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Dana Hull covers clean technology and energy policy for the San Jose Mercury News. She often writes about electric vehicles, the smart grid, the solar industry and California energy policy, from RPS goals to Gov. Jerry Brown's big dreams for distributed generation.


Tesla Earnings: It’s all about China and the gigafactory

Tesla Motors reports its 2Q earnings Thursday after the market close. In May, Tesla said it expected to deliver roughly 7,500 cars in 2Q; most analysts expect it to meet or slightly beat guidance. There are two big questions for Thursday's Read More →

Energy storage start-up Green Charge Networks raises $56M

Santa Clara-based Green Charge Networks announced Tuesday a $56 million funding round, led by K Road DG. It's yet another sign that energy storage is one of the next big sectors for clean tech. Green Charge, founded in 2009, Read More →

Tesla watchers eye Mobileye’s $500 million IPO

Mobileye, an Israeli company that's at the forefront of developing active safety features for vehicles, is scheduled to IPO on the New York Stock Exchange this week. The company makes software and cameras that help cars avoid accidents, Read More →

Tesla Motors: New Model 3 car on tap for 2017

Tesla Motors confirmed via Twitter that its third-generation car, the next production vehicle after the Model X, will be called the Model 3 and will likely go on sale in 2017. The news was first reported by the British magazine Read More →

Sungevity’s latest iQuote uses LIDAR

Sungevity, the Oakland-based solar installer, has tried to drive down the cost of solar customer acquisition and installations with its iQuote, which gives residential customers solar installation quotes based on aerial imagery and their street address. On Thursday, Sungevity announced Read More →

TMC Connect: Hundreds of Tesla owners to descend on Monterey for second annual users conference

Last summer, roughly 300 Tesla owners and enthusiasts packed a Milpitas hotel for TESLIVE, the first-ever Tesla users conference. This was the now infamous event where CEO Elon Musk drank wine while answering questions from the Tesla faithful, some Read More →
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