That is the Washington State House, NOT the US House! Be clear... But it's one more state...
The developers of an office tower-turned-apartment complex near Downtown Los Angeles don't think you really need to own a car to live there. But if you do, it helps to own an EV.
fter sitting vacant for two decades, a landmark mid-century office tower near Downtown Los Angeles has been reborn as a 96-unit residential complex following an extensive restoration/conversion effort nearly three years in the making.
And while The Elysian is no doubt a remarkable work of adaptive reuse — a work that carefully preserves the handiwork of legendary L.A. architect William Pereira while incorporating a slew of cutting-edge bells and whistles — it’s actually the parking situation that has some folks talking: When it opens later this month, The Elysian will be the first apartment building in the U.S. to include free electric vehicle charging for its tenants. In addition to 20 240-volt charging stations for tenant use, The Elysian will also include an on-site EV car-sharing program.
“The lack of chargers in apartment buildings is one of the biggest obstacles to widespread electric car adoption. If we can prove that our paradigm makes sense in the market place, then we are confident that other developers will follow suit. We want free EV charging for renters to be seen as a standard amenity," explains Yuval Bar-Zemar, a partner at real estate development firm Linear City. Specializing in the redevelopment of neglected historic buildings and infill projects with an eye toward making EV charging more accessible, Linear City acquired the iconic but down-and-out building in 2011.
Excellent. But there’s an interesting twist.
While gratis EV charging for tenants is a standard ammenity at The Elysian, parking spaces are, well, not. While the complex boasts plenty of parking, Linear City is actually discouraging tenants from car ownership altogether by tacking on a $100 to $150 monthly charge for parking spots. While many large apartment complexes in L.A. include a parking space w
Probably Mark Richardson was SLTD's board of directors and quit for personal reasons. Had stock, and unloaded. He unloaded 500,000 yesterday morning......
But they are producing panels. Their now panels have specs. Tesla is giving info on their Gen 3 car TODAY for their car a couple of years down the road.
The panel is coming soon, but when? What price point? How much power? How long for testing? How long for fab shop? Any production plans? We need info! It us supposed to be released in 6 -9 months, I think. Give a good guess. Tesla Model X originally predicted for the end of 2014, now looks like 2015. but we know.
On the positive side. First Solar is not our biggest competition or opportunity. It's coal, its nat gas.
More electric cars, the more infrastructure..... The more electric cars......
Now do the math. They want to expand 70GW. They are looking at coal. But if we bring costs down. We could be a huge alternative.
70,000,000,000 watts/ 500W SLTD panels=140,000,000 SLTD panels POSSIBLE. At $20 profit per panel thats 2.8 Billion profit. Or 42 Billion Revenue
This could only be the beginning!
Think BIG! Think BIGGER...... And that is only India!
We make money to make our lives better, they get cheaper energy to make their lives better......
Because solar there is about the same price as coal. And SLTD bringing down solar costs will only accelerate that trend. (If we get them out)
Coal crunch drives India to solar
Solar electricity costs have fallen to near parity with coal-generated prices.
NEW DELHI — For six years in a row, India’s monopoly coal producer has missed its production targets, leading to chronic electricity shortages and sending power producers scrambling for pricier imports. But what looks like a looming crisis could turn out to be an almost accidental energy overhaul.
Like many developing nations, India has relied for decades on cheap coal to provide electricity for burgeoning industry and fast-expanding cities, putting aside worries about pollution and global warming.
But from three years ago when solar capacity was almost zero, the country has added 2.2 gigawatts of solar to its electricity grid, enough to power 20 million Indian homes. It plans another 2 GW this year, toward a total 15 GW addition by 2017. Individual states plan even more. India has also added about 26 GW in coal-fired capacity since 2011, but already plants are sitting idle for lack of cheap supply.
“I’ve stopped developing coal plants,” said Ratul Puri, chairman of Hindustan Power Projects Ltd. “There’s not enough coal, and I’m not going to rely on imported coal. It’s too risky.”
But there’s an additional factor that is making solar a viable alternative: For the first time, solar electricity prices have fallen to near parity with India’s coal-generated power prices. Subsidies at about a third of cost put solar prices at about 7 rupees (11 U.S. cents) per kilowatt/hour, versus coal’s 5-6 rupees per kilowatt/hour.