Saturday, October 29, 2016

Tesla + SolarCity Solar Shingles (!)

Elon Musk Wants To Amp Up Solar Adoption With Tesla-SolarCity Roof Tiles

Tesla + SolarCity Solar Shingles (+ Video) | CleanTechnica

"between 4 and 5 million new roofs are installed in America every year and many times more than that are installed worldwide. If the cost of a solar roof was less than what a homeowner would spend for a conventional roof plus utility bills that wouldn’t have to be paid over the roof’s 30 year useful life, “Why wouldn’t you?” Musk asked.
The secret sauce in all this is a series of micro-louvers built into each tile, technology developed in cooperation with 3M Corporation. The louvers allow sunlight to shine directly on the solar cells below but hide them from view from the street. The result is the best of both worlds — solar panels that generate electricity and a roof that generates compliments and adds value to any home."

Tesla/SolarCity launches multiple styled solar roof tiles replicating original tile aesthetics | PV-Tech

Tesla/SolarCity launches multiple styled solar roof tiles replicating original tile aesthetics

Tesla solar roof tiles

Solar Shingles are not new concept, same as electric cars ware not new before Tesla Motors
and mobile phones ware not new before iPhone...

Solar Shingles: An Alternative to Solar Panels

Sun Roof: Solar Panel Shingles Come Down in Price, Gain in Popularity - Scientific American

Elon Musk Says Tesla's New Solar Tiles Can Defrost Themselves | Inverse

Oracle Cloud (vs. AWS) ?

Oracle Openworld 2016 keynote by Larry Ellison: Complete, Integrated Cloud - YouTube

Larry Ellison on Oracle cloud and Amazon Web Services - Business Insider

oracle cloud faster for analytics

Oracle Chairman Larry Ellison on the Future of Cloud Database.At Oracle OpenWorld 2016 - YouTube

Larry Ellison on Oracle Cloud vs. Amazon Web Services - Business Insider

Gartner: Amazon’s cloud is 10x bigger than its next 14 competitors, combined | Network World

Flutter: Angular2 + Dart, for iOS & Android

Flutter is an interesting cross-platform mobile development tool.
In this case it is simulating iOS and Android GUI "pixel by pixel"
by using Skia graphics engine of Chrome and Dart programming language. Very clever.
Skia is also used by Xamarin for portable graphics,
and could be used by .NET Core as substitute for WinForms.
So technically this could be alternative for Java on Android.

And all this "pain" is just to avoid using simple mobile-ready portable Web.
There is clearly a need for a better "web", with concept of "portable apps".
Xamarin, React native, NativeScript, Appcelerator Titanium...

Dart News: Angular 2 Dart and Flutter @ InfoQ

"Flutter is Google’s tool for writing cross-platform applications for Android and iOS in Dart. With a single codebase developers can target both mobile platforms. Unlike other tools, Flutter does not rely on native rendering but it uses the Skia graphics engine, also used by Android, Chrome and Firefox, to mimic the native interface including fonts and hand gestures.

A key benefit of using Flutter is its extremely fast development cycle, thanks to the Dart VM and Flutter's functional-reactive framework. For both iOS and Android, hardware and emulators, developers using Flutter can experience sub-second dev cycles as they add and debug app UIs. The app's state is maintained during the reloads, which means developers can iterate very quickly without restarting their app for every change"

"Dart has seen major support within Google, two of their most important products, AdSense and AdWords being built with it"


Flutter System Architecture