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100% Renewable Energy, Tesla in the Early Days — #CleantechTalk with Mark Z. Jacobson

August 4th, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

In this episode of our CleanTech Talk podcast interview series, Zach Shahan sits down with Mark Z. Jacobson, professor at Stanford University and co-founder of The Solutions Project, to discuss Mark’s work to bring together important players from science, business, culture, and community behind his vision of 100% renewable energy for 100% of people. They also talk about the early days of Tesla and some of Mark's special history and connections


DIY Solar Nissan LEAF, Tesla Demoralizing Automakers, Model 3 The “Ultimate Driving Machine” — CleanTechnica Top 20

August 4th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular stories on CleanTechnica last week were led by the story of a DIYer in Texas who bought a used Nissan LEAF and turned it into a solar car. After that, it was the usual Tesla bonanza — a major auto reviewer (in this case Edmunds) showering impressive praise on the Tesla Model 3 (calling it the "ultimate driving machine"), some hot tweets from Elon Musk (in this case regarding the coming Tesla pickup truck), and more Tesla sales record (in this case, over in Europe in June)


The Renogy Phoenix Portable Solar Generator Provides All-In-One Solar + Storage On The Go

August 3rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

The Phoenix Generator packs all the functionality of a solar generator into a portable package that folds up nicely into a briefcase that will make you feel like a spy from a James Bond film when you whip it out. OK, maybe I'm alone in feeling that way, but the solid build quality, matte black finish, and modern angles all contribute to a very well-built, compact solar generator


Lighting Liberia: A Look At The Liberian Energy Network

August 2nd, 2019 | by Winter Wilson

When Richard Fahey returned to Liberia in 2009 to observe and discuss land disputes in the North Eastern part of the country, he was shocked to find that the country had gone backwards from when he was a volunteer in the Peace Corps in the 1960s


Battery Incentives Meet VPPs: The Next Step For Battery Attractiveness In Australia

August 1st, 2019 | by James Martin II

Enabling households to tap into battery value streams additional to the standard ‘solar self-consumption’ approach will be crucial in driving uptake by making batteries more attractive. These include hard, financial benefits like virtual power plant (VPP) participation revenues (for energy market participation as well as grid services) which help shorten payback periods, as well as non-financial benefits such as improved energy self-reliance and blackout protection


Portugal Bags Lowest-Cost Solar Bid In The World

August 1st, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

The Portuguese energy secretariat has secured 1.15 GW of solar development at an average cost of €20.33 ($22.53 per megawatt-hour), representing an investment of about €800 million or $887 million. One of the bids was made at €14.76/MWh ($16.44/MWh), which was declared a new world record for low solar bidding, according to Portugal's Journal Económico


13 Reasons A Tesla Gigafactory Should Be In Poland

July 31st, 2019 | by Jacek Fior

This article was initially published in September 2018. Now that Poland has a Tesla service center (and more coming), we're rerunning it. The arguments seem as strong as ever that Poland is a nearly ideal place for a Tesla gigafactory. Furthermore, with Elon Musk's recent comments about a need/plan for 2 terawatt-hours of Tesla battery production and Chanan Bos's dive into how that could play out, this seemed like a good time to republish Jacek's article


Tesla Ramping Up Production Of V3 Solar Roof Tiles To 1,000 Systems/Week By End Of 2019

July 30th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla CEO Elon Musk has confirmed on Twitter that the company is working to ramp up the production of its solar roof tiles to a rate of 1000 per week by the end of the year. Rollout of the solar roof tiles has been slower than the company expected back when they were first revealed in a 2016 event at the Universal Studios backlot in Southern California


India & Australia To Lead Cost Competitive Renewables In Asia Pacific

July 30th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

India and Australia are expected to lead a regional shift in power generation costs over the next few years, which will see renewable energy sources become cost competitive and cheaper than fossil fuels in the next few years, according to new figures published over the weekend by Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables


Tesla Owners Give Back For #ProjectBackpack’s Back To School Drive

July 29th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

It's that time of year again. The smells, paper, pen ink, and pencil lead, the sounds of books opening and pens and pencils writing — these permeate the senses of many students as they head back to school. Unfortunately, more than 30 million of these children attending schools nationwide are not only enrolled in the free and reduced meal programs but come from families with parents who are struggling financially


Tesla Energy Goes Mega

July 29th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Less than two years ago, Tesla built and installed the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in Hornsdale, South Australia, using Tesla Powerpack batteries. Since then, the facility saved nearly $40 million in its first year alone and helped to stabilize and balance the region’s unreliable grid


Global Solar PV Installations Expected To Hit 114.5 Gigawatts In 2019

July 29th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill

Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables has published a new report which outlines the analyst group's prediction that global solar PV installations will reach a new high of 114.5 gigawatts (GW) in 2019, growing by 17.5% on 2018 and putting the industry on track to reach around 125 GW per year by the early 2020s. 


How Coal Bursts Renewable Hydrogen Dream — Vice Versa

July 29th, 2019 | by Tina Casey

Japan has emerged as a hotspot for the zero emission hydrogen economy of the future. However, the green dream is only as real as the feedstock, and Japan is also moving forward with a major new coal-to-H2 project in concert with Australia. That could help keep the global coal industry afloat -- unless, of course renewable resources can ramp up on a competitive basis


Fascism & #Fake Republicans

July 29th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley

America is becoming a dictatorship where nationalism and defense of corporations are the primary objective of the government. Fake Republicans are happily promoting the end of the American Experiment.


Hyundai Sonata Hybrid Solar Roof … Tesla Model 3 = Breakthrough … EV Transmissions — #CleanTechnica Top 20

July 28th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular articles on CleanTechnica last week were, surprisingly, not topped by a Tesla story. I don't remember the last time that was the case! In fact, the thrid most popular story also wasn't primarily about Tesla. Apparently, readers were especially pulled into reading a story about the Hyundai Sonata Hybrid's solar roof, another mainstream media review of the Tesla Model 3, and why EV transmissions are a thing and will likely become a bigger thing



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