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Tesla’s Market Value Overtakes Exxon In Historic Paradigm Shift [TSLA > XOM]

July 1st, 2020 | by Matt Pressman

An energy paradigm shift is underway. According to Bloomberg, "Tesla Inc.’s market value has surpassed Exxon Mobil Corp.’s in a sign that investors are increasingly betting on a global energy transition away from fossil fuels." Bloomberg touted the turning point as a "symbolic energy shift" that could signify a seismic transformation taking place in the sector


7 Bonus Solar + Storage Stories — Sonnen, Sunrun, Stem …

June 27th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

There's only so much time in the day — a lesson I seem intent on not learning. We've published many solar energy articles in the past month and many energy storage articles, but here are 7 more solar plus storage (solar+storage) articles we just couldn't dedicate full articles to


The Sense Solar Home Energy Monitor Is Like An X-Ray For Your Home Electrical System — CleanTechnica Review

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


Your Home Battery Can Be Part Of A Virtual Power Plant In California

June 21st, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Sunrun pulls in customers with a catchy truth about the unpredictability of life, and electricity. To be sure that your house stays alive with power, even if the grid goes down, Sunrun’s rechargeable solar battery systems are one solution. They can make sure your home’s power stays stable and reliable, which we mostly take for granted but can become a problem if you're struck by a hurricane in Florida or wildfire-related outages in California


$7,000 Annual Savings In Australia Driving On Sunshine!

June 18th, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

Global solar inverter company SolarEdge recognizes the fertile chance of integration with electric vehicles, and manifesting the potential of combined solar energy monitoring and EV charge scheduling to help homeowners maximize energy usage


Heat Pump Water Heaters — Game Changers In Efficiency

April 26th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

On the journey to making our homes money savers and climate champions, water heating has always been a stumbling block. While there are easy ways to use hot water efficiently (like the low-flow shower heads we featured in this Go Zero Hack), it’s a challenge to heat water without polluting


Honda Is Giving Batteries From Old EVs A Second Life

April 16th, 2020 | by Jo Borrás

Honda is expanding its partnership with European recycling specialists SNAM, which will collect used batteries from Honda dealers in 22 countries and prepare them for a second life as electrical storage systems for homes or businesses


Shelter-At-Home Project: DIY LED Lighting Upgrade

April 9th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

The coronavirus outbreak has forced many into an unplanned staycation at home for several weeks already and no end date is in sight. One can only spend so much time on Netflix, YouTube, Duolingo, and Khan Academy before looking for more exciting projects to tackle. Upgrading to LED light bulbs is one such upgrade that offers not only energy savings every month, but more control over the type of lighting being provided and a more pleasing aesthetic. Curious? Let's jump in


Panasonic Is Building A Comprehensive Energy Management System For Homeowners

March 24th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Panasonic is building on its deep bench of products in the consumer space to build a suite of residential energy storage products. CleanTechnica spoke with Panasonic Sales Engineer Dan Glaser about the work Panasonic is doing to unify the various energy systems in the home into a single, intelligent operating unit


Atom Power’s Intelligent Circuit Breakers Lay The Foundation For The Next Generation Electrical System

March 20th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Ryan Kennedy, the CEO of Atom Power, believes his solid state circuit breaker is primed to disrupt not just the world of circuit breakers, but also deliver realtime energy monitoring, control, with a host of software to tune it. We spoke with Ryan about the new second generation Atom Switch to learn about how they are helping modernize the safety and control of electricity in homes around the world today


Your Journey Toward A Fully Electric Future Starts With A Single Step

February 29th, 2020 | by Kyle Field

Every journey towards a more sustainable lifestyle starts with a single step. It starts with a dissatisfaction for the status quo. With all that said, my encouragement to you today is to take your next step. Take the step that sits in front of you, whether that be to give up your car in favor of a bike, to purchase an electric vehicle, to install solar on your roof, to add a battery backup system, or even to upgrade your electrical panel if that's what's in the cards


How Can I Save Planet Earth?

January 12th, 2020 | by Andy Miles

When people ask the question, “what could I do to help save the planet?,” it is all too often on the same level as the whiny kid being asked to take on some responsibility. Those of you who have had, or still have, teenage children will know the kind of scenario


Tesla Powerwall 2 Update — Nearly 2 Years Later

January 4th, 2020 | by Bob Borsh

Greetings from Vermont on New Year’s Day 2020 (at time of writing). Looking back into my archived articles here on CleanTechnica, it appears I have not had anything published since November 20, 2018. My first article regarding our rooftop solar + Tesla Powerwall 2 system was published on April 21,



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