Elon Musk scales up his ambitions, now planning to go “well beyond” Mars

Musk may soon detail the architecture he hopes will colonize the solar system. sci tech news Continue reading Elon Musk scales up his ambitions, now planning to go “well beyond” Mars

SolarCity’s integrated solar roof plan said to target 5M U.S. homes

SolarCity roof How do you make a dent in the energy market? SolarCity is likely one of the few companies that has a good idea of how to answer that question, and one part of its plan includes replacing the roofs of 5 million U.S. homes with solar cells, according to The Guardian. It’s a plan that SolarCity board chairman Elon Musk first tipped on a conference call last month, but now we have a bit… Read More technology news Continue reading SolarCity’s integrated solar roof plan said to target 5M U.S. homes

SpaceX explosion: Amos-6 satellite owner demands $50M from Musk’s firm

A SpaceX Falcon 9 that blew up on the launchpad was carrying $205M satellite. sci tech news Continue reading SpaceX explosion: Amos-6 satellite owner demands $50M from Musk’s firm

Everyone gets the future wrong: Lo and Behold movie review

Werner Herzog’s new documentary hits many of Ars’ sweet spots. sci tech news Continue reading Everyone gets the future wrong: Lo and Behold movie review

HTT: Building the Hyperloop with vibranium—but without funding or wages

Hyperloop Transportation Technologies has about 700 employees, all on stock options. sci tech news Continue reading HTT: Building the Hyperloop with vibranium—but without funding or wages

Elon Musk says SolarCity will build a “solar roof” for your house

Solar panel on a red roof reflecting the sun and the cloudless blue sky What if your entire roof was made up entirely of dedicated solar power cells? No, not adorned with the current kind of solar panels you’ve likely seen on the existing roofs of a few neighbour houses – an entire roof actually made up of solar gathering material, rather than add-ons that install after the fact. That’s the vision described by Elon Musk in Solar City’s… Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch Continue reading Elon Musk says SolarCity will build a “solar roof” for your house

The 7 steps of Elon Musk’s “Master Plan”

Tesla Master Plan Why did Tesla buy SolarCity? To make your solar panel roof battery power your self-driving electric pickup truck. Elon Musk just revealed the second phase of his “Master Plan” and we broke it down so you can see the future too. Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch Continue reading The 7 steps of Elon Musk’s “Master Plan”

Musk’s Master Plan has solar for everyone, but investors aren’t buying the dream — yet

Musk Tesla SolarCity The Tesla “Master Plan Part Deux” published tonight by founder Elon Musk proposes quite a lot of major projects, but perhaps the most far-reaching of them all is the plan to put solar on every roof and a battery in every garage. And to do that, he not-so-subtly hints, Tesla and SolarCity will need to be more than friends. Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch Continue reading Musk’s Master Plan has solar for everyone, but investors aren’t buying the dream — yet

Musk: Tesla to become a sustainable energy company

The latest Tesla master plan makes “ambitious” seem like an understatement. sci tech news Continue reading Musk: Tesla to become a sustainable energy company

Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s master plan

(GERMANY OUT) Menschen , Leute , People , Elon Musk Gruender Firma Fahrzeughersteller Tesla Motors Auto Elektroauto ECar (Photo by Lambert/ullstein bild via Getty Images) Elon Musk plans to steer Tesla towards fully autonomous driving, car sharing, and cargo transport, according to the long awaited blog post on the company’s website. A fully solar power ecosystem driven in-part by SolarCity will help Musk and Co. get there. Musk has been teasing the master plan part II for days. What would be in it? Would Tesla cars fly? Would they go to space? What… Read More Syndicated from TechCrunch Continue reading Elon Musk reveals Tesla’s master plan