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A 2012 LEAF With 150 Miles Of Range

August 10th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba

A shop in Quebec is fixing up older Nissan LEAFs and giving them around 150 miles of range. Compared to the 80 or so miles of range they came with from the factory, and the much lower ranges many have after degradation, this is a huge improvement. Swap services will be available both in their shop or using an upcoming DIY kit


Tesla’s Master Plan Is Working

August 9th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider

Last month, Viv on Twitter gave us a beautiful visual reminder of the Tesla Master Plan, and showed us in the video how the plan is now actually in action and is working


An Inside Look At The Components That Go Into A Tesla Solar Roof Installation

August 8th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

July ushered in the start of the real action for our Tesla solar roof, as the installation kicked into high gear. The first materials arrived at the house and the team prepared to install the solar roof on our new home. Before we get into the installation, let's talk about the components that make up of one of Tesla's solar roofs


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


Behind The Scenes At sonnen’s Wildspoldried, Germany Battery Testing Lab

August 2nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

sonnen has built the most advanced residential energy storage solution in the world in its ecoLinx home energy storage solution and its thermally stable lithium iron phosphate-based batteries. Here's a look behind the scenes at the lab in Wildspoldried, Germany where the ninth generation of sonnen's lithium iron phosphate-based batteries are assembled and tested


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


BNEF Revises Global Energy Storage Forecast Upward To 2,850 GWh By 2040

August 1st, 2019 | by Tina Casey

Energy storage is the glue that holds the renewable energy revolution together, and if the latest forecast from the firm BNEF (aka Bloomberg New Energy Finance) holds true, there are more fireworks to come. BNEF has just revised its forecast for global energy storage upward to a 122-fold increase, from the current marker of 9 gigawatts globally to 1,095 gigawatts by


Elon Musk Talks Tesla Terawatt-Hours. We Run Some Numbers.

July 31st, 2019 | by Chanan Bos

At CleanTechnica, we have already written a few articles about this, but until the Q2 investor call, it was just a theory. In fact, even some of my colleagues considered it bullish and so in some ways I consider this to be my theory and am extremely stoked that Elon confirmed it and that this will actually happen. My writing on this started in 2018 with the article “The Future We Need — From The Tesla Gigafactory To A Chain Of Terafactories.”


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 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



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