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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


When Will Renewable Energy Prices Stop Dropping?

June 15th, 2019 | by George Harvey

Some people have asked when the prices will stop falling. Their understanding is that the decline in price really is unpredictable, and they believe that no definitive answer can be made about what source of energy will be least expensive in the future. In some important ways, they are wrong. The declines are predictable, to a degree


Chart: Electric Cars Cutting Gasoline Use By Hundreds Of Millions Of Gallons A Year

June 13th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

As every Tesla driver knows, electric vehicles are more reliable, more convenient, cheaper to operate, safer and more fun to drive than legacy vehicles. However, the most important reason for the transition to electric driving is to reduce the use of polluting petroleum products. As EVs proliferate, consumption of gasoline is expected to fall. It’s still very early days, but that trend is already observable


Trina Tests Half-Frame Solar Panels To Trim Cost By 2%

June 10th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Trina Solar is now testing a half-frame solar panel for use with solar trackers with hopes to lower the cost per watt for solar by 1 cent or about 2% overall, said Steven Zhu, the president of the company’s America Region, based in San Jose, in an interview Friday


4 US States Scoring Under-the-Radar Clean Energy Wins

May 25th, 2019 | by World Resources Institute

In the United States, the falling cost of renewable energy means the economic case for investing in renewables is stronger than ever before. Across the country, from South Carolina to Nevada, states are taking new measures to harness wind and solar power. Since January, more than 10 state legislatures have enacted policies that encourage new renewable energy development


CleanTech Talk with Ross Gerber — Tesla Climate Leadership, Tweeting, $420, & The Oil Crisis Of The ’70s

April 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For our hot new Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with Ross Gerber, cofounder, president, and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, to discuss cleantech innovation, Tesla, climate change, insurance companies, and more. The conversation was approximately one hour long, so to cut it down into more manageable portions, we've split it up into a couple of episodes. Listen on your favorite podcast platform or via the embedded player below


Former Tesla VP Spins Up New Energy Company To Accelerate Solar Plus Storage

February 23rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

My kids play with LEGOs and work together to assemble puzzles, which is pretty normal stuff, but as far back as he can remember, clean energy enthusiast Ben Hill grew up playing with solar cells. His father was one of the founding fathers of today's photovoltaic industry, Robert Hill, so that shouldn't be surprising, but those early years set the trajectory for the rest of his life


“The Green New Deal In Real Life” — Nonprofits WE ACT For Environmental Justice & Solar One Create Jobs With Those Reflective Beauties (Solar Panels)

February 16th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

This is what the Green New Deal looks like in real life. What an inspiration to experience first hand the harmony of a cooperative, decentralized, warm group of socially and environmentally attuned people — nonprofits working with other nonprofits, transitioning the skyscapes and the landscape naturally with an energized, renewable pulse


Tesla Model 3 Used Car Prices … Tesla Model 3 vs. Honda Accord … Tesla Sales — #CleanTechnica Top 20 in January

February 4th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The most popular CleanTechnica articles of January were led by a CleanTechnica analysis showing (before Kelley Blue Book came out with its rankings) that the Tesla Model 3 was performing exceptionally well on the used car market. A comparison between the Tesla Model 3 and Honda Accord slotted into the #2 spot, and a perspective-focused piece on Tesla's December sales and inventory landed in #


Solar Power Research Study Investigates Rapidly Declining Costs

January 31st, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

MIT researchers studied the steady decrease in solar PV module costs over the last several decades and had their results published in the December 2018 issue of the journal Energy Policy. Dr. Göksin Kavlak answered some questions about the research for CleanTechnica


What Changed In The Solar & Energy Storage Industries In 2018?

January 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I started covering the solar energy industry seriously in 2009. It seemed like a hopping, exciting time in the industry — growth was exploding. I remember one early story in which readers admonished me a little because I put "Solar Power Exploding" in a headline, and they thought I was referring to genuine explosions. In 2019, 2009 and 2010 progress looks like anthills



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