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A lot of time and metaphorical ink is spent on the installation and operation of renewable energy installations, be they onshore wind or offshore wind or solar, with very little attention paid to the before and after — the investment and maintenance...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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In the world of energy, Hawaii is an excellent early market for startups to test and vet their technologies. The state is facing challenges with its energy system before most other markets, and its high energy prices make new solutions cost competitive...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Energy Excelerator | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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If you can’t tell, I’ve been catching up and finally getting some videos published that I filmed a long time back. This one is a vanadium redox flow battery presentation from Tom Tipple, Head of Emerging Markets for Gildemeister Energy Solutions,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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After having it on my desktop for ages, I recently took a look at a Rocky Mountain Institute and Cohn Reznick report on The Economics of Grid Defection — in other words, when does it make sense to go off the grid in various parts of the US for those...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Monday, October 20, 2014
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This is a video I recorded at January’s Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week* that I’m finally getting around to sharing. Following up on two excellent wind energy articles from Josh highlighting the low cost of wind energy, it seemed like a good time...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Monday, October 20, 2014
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We already discussed the pioneering work Younicos is doing to cut fossil fuel spinning reserves and backup plants out of the energy mix, but Younicos is just aiming to take over the primary electricity regulation market (backup for intervals up to...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Solar Love. Solar power news keeps getting better. Stem and Kyocera Solar have joined forces to provide both solar panels and an intelligent energy storage system. Stem says that up to 50% of an energy bill can be based on peak charges. The company’s...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Jake Richardson | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Solar power is at a unique place in history. It’s growing rapidly, its price is falling precipitously. Within the next 10 years, it will compete favorably with utilities for electricity sales, on price, and without subsidies. Given its rapid ascent,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: John Farrell | Monday, October 20, 2014
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Despite my well-publicised love for offshore wind farms and wind technology in general, the reality is that pursuing such a technology to the detriment of the environment almost completely undermines the supposed benefits we reap from such renewable...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Monday, October 20, 2014
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That we here at CleanTechnica — and myself in particular — are big proponents of wind energy is probably of little surprise to regular readers. But we have good reason to be, given the industry’s continuing growth and popularity and technological...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Monday, October 20, 2014
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According to the Clean Energy Pipeline, global clean energy investment jumped 11% in the third quarter of 2014 over figures a year earlier, clearing $64 billion. The third quarter figures represent a 3% decrease on Q2’14 numbers, but are still healthy...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Monday, October 20, 2014
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If you haven’t read these yet, the following articles were the top 10 most popular CleanTechnica articles from the past week. The theme: batteries… and Tesla. Enjoy! 1. More Tesla Model D Details Emerge: More details on a big Tesla announcement....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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ECOreport. A recent Union of Concerned Scientists (USC) study found that America can nearly quadruple its renewable electricity in the next 15 years, reaching 23% by 2030. This comes in response to the Environmental Protection Agency’s proposal that...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The noted solar PV module manufacturer and utility-scale project developer Canadian Solar recently hit it big with a 146.4 MW module supply order in the Central American country of Honduras. The modules from the supply contract will be used in the construction...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The country’s largest residential solar installer and financier, SolarCity, will eventually begin offering a system that includes storage as its “basic offering,” according to the company’s co-founder and CTO Peter Rive. Unsurprisingly, these...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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The new Indian government has delivered on its promise to enhance the solar power capacity addition targets under the ambitious National Solar Mission announcing revised guidelines for capacity allocation. The Ministry of New and Renewable Energy recently...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Arguments and counter-arguments between China and the US over the anti-dumping duties on solar photovoltaic modules continue as China aims to block an attempt by the US Department of Commerce to expand the scope of the duties. The Department of Commerce...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Solar Love. US commercial solar energy continues gaining steam, with Walmart leading the way in terms of total installed solar power capacity (despite recent criticism for funding anti-solar organizations). The Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Adam Johnston | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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Bikocity. CicLAvia celebrated their 4th year by taking us on a 10 mile journey spanning Echo Park, downtown LA, and East LA. The first CicLAvia was on 10/10/10, the global day of action against climate change. As always, the weather was perfect and the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Susanna Schick | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Gas2. Electric vehicles are the fastest-growing market segment in Europe, outpacing even the popular crossover market in year-over-year growth. This has apparently struck a chord with Italy’s Technicar, which wants to launch an 800 horsepower electric...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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EV Obsession. Elon Musk wants to remake the entire auto industry in his vision, from the car to the dealership experience, and even how you pay for your Tesla automobile. AutoExpress reports that the electric automaker has a new line of leasing deals...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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In a bid to reduce its carbon footprint, Amsterdam’s main airport has enlisted the aid of 167 Tesla Model S taxi cabs Amsterdam Airport Enlists 167 Tesla Taxis was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The Chattanooga Smart Grid is now a national test bed for cutting edge new smart grid tech, in partnership with Oak Ridge National Laboratory New Chattanooga Smart Grid Partnership Marries Research To Real World was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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In London, commuters need fair and decent bicycle infrastructure throughout the city. Recently, another questionable idea that probably falls short of these needs appeared. It looks exciting, but it is counter to basic bicycling needs — infrastructure...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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The authors of the latest Global Green Economy Index have raised concerns about the “perceptions” of developed countries such as Australia, Japan, the Netherlands, and the United States, suggesting that “perceptions of their green economic performance...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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EV Obsession. While Nissan will — for the time being — continue to design and manufacture the batteries that it uses in its electric vehicles, it is open to the option of that changing in the future, according to the company’s president and CEO,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Monday, October 20, 2014
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BMW is close to bringing carbon fiber costs down by 90%, making it cost competitive with steel and helping make future cars a lot lighter BMW Wants To Bring Carbon Fiber Costs Down 90% was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A teardown of the Tesla Model S computing systems show more in common with smartphones and tablets than your traditional car, and that explains a lot Tesla Teardown Reveals Similarity To Smartphones was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A new study shows that the bacteria Geobacter really does conduct electricity like a copper wire, opening up a new field for self-assembling electronics Super Electric Mud-Loving Bacteria Really Is Electric was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Monday, October 20, 2014
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A new, somewhat clever means of managing and improving the efficiency of the power grid was recently unveiled by a coalition of some of the world’s largest automakers. To be precise, this new “means” is in fact simply a technology that allows for...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Elon Musk touting the idea of franchise Tesla dealerships? Sounds about right, doesn’t it? Wait, what? In a rather surprising comment — but I guess he makes those a lot, doesn’t he? — Musk recently noted that as Tesla continues to expand it may...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, October 19, 2014
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Clean coal not so much: a new study from West Virginia University links dust from mountaintop removal coal mining to lung cancer in nearby communities Another Poke In The Eye For Clean Coal was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Saturday, October 18, 2014
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