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Published on January 14th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan


Sony Electric Car … Australian Fire Insanity … Zombie Solar Energy Storage System — CleanTechnica Top 20

January 14th, 2020 by  

The biggest, hottest, most enticing CleanTechnica stories last week were led by Sony unveiling an electric car, the impossible-to-comprehend scale of this month’s Australian wildfires, and a solar energy storage device from the 1980s that has come back to life. You may have noticed something unusual by now — there wasn’t a single Tesla story in the top 3! That’s the first time in a long time, and ironic considering that Tesla stock [TSLA] went bonkers last week (and is still going bonkers).

Of course, there were several Tesla stories in the top 20, but I think it’s also the first time in a long time that more than half of the top stories were not Tesla stories. There were several energy storage and solar energy stories, as well as one on oil and one on EV sales in the UK. For more information and to click through to some of the most popular stories of 2020 (okay, it’s early), scroll down. Have fun!

  1. Sony Shocks — Announces Electric Car
  2. Some Stunning Perspective On The Australian Fires
  3. “Zombie” Solar Energy Storage System From 1980s Revived By Science
  4. New Coal-Killing Energy Storage Challenge Also Dings Natural Gas
  5. Tesla Powerwall 2 Update — Nearly 2 Years Later
  6. Energy Storage 2020: It’s Not Just About Lithium-Ion Batteries Any More
  7. The First Battery Breakthrough Story Of 2020 Comes From Nikola Motors. There Will Be Many More.
  8. Largest US Solar Power Plant Will Be Built On Public Land. Is That A Problem?
  9. Saudi’s Aramco IPO Goes From Bad To Worse With New Middle East War Starting
  10. US Electricity: Solar Up 15%, Wind Up 9%
  11. Tesla [TSLA] Stock: It’s A Short Ride
  12. Tesla Model 3 Shatters All Records in Historic Month & Year in the Netherlands
  13. Pakistan To Elon Musk: We Want A Tesla Factory
  14. Las Vegas Taxi Company Orders Hundreds Of Teslas
  15. Raindrops On White Tesla Model Y Performance (Spy Video), + Different Tesla Model Y Designs Raise Questions
  16. Volkswagen ID.3 Update — More Delays Expected
  17. For Police Departments, The Tesla Cybertruck Is A Must-Have Vehicle
  18. Lithium For Tesla Battery Uses Less Water Than 11 Avocados
  19. Plug-In Vehicle Sales Up To 3.1% In UK, 6.3% In December — But Look Around The Corner
  20. Police Department Adds 2020 Tesla Model 3 & Explains Why

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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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