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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


Cars

Top 10 Best Selling Plug-In Vehicle Brands In 2019

Published on February 17th, 2019 | by Jose Pontes

When people ask me which will be this year's best selling EV, the answer is simple: Tesla Model 3. But when people want to know more, I can guesstimate that the runner-up spot should come from one of these three models: Nissan Leaf, BAIC EC-Series, or BYD Yuan EV, with the Japanese hatchback probably surpassing the Chinese models... Read More


Cars

Yes, Electric Vehicles Work In Winter — Better Than Gas Cars!

Published on February 17th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Electric vehicles (EV) and gas cars are not very efficient in cold weather. But while we've grown to blindly accept the limitations of traditional cars, EVs are still misrepresented, especially when it comes to cold weather. It's time we nip that myth... Read More


Clean Transport

The Jeda Pad Adds Wireless Phone Charging For The Tesla Model 3 In A Slick Package

Published on February 17th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The folks over at Jeda sent us one of their brand new, hot off the presses Model 3 wireless phone charging pads for us to run through the paces. The new pad takes its first-generation charging pad and folds in feedback from owners for a new and improved charging pad that comes with a handful of new features to make the charging mat even more functional... Read More


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