July 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
China's National Energy Administration announced last week the results of its first national solar auction for Feed-in Tariff (FiT)-approved projects, in which it awarded 22.78 gigawatts (GW) across 3,921 projects, all of which must be completed and grid-connected by the end of the year.
July 15th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
New figures from Bloomberg New Energy Finance published Wednesday show that renewable energy investment in China plummeted 39% in the first half of 2019, down to $28.8 billion, the lowest figure for any half-year period since 2013, subsequently dragging global renewable energy investment down 14% to $117.6 billion.
July 15th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
Okay, it's not super new — we got the account last year. Nonetheless, we never announced it, and one of the good things about green consumerism is you can push others to follow suit, so I'm doing so now. Though, I'm also doing so because of a funny little surprise
July 15th, 2019 | by Jennifer Sensiba
Recently, Toyota announced a special research and development project. With Sharp and the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization (NEDO), it has put a special test vehicle together that uses solar panels to generate almost 1 kW of energy during daylight hours, whether the vehicle is driving or sitting.
July 15th, 2019 | by John Farrell
Four years have passed since ILSR’s initial report on utility-owned rooftop solar, and this 2019 update shows small growth but some potentially large repercussions. This update rehashes the costs and benefits, updates the progress of the four initial programs, highlights a few new programs, and discusses the wider implications
July 14th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
In 2018, Tesla was listed among the Top 100 Most Valuable Global Brands by WPP BrandZ. This was a 60% jump in brand value compared to
July 12th, 2019 | by Chanan Bos
We solved the few technical snafus we ran into last time and have some really cool new exciting features, as well as a big surprise (which you already read in the title). This quarter we are partnering with Teslanomics and the livestream will take place on the Teslanomics YouTube channel
July 11th, 2019 | by Anand Upadhyay
Last week, the Indian state of Gujarat announced its budget for the financial year 2019-20. The allocation of money for on-ground implementation looks good for now and indicates the state's intentions to support renewable energy development
July 11th, 2019 | by Saurabh
The government of the state of Andhra Pradesh in India threatens to deliver a massive jolt to the country’s solar and wind energy market with a potential decision to renegotiate or even cancel existing power purchase agreements
July 10th, 2019 | by Michael Barnard
Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud are the best choices if you are sourcing Cloud services today and environmental impact is an important concern
July 10th, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
German electric utility E.ON, one of the UK's largest renewable energy generators, announced Tuesday that it had transitioned all of its residential customers in Britain to 100% renewable electricity at no extra cost, a move which now provides more than 3.3 million British households with 100% renewable electricity
July 10th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston
With such a groundswell of solar growth, what can limit the performance of PV systems? The answer is dust, or other forms of soiling that accumulate on the glass surface of solar panels, obscuring light from the cells within. Driven by location and weather, soiling is worst in deserts like the US Southwest, in the presence of air pollution, and on solar arrays that have flat tilt designs
July 8th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan
The most popular articles on CleanTechnica last week concerned BMW (not so good), Tesla (quite good), Nissan charging issues (ugh), an electric bike, the Honda e, Elon Musk's birthday, high-efficiency solar cells, floating solar farms, oil tankers repurposed for renewable energy, and more. Quite a diverse week! Check them out below
July 8th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at MIT have created a new aerogel that can create temperatures of 200 degrees C or more from sunlight even on the coldest days. This could be the biggest news since solar panels were invented.
July 7th, 2019 | by Kyle Field
Road trips rarely consist of scripted fueling stops, nicely packed sack lunches, and firm itineraries, so when EV enthusiast Dennis Pascual and I decided to make the 540-mile run from Los Angeles, California to Las Vegas, Nevada and back, we intentionally shot from the hip. The quintessential road trip from LA to Vegas is a staple coming-of-age trip that thousands of youngsters embark on every week
July 7th, 2019 | by Saurabh
Financial and project implementation troubles for Indian renewable energy developers do not seem to cease, with little to no solutions to the existing challenges and new ones coming up frequently
July 5th, 2019 | by Tina Casey
US solar industry cheers new programs that will help cut the cost of solar energy and create more jobs, as the US coal industry continues to shed jobs.
July 5th, 2019 | by Saurabh
A large number of project developers have shown interest in the upcoming 2 gigawatt tender in Abu Dhabi, likely setting the stage for yet another record-breaking tariff bid
July 4th, 2019 | by Steve Hanley
Researchers at MIT have create new solar cell technology that could raise efficiency to as much as 35% -- far above the theoretical limit for a silicon-based solar cell.
July 4th, 2019 | by Saurabh
Once again the Indian state of Gujarat tried its hands at solar power auctions at two solar power parks which had earlier this year failed to attract project developers
July 4th, 2019 | by Saurabh
The virtual battle of being the solar power leader between Dubai and Abu Dhabi has reaped immense benefits to the Unites Arab Emirates. For the time being, Abu Dhabi seems to have taken the lead in terms of overall solar power capacity operational with the commissioning of what the city claims to be the largest single-site solar power project
July 4th, 2019 | by Johnna Crider
A little over a month ago, Iron Man took a trip to China to hang out with Tesla China. Posing in front of a Model S, Iron Man looks like he is ready to save the day as Tesla fans surround him
July 3rd, 2019 | by Joshua S Hill
New European solar installations are expected to double over the next three years, according to analysis from Wood Mackenzie Power & Renewables, and will push installed capacity over the 250 gigawatt (GW) mark by 2024.
July 3rd, 2019 | by Saurabh
About a year and a half after the United States secured a favorable ruling at the World Trade Organization against India’s solar power program, India has scored a similar ruling against solar power programs of several US states