interviewed industry experts and recent Tesla solar customers to see how the company is delivering on its promises today.… Continue reading Why Tesla Solar Hasn’t Worked Out The Way Elon Musk Promised

The Future Of Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion

Over the past decade, prices for solar panels and wind farms have reached all-time lows. However, the price for lithium ion batteries, the leading energy storage technology, has remained too high. So researchers are exploring other alternatives, including flow batteries, thermal batteries, and gravity-based systems. CORRECTION (March 14, 2020): At 12:53 we incorrectly identify the… Continue reading The Future Of Energy Storage Beyond Lithium Ion

8 Surprising Facts About Solar Power | NowThis

Yes, solar power still works when the sun isn’t out — and 7 more facts that might surprise you about this renewable energy source. » Subscribe to NowThis: » Sign up for our newsletter KnowThis to get the biggest stories of the day delivered straight to your inbox: In US news and current events today, NowThis… Continue reading 8 Surprising Facts About Solar Power | NowThis

NREL Energy Basics: Solar

Learn the history of solar power up to present-day in this engaging video by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL). This video is part of an eight-part series teaching about the basics of renewable energy. For a text version of this video, visit For more educational content, visit

Breakthrough Solar Panels Store Energy Just Like Plants!

Thank you Aspiration for sponsoring this video! Get $50 free when you open an account with my link Yes, we have solar panels, but they don’t work in the same way plants do. But what if the future Of solar was panels that didn’t create electricity that needed to be used that instant, but instead… Continue reading Breakthrough Solar Panels Store Energy Just Like Plants!

Concentrated Solar Power Simple Explanation

In this video, I give a simple explanation on how Concentrated Solar Power (CSP) works. This is the type of solar power that uses thousands of mirrors over hundreds of acres to reflect sunlight on a tower. This heats up molten salt to over 1,000 degrees Fahrenheit. The heated molten salt then creates steam from… Continue reading Concentrated Solar Power Simple Explanation

Why Don't We Just Put Solar Panels In Space?

If we can capture energy from the sun, why don’t we just put solar panels in space? Watch More: Check out Trace’s channel! ►►►► Support Life Noggin on Patreon: Official Website: Merch: Follow Us! Click here to see more videos: Life Noggin is a weekly animated educational series. Whether it’s science, pop culture, history or… Continue reading Why Don't We Just Put Solar Panels In Space?

Solar power revolution in South Africa

An ongoing energy crisis in South Africa is impacting the livelihoods of millions of people. While widespread blackouts are costing the country millions, they’re also paving the way for a new generation of entrepreneurs. CBS News correspondent Debora Patta reports from Cape Town.

Renewable Energy 101: How Does Solar Energy Work?

The sun has powered organic life on planet Earth since before human beings even existed. And we’ve attempted to harness the power of solar energy since the very beginning. Although early uses for solar energy revolved around methods to ignite a fire, the 20th century introduced mankind to the potential of solar electricity. In this… Continue reading Renewable Energy 101: How Does Solar Energy Work?

UK solar panel installation upgrade using Solaredge inverters – Smart Energy Pt 1

The solar PV installation market in the UK has matured. We visit a UK solar inverter upgrade project, by electrician Sam Featherstone of Oval Renewables, which is using Solaredge inverter technology. We find out how Solar edge can be used to increase the electricity generation from solar panels and monitor performance. Solaredge inverters can minimise… Continue reading UK solar panel installation upgrade using Solaredge inverters – Smart Energy Pt 1