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Tesla Is Turning Kauai Into a Renewable Energy Paradise

This story originally appeared on Grist and is part of the Climate Desk collaboration. When people ask Luke Evslin why he decided to live off the grid, he starts with the time he almost died. Evslin grew up on Kauai, a nub of a former volcano at the oldest end of the Hawaiian archipelago, ...

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Tesla Gives the California Power Grid a Battery Boost

By DIANE CARDWELL January 30, 2017 Just off a freeway in Southern California, 396 refrigerator-size stacks of Tesla batteries, encased in white metal, have been hastily erected with a new mission: to suck up electricity from the grid during the day and feed it back into the system as needed, especially in ...

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A Fatality Forces Tesla to Confront Its Limits

By BILL VLASIC July 1, 2016 DETROIT — As the co-founder and chief executive of Tesla Motors, the technology billionaire Elon Musk has consistently portrayed his company’s electric cars as cleaner, safer and more innovative than models made by other automakers. His confidence in Tesla’s technology has seemed boundless, particularly when the ...

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Elon Musk Aims to Shore Up SolarCity by Having Tesla Buy It

Elon Musk has built an ambitious business empire on three pillars: electric cars, solar energy and space travel. Now, the billionaire entrepreneur is trying to shore up his embattled solar panel provider by merging it with the electric carmaker. His Tesla Motors said on Tuesday that it had offered to ...

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