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Published on April 14th, 2015 | by Zachary Shahan


Top Solar Cities In US, Vivint Solar Employee Unexpectedly Meets With Obama… (Clean Electricity Link Drop)

April 14th, 2015 by  

Some top clean electricity reading for your Tuesday (& more?) pleasure:


  1. America’s Top Solar Cities Rankings Might Surprise You (Also: Top 10 Cities For Solar Power)
  2. Vivint Solar Employee Sent to ‘Casual’ Roundtable Meeting Gets a Shock
  3. Colorado Utility To Bring Solar Power To Low-Income Families
  4. Yingli Solar Profits Rise 53.4% in 2014, Ships Over 3.3 GW of PV
  5. Korea’s Solar Panel-Covered Bike Highway A Model For America
  6. Going Solar Should Be No More Difficult Than Getting Cable TV
  7. Solar Asset Management – 4 Best Practices From The Experts
  8. German Battery Maker BMZ Plans To Quadruple Production
  9. New Solar Furnace Design 100% Off Grid
  10. Baker Electric Solar Wins 2 Coveted SunPower Awards
  11. SkyPower IGD Sign Deal For 3 GW in Egypt
  12. Sunrun Brings New Jobs To Nevada With Las Vegas Expansion
  13. SolarCity Offers Solar Ownership in New Mexico
  14. Indiana Exceeds 50 MW Of New Solar Installations For Second Consecutive Year
  15. Gas-Happy Texas Goes Solar
  16. Talking SolarPods (if you can get past the very out-of-date intro to the show, this is an interesting one):

17.  A Map To The Stars:

Wind & Other or Combined Renewables

  1. A Tale of Two Turbines & Eiffel’s Tower
  2. If Wind Energy Were Dangerous, We’d All Be Making Pavlovas
  3. Financing Clean Energy Retrofits With Ygrene Florida and PACE
  4. 3 Reasons Solar and Wind Energy Will Take Over Our Power Grid
  5. Clean Energy Revolution Is Ahead of Schedule
  6. The Energiewende — Made In The USA
  7. World Energy Council (WEC) Survey Finds Energiewende Not Model for the World
  8. The Most Advanced Microgrid In North America
  9. EU Approves Changes to Dutch Renewables Support Scheme
  10. Bloomberg Pours $30 Million More Into Fighting Coal


Energy Efficiency

  1. Making An Energy Efficient Historic Home
  2. Demand For Grid Power May Be Cut In Half
  3. Energy Efficient Homes Result From Prefabrication
  4. Kids Show Up Energy Experts in School Efficiency Project
  5. Silver Spring Takes Its Parisian Smart Streetlight Network Citywide
  6. Bullitt Center Earns Living Building Certification
  7. Financing Clean Energy Retrofits With Ygrene Florida and PACE


  1. Report: Low-Income Americans Will See Major Health, Job, Cost Saving Benefits from Clean Energy, Reduced Carbon Pollution
  2. 12 World Class Sustainable Building Designs W/Infographic
  3. Maui Might Exit HEI, Create Its Own Utility
  4. NextEra’s Bid to Acquire Hawaii’s Grid Might Have Unintended Consequences
  5. Optimism Trumps Reality: Gold Lauds LA City’s Sustainability pLAn
  6. LA’s New City Plan Will Make You Want To Move There
  7. Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti Releases Sustainability Plan for City
  8. Where GOP Is Strong, Cities Receive Less
  9. Meet The World’s Expert On Climate Change And ‘Game Of Thrones’
  10. How Does Hillary Match Up With Other Dems On Climate Change?
  11. Climate Change Lawsuit – Two Teenagers Leading the Way
  12. The Ten Questions Every Climate Activist Hears and What to Say
  13. Why The Paris Climate Talks Won’t Be Another Copenhagen
  14. Federal Dollars Still Erasing Sandy’s Footprint
  15. Report: Fossil Fuel Subsidies in Pennsylvania Reach Staggering Level
  16. Colorado Cleantech Invites Executives and Entrepreneurs to Apply for the 2015 Energy Fellows Institute

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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, chief editor, and CEO. 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 does not offer (explicitly or implicitly) investment advice of any sort on Tesla or any other company.

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