3 killed, 79 missing as gas blast partially destroys residential building in Russia (VIDEOS)

At least three people have been killed and four others injured, while the fate of 79 remains unknown after a gas explosion shattered a 10-story residential building in downtown Magnitogorsk in Russia’s Urals. The blast rocked the apartment complex on Monday at around 6am local time, completely collapsing one of its sections, videos from the […]

Under current policies, residential batteries increase emissions in most cases

A Tesla Powerwall 2. Another year, another reason to take the promises of residential home batteries with a grain of salt. This month, a group of researchers from the University of California San Diego (UCSD) published a paper in Environmental Science and Technology reporting that there are very few cases in which operating a residential home battery […]

Google Maps Street View captures man in very rude situation on residential street

Google Maps Street View – created in 2007 – has mapped hundreds of countries across the globe. The 360 degree cameras are made to capture roads, streets and addresses to open up the world to people online. Citizens are often caught in the crossfire by accident which can lead to rather bizarre situations. One man […]

Californian, Hawaiian homeowners charging ahead on residential batteries

(credit: sonnen) A new report from GTM Research and the Energy Storage Association (ESA) says that US homeowners added 36 megawatt-hours (MWh) worth of batteries to their residences in the first quarter of 2018. That’s more than the previous three quarters combined. The gains were driven by local and state policies that actually reduced the […]

Residential solar is cheap, but can it get cheaper? Paths to $0.05 per kWh

Tesla smooth black glass solar roof tiles. (credit: Tesla) The price of solar panels has fallen far and fast. But the Energy Department (DOE) wants to bring those costs down even further, especially for residential homes. After all, studies have shown that if every inch of useable rooftop in the US had solar panels on it, […]

A look inside the White House — America’s best-known residential address

AP Photo/Pablo Martinez Monsivais The White House is the most famous home in America. Located at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington DC, the White House is the official workplace and residence of the President of the United States, and every US leader since John Adams has called it his home. The massive building contains three […]

Residential, utility solar installation falls due to investment trends, Tesla

The third quarter of 2017 has been an unusually slow one for the solar industry, according to a report from GTM Research released on Thursday. US solar installations fell to their lowest overall level since 2015, and residential and utility-scale solar projects fell quarter over quarter. The only silver lining has been non-residential (largely commercial […]

2 killed in mortar attack on Damascus residential area – police source

Published time: 4 Nov, 2017 13:01 Edited time: 4 Nov, 2017 13:01 Two people were killed and many others injured in an attack on the Al-Abbasiyyen residential area in Damascus, Syrian news agency SANA reports, citing a source in the city police command. Armed groups reportedly fired three mortar shells on Saturday in the area, […]

Paris police arrest ‘radicalized’ person after finding explosives outside residential building

Thomson Reuters PARIS (Reuters) – France’s interior minister said on Tuesday police had arrested a number of people after the discovery of an explosive device outside a residential building in Paris last weekend. One of those arrested was “radicalized”, he said, a likely reference to Islamist militancy. Minister Gerard Collomb, speaking on public radio station […]