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A new wind energy electricity generation record has been set in Brazil, with more than 2,989.2 megawatt-hours of electricity generated from wind energy projects in the South American country one day in July (July 20, 2015). To give a better understanding...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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According to a filing with the California Energy Commission (CEC) this week, Abengoa has apparently given up on attempting to permit what would have been California’s second concentrated solar power (CSP) project after Ivanpah to use tower technology....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Susan Kraemer | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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What does it take to build a 2 MW wind turbine? This time-lapse video of the construction of a wind turbine at the Bald Hills Wind Farm gives a glimpse into the process, and makes it look almost simple (though it’s obviously not, and is no small undertaking)....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Derek Markham | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Originally published on EIA. The domestic market for distributed wind turbines has weakened since the record capacity additions in 2012. Last year’s installations of mid-size and small wind turbines were the lowest in a decade. Relatively low electricity...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Separate rulings this week in Nevada and Colorado see net metering left alone, resulting in a clear win for rooftop solar consumers. The Nevada Public Utilities Commission voted this week to keep solar net metered customers on existing rates until the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath The University of South Australia researchers behind a low-cost energy storage solution that uses salt to store excess electricity have been honoured in Australia’s top science awards, winning...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Friday, August 28, 2015
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FFP New Hydro has acquired the finances to continue developing its advanced hydroelectric power projects on existing dams in the US. FFP New Hydro, majority owned by an affiliate of US Renewable Group, itself one of the largest investment firms focused...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Clean tech company Mapdwell has identified 3 GW worth of potential rooftop solar PV in its newest location of San Francisco. Less than a week after the MIT spin-off company revealed that New York rooftops had the potential for 11 GW worth of rooftop...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, August 28, 2015
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A new report has found that onshore wind is the most cost effective and scalable low carbon technology in the UK and should be supported. Published by public policy charity Policy Exchange, the report — Powering Up: The future of onshore wind in the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Friday, August 28, 2015
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There’s no stopping foreign investors and private equity funds investing in the Indian renewable energy sector. Global infrastructure investment fund I Squared Capital has announced plans to invest $150 million in Amplus Energy Solution, a distributed...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Friday, August 28, 2015
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If you have any interest in the off grid solar space, you would certainly be aware of Bangladesh’s success in promoting solar home systems. At the last count, the country had installed over 3.8 million solar home systems since 2003. Scattered across...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Anand Upadhyay | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Brookfield Asset Management is planning a re-entry into the Indian renewable energy market following changes in the regulatory and financial environment. According to media reports, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management is evaluating investment...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Smiti Mittal | Friday, August 28, 2015
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The UK’s Department of Energy and Climate Change has proposed to make calamitous cuts to the country’s renewable energy Feed-in Tariff scheme. Dark Days for UK Renewable Energy Ever since the re-election of the country’s Conservative Government...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Siemens’ new AC power connection module should cut costs for near-shore wind farms by up to 40%. Siemens has developed a new AC power connection module — the offshore transformer module — built specifically for a variety of manufacturers’ near-shore...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Vestas has received a firm and unconditional order to provide 40 MW worth of turbines to a wind power plant being developed in India. The Khambaliya wind power project in Gujarat State, India, will make use of 20 of Vestas’ V110-2.0 MW turbines...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Originally published on Solar Love. The current renewable energy auction (First Energy Reserve Auction), which took place yesterday, August 28, 2015, was a crowded one. It included the competition of more than 11.26 gigawatts (GW) of potential capacity,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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More clean transport readin’ fer ya: Tesla Tesla + Marvin Gaye Get Down 😀 Tesla Named Forbes’ Most Innovative Company Decoding Tesla’s Secret Formula Tesla Software Version 7.0 With Autopilot Mercedes Is Saying Goodbye To Tesla Beast Mode...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Can’t get enough clean electricity reading? Here’s more! Solar Solar + Electric Transport = Huge Social Implications Net Metering Review: Value of Solar Energy Higher Than Retail Electric Rates Obama Just Picked The Customer’s Side Against The...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Sunday, August 30, 2015
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Originally posted on Solar Love. The Department of Energy and Petrochemicals has released a new solar policy for the Indian state of Gujarat which aims to scale up solar power generation to 10 GW by 2020. The new policy (called “Gujarat Solar Policy-2015“)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Saurabh Mahapatra | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Originally published on Solar Love. The state of California has achieved a new electricity generation peak record for utility-scale solar energy, according to recent reports. The new record of 6.391 gigawatts (alternating current, not direct current)...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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A new community solar energy program was somewhat recently unveiled by Cedar Falls Utilities — a utility company based out of Cedar Falls, Iowa — that’ll see the company’s customers given the option to invest into the creation of a solar energy...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Following what I’m guessing will probably be a strong trend in the coming years, Toyota will soon begin testing out a new online sales system that will allow buyers to completely bypass the car dealership “experience.” Rather than being subjected...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. I’ve written about it before, but I’ve never put it in such clear words as Brian Kent did recently in a video explaining the 48-state negative-carbon US road trip he just started in his Nissan LEAF: If you...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Australia’s emission reduction targets are woefully inadequate, according to Climate Action Tracker, which found Australia to have one of the weakest climate targets in the world. On August 11th, Australia submitted its Intended Nationally Determined...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. After a steep drop from the Tesla Model S, the BMW i3 is the most expensive electric car on the US market (just slightly above the Mercedes B-Class Electric). It is an attractive electric option with a lot of benefits...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Originally published on Gas2. The £5,000 (~$7,800) “Plug-in Car Grant” in the UK is one of the most helpful electric car incentives in the world. Approaching expiration, the British government just extended the grant at least till February 2016....
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Saturday, August 29, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Earlier this year, when I completed my list of “43 battery storage companies to watch,” Bosch and Seeo were both on the list. I guess I need to update the list now, as Bosch has just acquired Seeo. In all honesty,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, August 28, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Cara Clairman gave the 4th presentation in the Renewable Cities “Trends, innovations, and barriers in electrifying transportation” panel that I recently moderated in Vancouver. (See my presentation, Brian Hansen’s,...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Friday, August 28, 2015
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By Josh Ferguson, solar advocate with an interest in energy management With so many families becoming all too aware of rising energy costs, many are turning to alternative sources to meet their electrical needs. Solar, in particular, has become the...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Guest Contributor | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Originally published on Gas2. The Tesla Model S is no stranger to records, and its top-of-the-line version until a better battery and Ludicrous mode recently came along was the P85D. After testing and loving a simpler Model S for years, Consumer Reports...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Originally published on Gas2. It’s crazy to think about. Fewer than 3 years ago, there were no Superchargers. Today, Tesla opened Supercharger #500 — in Moers, Germany. Incidentally, it is the same day that Consumer Reports revealed the Tesla...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Hyundai will be offering an all-electric (EV) version of its soon-to-be-released “Prius fighter” — a vehicle intended to compete with the Toyota Prius, as you can probably guess — according to recent reports....
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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What would a car-free Paris look like? This September, we’ll get to find out, as this French city hosts its “Day Without Car,” or “Une Journée Sans Voiture” event. On September 27th, Paris will close five major areas of the city to all motorized...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Derek Markham | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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DONG Energy’s Senior Vice President, Jakob Askou Bøss has called for a global climate agreement “to create certainty about the green conversion.” Writing on the company’s website, Jakob Askou Bøss pointed to the world’s current reliance...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Joshua S Hill | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Originally published on Gas2. A new bikesharing scheme is giving members of the public in Hawaii the opportunity to choose their preferred technology for the deployment and operation of the project upon its scheduled launch next year. Bikeshare Hawaii...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Marc Howe | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Originally published on EV Obsession. While the Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-in Hybrid (PHEV) has been available on the European and Japanese markets for literally years now, the American release just seems to be getting pushed back indefinitely. On that...
From: CleanTechnica | By: James Ayre | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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Third in my series on the Renewable Cities “Trends, innovations, and barriers in electrifying transportation” panel that I moderated, this article is about Gil Friend’s wonderful presentation. (See my intro and Brian Hansen’s presentation on...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Zachary Shahan | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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If you can't pronounce it yet, you will soon: US-grown guayule natural rubber tires just debuted in Texas and performed as well as imported Hevea Here’s Where The Rubber Hits The Road (Natural Guayule Rubber — Updated) was originally published on...
From: CleanTechnica | By: Tina Casey | Thursday, August 27, 2015
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