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Published on September 3rd, 2014 | by Zachary Shahan


World’s Largest Private Bank Bullish About Solar, New Energiewende Site (Solar News…)

September 3rd, 2014 by  

Here’s some more solar news from around the interwebs:


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World’s largest private bank: solar power, wind power, electric vehicles, and energy storage to take over. (Solar Love)

The top solar states in the US per capita and other cool solar stats have been released by a new Environment America report. (Sustainnovate)

A new Energiewende site has launched, and it is aiming to help clean up the horrible foreign journalism on the Energiewende. Let’s hope it is successful. (Renewables International)

Verizon is pumping $40 million into local solar. (Cost of Solar)

Solar power is a disruptive technology on its own, but home solar + storage — that’s the stuff. (Sustainnovate)

Also worth noting: the growth of solar power and wind power innately make energy storage more competitive, and vice versa. (Sustainnovate)

SolarWorld’s next move is to push for tariffs on Chinese solar manufacturers as punishment for cyber attacks. (Climate Progress)

Michael Kanellos discusses 6 reasons we should just forget about Chinese solar tariffs and move on. (Renewable Energy World)

Solar power and wind power, thankfully, are often a match made in heaven, almost perfectly complementing each other. (Sustainnovate)

Japan has been making a big shift from rooftop solar to utility-scale solar. (Sustainnovate)

With growing solar, wind, and other renewable energy capacity, combined with public dislike for nuclear, Japan is considering raising its 2030 renewable energy target from 20% to 30%. (Sustainnovate)

The European Council has called for an increase to a 30% by 2030 renewable energy target. (EPIA)

Take a stroll through a day living with smart, clean technology. (Sustainnovate)

Here are 5 tips for cutting your carbon footprint by 47%. Of course, it involves solar. (Sustainnovate)

Want a rundown of the different types of solar PV? Or of CSP? Here you have them, in that order. (SustainnovateSustainnovate
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is tryin' to help society help itself one word at a time. He spends most of his time here on CleanTechnica as its director and chief editor. He's also the CEO of Important Media. Zach is recognized globally as an electric vehicle, solar energy, and energy storage expert. He has presented about cleantech at conferences in India, the UAE, Ukraine, Poland, Germany, the Netherlands, the USA, Canada, and Curaçao. Zach has long-term investments in Tesla [TSLA] — after years of covering solar and EVs, he simply has a lot of faith in this company and feels like it is a good cleantech company to invest in. But he offers no investment advice and does not recommend investing in Tesla or any other company.

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