Cobalt: From Art to Electric Cars

Cobalt, as a free element, is not found on earth other than in meteorite deposits.  It is, however, found in compound form in the Earth’s crust along with copper, nickel, iron, silver and lead.  It is a hard, shiny, brittle, silvery-grey metal.  The largest deposits, by far, occur in the Democratic Republic of the Congo

Longest Electric Car Range

Once viewed as slow and expensive vehicles that cannot travel very far, with most people fearing the limited electric car range that could mean that they are left stranded waiting for an overnight charge is changing rapidly. A wave of the latest electric car models, such as the Tesla Model S P100D and the Chevy

Tesla Launches Powerwall 2

During a recent conference call with Tesla investors, Elon Musk, the company’s CEO said that his firm’s impending $2.8 billion acquisition of SolarCity was a ‘no brainer,’ and that it is a ‘legally and morally correct’ move which Tesla should have done sooner. Musk also sought to convince investors that if the deal is concluded,

Tesla Battery Begins Race for Energy Storage Tech

The electric car-maker Tesla recently launched a home lithium-ion battery system called Powerwall to back up solar systems and store power during low-cost electric usage periods, such as 3 a.m. While it’s not the Holy Grail dedicated solar energy users have been waiting for—a cost-effective and powerful system that could permanently remove them from the