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  • The Human Side of Cleantech

    Sun 7:20am By Zachary Shahan
    As many of you know (including the dozens or more of you who were in attendance), I was in Vancouver last week for the first-ever Renewable Cities forum, which for now I’ll briefly summarize as “the best conference I’ve ever attended.” I think my…
  • Solar Schools & Good Energy Awards Kids’ Creativity

    Sun 7:03am By Aisha Abdelhamid
    Originally published on SolarLove.org An innovative partnership has been sparking children’s creativity across the UK, encouraging them to “get creative” about renewable energy, solar power, and climate change. Good Energy, 10:10, and Solar Schools held…
  • Masdar City Festival (Walking The City)

    Sun 5:00am By Zachary Shahan
    In January, when the weather is not too hot, in coordination with Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, an event called “The Festival” is held in Masdar City. My stay in Abu Dhabi this year was extended a little bit so that I could attend one day of The…
  • Growing Metal (Video Interview)

    Sun 4:00am By Zachary Shahan
    On the sidelines of the World Future Energy Summit and Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, I got connected with a young entrepreneur from Seattle doing something wicked cool — growing metal. At first mention, I wasn’t clear how this was “green” or…
  • Interview with ABB Solar & Microgrid Expert Maxine Ghavi (Exclusive Video)

    Sun 3:00am By Zachary Shahan
    Maxine Ghavi is one of my favorite people in cleantech. She’s always so nice to speak with, is super friendly, and doesn’t come across as a stuffy corporate executive. She’s also a true cleantech geek. She headed up ABB’s solar power work for almost 4…
  • BMW i8 Gawkers: What Do They Know? (CleanTechnica Video)

    Sat 6:14pm By Zachary Shahan
    On the way to Abu Dhabi for Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week, I was pleasantly surprised to see a BMW i8 in the Frankfurt airport. As great as it looks in pics, it is really a stunner in person. Even compared to Lamborghinis, Aston Martins, Porsches, Maseratis,…
  • What Are Clean Energy & Energy Efficiency Doing To Oil Prices?

    Sat 3:51pm By Zachary Shahan
    At Abu Dhabi Sustainability Week this year, there was a lot of talk about low oil prices and how they may (or may not) be threatening cleantech investments. One thing that I think was not emphasized enough was how the shaky investment footing of oil might be…
  • Solar Opportunity In South Carolina

    Sat 10:00am By Steve Hanley
    Originally published on Solar Love. Last year, the South Carolina legislature passed Act 236, landmark legislation that enabled third-party solar leasing and established rules for equitable net metering rates within the state. According to the Coastal…
  • Nevada Net Metering In Debate

    Sat 7:00am By Steve Hanley
    Originally published on Solar Love. In Nevada, a debate is raging over what the proper net metering rate should be and who should set it. A net metering rate determines the amount of money utility companies have to pay residential customers who have rooftop…
  • Nothing But Rooftop + Parking Lot Solar Installations Needed To Power California?

    Sat 5:11am By James Ayre
    Could California actually be powered by nothing other than rooftop solar + parking lot installations? Or is that just a piece of shiny rhetoric used by the proponents of solar energy in the state? According to a new study just published in the journal Nature…
  • Trina Solar Introduces Home Battery

    Sat 5:00am By Steve Hanley
    Originally published on Solar Love. Trina Solar, the world’s largest solar panel manufacturer, will begin selling residential storage batteries in Australia in June of this year. The batteries include a built-in inverter and are priced at around $1,200 per…
  • Schneider Electric Now Offering Android Smart Meter App

    Sat 4:55am By James Ayre
    Schneider Electric is offering a new Andriod app for its Wiser Home Control system — giving users of the company’s well regarded service the option of now controlling lighting, heating, etc, conveniently from their phone or tablet. This new Andriod version…
  • Life Beyond Tesla: Metropolitan Solutions Berlin & Urban Mobility

    Sat 4:48am By Tina Casey
    Long range batteries and fast charging are great for the wide open spaces, but space, location, and convenience will drive urban mobility solutions…
  • How It’s Made — Dream Car Tesla Model S (Video)

    Sat 4:30am By Cynthia Shahan
    I am not a car buff. I’m actually not a car kind of person at all. However, there is just something about a Tesla. So with all the terrific Tesla videos out there, I decided to add this one to my Tesla views and I suggest you to do. “How it’s Made,…
  • BC’s Not So “Independent” Agricultural Commission

    Sat 2:58am By Roy L Hales
    Originally published on the ECOreport. The firing of Agricultural Land Commission Chair Richard Bullock has already been called the latest step in the BC Government’s war on agriculture. Though he was appointed by cabinet, Bullock was the head of a…
  • MS Tûranor PlanetSolar Leaves Venice To Start 2015 Campaign

    Fri 3:30pm By Amber Archangel
    Originally published on 1Sun4All. After the victories of MS Tûranor PlanetSolar‘s earlier 2013 DeepWater and 2014 TerraSubmersa expeditions, the boat’s next solar mission commissioned by the Race for Water Foundation begins with the solar…
  • Solar Parity Coming Faster Than Expected

    Fri 2:32pm By John Farrell
    Originally posted at ilsr.org. Back in 2012, ILSR released a pair of reports on the solar Rooftop Revolution, noting that one-third of Americans would live in a metropolitan area where the cost of solar energy from their roof would be less than the cost of…
  • Solar-Powered Tram Network Proposed In Melbourne (World’s Largest)

    Fri 2:03pm By Cynthia Shahan
    Jumping off the tram or bus to roam city streets, drink in the architecture, or just arrive at work in an urban area would be so much better if air quality were fresh and fine. Melbourne, Australia, considers this very thing and intends to leave behind those…
  • Business & Climate Leaders Urge Climate Change Policies

    Fri 12:57pm By Sandy Dechert
    Over 2,000 global business leaders, political leaders, and senior climate negotiators at the Business & Climate Summit pledged this week to lead a global transition to a low-carbon, climate-resilient economy. The main question is “who will lead?”…
  • Vestas Confirms Order Worth Up To 970 MW And $2.5 Billion

    Fri 11:58am By Joshua S Hill
    Vestas has confirmed industry reports that it has signed on as supplier for an offshore project in the UK which has the potential to be up to 970 MW. Vestas confirmed the reports on its website, stating that MHI Vestas Offshore Wind had been “appointed…
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