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About Kyle Field

Kyle Field I'm a tech geek passionately in search of actionable ways to reduce the negative impact my life has on the planet, save money and reduce stress. Live intentionally, make conscious decisions, love more, act responsibly, play. The more you know, the less you need. TSLA investor.

Author Archives: Kyle Field

Siemens’ City Performance Tool Connects Long-Term Goals With Today’s Solutions

June 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Siemens has rolled out its new Siemens City Performance Tool that takes a snapshot of current city infrastructure and helps city leaders identify current as well as future actions cities can take to meet their climate, transportation, and energy goals. To learn a bit more about the new tool and the reports it generates, we sat down with Siemens' Chief City Executive for California and Arizona, Dennis Rodriguez

Uber Announces Premium Pay For Drivers Of Hybrid & Electric Vehicles

June 21st, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Uber announced a new push to clean up its driver-owned fleets on Tuesday which offers some drivers of hybrid and electric vehicles extra pay per trip. The move comes as the popular ride-sharing company looks for ways to cut fleet emissions on a fleet it doesn't own

The Heila IQ Optimization System Brings Balance To Microgrids

June 20th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Heila Technologies has built an impressive suite of microgrid solutions aimed at improving the resiliency and automation of microgrids in connected and islanded modes. The foundation of the Heila solution is the Heila IQ unit, which adds a cloud-connected brain to distributed energy generation (DEG) assets on a microgrid

Rose Wang, CEO Of InMotion, Is On A Mission To Define The Future Of Personal Mobility

June 20th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

CleanTechnica sat down with the CEO of InMotion, Rose Wang, to talk about the direction she's taking the company. Rose moved into the personal mobility space out of the same frustration that pushed Elon Musk to start The Boring Company - traffic. Her 4o minute commute from the DC area over to Virginia could without warning become a 1 hour and 40 minute commute

Toyota Mirai Hydrogen Fuel Cell Vehicle Review (#CleanTechnica Review)

June 16th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Toyota Mirai is a hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV), which makes it a rare breed anywhere in the world, let alone the cleantech hub that is Southern California. It's electric drivetrain and traction battery make the drive feel a lot like normal electric vehicles, while the hydrogen fueling carries forward the 5 minute gas station fueling experience

Edmunds Confirms Tesla Model 3 Braking Distances Have Improved

June 15th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

On the heels of the Consumer Reports confirmation that Tesla's software update for the Model 3 improved braking distances, Edmunds also took to the track to confirm if the change had indeed improved vehicle braking times in other Model 3 vehicles

Solar Panel Artwork Spotlights Renewables & Raises Money For A Good Cause (Auction)

June 14th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Solar Panel Art Series, powered by The Beam Magazine, is bringing the first 18 pieces of solar art to auction this week at the inaugural auction. The Solar Panel Art Series is an international initiative seeking to promote art as tool for change. By providing used solar panels to established artists to be turned into unique art works, the series raises funds to support the Little Sun Foundation Solar School Program

CATL Eyes Germany For New €1 Billion Factory

June 13th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Chinese battery heavyweight CATL is reportedly looking to invest up to €1 billion into a new battery factory in Germany, according to a Bloomberg report on the matter. The move would put one of the largest plug-in vehicle battery manufacturers right in the backyard of Germany's lucrative luxury automotive manufacturers, including Daimler, Volkswagen, Porsche, and

Tesla Cutting Headcount 9% As Part Of Company-Wide Restructuring Plan

June 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced several weeks back that Tesla's leadership was working on a restructuring plan that would flatten the company hierarchy in an attempt to make the overall company more efficient. Today, he shared his full email to employees on Twitter, which detailed the first of many concrete actions Tesla is taking towards the new hierarchy. The headline heard around the world this week is that Tesla is letting 9% of its employees go. But let's dig in further

Waterbit Brings The Power Of Connectivity To Crop Irrigation Systems, Saving Both Water & Money

June 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The team at WaterBit has built a water-saving solution that proposes to use the power of sensors and connectivity to put an intelligent crop watering solution into the hands of farmers. It does this with a complex array of sensors and solar-powered communication hubs that give farmers unprecedented insights into crop behavior across the entire farm, driving savings of water of up to 40% while maintaining or increasing overall crop yield

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