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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


10+ Years in Cleantech

April 1st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

A decade ago, wind power was already basically cost-competitive with conventional power sources, utility-scale solar was significantly more expensive but starting to bloom, and electric vehicles were hardly a blip on the horizon and basically unknown to most of us. How did that change in the past 10 years


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


A Peak Inside the Unisphere, One of the World’s Largest Net-Zero Buildings

December 31st, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

It is hard to build a net-zero building — one that produces more energy than it consumes — in the middle of a city. For one thing, nearby skyscrapers might block sunlight from reaching rooftop solar panels. For another, urban office buildings are cramped for space, and it generally isn’t possible to set up wind turbines on site


7 Challenges for Global Energy Transformation — Rocky Mountain Institute Report

December 19th, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

"Seven Challenges for Energy Transformation 2019," a report by Rocky Mountain Institute, was launched during three connected international events in Delhi, Beijing, and New York that convened the world’s leading energy stakeholders and catalysts to kickstart a global effort to accelerate the energy transition and mitigate the climate crisis


On-Road & Off-Road — The Daymak Beast 2.0 Is Appealing

October 31st, 2019 | by Cynthia Shahan

Are you an adventurer who loves it all? Busy urban streets and ... winding, hidden country roads. This may be the perfect solo getaway vehicles. The Daymak Beast 2.0 is great for quiet cruises through the wilderness, or for city commutes


How To Adjust Tesla Model 3 Headlights (Video)

October 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

Adjusting your Tesla Model 3 headlights might be needed, as the leveling of the headlamps from the factory settings are not perfect in several cases — such was the case with Bjørn Nyland’s Model 3 Performance, which he noticed since he had many oncoming cars blinking at him


Lumos Matrix Helmet — The Gold Standard In Bike Safety

September 29th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

It's not often that we write reviews of a bike helmet on CleanTechnica. For most people, and for most helmets, there's nothing special. You find one that fits on your head and that meets the applicable safety standards, adjust it to fit, and go. Lumos decided to go above and beyond the normal with their new Matrix helmet. Not only does it protect your head, but it has features that can help prevent an accident from happening in the first place


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


State Efficiency Standards Are Good For Everyone

May 22nd, 2019 | by NRDC

The federal government continues to miss legal deadlines for energy efficiency standards for appliances, equipment, and electronics with 17 standards overdue for review and more on the horizon. That’s bad news for anyone who likes saving energy, lower utility bills, and a cleaner planet


Kia R.E.A.D.s Your Moods & Adapts The Interior

January 25th, 2019 | by Nicolas Zart

Kia Motors is one of the rare automakers to tread a fine line between making conventional cars and "new energy" vehicles. The company has no problems highlighting its electric vehicles (EV) at trade shows, going as far as displaying them center stage. Now the company is looking even further ahead at the autonomous vehicle (AV) era with its holistic interactive system


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


Home Solar Lighting Systems Come To Kenya From Azuri & Unilever

December 19th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson

Azuri Technologies and Unilever Kenya have partnered to bring a pay-as-you-go solar home system to off-grid homes in Kenya. Unilever’s Kenya distribution network has about 67,000 traders that can help Azuri’s Quad solar home system be sold to more off-grid customers


Incentives In The World Of Energy: What Power Use In Rental Properties Can Teach Us About The Larger Politics Of Renewable Energy & Climate Change

November 20th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

While recently traveling, I was cozy and tucked in bed under full sheets and comforter with the thermostat set to 65 degrees when a pang of guilt about this unnecessary energy usage hit me. I grumpily got out of bed to adjust the temperature when it hit me. As an advocate for energy-efficiency and climate-change efforts, I never would have set the thermostat so low if I was at home, so why did I act differently while in a hotel room in a different city? 



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