Month: May 2018

35 to 70 GW of solar, plus wind, could power all freight trucks in the U.S. or Europe

By Will Driscoll Many truck manufacturers are developing electric freight trucks, whose projected lower costs for fuel and maintenance would, by one estimate, quickly outweigh their higher purchase price. With this cost advantage, electric trucks could ultimately dominate freight trucking. A charging infrastructure for an all-electric…

A fast solar ramp in Hawaii can save $3-7 billion

By Will Driscoll Hawaii can save $3 to $7 billion by accelerating its transition to solar, according to an independent utility modeling analysis.  That conclusion is validated by the experience of the Hawaiian island of Kauai, where a new solar-plus-storage park will bring down the…