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Curtailment Is The Easy Answer

June 15th, 2019 | by Barry A.F.

In a recent article, we found that curtailment of renewables may be cheaper than grid scale energy storage. Sometimes, the [&hellip


When Will Renewable Energy Prices Stop Dropping?

June 15th, 2019 | by George Harvey

Some people have asked when the prices will stop falling. Their understanding is that the decline in price really is unpredictable, and they believe that no definitive answer can be made about what source of energy will be least expensive in the future. In some important ways, they are wrong. The declines are predictable, to a degree


How To Watch Tesla’s Annual Shareholder’s Meeting Live (June 11th, 2:30pm Pacific)

June 11th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

This afternoon at 2:30pm Pacific Standard Time, Tesla will hold its annual shareholder meeting. Expect to hear updates from company leadership, including Elon Musk, on the latest and greatest public-facing data about the company. They typically provide a business update, a look at the financials for the past year, as well as provide a look into the future at what shareholders can expect from the company in the year ahead


BYD Goes Green With 2MW Solar Plus 2MWh Storage On Its California Factory

May 28th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

BYD is bringing a wee bit more sunshine into the grid with the announcement that it has partnered with Apparent, Inc. to develop a 2 megawatt solar installation at its Lancaster, California Coach & Bus plant. The installation will be paired with a 2 megawatt-hour stationary energy storage installation that will help the company to maximize the amount of power it uses from its own generation


What Is Tesla?

May 18th, 2019 | by Guest Contributor

This article is the first part of a two-part series on Tesla and its vehicles. This piece involves a thorough examination of exactly what kind of business Tesla is, and how it fits into the broader market segments it serves. The second part, coming tomorrow, covers the author's personal experience with Tesla vehicles and how those vehicles compare to others on the market today and tomorrow


ENGIE’s Livin’ OS Serves As A Centralized Management Platform For Cities

May 2nd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

ENGIE has been a world leader in providing energy and is ramping up its efforts to help companies around the world understand how to clean up the environmental footprint of their fleets and to save money at the same time. CleanTechnica spoke with Ovarith Troeung, ENGIE's Director of Green Mobility, about the transition to the new energy economy and why it has become such a core focus for


China × Cleantech — March 2019

April 16th, 2019 | by Tim Dixon

Welcome to the next issue of China x Cleantech, the March 2019 edition. For our full China × Cleantech history, stroll over to the “Future Trends” section of our website


CleanTech Talk with Ross Gerber — Tesla Climate Leadership, Tweeting, $420, & The Oil Crisis Of The ’70s

April 13th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

For our hot new Cleantech Talk podcast interview series, I recently sat down with Ross Gerber, cofounder, president, and CEO of Gerber Kawasaki Wealth and Investment Management, to discuss cleantech innovation, Tesla, climate change, insurance companies, and more. The conversation was approximately one hour long, so to cut it down into more manageable portions, we've split it up into a couple of episodes. Listen on your favorite podcast platform or via the embedded player below


Tesla Bioweapon Defense Mode With Memory, Smart Powerwall Storm Watch, & Tesla’s Software DNA

April 9th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

A few weeks ago, a Rich Stefani tweeted something to Elon Musk. Highlighting just how abnormal Elon Musk's Twitter habits are — and just how atypical Elon is — he responded to this gentleman. I use the words "abnormal" and "atypical" because Rich has just 23 followers (and has only tweeted 29 times). It's not normal for a billionaire CEO with 25.6 million followers to care much about what people tweet his way, let alone respond to them. It's not typical for a billionaire CEO to spend a lot of time conversing with the unwashed masses (no offense, Rich). Though, it is typical for Elon


New Book — Consumers, Prosumers, Prosumagers — Reveals Dramatic Changes Coming

March 30th, 2019 | by Karel Beckman

In Consumers, prosumers, prosumagers – How service innovations will disrupt the utility business model, Fereidoon Sioshansi helps readers grasp the spirit of the times, the importance of the stakes and the uncertainty of the outcomes. The 19 essays, written by experts in their respective fields, in this 550-page book, are divided into three parts


Former Tesla VP Spins Up New Energy Company To Accelerate Solar Plus Storage

February 23rd, 2019 | by Kyle Field

My kids play with LEGOs and work together to assemble puzzles, which is pretty normal stuff, but as far back as he can remember, clean energy enthusiast Ben Hill grew up playing with solar cells. His father was one of the founding fathers of today's photovoltaic industry, Robert Hill, so that shouldn't be surprising, but those early years set the trajectory for the rest of his life



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