Stories by Lucas Mearian

The state of solar power looks bright in 2017 (+video)

While solar and other forms of renewable energy still amount to a small percentage of all power generated, it is the fastest growing energy source in the U.S. As a result, renewable energy is expected to supply 80% of U.S. electricity by 2050.

3D printer owners rate the best 14 machines

Online user community 3D Hubs has published its third annual 3D Printer Guide for 2017, based on reviews from 8,624 verified 3D printer owners of 513 different 3D printer models. Only 14 made it to the top.

The next MacBook Pro could sport Intel's new 3D XPoint SSD

Intel's Optane (3D Xpoint) memory, which could be 1,000 times faster than NAND flash, is due out next year, making it a suitable candidate for Apple's next-generation MacBook Pro. Optane will be compatible with the NVMe protocol, which Apple has been an industry leader in using.

Tesla doubles power in commercial Powerpack battery

Tesla has announced its second generation of a utility-scale Powerpack. The Powerpack 2 provides twice the energy density and a new inverter that integrates a number of previously independent components.

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