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It Takes A Crowd: Funding Solar Energy In Developing Countries

October 20th, 2019 | by The Beam

When it comes to the global energy and development outlook, we should be considering crowdinvesting as an enabler that could begin to level global playing fields and ensure that sustainable business is at the heart of sustainable development. The challenges we are facing cannot be solved by crowdinvesting alone, but initiatives that make it easier for individuals to act together are already leading the way


SlimFold Wallet Is The Fashionable, Eco-Friendly Wallet You Crave

June 3rd, 2019 | by Vijay Govindan

I recently conducted an interview with Dave Zuverink, Founder and CEO of SlimFold. I was tired of my old, thick, leather wallet and wanted to see if I could replace it with a thin vegan one. I found SlimFold, ordered a wallet, and contacted Dave Z. to see if he wanted to do an interview for CleanTechnica. Thanks to Dave for answering my questions!


HiveMind’s Mycelium Technology Can Help Atmospheric Carbon Drawdown

April 6th, 2019 | by Sponsored Content

Mycelium forms a symbiotic friendship with the root systems of plants, allowing trees and plants to 'talk' to each other and share information. Mycelium is also a huge factor in the carbon drawdown potential of healthy soils. Learn more about how mycelium is one of the key factors for rapid atmospheric carbon drawdown, and why some fossil fuel companies are rapidly adopting this solution.


NIU, “The Tesla Of Electric Scooters” — #CleanTechnica Interview

November 4th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

Zachary Shahan, director & chief editor here at CleanTechnica, interviewed NIU International Director Joseph Constanty at Autonomy in Paris last year. Below is a rundown of the high-quality connected scooter company, the "Tesla of electric scooters." NIU is reportedly the world's top selling smart electric scooter globally


WAU — Feature-Packed Smart Electric Bike

October 24th, 2018 | by Cynthia Shahan

Kudos to another creative pair behind a new electric bike, their team of experts, and their WAU bike. What jumped out at me in watching the following video of the feature-packed eBike, which highlights dozens of wonderful features, was the nighttime lights. Very safe, widely visible, and even indicating braking. Every bicycle needs such lights


The Leafboard Plus Is A Compact Electric Skateboard For Those On The Go

September 11th, 2018 | by Kyle Field

The Leafboard launched with its first iteration on Kickstarter, with nearly $240,000 in orders secured that saw the first iteration created and shipped to early adopters. The team at Leafboard took all of the things they learned with the first version and are back with this second generation board, which they have dubbed the Leafboard Plus


Energy Web Foundation: 7 Questions

April 23rd, 2018 | by Michael Barnard

We want to see adoption of the Energy Web chain as the standard blockchain foundation—the digital DNA—of the many applications in development by utilities, energy companies, startups, and others


Testosterone-Packed KingKong Pro Electric Skateboard = Huge Smiles On Your Face (#CleanTechnica Review, Part 1)

April 9th, 2018 | by Nicolas Zart

Disclaimer: up until now, I've always shied away from electric skateboard tests since the choice was limited with a quality that didn't appeal to me. In an industry that is just starting, one exception is the KingKong Pro electric skateboard (e-skateboard). I've been following of its successful IndieGoGo campaign, which is ending soon (hurry up if you want to jump into that, by the way), and then I landed a review board. As you can guess, 1,800 MW of power spells oodles of fun and smiles! Read on for more details and a short bloopers video


Funding Cleantech With Blockchain: 9 Things To Consider

December 27th, 2017 | by Michael Barnard

To avoid regulatory and tax burdens, many ICOs choose their country as carefully as they choose their blockchain base. Given that cryptocurrencies are inherently without country and every regulatory experience is new, this is more reasonable than with IPOs, where both currency and IPO experience in a specific country matter more


A Cautionary Tale About Mainstream News Media

December 25th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

Warning: this is a cautionary tale about mainstream news media, distortions, and beating others to the punch. It is also followed after many paragraphs by a CleanTechnica fundraising pitch. Of course, regarding the mainstream media frustration, we are very well aware that we are preaching to the choir here. CleanTechnica is made up of independent journalists, writers, and enthusiasts. We write, talk, and film for independent media outlets. As such, we don't owe allegiance to companies, executives, editors (well, sort of — right, Zach?), or ideologies. Nor do we bow to any lobby groups


Sunslice, The Smallest Solar Charger In The World

November 17th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

Every day, the smartphone goes here and there with us — on the jog, the walk, bicycle, metro, and in the EV. It is often using handy apps along the way. Checking email, texting, working on the metro, scrolling social media in the cafe or while the car is charging, on the phone — these activities are a way of life for many. A common thought that pops into our heads is where to plug in and recharge.  Sunslice, the smallest solar charger in the world, is one solution. It's perfect for the day after a storm or hurricane when the power is still out but the sun is back


On The Ground In Puerto Rico — Part 2

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.


LMX 161-H Electric Motocross Motorcycle — Fun Without The Bloat (CleanTechnica Interview)

October 28th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

I recently spoke to Adam Mercier, the co-founder of a brilliant concept called the LMX 161-H. The LMX project consists of a light frame with a battery pack and electric motor for the best weight–performance ratio. After all, isn't this the promise of electric vehicles (EV) — efficiency, power, fun, and freedom of choice? I'm eagerly waiting for a test ride on the LMX 161-H, and walked away from the interview feeling the Colin Chapman spirit is well and alive today


What Makes The Flash E-Bike Special? Safety & Security

October 28th, 2017 | by Nicolas Zart

The electric bicycle (e-bike) industry is booming with startups, innovative approaches, and cool designs. From the funky Gocycle G3 to the mobility-connected GenZe experience to the cleancut Jetson electric mountain bike to the mouthwatering-crazy LMX 161-H, which promises a lot of fun in woods, almost anyone can find something to enjoy riding. And now we can welcome another player onto this crowded field, the Flash e-bike, which focuses on safety and security


A Call For Help For Puerto Rico

September 29th, 2017 | by George Harvey

I was delighted to discover, shortly after Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico on September 20, that Donald Trump understood that the island commonwealth is part of the United States. Perhaps he knew that all along, or perhaps someone told him. Either way, the island is entirely without grid power and has the prospect of remaining without grid power for months. It is appalling that citizens of the United States are so exposed to hardship.


Tesla Blows Minds Deep In Kentucky

September 24th, 2017 | by Cynthia Shahan

From eastern Kentucky, deep in the heart of  "coal country," comes a short, sweet film from one of our CleanTechnica friends



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