NewEnergyNews: QUICK NEWS, August 19: Any Kind Of Intelligence, Even Artificial; Rent Solar And Save

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    Monday, August 19, 2019

    QUICK NEWS, August 19: Any Kind Of Intelligence, Even Artificial; Rent Solar And Save

    Any Kind Of Intelligence, Even Artificial Climate Collapse: Is AI The Antidote?

    Tom Vander Ark, August 19, 2019 (Forbes)

    “…The climate crisis is biological, ecological and political. It’s at least catastrophic, if not existential…and it will take a portfolio of efforts to begin mitigating the impending disasters…[There are likely to be] four impacts of the climate crisis on education…[First, it will be the most dominant issue in the lives of young people…[and] monopolize the weather, the science, and—after it becomes painfully obvious to even the climate deniers—the politics of the next 30 years… 55% of teachers don't teach or talk about climate change. However, four in five parents wish they did…[T]he climate collapse will become central to learning in science, math and social studies…[Second, the] global tilt toward populism and nationalism is…a political sugar rush,..

    Education can help young people figure out who they are, what they are good at, what the world needs, and what they care about—and help them make their initial contribution…[Third, artificial intelligence] holds the promise of extraordinary benefits…[It can make] wind energy more predictable…[boost] grid and storage intelligence…[improve weather forecasts to get more value from New Energy…[and help landowners visualize the carbon mitigation potential of the land they manage…AI will help combat the climate crisis, but it won’t save us…[Fourth, educators must] teach young people the design skills to mitigate and adapt to the damage we’ve created…” click here for more

    Rent Solar And Save Tesla pitches a solar rental program to boost its renewable energy business

    Jonathan Sheiber, August 18, 2019 (TechCrunch)

    Tesla is pitching customers on a new rental offering for solar power …Tesla has seen its share of the market decline significantly since its acquisition of SolarCity three years ago. In the second quarter Tesla deployed only 29 megawatts of new solar installations, while the number one and two providers of consumer solar, SunRun and Vivint Solar installed 103 megawatts and 56 megawatts respectively…[Tesla said the new program will deliver significant savings] for potential customers who live in states with high energy costs…

    Unlike SunRun and Vivint, which both used partnerships with homebuilders and retailers like Home Depot, BJ’s Wholesale, Costco and Sam’s Club to acquire customers, Tesla ended door-to-door marketing and abandoned its partnership with Home Depot…[It has relied] almost entirely on direct sales…and eschewed the no-money-down lease model, which SolarCity had used so effectively…Under the new system, Tesla is offering customers the option to rent solar systems for anywhere from $65 for a small installation to $195 for its largest installation…[It requires] a fully refundable $100 charge…[and $1,500 to remove the system once it has been installed…” click here for more

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