Nicholas Brown has written for LDA, CleanTechnica, Gas2, the Texas Instruments blog, and Green Building Elements. He has a keen interest in science, technology, and the energy industry. Donate BTC: bc1q2lgqk6s2zegfyyzngqfhgcxu9pdmwf23vw6ghs Donate LTC: ltc1qgh5khs6fvrjeqrlwpt3tcla3qvrwn7haekkgtz Contact

A New Superabsorbing Design May Reduce The Cost Of Thin-Film Solar

Originally published on Cleantechnica. By James Ayre. Thin-film solar cells may soon possess the ability to absorb a notably larger portion of the light that strikes them, thanks to the recent development of a “superabsorbing” design by researchers at North Carolina State University. As well as improving the light absorption efficiency of thin-film solar cells,…

Nashville MTA Orders 7 Proterra Electric Buses

The Nashville Metropolitan Transit Authority (MTA) has ordered seven battery-powered electric buses from Proterra, along with a charging station. Delivery to Nashville, Tennessee is slated for this year, after they are constructed at Proterra’s Greenville, South Carolina manufacturing facility. The buses, which will operate in the free Downtown Music City Circuit, were funded by the city…

New Tesla Factory Could Make 500,000 EV Battery Packs Annually

Tesla Motors Takes Another Step Forward Tesla Motors’ electric vehicles are among the best-selling EVs, and that means they need many batteries to build their cars. The company intends to construct an enormous ‘Gigafactory’ (possibly in Nevada) which could produce up to 500,000 electric vehicle batteries annually. The batteries are to be constructed from the…

Netflix Creates A Hilarious Parody Of Drone Delivery

Netflix created an amusing spoof of drone delivery services called Drone2Home. [yframe url=’http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucz3JpvDQjk’]On a serious note, drones have the potential to deliver packages very efficiently, both in terms of speed and energy usage. Drones demonstrated by Amazon and the UAE are the lightest, and smallest vehicles to deliver packages yet. Instead of using one large…