March 27th, 2018 | by Joshua S Hill
The European Investment Bank announced on Monday $25 million in financing intended to strengthen energy access in Africa with the use of off-grid solar systems, in conjunction with d.light design, a global leader in off-grid solar power products.
March 24th, 2018 | by Kyle Field
This week, Nissan and affiliate 4R Energy Corporation are launching a new initiative to give used Nissan LEAF batteries a second life as the energy storage banks for off-grid lights in a new effort called "The Light Reborn."
January 24th, 2018 | by George Harvey
The design for a community microgrid project that is forming in Warner, New Hampshire, seems rather prosaic at first glance. It is simple, with a few buildings, some solar panels, batteries, inverters, and all the regular gear. It seems an appropriately small start for a town with only 444 people in its center and a total population well below 3,
January 16th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
I sat through another Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony yesterday, and it again moved me to tears. No, it's not normal for me to be moved to tears, but the deep, powerful, inspirational change that certain finalists communicated was too much for the emotional sensors behind my eyes
January 14th, 2018 | by Zachary Shahan
The 2018 Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony is tomorrow, January 15. I'm here in Abu Dhabi for the awards since I was on the Review Committee and will be moderating a panel discussion between some of this year's and previous years' winners later in the week. I will also be covering the awards ceremony, of course, covering the World Future Energy Summit, and presenting and moderating panels at The Mobility Conference. As we've done in previous years, I thought it would be fun to run a poll among our readers about who you think will win Zayed Future Energy Prize awards in this 10th edition of the prize
December 9th, 2017 | by Andy Miles
Many corporations, focused on the relentless pursuit of profits, make their money at the expense of the people, and the planet. The only proper purpose of any business is to serve the society in which it operates, and to contribute to the protection of the planet we all depend on for our existence. Ecotricity, founded by Dale Vince, is almost unique amongst UK energy companies in aiming to do just that. Although it makes money, that is only a means to achieve its main aim, environmental protection. Its main method of environmental protection is by supplying and developing renewable energy in the
December 2nd, 2017 | by James Ayre
Some industry observers have in the past argued that, rather than Tesla being an electric car company, it's actually a battery technology company that happens to sell electric vehicles ... and lithium-ion energy storage systems ... and solar photovoltaic (PV) roof systems ... and
November 13th, 2017 | by George Harvey
Joseph has installed all five PV systems, though not always as he had planned. He has also distributed food, water purification systems, and seeds. He started in the San Juan area, in a place called San José. The first of the 1-kilowatt (kW) systems was installed in a bicycle shop. Local people can gather there and get hit by a breeze from a fan as they charge their cell phones.
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 11th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard
We haven’t reached peak consumption, also known as peak demand. We are likely to reach it globally by 2050, but it’s unlikely to occur before 2030 at the very earliest. There are six major factors which make defining exactly when it will occur very difficult
November 9th, 2017 | by Steve Hanley
A rollup system of flexible solar panels is being used to bring clean renewable power to Flat Holm island in the Bristol Channel between England and Wales.
November 6th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
The spirited, intelligent Margot Robbie shows her prowess once again, this time for her choices as she lends her voice to the cause of clean energy. Not only clean energy, but clean energy for people in need, for people in dire situations — some of the 1.3 billion around the world without any power
October 30th, 2017 | by Zachary Shahan
Missed some stories on CleanTechnica this past week? Of course you did — no one can read them all!
See what people were most enticed to read, and click through to some of the stories if they tickle your fancy or you just want to see where the discussions in the comment threads went
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 24th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan
Aid and recovery efforts continue for Puerto Rico. Disheartening news is that more than 50% of Puerto Rico is without clean water in mid-October. Puerto Rico is storm battered from Hurricane Maria, a more extensive human crisis than even Hurricane Katrina created. Stepping in to hasten recovery is a Bay Area–based nonprofit in collaboration with other helping arms.
Empowered by Light, Sunrun, and Givepower are responding to the need by focusing on compassionate, long-term response and environmentally friendly solutions
October 21st, 2017 | by Joshua S Hill
French multinational ENGIE has this week finalised an acquisition of pioneering African solar home systems company Fenix, in an effort to accelerate its off-grid energy market efforts.
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 8th, 2017 | by George Harvey
I should start this off with a disclosure. I know Joseph Mangum personally. However, I am not profiting in any way from this message, aside from the feeling I get from being able to spread it here. I can say I believe that Joseph's message is true, precisely as he presents it