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Betting Against Tesla Is Betting Against Yourself

To the average American, Tesla is just another topic in the news alongside China, Trump, the weather, terrorism, national disasters, local sports, and celebrity gossip. They have their morning coffee, rush to work, and glance at the news on their phones. Actually, many Americans work rotating shifts. Those shifts may begin at 9:00 PM at night — and they may not have time to catch up on the news. Unless someone is exposed to Tesla via a customer, fan, or shareholder, they will often only know from what they hear or see in the news

Rivian CEO RJ Scaringe Details Plans To Move Into Stationary Energy Storage

Rivian Big Bold EV BetRivian hosted a roundtable discussion for 800 of its reservation holders to talk a little bit about how the company is progressing in the move to production. They also took the opportunity to talk about an exciting microgrid project they’re working on with the Honnold Foundation in Puerto Rico

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Tesla To Make Its Own Battery Cells? HyperChange CEO Advances Bold Theory

As reported here and here, there was a lot of information presented at the 2019 Tesla annual shareholder meeting. And although there were a lot of small details covered and hints given about the future, there wasn’t any earth-shattering news. In my summary, I noted they didn’t “let the cat out of the bag.” But I didn’t really know what the cat was, so I didn’t comment

Tesla FUD Series Meta Post: A Case For My Caution Regarding #TSLA

It’s been a bit of time since my last FUD article. When I wrote it, on March 11, a share of TSLA stock was worth $290.92 at close. Yesterday, Tesla closed at $210.34, or 72.3% of the value of my last article. I guess the good news if you are a shareholder is that it is up from June 3rd (when it closed at $178.97) by over 17%, which I suppose is great if you bought the stock at that exact moment

7 Top Takeaways From Tesla’s Shareholder Meeting

Who’s diverting your attention away from this remarkable American success story? There are some alligators lurking in the FUD. Even Elon acknowledged, “It’s the most crazy disinformation campaign I’ve ever seen.”

Timestamped Summary Of Tesla Shareholder Meeting

Tesla just completed its annual shareholder meeting. Like in meetings past, it was fairly long and covered almost every Tesla topic under the sun. To make it easier for people who couldn’t watch, wouldn’t watch, or simply want to go back to some of the topics in the meeting, below is a timestamped summary from Paul, who kindly stayed up late in Florida (just not as late as me here in Poland) to put this together for the world

Toward a low-cost industrialization of lithium-ion capacitors

(CNRS) Combining two additives instead of one to facilitate the incorporation of lithium within capacitors: that is the solution proposed by researchers from l’Institut des matériaux Jean Rouxel (CNRS/Université de Nantes), in collaboration with Münster Electrochemical Energy Technology, in order to promote the low-cost, simple, and efficient development of the lithium-ion capacitors used to store electrical energy. This research, published in Advanced Energy Materials on June 5, 2019, will enable the mass marketing of these components.

Value Of Solar Debate Accelerates In Minnesota

The cumulative value of residential solar installations for utilities is comprised of two different parts: the generation of electricity to the grid, and the avoided cost of building new generation. While the former is fairly straightforward and owners are compensated through net metering or other rate schemes, the latter is difficult to assess and thus far homeowners have received little compensation