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Solar Power Graphs to Make You Smile

Published on June 10th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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Solar power in some markets is already cost-competitive with power from fossil fuels or nuclear energy. It's expected to take over more and more markets in the very near future as its costs continue to decline and the costs of other antiquated energy sources continue to rise... Read More


Cars

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Nissan Leaf Disses Chevy Volt in New Commercial {VIDEO}

Published on June 10th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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If you haven't seen this yet, it's a pretty funny video by the folks at Nissan. Of course, the focus of the commercial is that the Nissan Leaf is 100% electric, pure (while the Chevy Volt, it's main competitor, is not)... Read More


CleanTechnica

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Bike Design Genius

Published on June 9th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

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For bicycle aficionados, the opportunity now exists to ride chainless, to cruise about town worry-free about the pant legs getting caught... Read More


Clean Power

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Germany: Talk of the Cleantech Town this Week

Published on June 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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Germany is all the talk lately. And for obvious reasons. It's already a world leader in clean energy and now its decided to close all of its nuclear power plants by 2022 (as I reported a little more than a month ago). This has instigated political controversy, wild claims, clean energy enthusiasm, and a number of new reports. It has also helped to light a fire under other countries slower to react on the ongoing nuclear crisis in Japan and slower to implement progressive clean energy policies to tackle catastrophic global climate change. A number of stories focused on Germany have popped up this week that I thought I'd give a little extra attention to... Read More


Biomass

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Brazil to Triple Renewable Energy by 2020 (Focus on Wind)

Published on June 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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Germany, South Korea, Japan, and China aren't the only countries looking to up step on the renewable energy pedal. Brazil, another major world economy, has also recently announced big renewable energy plans. A new national 10-year plan from Brazil shows that the country will triple its use of renewable energy by 2020 and that a lot of that energy will be wind energy. ... Read More


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CleanTechnica Subscriber Milestone

Published on June 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I just wanted to announce that in the past day or so our RSS subscriber total has gone over 15,000 for the first time that I'm aware of (and, yes, I sort of obsessively keep my eye on that)... Read More


Clean Power

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Solar Shingles About to Blow Up?

Published on June 9th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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We've had our eye on solar shingles (and alternative to traditional solar panels) since 2009. "Dow Chemical Company revealed a new line of solar shingles they say can be installed into roofs made of conventional asphalt shingles. The solar shingles should be available by mid 2010 in a limited supply and then readily accessible by 2011," Jake Richardson wrote in October, ... Read More


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You Can Now Easily Share Your Solar Power System’s Performance on Facebook

Published on June 8th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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The world lives on Facebook (yeah, that's a link to our Facebook page, by the way). That's what they tell us, at least, since Facebook is now the #1 website on the internet (in terms of total hours spent there). Believe it or not, though, up until this week, no residential solar energy monitoring company provided an easy way for you to share your solar power system's performance with your friends and family. However, SunReports, "the market leader in residential solar energy monitoring for both solar PV and solar hot water systems," has just announced that it is offering such a service... Read More


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China to Double Solar Power Capacity Target to 10 GW by 2015

Published on June 8th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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I just reported yesterday on a new report out by Ernst & Young showing that China is the most attractive country in the world for renewable energy investors. However, it wasn't ranked as top for solar energy investment (was tied for third with Spain behind the US and India). That may change next time around (the report is released every quarter), as China is preparing to officially up its 2015 solar capacity target from 5 GW to 10 GW!... Read More


Clean Power

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Top UN Official: 2030 Renewable Energy Target to be 30%

Published on June 7th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

I reported one month ago on the United Nation's ground-breaking new renewable energy report (a "Renewable Energy Bible" as some have called it). The report, among other things, showed that we could get approximately 80% of our energy from renewable resources by 2050 (currently, we're at about 13%, but with wind and solar still playing a minor part). Now, a top UN official -- Kandeh Yumkella, head of the UN Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) -- has said that he wants a goal set of getting 30% from renewable energy sources by ... Read More


Clean Power

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Enphase Energy Unveils Most Efficient Microinverter in World

Published on June 7th, 2011 | by Zachary Shahan

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I got to speak with Enphase Energy CEO Paul Nahi last week about its new microinverters and changes to the Engage System the company unveiled officially yesterday. Enphase is the market leader in solar microinverters. While microinverters may not turn most people on, they are important, and the news Paul had to share on its new product was pretty exciting and I think it's worth a little attention... Read More


Uncategorized

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Architecting the Future Finalists in New York

Published on June 7th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

Today's email from the Buckminster Fuller Institute states that all events are free, however, reservations are required since seating is limited. To make reservations, BFI writes: “RSVP by email or contribute a suggested donation by purchasing a ticket here.”... Read More


Cars

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Ford Introduces Smallest Engine Ever

Published on June 6th, 2011 | by Glenn Meyers

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Once American car manufacturers took pride in releasing bigger and bigger engines each season. Now it’s time for a turnabout: Ford is in the midst of a global launch for the 1.0-liter and three-cylinder EcoBoost... Read More


Agriculture

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Cargill, Shell and Honda Team Up to Make Gasoline from Pine and Corn Waste

Published on June 6th, 2011 | by Tina Casey

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Three global companies from the worlds of agriculture, petroleum and car manufacturing are lead investors in a company called Virent, which has developed a biogasoline that is practically the molecular equivalent of conventional gasoline. The milestone is significant because the feedstock consists of woody, non-food waste from pine and corn (aka corn stover), a vast improvement over corn, soybeans and other food crops. The partnership is also significant because... Read More


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