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Solar, Storage, & EV Charging: The Holy Trinity Of Home Energy Management At #SPI2019

October 9th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Solar Power International landed in Salt Lake City, Utah this year and CleanTechnica was on the ground meeting with the change makers, the disruptors, the doers, the movers, and the shakers. We've been diving into some of the companies we talked with, but having covered SPI for several years now, we wanted to highlight one of the newer arrivals at the show: electric vehicles


Tesla FUD: I Was Wrong

October 7th, 2019 | by Frugal Moogal

A while ago, I started a semi-regular series in which I examined specific cases of Tesla FUD (or "Fear, Uncertainty, and Doubt"). The plan was that I would look at a FUD topic that it seemed a ton of stock analysts were suddenly communicating about Tesla. The idea began because in my regular check-ins about how Tesla was doing, I would often find my newsfeed dominated by a bunch of writers claiming the same basic idea, and how that idea showed that Tesla was in big trouble


Some In The Solar Industry Need To Clean Up Their Image

September 30th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

People can avoid rising energy costs by going solar, and lower their environmental footprints at the same time. The financial and environmental advantages alone are enough to sell solar systems. There's no need for deceptive practices


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


Florida Public Service Commission Opens The Floodgates For Solar Leases

February 5th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Florida residents have a new option for going green with their electricity as the Florida Public Service Commission approved Tesla's SolarLease option today. The ruling came after a long debate over the program to determine if it represented the sale of electricity to consumers, which is not allowed


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


Fenix International Powers The Entire Home With Pay-As-You-Go Solar Systems #CES2019

January 12th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Pay-as-you-go programs continue to revolutionize the world through solar lighting and cell phone charging systems that open up the opportunities that come with electricity, and Fenix International is leading that charge in Africa. CleanTechnica sat down with Jit Bhattacharya, CTO of Fenix International at CES this week to talk about how pay-as-you-go solar systems have scaled up to power the entire home and how the acquisition by Engie has helped Fenix International take its business to the next level


US Solar Customers Prefer Solar Loans, Finds WoodMac

November 15th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

New research from Wood Mackenzie has found that solar loans were the preferred and dominant financing solution for residential solar systems in the United States through the first half of 2018, accounting for 42% and outperforming third-party-owned solar systems for the first time. 


Vivint Solar Introduces Solar Leasing In Florida

August 23rd, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill

One of America's leading residential solar providers, Vivint Solar, has announced this week it will begin making available solar leases to its customers in Florida, following approval by the Florida Public Service Commission


Kona Brewing Company Taps The Sun To Power Its Brewing Operations In Hawai’i

August 7th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Hawai'i's own Kona Brewing Company on the Big Island is tapping into the power of the sun to allow people to tap into its beer without guilt. The company is installing a new solar-plus-storage installation with the help of EnSync Energy and Holu Energy that will allow the company to crank out nearly 7,000 cans of 'Liquid Aloha' per hour


Tesla Cutting Headcount 9% As Part Of Company-Wide Restructuring Plan

June 12th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

Tesla CEO Elon Musk announced several weeks back that Tesla's leadership was working on a restructuring plan that would flatten the company hierarchy in an attempt to make the overall company more efficient. Today, he shared his full email to employees on Twitter, which detailed the first of many concrete actions Tesla is taking towards the new hierarchy. The headline heard around the world this week is that Tesla is letting 9% of its employees go. But let's dig in further



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