Solar Power Insights

Positive Future #693 (Feature photo – Rooftop Solar –  By EY418 – Own work, CC BY-SA 4.0, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=79316869) The Solar Energy Industries Association keeps tabs on all ongoing new solar projects in America. It’s most recent report for 3rd quarter 2019 has some interesting statistics. A big statistic is that the U.S. pipeline (solar projects…

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Will France and other European Nations Lead the Ban on Fossil-Fuel Cars?

Positive Future #692 (Feature photo – Diesel Pollution –  By Salvatore Arnone – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IST4qJvS9Sw, CC BY 3.0) InsideEvs journalist Mark Kane brings us news from France. Electric car registrations in January were 227% over January 2019. It is no secret that some of Europe’s largest cities, including Paris, France, are looking to ban fossil fuel…

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Tesla Powerwall 2 For You?

Positive Future #691 (Feature photo – Tesla Powerwall –  Public Domain Dedication, Raysonho @ Open Grid Scheduler / Grid Engine) CleanTechnica journalist Kyle Field brings us the story of Tesla Powerwall 2 (2020 edition). The story is a little technical. However, how many of us have dreamed of disconnecting from the grid? Especially whenever the…

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Flying Taxis

Positive Future #690 (Feature photo – Wisk Flying Taxi – courtesy of Wisk) CleanTechnica journalist Steve Hanley brings us the news of New Zealand’s research and development of a flying taxi. Of consequence is that electric air taxis have more promise for the future than just taxis. New energy developments along with flight technology could…

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Re-inventing Housing & Living

Positive Future #687 (Feature photo – Future of Housing –  Courtesy of Brainport Smart City https://brainportsmartdistrict.nl/en/ ) Inhabitat journalist Luc Wang brings us the story of how the Dutch are investing in re-inventing future housing and living. Not surprisingly, it does not include high-rise buildings in asphalt cities where costs are high. You can read…

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The Ultimate Growing Light for Home

Positive Future #685 (Feature photo – Sherpa Tunable Growing Light – Courtesy of Sherpa Space) Inhabitat journalist Lucy Wang brings us the story of an artificial light source that you can adjust to create the perfect light for your food plants. Developed by Sherpa Space (https://www.sherpaspace.co.kr/), the invention allows you grow whatever you want wherever…

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Volkswagen – Powering Up Electric Cars of the Future

Positive Future #684 (Feature photo – Volkswagen Electric Car – CCA SA 4.0 International, Alexander Migl) Inhabitat journalist Dawn Hammon brings us the story of car-charging robots in parking garages. This solves the problem of finding a charging station that may be miles away from your travel plans. You can read the story here: https://inhabitat.com/volkswagen-reveals-plans-for-mobile-electric-car-charging-robot/

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