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

Published on October 24th, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan

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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

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Aside from our extensive electric vehicle (EV) coverage, here are some more 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 you ... Read More


Coal

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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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