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What Changed In The Solar & Energy Storage Industries In 2018?

January 19th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

I started covering the solar energy industry seriously in 2009. It seemed like a hopping, exciting time in the industry — growth was exploding. I remember one early story in which readers admonished me a little because I put "Solar Power Exploding" in a headline, and they thought I was referring to genuine explosions. In 2019, 2009 and 2010 progress looks like anthills


What Changed In The Solar Industry In December?

January 14th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

The solar energy industry keeps on plowing forward (or shining forward?), even in the winter. Below were notable developments in the industry last month — not just big project news, but industry-changing news. Enjoy!


Horse Whispering, Car Exhaust, & Emissions Regulations In Costa Rica

December 23rd, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

I was recently invited along for an exploration of horse whispering in Costa Rica. I made plans to stay at a horse ranch with 11 horses, 2 goats, countless roosters crowing all night long (no, not cock-a-doodle-doo, but "You woke me up"), 4 cats, 1 dog, birds, iguanas, cows (peeking into the wide open bathroom windows — as my traveling companion said, "The neighbors are spying on me"), and so many critters


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


Katherine Lucey — CEO & Founder of Solar Sister — Talks Last-Mile Solar Revolution (#CleanTechnica Video)

September 24th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

Zachary Shahan, director & chief editor here at CleanTechnica, earlier this year spoke to Katherine Lucey, CEO & Founder of Solar Sister, after the Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony. He inquired, "What can you say about what inspired you to start Solar Sister? And has it grown as you expected or has it been different than you expected?"


What Changed In The Solar Energy Industry In May?

June 12th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Following up on our "What Changed In The Electric Vehicle Industry In May?" roundup, below is a summary of major solar energy and energy storage news from May. This roundup isn't just about big project announcements. The point is to highlight notable shifts or milestones here or there in the industry


Home Battery Storage In Australia: Are We There Yet?

May 30th, 2018 | by James Martin II

Australia has one of the highest rates of rooftop solar penetration in the world. This fact (combined with a few other factors detailed below) has arguably made Australia the biggest hot spot for home battery storage in the world — both in terms of hype as well as actual technology uptake


Sun Power: How Solar Tech Is Empowering People Around The World

May 20th, 2018 | by Guest Contributor

Solar energy is not just a powerful way keep the lights on, or even to ditch dirty fossil fuels. Solar energy is empowering communities around the world — by putting people to work, helping families cook meals more safely, and allowing children to learn even after dark (just to name a few things)


The Daily Caller Drops Ignorance Bomb On Internet Regarding Energy & Developing Countries

May 12th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

The Daily Caller isn't exactly known for winning Pulitzer Prizes. I've read enough incorrect or misleading information on the site that I strive to stay away from it in order to protect my sanity, keep my head from exploding, and not accidentally absorb misinformation. However, one recent piece was suggested for our Reality Check series and I was compelled to respond


sonnen’s Energy Storage Leadership Around The World

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!


sonnen’s Global Energy Solar Leadership

April 1st, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan

Germany-based startup sonnen is a solid leader globally in the residential energy storage market. In January, I spent a good amount of time talking with sonnen CEO and co-founder Christoph Ostermann. I had also interviewed him in January 2017, so this was a good opportunity to see what was new and also dive deeper into some interesting topics



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