Energy

Energy or ‘smart energy’ tech companies are in the process of disrupting an industry that has essentially ruled unchallenged for a century. The rise in the efficiency of solar power and the storage capacity of smart batteries – in tandem – has brought about a revolution in energy supply and is knocking ‘big oil’ of its trillion dollar perch. In many countries around the world, solar energy output is now a major contributor to the energy grid.

Andrew Lockley looks at how to invest in solar power – the one huge technology that will change everything.
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Farah Nayeri interviewed Mark Jacobson, a Stanford University professor, who has a plan to convert all 50 states in the US to renewable energy.
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As solar energy gets cheaper and more efficient, the number of new installations is growing exponentially. Here, Nick O’Connor looks at the solar revolution, and what it means for you.
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What if a new energy emerged as a genuine contender for the world’s number one fuel source, removing millions, even billions, of dollars of demand for oil?
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Will Tesla’s solar roof tiles make it a portfolio star – or a dog?

I’ve come across an interesting dilemma during the last couple of weeks. You may have seen Elon Musk’s announcement of the new solar roof tile product from Tesla. It’s just like an ordinary roof tile, but with a tiny solar…

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Home solar and batteries – an investable match?

Yesterday we started a titanic fight, which will determine the future of energy. Today, it’s round two. In one corner, we have Tesla’s Elon Musk – who believes that every roof will be a solar power station. In the other,…

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Driverless markets and the paradox of the Sunshine State

Ah, Brexit. It’s the only story in town this week. At least you’d think so, given the coverage in the press (and, I’ll admit, in part our own business). It’s easy to lose perspective when all anyone wants to talk…

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