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Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories In April

That month flew by. Before the stories leave our minds, take a look at the 20 most popular CleanTechnica articles published in April, below. It’s always interesting to me to see what you all love and share. I assume it’s the same for many of you. (Of course, note that some of these get a lot of views because they get picked up by Google News, reddit, etc.)

energy efficient desalination membrane

  1. Methane To The Rescue! New Energy Efficient Graphene Desalination Membrane For The 99%
  2. US Electric Car Sales: No Surprises. Tesla Model S, Nissan LEAF, & BMW i3 On Top Again
  3. 3-D Printed Graphene “Liquid Smoke” Energy Storage Breakthrough
  4. Walmart Has Tesla Batteries Installed At 11 Locations In California — Tesla’s Commercial Ambitions Exposed?
  5. Tesla Model X & Model 3 On Schedule
  6. Elon Musk: Since Most Tesla Owners Do Save $10,000 In Gas Costs Over 5 Years, We’re Sticking With Advertising Prices Minus These Costs
  7. LG Chem Trying To Steal Tesla’s Home Battery Storage Thunder?
  8. SolarCity Reaches 5 GWh In One Day, Two Weeks After Smashing Past 4 GWh…
  9. One Weird Trick Prevents Bird Deaths At Solar Towers
  10. In Russia, Tesla Model S Charging Gets… Interesting
  11. Brazil Announces Huge 350 MW Floating Solar Power Plant
  12. Stanford Researchers Make Breakthrough With Aluminum-Ion Battery
  13. Tesla Courting Japanese Battery Suppliers For Possible 2nd Gigafactory
  14. As You Await Tesla’s Home Battery Announcement, Here’s A Battery Presentation From Tesla CTO JB Straubel
  15. California Drought Has Gone Beyond Being An Emergency
  16. 2015 Chevy Volt Clearance Sale, In Anticipation Of 2016 Model — Leases As Low As $249 A Month
  17. Tesla Launches All-Wheel Drive Model S 70D, & 3 New Colors
  18. Volkswagen e-Golf Surpasses Nissan LEAF As Top-Selling EV In Europe
  19. Electric Car Evolution
  20. Off-Grid Solar Power vs Grid-Connected Solar Power In The 21st Century

Hmm, some takeaways:

  • 8 (or 11, depending on how you count) EV stories
  • 6 (or 7) battery storage stories
  • 4 solar stories
  • 2 water stories
  • 7 (or 8) Tesla stories


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