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In April, I received an interesting report from IBISWorld.com regarding solar panel installation. It is aimed at buyers of solar panel installation services, but it is actually quite detailed, even including breakdowns of vendor costs (including wages,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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In Friday’s wee hours, the 28-nation European Union committed itself to fight climate change by rolling back dangerous carbon dioxide emissions by 2030 to at least 40% less than their benchmark 1990 levels. The EU has already almost met its existing...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Rocky Mountain Institute. Renewables scored a major victory recently in the natural gas heartland that is Texas. In a resolution adopted by the Austin City Council on August 28, the city declared solar energy its default generation resource, in part...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rocky Mountain Institute | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Aside from our extensive solar energy coverage, here are some more electric vehicle (EV) stories from around the interwebs that I wouldn’t want you to miss. Just commenting on the first story, I’d note that most of you (especially Tesla fanatics)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Aside from our extensive solar energy coverage, here are some more solar energy stories from around the interwebs that I wouldn’t want you to miss. Just adding a note regarding the first one, I’d just add that it’s almost shocking to me how far...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Energy Post. The spectacular global growth of solar PV is one of the big energy stories of today. And it may well become the energy story of the 21st Century. Where did the solar revolution “suddenly”come from? And where will it take us? One of the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Rocky Mountain Institute. In Part 1 we explored one of the gamechangers that would allow China to transition from fossil fuels to energy efficiency and renewable supply—oil-free mobility. In Part 2, we explore two other gamechangers that would allow...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rocky Mountain Institute | Friday, October 24, 2014
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We tend to think of Minnesota for its fishing, snow, and progressive politicians, but solar? Well if Minnesota has its way, solar arrays could soon be seen along the public rights-of-way that line the state’s highways. The Minnesota Department of Transportation...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Leon Kaye | Friday, October 24, 2014
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1Sun4All. The Energy Department’s Solar Decathlon has a bit of news to bring you up to speed. The first is that the 2015 competition lineup has been updated to include the withdrawal of Stanford University. Stanford University previously competed...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Friday, October 24, 2014
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CleanTechnica readers are very well aware that most solar and EV market research forecasts are utter shite. Most of us are horrible fortune tellers, and market research firms covering disruptive technologies don’t seem to have much of an advantage...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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An Indian company has announced a potentially revolutionary leap in sanitation and hygiene with the launch of a solar-powered toilet to coincide with the launch of the Clean India Mission. Eram Scientific has announced the launch of the innovative “electronic...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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A large part of rural India is dependent on hand-operated water pumps, simply called “hand pumps” for their water needs. The hand pumps are low maintenance and work well, but only until the water depth is about 30 meters. Beyond that you would need...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Anand Upadhyay | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Masdar announced Wednesday that it had signed an agreement to build the first large-scale wind farm in a Gulf Cooperation Council country, in the Sultanate of Oman. The $125 million, 50 MW wind farm will be constructed in the country’s Dhofar Governorate,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Prolific journalist and blogger Scott Thill (of Wired, Salon, Huffington Post, Alternet, Grist, SolarEnergy.net, and probably other outlets) interviewed me a little while back about US/EU tariffs on Chinese solar cells and solar modules (which dominate...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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You may remember an article I wrote about French startup EP Tender back in December 2013 following an interview I did with the founder and CEO Jean-Baptiste Segard. A few months ago, he created a video update of his own when he and two other people...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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A new 3D-printed battery prototype from the aptly named company Graphene 3D lab embeds "nanoplatelets" of graphene in polymer filaments for 3D printing New 3D-Printed Battery Packs Graphene Punch was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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A few months ago, we published a wonderful piece by Julian Cox that showed that hydrogen fuel cell vehicles are, at best, total hype and not green; and, at worst, a massive scam. Following the article, a discussion between Anthony Eggert — Executive...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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We put a lot of cyber ink into the German, Australian, US, Chinese, Indian, Chilean, and Japanese solar energy revolutions. However, I think the Bangladeshi solar revolution is one we don’t write about enough. One of the biggest reasons for that is...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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The Green Lane Project promotes freedom of choice in mobility for urban environments across the US. The Green Lane Project recently selected Atlanta as one of six cities to activate more development of protected bike lanes and increase safe biking....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Saturday, October 25, 2014
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While Nissan and Tesla topping the list of ZEV credit sellers shouldn’t surprise anybody, Fiat placing in third is a bit of an eyebrow raiser Nissan, Tesla, And Fiat Sell The Most ZEV Credits In California was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Energy Post. The pace of innovation in the European energy sector is stepping up. “Energy is no longer seen as a commodity that simply needs to be there. It is perceived as a challenge for which solutions need to be found”, says Elena Bou, Innovation...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Editor’s Note: Just as a quick intro, my job would be so much more fun (granted, it’s already a lot of fun) if more PR people would write press releases like this one referenced below. Seriously, please write more press releases like this one! Granted,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Friday, October 24, 2014
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US public transportation ridership increased yet again in the second quarter of 2014. A press release report released by the American Public Transportation Association showed urban mobility increasing to over 2.7 billion trips on US public transportation...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Friday, October 24, 2014
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According to data published by the China Coal Resource (and translated by the Greenpeace Energydesk), China’s coal use has dropped this year by 1.28%, a downward trend started in the second quarter of 2014 and continued in the third. This, despite...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, October 24, 2014
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The Michigan National Guard will test the Sheerwind INVELOX wind turbine system, which harvests low velocity wind and funnels it into a powerful stream Totally Weird Wind Turbine Could Deliver The Green For Michigan National Guard was originally published...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Friday, October 24, 2014
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Siemens has developed a new approach to electric car design wherein the EV’s motor is housed together with the inverter — thusly reducing material use, weight, and, of course, cost. Given that inverters are used to transform the DC electricity supplied...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Friday, October 24, 2014
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BYD recently unveiled what is soon to be the world’s largest battery-electric vehicle at the 2014 American Public Transportation expo in Houston, Texas. This biggest-ever EV has been tentatively dubbed “The Lancaster” — in honor of the Californian...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Kia Soul EV 2015 edition has now made its debut on the Californian market, as of last week. The debut of the new EV from Kia means that the western state’s market is now home to 19 different plug-in/electric vehicles. The EV has been rated by...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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The Ford Focus Electric 2015 edition is getting a significant price cut of about $6000, down to $29,995, according to recent reports — thus finally putting it on competitive terms with the market leader, the Nissan LEAF. Given that the EV version of...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Editor’s Note: Daimler isn’t exactly known for being a leader in the electric car world, but it did help out Tesla tremendously several years back. With Tesla’s strong rise to investor and auto world fame, but then a fall backwards (in stock price)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Across the world, consumers are turning to plug-in cars in greater numbers, with the top ten countries now accounting for over 600,000 plug-in vehicle sales Sales Of Plug-In Cars Exceed 600,000 Worldwide was originally published on CleanTechnica. To...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Editor’s Note: Before our story a week ago about Detroit Electric targeting the Korean market, it had been awhile since we covered Detroit Electric. Many of us thought some indefinite delays and long silence looked like a death notice. But Detroit...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jo Borrás | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Rocky Mountain Institute. Like many at RMI, I care about climate change and reducing the carbon intensity of the electric grid. I also care about my monthly electricity bill, and I’m keenly interested in keeping it as low as reasonably possible. If...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rocky Mountain Institute | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Humans love to categorize. Actually, we rely on it for our survival. But sometimes we categorize too quickly and too simply. Electric cars are heavily linked to their environmental benefits and being green. But I’d contend (well, I do contend) that...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Another strong quarter for issuances of green bonds has taken the year’s total up to $32 billion, more than double the total issued during 2013, and fuelling predictions that 2015 could see $100 billion worth of green bonds issued. Data from the Climate...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Cost of energy storage sinking like a stone: Imergy Energy Systems shaves down price of its vanadium flow battery series from $500 per kWh to $ Shot Of Adrenalin For Super-Hot Solar Market: Vanadium Flow Batteries was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Author’s note: I apologize if you find this article offensive, or in bad taste. This event is a tragedy, and my thoughts are with the family of the Soldier killed: Cpl Nathan Cirillo. It is not my intent to cast a negative light on anyone or anything,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Stephen Grinwis | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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“Solarmojo” sounds a bit like fantasy, but using the term as a promo code will get you a chance to cut your electric bills in half, starting today. Online solar panel cost consultants from Geostellar, a West Virginia company, have worked with the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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Of all the Australian states, the part of Australia we call South has the most wind and solar capacity per person. Wind power generates electricity equal to about a third of the state’s total consumption and rooftop solar generates about 6%. We don’t...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Ronald Brakels | Thursday, October 23, 2014
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