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Community Solar Year 1 — A New Program Gets Underway

January 7th, 2021 | by Joe Wachunas

Community solar is the idea that folks who can’t install solar panels on their rooftops — either because their roof isn’t in good shape or they don’t have the upfront capital or they rent and don’t own their home — can essentially buy solar panels at a solar farm (usually off in a field somewhere relatively nearby), receive credit off their utility bills, and take part in growing their solar energy locally


Docked, Dockless, & Hybrid — Exploring The Different Models of Shared Micromobility

December 26th, 2020 | by Guest Contributor

In the fall of 2020, Lyft, working with the City of Portland, dramatically expanded and upgraded Portland, Oregon’s bikeshare system, called Biketown. The expansion included adding an additional 13-square mile area for the city and the introduction of an entirely electric fleet, solidifying Biketown’s unique relevance among bikeshare systems


Signing Up For Community Solar: My Experience

December 18th, 2020 | by Joe Wachunas

I decided to look into community solar, interview some people involved in the program, and sign up myself to see how it’s going and to better understand how community solar works in general.  


Top 10 States For Renewable Energy, & Their Renewable Energy Splits

November 28th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

The U.S. Energy Information Administration recently published a special short profile on New York's renewable energy leadership and split. What I found particularly interesting in the piece, though, was the variation in renewable energy splits in the different top states


Tesla Model 3 Gets Absolutely Demolished, Driver Walks Away With “Minor Injuries”

November 21st, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

Earlier this week, a Tesla Model 3 driver in Oregon was reportedly speeding along at 100 mph (160 km/h) while drunk and high on marijuana and lost control of his car. The Model 3 struck an electricity pole, a couple of trees, and a utility box, getting absolutely demolished in the process. It was getting smashed to bits for 300 feet after leaving the asphalt


Equitable Electrification

October 9th, 2020 | by Joe Wachunas

Electrifying everything is increasingly viewed as one of our best strategies for decarbonizing our societies and solving the threat of climate change


Top Solar Power States Per Capita — CleanTechnica Report

October 4th, 2020 | by Zachary Shahan

If you've been reading CleanTechnica long enough, you know that 8 to 10 years ago, I used to publish reports on solar power capacity per capita — for both US states and countries around the world. I'm returning to these, starting with this one on the top solar states


Fires As A Call To Action — Thoughts From A City Under Siege

September 14th, 2020 | by Joe Wachunas

I’ll never forget when the fires first woke me up. It was 2017, and a dumb local teenager threw a firework into a tinder box of dry trees and plants, and in a blink of an eye the beloved Columbia River Gorge was on fire and the City of Portland was covered in smoke for days on end



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