Top CleanTechnica Stories In 2016 & December

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I’m not going to attempt to identify which CleanTechnica stories of 2016 were my favorites, but below is a top 50 list of our 50 most popular articles in 2016 based purely on pageviews. After that, there’s a top 30 list for December (also purely based on pageviews).

I’ll get back to chiming in about my favorite articles of the week next week, but I’ll say that I think our last article of the week and year was my favorite article (and comments thread) of 2016. Thanks, Kyle!

Top 50 in 2016

  1. China, Japan, Russia, & South Korea Plan Renewable Energy Super Grid (via Solar Love)
  2. Lithium Mining vs Oil Sands Meme: A Thorough Response (via Daily Kos)
  3. 10 Solar Energy Facts & Charts You (& Everyone) Should Know
  4. 3rd-Party Nissan LEAF Battery Pack Upgrades — Doubling To 48 kWh (via EV Obsession)
  5. Top 12 Questions On Tesla Model 3 Answered
  6. If Tesla Model 3 Delivers, “Gas Vehicles Are History,” Gasoline & Automotive Services Dealers Of America Exec Says
  7. SurClean Laser Stripping Removes Coatings, Rust Without Chemicals
  8. 11 Key Tesla Gigafactory, Model 3, Solar, & Elon Romance Takeaways From Today’s Statements
  9. Obituary For The 25-Million-Year-Old Great Barrier Reef
  10. 5 Hot New Tesla Model X Videos
  11. 6 Reasons The Tesla Model 3 Will Be A Huge Success
  12. Tesla Model S Autopilot Crash Gets A Bit Scary … + Strong Signs Of Negligence
  13. How 11 Countries Are Leading The Shift To Renewable Energy (via Climate Reality Project)
  14. Tesla Starts Off 2016 By Producing & Delivering Powerwall
  15. New “Super Battery” Energy Storage Breakthrough Aims At $54 per kWh
  16. Does Tesla Model 3’s Large Glass Roof Make Manufacturing Much Easier & Quicker?
  17. Big News From Ford: Mystery Car To Be Unveiled At Detroit NAIAS, New FordPass
  18. Why Elon Musk Is Loved So Much (via EV Obsession)
  19. A Tale of 3 Battery Packs
  20. Tesla Model 3 Shown Off At Employee Party (New Images)
  21. #1 Large Luxury Car In US = Tesla Model S (2015 Sales Comparison)
  22. Leaked Transition Team Memo Outlines Trump’s Catastrophic Energy Agenda
  23. Tesla’s 3-Phase 4-Pole AC Induction Motor — Why Nikola Tesla’s 19th Century Induction Motor Is The Ideal Choice For The 21st Century Electric Car
  24. Space Age Solar Cells, Coming Soon To A Rooftop Near You
  25. Tesla Model S Service Screens Exposed
  26. How The Hell Did Tesla Get The Model S Landboat To Go 0–60 MPH In 2.5 Seconds?
  27. Tesla Levels Up The SUV With The Model X — Exclusive Model X Review
  28. Tesla Powerwall 2 Price Disrupting The Market For Real! (via RenewEconomy)
  29. $698/Month Tesla Model S Lease Now On The Table
  30. Nissan’s “No Charge To Charge” Program Expands To 10 New Markets
  31. GOP EPA Chiefs Endorse Clinton Over Trump’s “Profound Ignorance of Science” (via Planetsave)
  32. Instead Of Waiting For A Model 3, You Can Buy A Tesla Model S For Less (via EV Annex)
  33. Battery Lifetime: How Long Can Electric Vehicle Batteries Last?
  34. 140-Mile Nissan LEAF (40 kWh) Coming For 2017 (Rumor)
  35. Elon Musk Shares Tesla Model 3 Details In Twitter Rampage
  36. 3 Battery Alleyways Elon & JB Used To Give Big Auto & OPEC Nightmares
  37. My Tesla Model X 90D Test Drive — This SUV Blows Me Away! (Videos)
  38. Wowza, Tesla Offers To Buy SolarCity!! (Live Blog & Stock Price Rollercoaster)
  39. Why People Hate Elon Musk So Much
  40. Sonnenbatterie Battery System Beats Tesla Powerwall To US
  41. Estimating Tesla Model 3 Wait Times (via EV Annex)
  42. Tesla Battery Improvements & Tesla Model 3 — Randy Carlson Dives In
  43. Insider Reveals Photos, Videos Of Tesla Model 3 (via EV Annex)
  44. Tesla Autopilot Steers Car Into Barrier In Autobahn Construction Zone (via EV Obsession)
  45. Large HUD Looks Likely In Tesla Model 3
  46. BMW Celebrates 100 Years With Bold New Concept Car
  47. Ford (Finally!) Unveils Mystery Car At Detroit Auto Show
  48. Florida Voters Voted “Yes” For Solar In August, Now Need To Vote “No” In November
  49. The Myth About Renewable Energy Subsidies (via RenewEconomy)
  50. Honestly, What Can Automakers Do About Tesla Model 3 & Model Y?

Top 30 in December

  1. Leaked Transition Team Memo Outlines Trump’s Catastrophic Energy Agenda
  2. Instead Of Waiting For A Model 3, You Can Buy A Tesla Model S For Less (via EV Annex)
  3. The Car Of The Future Will Be Electric, Led By Tesla (Wall Street Journal) (via EV Annex)
  4. Low Costs of Solar Power & Wind Power Crush Coal, Crush Nuclear, & Beat Natural Gas
  5. Tesla Updates Supercharger Map For 2017 (Plans)
  6. New Nissan LEAFs For $11,840 In Colorado! $11,510 In Texas!
  7. “Dramatic” Solar Price Reductions Will Only Continue
  8. Solar Power Is Not Merely Least Expensive
  9. How Much Does Solar Panel Installation Really Cost? Here’s How To Find Out
  10. Tesla Autopilot 2.0 Is AI, Plus Evidence Of A HUD (Video) (via EV Annex)
  11. The EV Annex Tesla Model S Center Console Insert (CleanTechnica Review)
  12. A 2014 Nissan LEAF Can Be An Essentially “Free Car” (YMMV!)
  13. Get A New Nissan LEAF As Low As $11,510 (After Incentives) In Kansas Or Missouri!
  14. Solar-Powered Tesla Superchargers With Extreme Power (#ElonTweets)
  15. Volkswagen Seems To Be Screwing TDI Diesel Vehicle Owners Over With Dieselgate Buyback Process
  16. US Electric Cars Sales Up 44% In November — 1.1% Of US Car Sales!
  17. SolarCity Shows Massive Rooftop Solar Growth Potential In America In 3 Maps
  18. Daimler Shows Tesla Was Right — Superfast EV Charging Coalition Is Years Late (via TeslaMondo)
  19. Tesla Model 3 Not Threatened By Chevy Bolt (published at the end of November, but most views in December)
  20. Look Fast: Solar Is Blowing Past Coal … And Gas … And Wind
  21. How Much Energy Storage Is Needed In A Solar & Wind Powered Grid? (via RenewEconomy)
  22. Tesla CEO Elon Musk Plans Fix For People Who Don’t Move Car After Supercharging
  23. Vertical Integration: How Tesla’s Elon Musk Employs A Long-Lost Approach From A Bygone Era In American Business (via EV Annex)
  24. Fremont Approves Massive Tesla Factory Expansion
  25. Plugless Tesla Model S System Installation & Use (Pictures & Video)
  26. Full Text Of 74-Item Questionnaire Trump Transition Team Sent To DOE
  27. Hyperloop = $40 Million Per Kilometer, Hyperloop Transportation Technologies Chairman Claims
  28. Tesla CEO Elon Musk On Trump’s Strategic & Policy Forum
  29. Steve Wozniak Inches Away From A Chevy Bolt, Gets Another Tesla Model S
  30. Tesla Brings More Christmas Love With 2 New Easter Eggs For Model S & X Owners

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