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Siemens Seeks To Optimize Microgrid Solutions With New Building Management System Integration

August 4th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Siemens is pushing into microgrid development with news of the launch of a new microgrid test bed at its New Jersey R&D facility. The Siemens Advanced Microgrid Research and Demonstration Lab will work to integrate more traditional power generation, storage, and management solutions with Siemen's core solutions in the building automation and cloud platform space


Sony Consumer EV, Panasonic Getting Maxwell Tech, 2 Non-Tesla European Gigafactories — CleanTech News Show #19

August 2nd, 2020 | by Chanan Bos

This is the 19th broadcast of CleanTechnica’s weekly news show. We now also have a Patreon page! This week’s show covers Panasonic claims regarding future batteries, whether Sony's concept EV might reach the market after all, two non-Tesla Gigafactory wannabees, a green skyscraper (half of which is made out of wood), the ITER fusion reactor entering the assembly phase — and much more!


Fully Charged Tours The Net Zero Energy Moonstone House

July 30th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The Moonstone House was meticulously designed and built between 2002 and 2009 to put the best renewable and energy efficiency technologies of its day to the test. Better than that, the owner continues to search out the latest and greatest technologies to showcase them throughout the property. Robert Llewelyn and Fully Charged visited Moonstone House and dug into why it exists and why it continues to evolve so many yeas later


Future Living® Berlin Includes Panasonic’s Energy Management Solution

July 27th, 2020 | by Carolyn Fortuna

Earlier this month, Panasonic announced Future Living® Berlin, an "urban beacon" that spokespeople say will contribute to the company's focus on the decarbonization of society. The press release for the new smart city in Berlin describes green, sustainable, and connected living realized through the installation of smart energy solutions


World’s Largest Hybrid Timber Tower Will Be Built In Sydney

July 25th, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

The world's largest timber hybrid tower is going to be built in Sydney, Australia. This hybrid timber tower is made with a technique known as Mass Timber Construction (MTC) and involves a steel exoskeleton that supports the entire structure. According to BVN, this tower is "is one of the most hopeful technologies in moving the construction industry toward real solutions to the global climate crisis."


Span & Panasonic Unveil Plans To Revolutionize Home Energy Management

July 21st, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The electrical panel is getting in on the renewable residence fun with a new partnership between Panasonic and Span that promises to bring a new level of renewables integration to the party. The agreement will see the two companies partnering to more seamlessly integrate Panasonic's Evervolt energy storage systems with Span's intelligent, connected electrical panels


India’s Largest Building Integrated Vertical Solar System & The Road Ahead

July 11th, 2020 | by Anand Upadhyay

In 2019, U-Solar Clean Energy Solutions Pvt. Ltd. installed India’s largest building integrated vertical solar PV system at a data center in Mumbai. The system, with a capacity of about 1 MW, has been installed by integrating solar panels on all four walls of the facility, covering over 5000 square feet of facade area


Carbon Pricing and Lighting, EVs, Heat Pumps, & Electric Everything

July 8th, 2020 | by Brad Rouse

What does the US need to do to help the world prevent the worst of climate change? End the use of fossil fuels fast. Many are stepping up to the challenge with aggressive goals. The EU wants to be fossil free by 2050. Joe Biden’s campaign wants the US to be fossil free by 2050 as well, based on his stated climate policy


Tesla Is Extending Plans For Giga Brandenburg

July 2nd, 2020 | by Maarten Vinkhuyzen

Tesla is building the Giga Berlin factory without certain permits. This is required in order to build at the desired speed. There is the risk, though, of having to tear things down if permits are refused. That reduces Tesla's negotiating power


Urban Magnets & COVID-19 With Bruce Haden, Part Two

June 27th, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the second episode of our CleanTech Talk interview with architect, urbanist, and author Bruce Haden, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, talks with Bruce about urban magnets and architecture in the time of COVID-


The Sense Solar Home Energy Monitor Is Like An X-Ray For Your Home Electrical System — CleanTechnica Review

June 21st, 2020 | by Kyle Field

After the climate change-fueled wildfire season of 2017 gobbled up our home, we rebuilt our home the right way, with rooftop solar, energy storage, and no fossil fuels piped to the house. For our new fully electric home, I was eager to understand what appliances were energy hogs and by how much. Having just talked with Sense CEO Mike Phillips about their solution, a review was the obvious next step and it was right on time


Urban Magnets & Architecture — CleanTech Talk

June 21st, 2020 | by Winter Wilson

In the first half of this two-part interview for our CleanTech Talk podcast series, Michael Barnard, Chief Strategist of TFIE Strategy Inc. and CleanTechnica contributor, sits down with Bruce Haden, architect, urbanist and author, about urban magnets and architecture in the time of COVID-



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