May 6th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
Sonnen is one of our favorite cleantech leaders. It is great at innovation, leadership, and vision. Last month, I published a January interview with sonnen CEO and co-founder Christoph Ostermann. The good folks at The Beam went and created a transcript of it. If you can't be bothered to watch a video but would like to read it, here you go!
April 30th, 2018 | by George Harvey
Prices of solar photovoltaic (PV) systems follow economic laws just like other things, such as computers and cars. That does not mean that the precipitous drop in prices will slow, however.
April 18th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart
Reading, seeing, watching, or listening to what passes off as news these days can inevitably bring a sense of doom, uncertainty, and fear (FUD) that some politicians love to bathe in to justify their middlemen role and push whatever pet project they have for their business buddies. But there is also good quality news out there if you let independent journalists communicate what they know best, fields they master for the purpose of bringing more light to important matters
April 4th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
What actually changed in the world of solar in Q1 2018? Here's our rundown
March 4th, 2018 | by Jake Richardson
In the last couple of years, there has been a growing a number of news articles and blog posts published about energy storage, particularly in the form of battery systems. This interest is very reasonable and the news is exciting because these systems can fill in wind power and solar power electricity production gaps. In many places, they could replace gas-powered peaker plants
March 4th, 2018 | by Matthew Klippenstein
Episode #48 of Cleantech Talk is here! This episode covers solar + storage nuking natural gas (peaker plants, that is), fantastic floating wind farm news, and the latest in fat-tire electric cycling!
February 24th, 2018 | by Steve Hanley
Yuri Horwitz, co-founder and CEO of Sol Systems, believes solar power will dominate new electricity generation in the US by 2022. Keep reading to discover the three reasons why.
January 15th, 2018 | by George Harvey
The International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) has been much in the news since it released its report Renewable Power Generation Costs in 2017. Article after article has told us that it said we could see the costs of renewable energy drop to meet those of fossil fuels by
December 12th, 2017 | by George Harvey
We have seen the fall of coal. The Dow Jones Coal Index, which stood at over 723 at its high in 2008, was down over 94% to 41.36 on December 8. Just as telling, all of the companies that were its components in 2008 have disappeared. There is now only one company in the index, and it is new, cobbled together out of the wreckage of those that once were
November 28th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
Experts predict that renewable energy will achieve grid parity with coal and gas power in Australia in the next few years, helping Australia meet its Paris climate change goals at no cost to consumers.
November 13th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
What happened in the solar & storage industries in October? A lot! Below is a concise summary of the most notable solar and energy storage stories of the month
November 12th, 2017 | by Tina Casey
If President* Donald Trump thought he could count on the Forbes media empire to help protect coal and nuclear power plants, well, he was wrong. In yet another sign that nobody likes coal, on Sunday, the self-described "home page for the world's business leaders" published a long contributor piece featuring an interview with the lead technical author of the Energy Department's notorious grid study, and she does not mince words
October 28th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
The 2018 ZFEP finalists in the Small and Medium Enterprise (SME), Nonprofit categories, and Global High Schools categories have just been announced
October 15th, 2017 | by Kyle Field
Residential energy storage has the potential to be one key solution for effectively integrating distributed renewables into the future electricity mix. It is already seeing solid traction and offering respectable returns in some markets around the world. Hawaii and Australia, among others with their high electricity prices and vast solar resources, have become hotspots for residential energy storage
October 10th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
The most popular stories of the past week here on CleanTechnica were absolutely full of news about Fiat Chrysler leadership in the electric vehicle + energy storage + solar energy market. Oh, no, whoops — it was Tesla this week, not Fiat Chrysler. Though, the legacy automaker did land high on the list with one story
October 9th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
UK-based nonprofit giant Practical Action was one of this year's Zayed Future Energy Prize winners. I got to interview Chief Executive Paul Smith Lomas and Global Energy Representative Aaron Leopold right after they won the prize. Below is my video interview with the two, as well as some written notes underneath. Enjoy!
October 5th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
The latest report from the IEA says that renewables are growing faster than expected and will continue to outpace all other forms of energy over the next 5 years.
September 4th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
The top 20 CleanTechnica stories of the past week include some that are still blazing hot. As usual, the stories that garnered the most attention were Tesla stories. Apparently, despite being nothing more than clever marketing, people love what this company does and says. This week's CleanTechnica top
August 29th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
The top CleanTechnica stories of the past week in terms of reader interest were — surprise, surprise — Tesla stories. Actually, the 5 most popular stories of the past week were Tesla-related stories. I guess that means we should stop covering Tesla, yeah
August 16th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
A new report from Morgan Stanley claims that grid storage is now reliable enough to become a mainstay of the utility grid and marginalizing so-called peaker plants.