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Solar power systems are ideal for buildings with large, flat roofs. That type of building is universal in public schools in the US. Thus, public and private schools offer huge, mostly untapped potential to increase solar energy use in the US. Installing...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Taming the Smart Grid beast: SGIP sorts out the new grid puzzle of solar, wind, distributed energy, vehicle-to-grid, and energy storageTaming The Smart Grid Beast was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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A team of engineers at UC coated roof tiles with a catalyst that enables them to actually reduce the amount of air pollution wherever they’re installedAir Pollution–Scrubbing Roof Tiles Get Real was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jo Borrás | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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Would you like to know how US power plants stack up to the rest of the world’s in terms of carbon emissions? I doubt that many Americans will enjoy the answer. A report released this morning by Environment America, the national federation of statewide...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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US Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack announced $68 million in funding Thursday for 540 US renewable energy and energy efficiency projects in the nation’s rural communities. This legislation is part of the “Swiss Army knife” of tools for jobs, innovation,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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EV Obsession. Elon Musk is as popular these days as the mini-skirt once was. Musk is the renewable energy icon that defines our time. Musk is the top of many things, and now he is #1 of Vanity Fair‘s recent (annual) list of top “disruptors.” He...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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The University of California higher education institution recently made the largest solar energy purchase in the US by a higher education institution, ever, as part of a new deal to power its many campuses and medical centers with renewables. The purchase...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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If you’re ready for another glimpse into what the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 teams are up to, check out the updated 2015 team pages, reports Carol Laurie for Solar Decathlon. They now include links to the teams’ own websites!...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Saturday, September 20, 2014
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Planetsave. This report isn’t brand new, but I somehow missed it when it came out a few months ago. It’s a report from the International Energy Agency (IEA), which is quite a respected global organization. If anything the IEA has a history of being...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A new 25,000 cell battery power plant in Germany will cover intermittency from wind power & may serve as a model for future renewable energy development25,000 Cell Battery Power Plant Switched On In Germany was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Friday, September 19, 2014
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RenewEconomy By Giles Parkinson French investment bank Kepler Chevreux has produced a fascinating analysis that has dramatic implications for the global oil industry. It estimates that $100 billion invested in either wind energy or solar energy – and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Friday, September 19, 2014
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RenewEconomy By Giles Parkinson Novatec Solar – a company majority owned by Australia’s Transfield Holdings – has commissioned a solar thermal energy demonstration plant in Spain that is based on a new type of molten salt storage technology. The...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Planetsave. Electric cars are much, much greener than gas cars (“gasmobiles,” as I like to call them). Even in the state with the dirtiest electricity grid (Colorado), electric cars charging from the grid have a miles per gallon equivalency of...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Solar Love. SolarCity this week released the ZS Peak, a new system which has potential to increase solar rooftop output for businesses and other organizations. Coming from its line of  Zep Solar products, SolarCity notes that it’s quicker to install...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Adam Johnston | Friday, September 19, 2014
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In general, the process of going solar described in my book is about converting liabilities into assets. You showed yourself [in the previous chapter] that you have the money for energy already. You already spend it every month. A utility bill is a...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Time for another solar energy news roundup. Enjoy! 3D printing of solar panels may soon be coming to a home near you. (Solar Love) Duke Energy is investing $500 million into solar power in North Carolina. (Solar Love) Goldman Sachs is offering solar...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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A few weeks ago I wrote about the potential comeback of solar ownership relative to leasing, as the cost of rooftop solar PV continues to fall and new financing options make ownership easier than ever. It’s been an ownership pile on since then, with...
From: CleanTechnica | By: John Farrell | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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We’ve talked a little bit about the Smart ForTwo Electric Drive in recent weeks. Mostly, it was about how I sold my Camaro and purchased one. They’re back in your newsfeed because Smart USA has launched a fun and quirky new campaign to get people...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Stephen Grinwis | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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EV Obsession. We’re just wrapping up Nation Drive Electric Week, which has brought together EV enthusiasts across North America in an effort to spread the good word, and they weren’t alone. This year, Nissan joined on as the exclusive sponsor of...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Sunday, September 21, 2014
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Editor’s Note: I remember seeing a presentation at EVS27 in Barcelona last year that also found rapidly recharging lithium-ion batteries wasn’t as harmful to the batteries’ capacities as was widely assumed. With another study coming to the same...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Friday, September 19, 2014
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New analysis says America's largest grid operator ignores gigawatts of energy efficiency savings, overestimates power demand, and costs consumers billionsIs PJM Costing Consumers $1.3 Billion By Ignoring Energy Efficiency? was originally published on...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Silvio Marcacci | Friday, September 19, 2014
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RenewEconomy By Giles Parkinson Australian battery technology developer RedFlow says trials of its zinc-bromine “flow” batteries shows that the technology is “cost competitive” in large-scale applications on the electricity grid. The Brisbane-based...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Friday, September 19, 2014
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By Patrick Foot, financial markets writer at IG*, a leading provider of online stockbroking, CFDs, and currency trading. The distance that Tesla has travelled in the past 18 months has been truly remarkable, even if its stock retracted to more realistic...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, September 19, 2014
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I’m running this poll one more time to try to get as many responses as possible. If you own or lease an electric vehicle, fill out the 3-question survey below! (Or click this link to fill it out.) And don’t forget to click “Done” when you have...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Meet Sparky, the offspring of a Nissan LEAF and a Nissan Frontier pickup truck, built by engineers at the Nissan Technical Center in Stanfield, Arizona. Video: Meet Sparky, The Nissan LEAF Pickup was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Friday, September 19, 2014
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By George Gray Steve Jobs, Bill Gates, or Elon Musk. Game changing innovators who have made an undeniable impact on the world. If you are anything like me you were inspired by these amazing individuals. Clean tech is soon becoming this decade’s version...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Time for another electric car news roundup. Enjoy! Tesla News A Tesla Roadster loses 20% of its range in 4 years. (GAS2) Tesla is still committed to California, says Tesla. (GAS2) Is Tesla an auto company or an energy company? Of course, it’s both,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Editor’s Note: Mercedes was a bit slow getting to the plug-in car party, but perhaps that was just about being cool. The somewhat well regarded /s car company from somewhere in Europe, which uses Tesla tech, is now planning 10 plug-in models by 2017. I’m...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Friday, September 19, 2014
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Editor’s Note: Here’s some fun news regarding a new Renault car that is hyper efficient. Interestingly, Steve thinks this looks much better than the Volkswagen XL1, while I actually prefer the VW XL1. I thought the XL1 was stunning when I saw it...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Steve Hanley | Thursday, September 18, 2014
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