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US Home Solar Nearing 1 GW (+ Other Solar News)

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

Aside from our extensive solar energy coverage, here are some more solar energy stories from around the interwebs that I wouldn’t want you to miss. Just adding a note regarding the first one, I’d just add that ... Read More


Aviation

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Tesla CTO Presentation (+ Other EV News)

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

Aside from our extensive solar energy coverage, here are some more electric vehicle (EV) stories from around the interwebs that I wouldn’t want you to miss. Just commenting on the first story, I’d note that most of ... Read More


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China Sees Coal Use Fall For 1st Time This Century

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Joshua S Hill

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According to data published by the China Coal Resource (and translated by the Greenpeace Energydesk), China’s coal use has dropped this year by 1.28%, a downward trend started in the second quarter of 2014 and continued ... Read More


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Siemens: New EV Motor+Inverter Combination Cuts Costs

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by James Ayre

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Siemens has developed a new approach to electric car design wherein the EV’s motor is housed together with the inverter — thusly reducing material use, weight, and, of course, cost. Given that inverters are used to ... Read More


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Minnesota Gets Ready To Launch Solar Highways

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Leon Kaye

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We tend to think of Minnesota for its fishing, snow, and progressive politicians, but solar? Well if Minnesota has its way, solar arrays could soon be seen along the public rights-of-way that line the state’s highways. ... Read More


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Solar Decathlon Alum Now Helps Many Reduce Their Energy Use

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Amber Archangel

1Sun4All. The Energy Department’s Solar Decathlon has a bit of news to bring you up to speed. The first is that the 2015 competition lineup has been updated to include the withdrawal of Stanford University. Stanford University previously competed in Solar ... Read More


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BYD Unveils World’s Largest Battery-Electric Vehicle

Published on October 23rd, 2014 | by James Ayre

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BYD recently unveiled what is soon to be the world’s largest battery-electric vehicle at the 2014 American Public Transportation expo in Houston, Texas. This biggest-ever EV has been tentatively dubbed “The Lancaster” — in honor of ... Read More


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