Tag Archives: electric vehicles

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Introducing Wallbox: the European-based smart EV charger company

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In 2019, the Solar Energy Industries Association declared the 2020s would be the ‘Solar+ Decade”. So far, their designation has come true, and then some: 2020 was the best year ever for energy storage deployment in the US, including at the residential level. But it’s not just energy storage that is being paired with solar; according to our recently released Installer Survey, in 2020, 1 in 12 solar installations also included an electric vehicle (EV) charger, while nearly as many people purchased an EV as purchased a solar panel system nationwide. 

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Electric vehicle FAQ

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Electric vehicles (EVs) are becoming increasingly popular and affordable in the United States. And because they’re a newer technology, many drivers have questions about how EVs work, what they cost, the advantages and disadvantages of switching to electrified transportation, and more.

So we’ve put together a list of common questions about electric vehicles, and provided additional information and resources to help you learn more about your options.  

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Top electric vehicle myths

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Have you ever heard that electric vehicles (EVs) are just as bad for the environment as gasoline-powered cars? Don’t believe it for a second! In this article, we’ll bust that myth, plus other misconceptions about EVs. 

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Solar news: March 19th, 2021

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In this week’s weekly news round-up, we discuss an important announcement in electric vehicle technology and We Energies reveals a new large scale solar installation in Milwaukee. 

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EVs vs. ICEs: which is better for the environment?

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Electric vehicles (EVs) promise a cleaner transportation future – but just how true is that vision? Let’s take a look at a few European studies comparing EVs to conventional internal combustion engine (ICE) cars and let the data speak for itself.

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electrification overview

What is electrification?

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As more and more homeowners make the switch to both solar panels and electric vehicles in the US, the clean energy transition is now about more than just increasing clean energy. Increasingly, an important piece of the clean energy transition is electrification. Electrification is a vital piece of any carbon reduction plan, and could have some big implications for the appliances in your home–and your garage!  

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Solar news: February 5th, 2021

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In this week’s solar news roundup, major automaker GM plans to go all-electric, and California utility company PG&E announces a new initiative to reduce powerline maintenance costs in wildfire-prone areas with the help of microgrids.

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Travel in the modern EV: a reliable choice

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A common argument against electric vehicles is that they’re “unreliable” or “too limited in range.” Ten years ago, these critics may have been right. But today, electric vehicles represent the future of the auto industry. In 2020, electric car manufacturer Tesla overtook Toyota to become the world’s most valuable carmaker. Other auto companies have been quick to follow, from luxury brands like Audi, BMW, and Jaguar to more affordable options like Chevy or Nissan now boasting new EV options. This trend is driven by scientific advancements in batteries and charging that allow you to travel farther and recharge quicker than ever before. But what does travel with an EV look like today? Is a road trip really viable? Let’s take a look.

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Solar news: January 8th, 2021

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Happy New Year! In this week’s Solar News Roundup, we’ve got two promising stories from our home state of Massachusetts about how the state plans to keep ambitiously tackling climate change.

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Solar news: November 27th, 2020

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In this week’s Solar News Roundup, General Motors sides with California in an important legal fight about clean air standards, and bifacial solar panels lose their exemption from the U.S. Section 201 solar tariffs.

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