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Hydropower In Africa: An Overview

June 1st, 2019 | by David Zarembka

Hydropower has great attractions for Africa. First like coal, nuclear, hydropower, and geothermal are base load power. Except for South Africa, which is highly dependent on coal and its two nuclear power plants, there are no other nuclear power plants in Africa and very few coal plants. So along with geothermal power in Kenya, hydropower is the main source of baseload power


California Aggregators To Seek 10 GW Of Clean Power By 2030

May 1st, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

California’s Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are slowly assuming the traditional utility role of acquiring renewable energy generation for customers. While the role is fairly new, the CCAs nonetheless are now faced with the massive task of securing 9 to 10 gigawatts of new clean energy to meet the state’s 2030 ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets


Nevada Clean Jobs Boom Traceable To Gov. Sandoval Foresight

April 5th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Some state solar markets are created with a single legal keystone, creating market exuberance where there once was dust. New statistics that now show Nevada leads the nation in clean job growth did not arise from a roll of the dice in Las Vegas


Tesla Model 3 vs. Porsche … Tesla’s Wonderful Long-Distance Navigation … Tesla Model Y Crushes Fossil Competitors — #CleanTechnica Top 20

March 30th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular CleanTechnica stories of the past week covered a Tesla Model 3 Performance beating a Porsche 911 GT2 RS driven by a Formula 1 champion in a drag race, Tesla's navigation system on long-distance trips, the Tesla Model Y versus fossil fuel competitors, geothermal energy + rooftop solar, Tesla's cash and liquidity, a California solar record, and more


Wind Generated 35% Of British Electricity Last Week

March 18th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Wind energy accounted for 35% of Great Britain's electricity generation for the week running Friday 8 March to Thursday 14 March, beating out all other generation sources, and also saw offshore wind beat out nuclear energy. 


Dandelion Energy Closes $16 Million Series A Round To Expand Geothermal Energy

February 14th, 2019 | by Andrea Bertoli

Dandelion Energy offers homeowners a clean and cost effective geothermal heating and cooling solution - their solutions are so innovative and interesting that our writer Kyle Field calls Dandelion "The Tesla Of Residential Thermal Management." Dandelion Energy made big news this week and announced on 12 February the close of their $16MM Series A, bringing the company's total funding to $23MM. 


Kenyan Electrification Plan Could Achieve Universal Access By 2022

January 15th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

Approximately 75% of Kenyans have access to electricity from grid and off-grid sources, according to the World Bank, but the Kenyan government wants to increase that to 100% by 2022. The Kenya National Electrification Strategy (KNES) references mini-grids, independent solar power plants, and off-grid technology as options to utilize.


Ormat Adopts Hybrid Solar+Geothermal Tech

December 26th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Ormat Technologies, the world leader in geothermal energy, is once again going hybrid, adding solar energy to a geothermal plants to raise efficiency and to boost income from the energy off-taker, Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA). The 18 megawatt photovoltaic solar installation will cover the geothermal plant’s parasitic, or operational energy consumption, freeing up power that SCPPA agreed last year to purchase at a hefty rate of $75.50/MW-hour


Renewables Account For 18% Of US Electricity Generation

November 30th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

The United States Energy Information Administration has recently published data revealing that renewable energy sources provided nearly 18% of the country's electrical generation through the first nine months of the year, while solar and wind grew substantially as compared to the same nine months a year ago. 


Solar Advocates Target Nevada Mines

November 13th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

A trifecta of solar advocates is targeting Nevada’s closed mines for new solar projects or other renewables to help the state meet its new 50% renewable energy portfolio standard by


Google’s Renewable Energy Leadership (#CleanTechnica Interview)

October 28th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

Zachary Shahan, Director & Chief Editor here at CleanTechnica, recently congratulated and interviewed Joseph Kava of Google after they won the Large Corporation Award of the Zayed Future Energy Prize. Google won for its leadership in the green, sustainable, “circular economy," as Joseph Kava put it. Kava is President of Data Centers at Google


Solar & Wind Energy Destined To Expand Faster Than Other Global Energy Sources — #CleanTechnica at #SPI2018

September 27th, 2018 | by Charles W. Thurston

Global market analyst DNV GL peeled back the layers of its recent forecast on global energy source evolution to reveal that solar & wind energy, buoyed by offshore wind, will grow to represent nearly 70% of global electricity production by 2050, according to Richard Barnes, the Executive Vice President and Regional Manager for the Energy Business Area of the company in North America



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