August 5th, 2020 | by Kyle Field
Last month, Nikola Motor broke ground on its first factory in Coolidge, Arizona, where it plans to produce the Nikola Tre and Nikola Two Class 8 trucks. Just a few days earlier, Tesla broke ground on its newest factory under construction in Austin, Texas where it plans to produce the Cybertruck, Semi, Model Y, and Model
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
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!
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
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
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."
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
July 15th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor
A customizable smart window harnesses and manipulates solar power to save energy and cut costs
July 13th, 2020 | by Barry A.F.
Renewables have become an opportunity instead of an obligation
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
July 10th, 2020 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at UCLA have created a super white paint that can reflect up to 98% of incoming heat from the sun.
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
July 6th, 2020 | by Tina Casey
The Atlantic Coast Pipeline went kablooey over the weekend, signaling a broader pivot from gas to renewables, energy storage, and EV infrastructure.
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
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-
June 27th, 2020 | by Tina Casey
Wildlife, environmental, and social justice organizations are banding together for a green COVID-19 recovery with a focus on energy efficiency in buildings
June 23rd, 2020 | by Kyle Field
The innovative clean tech kids at SolarEdge launched a new inverter optimized for integration of solar and energy storage. The new Energy Hub Inverter with Prism Technology (PDF) takes SolarEdge's 99% efficient HD-Wave inverter technology to the next level with the integration of DC-coupled StorEdge energy storage for a combined efficiency of an impressive 90.8%
June 22nd, 2020 | by Kyle Field
Siemens has given the third generation of its VersiCharge AC chargers a boost with a new integration into Building Management Systems. The integration puts a full suite of tools into the hands of building managers, enabling a host of powerful reporting and control functionality
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
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-