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Our Interview With Tesla President Jerome Guillen, Part Deux

June 23rd, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

If you missed it, the first half of our interview with Tesla President of Automotive Jerome Guillen is here: "Jerome — The Man, The Myth, The Tesla Super-Engineer — #CleanTechnica Interview." In the second half, we covered topics such as Model 3 design, manufacturing lessons from the Model 3, Tesla's continuous vehicle upgrades and production improvements, the Tesla Semi, and much more. Read on for the details


How To Nurture Urban Innovation

June 21st, 2019 | by Erika Clugston

An interview with Rinat Guy, the CIO (Chief Innovation Officer) in the Municipality of Tel-Aviv - Yafo, Israel


96% Of National Parks Negatively Impacted By Air Pollution (Report)

June 13th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

The National Parks Conservation Association recently published a report that contains a number of insights about the negative impacts that air pollution is causing in US national parks. Stephanie Kodish, the National Parks Conservation Association’s Clean Air Program Director, answered some questions about the report for CleanTechnica


Up To $9,500 Incentive Offered For EVs Or Hybrid Vehicles In Bay Area

June 12th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

The Clean Cars for All program is offering up to $9,500 for the purchase or lease of an EV or hybrid vehicle for Bay Area residents who qualify. Simrun Dhoot, a spokeswoman for the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, answered some questions about the program for CleanTechnica


Trina Tests Half-Frame Solar Panels To Trim Cost By 2%

June 10th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Trina Solar is now testing a half-frame solar panel for use with solar trackers with hopes to lower the cost per watt for solar by 1 cent or about 2% overall, said Steven Zhu, the president of the company’s America Region, based in San Jose, in an interview Friday


SgurrEnergy India Helps Reduce Global Solar Design & Engineering Costs

June 9th, 2019 | by Charles W. Thurston

Solar developers, manufacturers, EPCs/system builders, and investors alike rely on detailed independent engineering (IE) studies when proposing a solar project to a bank and for implementing the project. These so-called bankability studies are often produced from different points of view, depending on the role of the company in a solar development


Streamlining Manufacturing Of The Tesla Model 3 For The Model Y

June 8th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla CEO Elon Musk recently went on the Ride The Lightning podcast with Tesla enthusiast and IGN Executive Editor Ryan McCaffrey for a one-hour long interview. Topics ranged from the Tesla pickup truck to the Model Y and even delved into the possibility for a Tesla app store in the future. In the middle of their conversation, Musk opened up about the design of the Model Y and shared some interesting new details about the next big thing at Tesla


ENGIE’s HomeBiogas Turns Household Waste Into Renewable Natural Gas With Ease

June 5th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

"Natural" gas, as it is called in the United States, is anything but natural. Engie's HomeBiogas has built up a solution that lets people generate methane wherever they are using just food scraps. CleanTechnica met up the the HomeBiogas team at the Consumer Electronics Show this year to get a better understanding of their invention and the implications it may have for developed and developing nations around the world


Anheuser-Busch To Brew All Domestic Beer Using Renewable Energy By 2021

June 5th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

When a new solar power farm is completed in 2021, Anheuser-Busch will brew all its domestic beers with electricity from solar and wind power. Angie Slaughter, Vice President of Sustainability at Anheuser Busch InBev North America, answered some questions for CleanTechnica about the company's use of renewable energy


Tesla Refocuses On Financial Stability & Manufacturing Throughput In Q2

June 4th, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla CEO Elon Musk went on the Ride The Lightning podcast with Tesla enthusiast and IGN Executive Editor Ryan McCaffrey for an hour-long interview. Topics ranged from the Tesla Pickup Truck to the Model Y and even delved into the possibility of a Tesla App store in the future. In his talk with McCaffrey, Musk unpacked the top priorities for Tesla over the next few months


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!


Tesla Design: The Violent Intersection Of Relentless Innovation & Unleashed Creativity

June 1st, 2019 | by Kyle Field

Tesla has raised the bar for transparency when it comes to direct-to-customer communications, but what happens behind the scenes at the creative haven where it designs its products is largely a mystery. Creative tech blog Work With Us went behind the scenes at the Tesla Design Studio and connected with Tesla UI designer Pawel Pietryka for an in-depth discussion on all things Tesla Design


Washington State EV Tax Credit Reinstated

May 29th, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

In the state of Washington, EV tax incentives have been reinstated. They ended last year but were recently revived and will go into effect on August 1st of this year. Washington Governor Jay Inslee was behind the revival. The goal in Washington is to get 50,000 of these kinds of vehicles on the roads by 2020. Tara Lee, the Deputy Communications Director, Office of the Governor for the state of Washington, answered some questions for Cleantechnica


NASA To Provide $6 Million For Electric Aircraft Research At Univ. Of Illinois

May 21st, 2019 | by Jake Richardson

NASA will pay $6 million dollars over the next three years to support electric aircraft research at the University of Illinois. The NASA-backed program is called CHEETA -- the Center for Cryogenic High-Efficiency Electrical Technologies for Aircraft. Phillip Ansell, a principal investigator for the project, and an assistant professor in the Department of Aerospace Engineering at Urbana-Champaign, answered some questions about the work for CleanTechnica


Rethinking How Social Innovation Organizations Can Better Design For Scalable Impact

May 19th, 2019 | by The Beam

“Investing in women is smart business and key to poverty alleviation at scale,” says Ajaita Shah, Founder and CEO of Frontier Markets, a rural marketing, sales, and service distribution company providing access to affordable and quality clean energy solutions and appliances to low-income households in India by building a network of rural entrepreneurs.


Jerome — The Man, The Myth, The Tesla Super-Engineer — #CleanTechnica Interview

May 18th, 2019 | by Zachary Shahan

If you were following Tesla in the early days of the Model S, and more so if you were an early Model S owner, you probably know or know of Jerome Guillen. He led development of the Tesla Model S (program director) and was also VP of Worldwide Sales and Service for 2½ years. He was absolutely loved by owners. If you frequented Tesla forums in the pre–Model X days, you might have even seen more love for Jerome than for Elon (Musk). People loved him



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