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Clean Power

China Approves 22.8 Gigawatts Of Solar PV For 2019 Subsidies

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

China's National Energy Administration announced last week the results of its first national solar auction for Feed-in Tariff (FiT)-approved projects, in which it awarded 22.78 gigawatts (GW) across 3,921 projects, all of which must be completed and grid-connected by the end of the year.  ... Read More


Clean Power

CleanTechnica’s New Green Bank

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

Okay, it's not super new — we got the account last year. Nonetheless, we never announced it, and one of the good things about green consumerism is you can push others to follow suit, so I'm doing so now. Though, I'm also doing so because of a funny little surprise... Read More


Autonomous Vehicles

Police Still Investigating Last Year’s Uber Autonomous Vehicle Crash

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

The Washington Post reports that Tempe, Arizona’s police department is still investigating last year’s fatal accident in which an Uber autonomous test vehicle struck and killed a pedestrian pushing a bike. The investigation comes at the request of Maricopa County’s prosecutors, who want to know more about whether the accident was avoidable... Read More


Cars

Are Solar Vehicles Becoming Viable?

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

Recently, Toyota announced a special research and development project. With Sharp and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), it has put a special test vehicle together that uses solar panels to generate almost 1 kW of energy during daylight hours, whether the vehicle is driving or sitting. ... Read More


Clean Power

Utilities Bid To Own Rooftop Solar Even As They Oppose It

Published on July 15th, 2019 | by John Farrell

Four years have passed since ILSR’s initial report on utility-owned rooftop solar, and this 2019 update shows small growth but some potentially large repercussions. This update rehashes the costs and benefits, updates the progress of the four initial programs, highlights a few new programs, and discusses the wider implications... Read More


Cars

Is This Why Automakers Are So Slow To Electrify?

Published on July 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I originally published this article almost 3 years ago, but it seems it's essentially as relevant today as it was then. The original title was, "What goes on in the minds of auto execs?" If someone has a better explanation than the thoughts below, chime in down in the comments... Read More


Cars

Could The United Kingdom Be The Next Norway For Tesla?

Published on July 14th, 2019 | by Paul Fosse

Here at CleanTechnica, we’ve published a lot about Norway’s smashing EV success. It makes us wonder, who’s next? One possible answer is the United Kingdom. This article summarizes what I found out about the market potential [&hellip... Read More


Sponsored

EVgo Demonstrates Viable Business Model As Owner-Operator Of Fast-Charging Network

Published on July 14th, 2019 | by Sponsored Content

At this relatively early stage of the EV transformation, no organizational structure for a charging-station operator has emerged that meets the needs of every location. It is unlikely that any single solution will prove a perfect fit everywhere, as each has its strengths and weaknesses. EVgo* has advanced an approach as a non-utility system owner-operator that has garnered national reach — in fact, the EVgo network is currently the largest public fast charging network in the United States... Read More


Science

Annie Easley, The Rocket Scientist Who Worked At NASA Before It Was Even Called NASA

Published on July 14th, 2019 | by The Beam

Annie Easley started out studying pharmacy at Xavier University in New Orleans, but when she married and moved to Cleveland, she discovered the university there had just closed its pharmacy program, and started looking for a different career. When an article in a Cleveland newspaper about twin sisters who worked as ‘human computers’ at the then-NACA caught her eye, she applied there, was hired and the rest is history... Read More


Cars

Nissan LEAF

Turning Over A New LEAF

Published on July 14th, 2019 | by Andy Miles

This article is not literally about turning over a new leaf, nor about turning over a new leaf, specifically, as opposed to an old leaf. Nor is it about rolling a Nissan LEAF onto its roof. I can honestly say that no Nissan LEAF was harmed during the making of this article, and no Nissan LEAF got turned over, rolled, flipped, totalled, trashed, wrecked, wasted, or whatever other words might come to mind... Read More


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