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Considering renting a Tesla Model S next time you’re in the UK? Well, you might want to reconsider, based on the current going rate. Or maybe just deal with the high price and say that you’re doing it to reduce your carbon emissions, right? The price?...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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A new infographic from the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA) highlights US wind energy economic benefits ahead of Congress’ return. Highlighted on its Into The Wind blog, the graph shows how important wind power is in terms of the economy...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Adam Johnston | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Despite some talk to the contrary, there will be no solar module supply shortage next year, according to a recent report from IHS Technology. While most of the main players in the solar industry are expanding, current capacities are still sufficient...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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250 MW of new solar PV projects are currently being developed in Japan by First Solar, according to recent reports. The company is reportedly expecting its rooftop sector in the country to eventually grow to be even larger than its commercial-scale segment...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Once the leading solar panel company in the world (before some scandal and bankruptcy), Suntech has regrouped and is now setting its sights on the potentially very lucrative solar markets of Brazil, Chile, and Mexico, according to recent reports....
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The high-efficiency crystalline silicon solar cell and module manufacturer Suniva is partnering with the privately held financial products and services firm Technology Credit Corporation to create a financing solutions program for potential customers,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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I interviewed Ken a couple of years back as First Green Bank was finishing its LEED Platinum Bank. The first bank to go platinum on the east coast, First Green Bank and Ken have turned their eyes towards making central Florida a solar hot spot. Unfortunately,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Beth Bond | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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The nine finalists for the 2014 edition of Energy Storage North America’s (ESNA) annual Innovation Award have now been announced — setting the stage for the winners to be announced at the Energy Storage North America convention, which is taking place...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The US Department of Commerce has decided to back off its previously rather harsh “anti-dumping” duties for solar products made in Taiwan, according to recent reports. Humorously, the readjustment is supposedly because the previous levels were due...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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The Indian government has devised a plan to promote domestic solar photovoltaic module manufacturers even as it recently dropped the proposal to levy anti-dumping duties on imported modules. The Indian government plans to take advantage of some specific...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Here’s some more solar energy news from around the interwebs: Michigan State University researchers have made some progress on transparent solar cells, a technology we’ve been covering for years but is yet to make it out of the lab. Michigan State’s...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Solar Love. Vivint Solar announced last week that it’s putting forward a $200 million IPO to the Securities Exchange Commission to finance future growth. The Vivint Solar IPO is an interesting one for many reasons. Currently number two, behind SolarCity,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Adam Johnston | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Several models of electric cars are now affordable, with post-incentive prices under $20,000 for a few of them. When you consider the fact that driving on electricity is like driving on $1/gallon gasoline, that can equal big savings. It appears many Californians...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Monday, September 1, 2014
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By Michał Bacia How your day-to-day decisions affect the climate is hard to access and measure. How your day-to-day decisions impact your finances is significant, direct, and can be measured precisely. Our focus will now be on money, your money. If...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Monday, September 1, 2014
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India will not follow several European countries & retrospectively cut solar PV tariffs, according to an Appellate Tribunal for Electricity rulingIndian Tribunal Rejects Call For Retrospective Cut In Solar PV Tariffs was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Originally Published in the ECOreport Germany’s wholesale electricity prices have been declining for years. Look at the graph above and you will notice they have not been this low since 2002. If that appears to contradict some of the stories the media...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Spending on buildings is a vital part of any country’s or region’s attempts to increase their energy efficiency, and maybe none more so than in Europe, where buildings account for 40% of the region’s final energy consumption and takes up 23 billion...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Monday, September 1, 2014
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It was announced in the middle of August that the UK had surpassed 5 GW worth of solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity, just the sixth country to have done so. However, Michael Barker, a senior analyst for NPD Solarbuzz, has written in a blog post that such...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Monday, September 1, 2014
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As China’s government is readying a $16 billion investment in EV charging stations, Tesla has announced plans to install 400 of its own charging stationsTesla To Build 400 New Charging Points In China was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Monday, September 1, 2014
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With the local tourist season ending this Labor Day, it’s time for a look at how renewables can benefit island  tourism, which stays open year-round. Island policy makers, private sector investors, international financial institutions, renewable...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Originally posted on GAS2 Now that the super efficient Volkswagen XL1 is in limited production, the company is prepared to tackle a new challenge by giving it two more seats and adding a pair of rear doors, reports AutoCar. The XL1′s mission is to...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Important Media Cross-Post | Monday, September 1, 2014
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According to the latest IEA report, renewable energy now accounts for 80 percent of new generation among the 34 developed countries in the OECD groupRenewable Energy Now Accounts For 80% Of New Generation (What’s The Catch?) was originally published...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Monday, September 1, 2014
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This week, the government of Chile holds a final vote on its first carbon taxation scheme, also the first in South America, a measure to make fossil fuel generators pay for emitting greenhouse gases. The Chile carbon tax is part of a larger program...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Monday, September 1, 2014
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Governor Brown’s goal of 1.5 million zero-emission vehicles by 2025 just got a boost. Assembly Bill (AB) 2565 will allow renters to install electric-car charging stations. The amount of electric vehicles (EVs) on our roads more than doubled in the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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Cumulative worldwide sales of electric motorcycles and electric scooters during the years of 2014 through 2023 will top 55 million units, according to a new report from Navigant Research. The report – Electric Motorcycles and Scooters — provides...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 31, 2014
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In a bad sign for the Pennsylvania fracking boom, a major drilling company has dropped an attempt to force its operations upon unwilling property ownersHuge Reversal on Fracking In Pennsylvania was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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“Let’s Take a Ride” is a visual measurement of what occurs in a great choreographic movement every day on the five largest public transit systems in the US. In particular, these public transit systems are in: Chicago, New York City, Boston,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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GAS2. Working with design and construction firm EIGHT, BMW has installed the first of its Point One S solar-powered charging stations in front of its ultra-modern BMW World building in Munich, Germany. Looking like the wing of a bird, the station is part...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Important Media Cross-Post | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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Here’s some more electric vehicle news from around the interwebs: How can you get a Tesla Model S in Russia? One tech pioneer shows the way in this Russia Tesla Model S adventure of sorts. (EV Obsession) The BMW i8 may only be available to a couple...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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A Tesla Model S owner on one of the Tesla forums recently started a thread with that title above. He then proceeded to end the sentence 17 different ways, before asking others to do the same. Below are a few of my favorites from the Tesla enthusiasts...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, August 30, 2014
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