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The latest data from China’s leading industry body for the wind power sector indicates that the country’s offshore wind capacity posted a surge in growth last year. The 2014 China Wind Power Installation Capacity Statistics (2014年中国风电装机容量统计)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Marc Howe | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Solar power never faced an outright ban in Georgia, but for consumers, the upfront costs made solar power installations unaffordable. Residents have been prohibited from signing contracts such as power purchase agreements (PPAs), which allow solar installers...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Leon Kaye | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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There are a handful of solar markets that we have given extra attention to in the past few years: the US, China, Germany, India, and Australia. There are a number of reasons why each of them has gotten so much attention. Below, I’m digging in a bit...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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A partnership between the state of Hawaii and several corporate entities will invest up to $100 million in new solar photovoltaic systems for the islands $100 Million For Solar PV Systems In Hawaii was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Elon Musk’s SpaceX has just invested in Elon Musk’s SolarCity’s solar bonds to the tune of $90 million dollars, according to reports out this week. SolarCity launched its solar bonds program in 2014. They allow members of the public to invest...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Originally published on 1Sun4All. The US Department of Energy Solar Decathlon 2015 will feature the student-designed, -built and -operated solar-powered homes of 17 collegiate teams, most of which come from the United States — however, a few teams...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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This morning the United Nations Environment Program released its 9th annual report on Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment. The news is very good: 2014 was the best year ever for newly installed renewable capacity. The Frankfurt School–UNEP...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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A new survey from YouGov, ahead of the United Kingdom’s General Election to be held on the 7th of May, has found that 79% of Scottish adults want the UK government to implement policies which will help develop more renewable energy. The survey, conducted...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Siemens has conducted a review of its wind turbine technology to determine the actual environmental impact of wind energy, from manufacturing through construction and operation. The company’s study found that both onshore and offshore “showed outstanding...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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I somehow skipped doing a run-through of the top 10 CleanTechnica stories of the week yesterday (perhaps the hundreds of comments on story #2 are what distracted me). If you haven’t checked out these pieces, it seems that your colleagues recommend...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Two US renewable energy associations, the American Wind Energy Association and the Solar Energy Industries Association, have jointly published a handbook that details how states can incorporate renewable energy into their plans to comply with US policy...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The clean energy company Shunfeng International Clean Energy experienced an increase in reported revenue of 275.6% in 2014, following on the heels of the the company’s acquisition and integration of the photovoltaic (PV) manufacturing giant Wuxi Suntech...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Turkey, for one, has had enough of this fossil fuel nonsense. The country is moving forward with plans for a 600 MW perovskite solar cell facility 600 MW Perovskite Solar Cell Facility Slated For Turkey was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The country of Turkey will be holding a solar tender for 302 megawatts (MW) of new solar photovoltaic (PV) capacity at the end of April (28, 29, and 30) — as recently revealed by the country’s Electricity Transmission Company (TEIAS). This tender...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Solar shingles’ electricity is spurring considerable interest among renewable electricity champions. Following my last story about solar shingles, I had the pleasure of learning about another solar shingle company, Integrated Solar Technology (IST)....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Glenn Meyers | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The Indian government and Indian corporates have started taken measures to raise the potential billions of dollars required to reach the ambitious renewable energy targets. Indian Export-Import Bank sold $500 million of green dollar bonds with a yield...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Renewable energy sources contributed about 80% to the total electricity generated in New Zealand in 2014, latest figures released by the government show. According to Ministry of Business, Innovation and Employment, the share of electricity generated...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Originally published on 1Sun4All. Solar Impulse 2, piloted by Bertrand Piccard, has landed in Chongqing, China, after successfully completing the 5th and most challenging flight since having started the inspiring and ambitious round-the-world...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Israel-based startup SolarEdge recently raised $126 million in its IPO, with it arguably being the most high-profile cleantech IPO of the year so far*. Goldman Sachs and Deutsche Bank were the lead managers on the offering and there were three co-managers....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Monday, March 30, 2015
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There comes a time in every guy’s life when he realises that he is just as stereotypical as every other male in the world. I had to come to the terms that, despite many differences, when it comes to big toys, I am just like every other guy in the world....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Monday, March 30, 2015
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A fully grid-connected, first of its kind concentrated solar photovoltaic (CSPV) power tower was unveiled on Friday in Newbridge, Victoria, Australia, which some believe could reduce the cost of solar-based electricity around the world. The Central...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Samsung SDI and ABB are partnering to develop and sell modular, scalable microgrids, according to recent reports. The two companies have reportedly already signed a memorandum of understanding, and are now in the early stages of the work that needs to...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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In an example of just how completely the stock of Tesla Motors appears to be affected by Elon Musk’s every word or action (including tweet), the stock of the electric vehicle (EV) manufacturer climbed well over 3% on Monday (from ~$182.50 to $192.50)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Two new applications have been announced for Greensmith’s GEMS4 software technology platform. The simulation application, called StorageModel, helps customers create the most effective system for energy storage by taking into account system data, battery...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Wednesday, April 1, 2015
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Researchers have run the numbers on actual EV driving and the results are in: EV battery lifespan is much longer than previously thought Your EV Battery Lifespan Might Last Longer Than You Think was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The Russian commercial vehicle manufacturer KAMAZ has reportedly proposed the creation of an artificial city in the country to serve as a testing ground for the development of autonomous vehicles — thereby providing the country with an analog of other...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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Coal, which has nearly done in Beijing, is soon to be done itself in Beijing. China is cutting pollution in an effort to lose its role as the world’s largest carbon emitter and also clean up the air its citizens breathe. Next year, the last of Bejing’s...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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India’s government has long attempted to protect its poorer consumers by controlling the prices of fuels such as diesel, kerosene, and liquefied petroleum gas (LPG, used as a cooking fuel in the country). But inefficient implementation of the subsidy...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Anand Upadhyay | Tuesday, March 31, 2015
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The air quality across China has reached apocalyptic levels in many places, prompting local and national governments to offer generous incentives on electric vehicles. Most of those incentives only apply to locally built EVs, but Tesla was just approved...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Monday, March 30, 2015
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By Danyelle Kukuk, VP Category & Product Management Batteries Plus Bulbs Typically, when a light bulb went out in a home in the past, it was replaced with another incandescent light bulb — the most popular and familiar lighting option. Now, consumers...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Navigant Research has published its 20th edition of the annual World Wind Energy Market Update report, and it shows that worldwide wind power installations grew by 42% in 2014. The report, which covers developments in the wind energy sector throughout...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Monday, March 30, 2015
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On Friday, CleanTechnica brought you news of an exciting commitment to sustainability by big-city mayors in the European Union. Also news last week: Latin American mayors racked up wins for joining the international Compact of Mayors, the world’s largest...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Yingli Solar saw more than 3.3 gigawatts (GW) of its solar photovoltaic (PV) modules shipped globally in 2014, according to the most recent figures. Along with that impressive figure, the company also saw profit grow by 53.4%, with the fourth quarter...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Originally published on 1Sun4All. Monaco Control Center (MCC) has cleared Solar Impulse 2 (Si2) for take off on its 5th flight, flying from Mandalay (Mandalay International Airport, MDL/VYMD) in the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, to Chongqing...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Who'd a thunk it -- a fearsome tobacco virus could bring about significant improvements in the efficiency of concentrating solar power Tobacco Virus: Demon Seed Could Be Concentrating Solar Power Savior was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Monday, March 30, 2015
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This week’s Cleantech Talk news episode is something like a “battery special.” Chris DeMorro and I talk about new research highlighting the fast-dropping price of electric vehicle batteries, the wide variation in the lifetimes of different lithium-ion...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Over the past 15 years, many organizations have offered national and global predictions about the future of renewable energy. We’ve seen renewable forecasts from all of these groups: International Energy Agency, Global Energy Assessment Scenario Database,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Monday, March 30, 2015
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By José Cordeiro All the armies in the world are not as powerful as an idea whose time has come. –Victor Hugo, 1854 If you find a prediction reasonable, than it is probably wrong, because the future is not reasonable; it is fantastic! –Arthur...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Following close on the announcement of its intent to release 10 new plug-in hybrid electric vehicle (PHEV) models by the year 2017, Mercedes-Benz just unveiled its first production plug-in hybrid electric SUV, the GLE550 e 4MATIC. The fast announcement...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Locus Energy makes software and analytics for the management of large solar power systems. What follows is an interview with CEO and founder Michael Herzig. 1. You have over 60,000 systems installed. Could you give a few examples of how they function...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Monday, March 30, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath “It’s time to join the revolution.” That was the message delivered by leading investment bank UBS in a note to clients last August that predicted investment in electric vehicles – plus rooftop...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Monday, March 30, 2015
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India’s Ministry of New and Renewable Energy has asked all Indian states to come up with their own state level policy and targets, as part of the country’s efforts to increase its solar power installations. In a written reply to a question in...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Anand Upadhyay | Monday, March 30, 2015
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The Canadian province of British Columbia will once again soon be home to a purchase rebate program for electric cars — the Clean Energy Vehicle incentive program, to be specific — according to recent reports. The incentive program will go back into...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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The Volkswagen Group’s decision on what exactly to do with the solid-state energy storage technology currently under development by the company QuantumScape will be made sometime before July, according to a recent report from Bloomberg. That report...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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An impressive new offering for the good of marine electric propulsion systems was recently unveiled by ABB — one that requires, quite impressively, up to 25% less installed power than earlier models. This new model, known as the Azipod D, also allows...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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Want to laugh your ass off? Of course you do. Following a very long line of descent that goes back at least to the time of the ancient Greeks, satire has remained one of the most effective ways of making people lol to the point of crying, while also...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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High-tech industrial battery manufacturer Saft will supply Sunica.plus batteries for a solar power installation at the Duhkan oilfield in Qatar, which covers an area of about 80 kilometers (50 miles) by 8 kilometers (5 miles). It is located west of Doha...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Sunday, March 29, 2015
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