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Published on July 23rd, 2016 | by Zachary Shahan


Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week (140-Mile LEAF, BMW i, Solar System Costs…)

July 23rd, 2016 by  

What got the most clicks this week on CleanTechnica? Have a look:

  1. 140-Mile Nissan LEAF (40 kWh) Coming For 2017 (Rumor) (89 comments)
  2. Why Did BMW Pull The Plug On Quick, Big Leadership On Electric Cars?, via EV Obsession (107 comments)
  3. Cost Of Solar Systems From SolarCity vs Sunrun & Vivint Solar, + Cost Per Watt Of Solar Sales/Acquisition (72 comments)
  4. BMW+Samsung Batteries vs Tesla+Panasonic Batteries — Which Are Better? (135 comments)
  5. Algae Biofuel Doubters Get The Brush-Off From US Energy Department (9 comments)
  6. Tesla Stores Rank Dead Last On New Secret Shopper “Satisfaction” Index (107 comments)
  7. Lightspeed Transformation From Electric Car Test Drives (2017 Chevy Volt, BMW i3) (14 comments)
  8. Plans Unveiled For First “Tesla Town,” Where Solar PV & Powerwalls Are Standard, via RenewEconomy (6 comments)
  9. US Congress Introduces US Storage Investment Tax Credit Bill (10 comments)
  10. How To Build A Wind Turbine (8 comments)
  11. California Breaks Solar Record (Again), Enough Electricity For 2 Million Homes (53 comments)
  12. Tesla Master Plan 2 Covers SolarCity, Robotaxis, Semi Trucks, Transit, Pickup Trucks, Autonomy, Manufacturing, & Sharing… (306 comments)
  13. Richard Branson: “15 Years From Now, I Suspect Every Car On The Road Will Be Electric” (41 comments)
  14. Elon Tweets More On Tesla Autopilot Capability & Updates, via Gas2 (47 comments)
  15. Bill Gates Again Dismisses Solar’s Value In Africa (181 comments)
  16. BYD Qin Reaches 3rd In Hot Market (China Electric Car Sales Report) (21 comments)
  17. Obama Admin. Announces $4.5 Billion In DOE Loan Guarantees For Electric Vehicle Charging Infrastructure (30 comments)
  18. LA’s First Solar-Powered Net-Zero Apartments (4 comments)
  19. President Obama Announces Clean Energy Savings For All Initiative (13 comments)
  20. 250-Mile Hyundai Electric Car In Development (25 comments)


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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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