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Clean Power

Japanese Offshore Wind To Hit 4 Gigawatts In 2028

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Japan's nascent offshore wind industry is expected to increase dramatically over the next ten years, according to energy analysts Wood Mackenzie, who predict that by 2028 the island country will boast upwards of 4 gigawatts (GW) of offshore capacity, a 62-fold increase on 2018 figures. ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Tesla Road Trip Hacks I Learned Driving Through 48 States

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Driving both an older Model S and new Model 3, Steve went on an epic 48-state road trip visiting 107 Tesla stores and meeting over 500 Tesla employees. Here, Steve recounts some tips, tricks, and hacks he learned along the way (and at home). Stay tuned for upcoming posts on Steve's craziest road trip tales and a comparison of traveling such long distances in a Model S vs. a Model ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

nextmove Buys Up 100 Tesla Model 3s To Rent

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Progressive German car rental company nextmove has dropped a bombshell of an order for 100 Tesla Model 3s. The firm has already taken delivery of the first 4 Model 3s in the order and has plans to have the car up for rent at all 10 of its locations soon... Read More


Cars

New $TSLAQ Theory For Tesla’s Imminent Collapse

Published on February 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Long before $TSLAQ was a thing, long before $TSLA was a thing, certain critics were predicting — obsessively — Tesla's flaming death. I'm not sure what has stimulated so much animus over the years, but the grave predictions get more humorous as the years go by... Read More


Cars

Tesla Model 3

Taking The Tesla Model 3 Sideways With Drift Mode

Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

For better or worse, the Tesla Model 3 is taking up smoking — enterprising racers are learning to disengage the overbearing factory traction control. As it comes from the factory, the Model 3 is tuned to be a completely zero-emissions vehicle and that includes tires... Read More


Clean Power

Spokane Tribe Goes Solar With Private, Fed Funding

Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

The Children of the Sun, as the Spokane Tribe refer to themselves, are going solar this year with installations in 28 locations generating over 600 kilowatts of energy, thanks to the support of Wells Fargo Foundation, the US Department of Energy and non-profit Grid Alternatives. The project is being managed by the Spokane Indian Housing Authority, in Wellpinit, ... Read More


Agriculture

EPA monitoring essential to Lake Erie health

Should Lake Erie Have Legal Rights?

Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

On February 26, voters in Toledo, Ohio will have a chance to approve a ballot initiative known as the Lake Erie Bill of Rights. If it passes, how will it help prevent the algae blooms and phosphorous pollution that poisons the lake? ... Read More


Clean Power

NREL Builds First Solar Database For Bifacial Albedo

Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

The National Renewable Energy Lab is building the first national database of albedo, or reflected light values, to help model the performance of bifacial solar panels, the highest-yield type of panel in the industry thus far. The database is an outgrowth of a large field test of bifacial panels at the lab, which includes a variety of fixed-mount and tracker systems and a mix of bifacial panels from different manufacturers... Read More


Clean Power

SoftBank Enters Indian Wind Energy Market

Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Saurabh

SoftBank-led SB Energy has shown a clear intention of entering the Indian wind energy market. The company, which is one of the largest players in India's highly competitive solar power market, has participated in the sixth national-level wind energy tender issued by the Solar Energy Corporation of India (SECI). ... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Hyundai Kona EV Review … Tesla Model 3 #1 Electric Car In World … Elon, Like A Boss — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The top 20 CleanTechnica stories last week were led by a reported GM electric pickup truck plan that GM wouldn't comment on and Tesla denied any connection with. Next in line was our second review of the Hyundai Kona EV, this time from longtime EV reviewer Nicolas Zart. (The Hyundai Kona EV also won the 2019 CleanTechnica Car of the Year award, another story on the list.)... Read More


Air Quality

The #1 Cause Of Death In Children & Adolescents In The United States

Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

A valuable report published in the New England Journal of Medicine lists the 10 leading causes of death among American youth. It examines statistics regarding the 20,360 deaths of children and adolescents in the United States in 2016. As a comprehensive study and analysis, the information also includes trends over time and comparisons among countries... Read More


Cars

Top 10 Best Selling Fully Electric Vehicle Brands In 2019

Published on February 18th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

Following up on my "Top 10 Best Selling Plug-In Vehicle Brands In 2019" article, this one is for EV purists. If you missed the intro in that one, I recommend reading it. Otherwise, let's jump into my forecast for the best selling fully electric vehicle brands of ... Read More


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