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Clean Power

The 2020 Solar Module Roller Coaster Ride

Published on June 23rd, 2020 | by Cynthia Shahan

The most recent count from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Energy Information Administration’s (EIA) Monthly Solar Photovoltaic Module Shipments Report proved a sluggish start in January 2020 for the solar industry, followed by a steep incline of shipments in March. The burst of the most impressive numbers ever of solar modules shipped was in March, with manufacturers shipping approximated 2.05 gigawatts of PV modules that month... Read More


Air Quality

Nevada Plans To Adopt California’s Fuel Economy Standards

Published on June 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Nevada Governor Steve Sisolak has decided to side with California and Tesla, not Donald Trump and certain lagging automakers, on the need for cleaner cars. Governor Sisolak announced today, June 22, that Nevada would adopt California's fuel economy regulations... Read More


Cars

Jay Leno’s Tesla Model Y Review (Video)

Published on June 22nd, 2020 | by Johnna Crider

In his latest episode of Jay Leno's Garage, he reviewed a Performance version of the Tesla Model Y. Leno noted that Tesla has already mass-produced 12,000 to 14,000 Model Ys. In the video, Leno talks about his friendship with Elon, the Model Y's interior, his thoughts on Tesla and subsidies, and some of the things he really likes about Tesla as a whole. One other thing that Leno did was demonstrate Autopilot in California traffic... Read More


Clean Power

Central USA Set Several Wind Power Records In Spring

Published on June 22nd, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

Earlier this year, the Southwest Power Pool (SPP), the regional transmission organization that manages the electric grid for much of the central United States, set records for the highest share of electricity demand supplied by wind power in both a single-hour period (72%) and a full day (62%)... Read More


Cars

Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition vs. Volkswagen Golf — 5 Year Cost of Ownership Estimates

Published on June 22nd, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

With Volkswagen ID.3 1st Edition ordering underway and pricing finalized, I figure it's a good time to compare the ID.3 to some of its top gasoline competitors, not just the Tesla Model 3. In particular, I'm diving into some new 5 year cost of ownership comparisons, this first one being a comparison — or series of comparisons — between the Volkswagen ID.3 and Volkswagen Golf in Germany... Read More


Air Quality

Santa Monica To Pilot Zero Emissions Delivery Zones

Published on June 21st, 2020 | by Susanna Schick

The city of Santa Monica’s main business district has been chosen as the pilot for the Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator’s new Neighborhood Zero Emissions Delivery Zone. The Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator (LACI) has put out an RFI (request for information) to companies far and wide who may have the technological solutions they need to solve this challenge... Read More


Buildings

The Sense Solar Home Energy Monitor Is Like An X-Ray For Your Home Electrical System — CleanTechnica Review

Published on June 21st, 2020 | by Kyle Field

After the climate change-fueled wildfire season of 2017 gobbled up our home, we rebuilt our home the right way, with rooftop solar, energy storage, and no fossil fuels piped to the house. For our new fully electric home, I was eager to understand what appliances were energy hogs and by how much. Having just talked with Sense CEO Mike Phillips about their solution, a review was the obvious next step and it was right on time... Read More


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