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China Approves 22.8 Gigawatts Of Solar PV For 2019 Subsidies

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.  


CleanTechnica’s New Green Bank

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


Are Solar Vehicles Becoming Viable?

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. 


Utilities Bid To Own Rooftop Solar Even As They Oppose It

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


What Is The Greatest Environmental Hazard For Solar Energy? Dust!

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


MIT Aerogel Generates Passive Heat From Sunlight

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.


Vegas, Baby! Los Angeles To Vegas & Back In A Tesla Model 3 — 8 Hours Of Driving & 70 Minutes Of Charging

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


World’s Largest Solar PV Project Commissioned In Abu Dhabi At 1.2 Gigawatts

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


Iron Man, Elon Musk, & Tesla

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


India Wins Tit-For-Tat Solar Case Against US At WTO

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



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