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Archive for December, 2022

The Solar roof

Sunday, December 18th, 2022

David Brin, in a comment on his blog describes Elon Musk as a ‘successful innovator’ rather than an investor or government subsidy truffle pig. Brin seems to be under the impression that Solar City “put up 2 million solar roofs”.

As best I can find, Tesla has only installed a few thousand ‘Solar Roofs’. Electrek reported in 2022 that Tesla was doing 23 installs / week, and was pausing installations. Tesla started mass market deployments of the product in 2020.

Tesla bought SolarCity in 2016. SolarCity does mainly ordinary solar panel installations, and Tesla uses combined figures to make it seem like the ‘Solar Roof’ product is more successful. The Tesla ‘Solar Roof’ costs several times more per watt that ordinary solar panels, and doesn’t make economic sense.

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Friday, December 9th, 2022

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Links for December 2022

Friday, December 2nd, 2022

The Last Real American Dictionary: Scrabble’s new edition is full of delightful new words. But are there enough of them? by Stefan Fatsis

Living Astronomers Who Write Science Fiction

Outstanding Hard Science Fiction of 2021

Can Aging Be Reversed? Scientists Are On The Verge Of Turning It Into A Reality by Urja Kalyan

The Kids Are Not OK: A Reading List on Clean Air: For parents, teachers, principals, and politicians. by Jessica Wildfire