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RenewEconomy. Investment bank UBS says the addition of electric vehicles, and the proliferation of battery storage, will solve the problem of intermittency for rooftop solar and make it viable without subsidies. So much so, it says, that households will...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Giles Parkinson | Friday, August 22, 2014
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With a sun on its flag & high levels of solar radiation, Rwanda seems like a natural location for solar power use. A utility-scale system is on the wayRwanda Set To Commission Its First Utility-Scale Solar Power Project was originally published on...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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More solar news for your clicking, reading, commenting, and sharing pleasure: A new online solar investing platform has been set up by Palmetto Group. Solar projects should secure 6% return or greater. (Solar Love) NRG Energy (isn’t that a little repetitive?)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The Illinois Solar Energy Association is raffling off a Tesla Model S. The price to enter the raffle is just $100, and only 2000 tickets will be sold. (EV Obsession) A BYD electric bus was recently driven for 24 hours straight on a test run in Antelope...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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In the latest solar cell breakthrough, a new "artificial leaf"mimics the electron transfer of photosynthesis, at a much faster rate than observed in natureSolar Cell Breakthrough: “Artificial Leaf” Beats Photosynthesis At Its Own Game was originally...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Energy Central. Darshan Goswami. By 2050, India could rely entirely on renewable energy to create a sustainable energy future. In the coming years, India will face seemingly insurmountable challenges to its economy, environment and energy security. ...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Rocky Mountain Institute. By Robert McIntosh. On a recent trip to Australia, I noticed that very few residential solar systems are leased. The vast majority are customer owned. Talking to industry experts, some claimed more than 90 percent of residential...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rocky Mountain Institute | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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  We hope the above “interactive” ad for a Tesla Model S captures your attention, too. It’s one of three that have been making the rounds on the internet for the past 24 hours or so. Okay, what’s Tesla got, in the way of corporate marketing,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Traveling from London to Bangalore, traversing 10 countries, in a solar-powered tuk tuk – sound good? Naveen Rabelli, Raoul Kopacka, and Tejas’s journey and mission is to advocate solar energy as an alternative, renewable, clean source of fuel...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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The redrawing of Indian state Andhra Pradesh has required revised renewable energy goals. Newly-announced solar power plans were received enthusiasticallyIndian State Of Andhra Pradesh Plans To Add 5,000 MW Solar Power Capacity by 2019 was originally...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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One wonky court decision might have just unlocked America's renewable energy future by requiring regional coordination between states and utilities. How One Wonky Court Decision Could Unlock Our Renewable Energy Future was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Silvio Marcacci | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Originally Published in the ECOreport Washington state has recommended that companies that lease rooftop solar systems, and sell the power produced by the system to a customer, be treated as electrical companies. In a press release issued in July, the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Originally Published in the ECOreport During July, 100% of US installations were renewables! It is the kind of deceptive announcement that is euphoric. America’s #1 energy, in terms of utility scale installations, is natural gas. It is not certain...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Roy L Hales | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Cumulative investment in microgrids throughout the Asia Pacific region is set to total $30.8 billion between 2014 and 2023 as a result of increased demand for electricity and generation capacity from renewable energy sources. This is according to new...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Atlantis Resources Limited, owner of development rights to the Pentland Firth, has awarded Zurich-based ABB the contract to install tidal power conversion and grid connection systems for the four-turbine, 6-megawatt demonstration phase of the MeyGen...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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In just three years, new numbers tell us, more than half of the states in the US may have rooftop solar available at the same price as the local grid’s electric rates. And that’s even without considering state and local incentives! The Cambridge-based...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Siemens has announced that it has received an order from Norwegian energy utilitieies Statoil and Statkraft for 67 wind turbines for the Dudgeon Offshore Wind Farm in the UK. The news comes just days after the UK installed their first 6 MW wind turbine...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Following on from news earlier this week, which saw Navigant Research predict investment in microgrids to reach $31 billion in the Asia Pacific region by 2023, the same company has released another report investigating smart grid technologies, and predict...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, August 22, 2014
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WeCycle has launched a free app for iPhones (and soon Android devices) that automatically detects multiple modes of transport and crowdsources information about one’s travel patterns. With this app, cyclists will help make urban areas friendlier and...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Friday, August 22, 2014
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Many America cities revolved around streetcars in the last century. In Cleveland, the streets Lorain, Superior, and Euclid were core to the city’s streetcar system, running to all of the city’s neighborhoods. As cars crept in and replaced streetcars,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Cynthia Shahan | Friday, August 22, 2014
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One of the world’s largest wind energy manufacturers, Vestas Wind, reported healthy second quarter earnings for 2014, and is now waiting on DONG Energy’s final investment in a UK offshore wind project which would require the Vestas 8 MW turbines....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, August 22, 2014
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In a twist on the "artificial leaf" theme, a research team from Australia has developed a new way to lower the cost of hydrogen for FCEVs, with solar power. Toyota Could Be Wrong About The High Cost of Hydrogen was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Friday, August 22, 2014
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One of the biggest challenges the EV revolution faces, in my opinion, is not technical at all. It’s mental readjustment. Sure, gasmobiles have greater range, but that range is practically useless 95% or 99% of the time. The idea that we need that extra...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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A recent trademark filing by GM for the “Chevy Bolt” moniker is worth a moment’s consideration though, especially with the new 2016 Chevy Volt debut soonGM Trademarks Chevy Bolt, But Why? was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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True to their word, the Volvo specialists of Polestar are preparing a number of performance upgrades for the Volvo V60 Volvo V60 PHEV Gets Polestar Performance Upgrades was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Less than a week ago, Naohiro Masuda, the Tokyo Electric Power Company’s Chief Decommissioning Officer, spoke about development of the “ice wall” around the four ruined  reactor units at the Fukushima I power station. In the company’s regular...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Sandy Dechert | Thursday, August 21, 2014
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Even with generous incentives, fueling hydrogen fuel cell vehicles won’t be cheap, with a full tank of fuel costing around $50, says ToyotaToyota: Hydrogen Fuel Will Be Costly was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Called the Salen FourSixteen, Saleen added a two-tone interior, a bodykit he claims enhances the aerodynamics, and an new suspension to the Tesla Model Saleen FOURSIXTEEN Tesla Model S Debuts was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Christopher DeMorro | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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With a little help from the Japanese corporation IHI, Alabama can now lay claim to the world's first algae biofuel system that treats municipal wastewaterAlabama Gets First-In-World Carbon-Negative Algae Biofuel was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath. Australian households looking to install rooftop solar could soon have a new no-money down financing option at their disposal, after the launch a pilot solar leasing program by SunPower in Melbourne this week. In the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Rocky Mountain Institute. By Laurie Guevara-​Stone. 2014 is predicted to be the first year in history that non-hydro renewable generation exceeds hydropower generation in the United States. This is a big change—only a decade ago hydropower produced...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Rocky Mountain Institute | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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As the title states, a former Chevy Volt owner and Ford Fusion Energi owner has now bought a “fully loaded” BMW i3 REx. He put up a post on the GM-Volt Forum that is sort of a BMW i3 REx review with comparisons to the Volt, and he also gave me permission...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Wednesday, August 20, 2014
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Clenergy International and TBEA SunOasis will partner to provide mounting structures for a much-needed 1000 MW solar power project in PakistanClenergy Wins Bid To Supply Equipment for Pakistan’s Largest Solar Power Project was originally published...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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Chinese thin-film solar cell manufacturer Hanergy has recently acquired California-based Alta Devices to diversify into consumer technologyHanergy Acquires California-based Solar Cell Manufacturer Alta Devices was originally published on CleanTechnica....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Mridul Chadha | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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1Sun4All. The U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon communications team presents a series of technology spotlights in the article below that introduce common technologies used in the Solar Decathlon team houses. This article written by Alexis...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Amber Archangel | Tuesday, August 19, 2014
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