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  • National Drive Electric Week Event In Las Vegas

    30 September 2014, 7:19 am by: Daryl Elliott

    Editor’s Note (ZS): We were planning to publish various National Drive Electric Week events on CleanTechnica, and we did get a couple published, but I’ve also had some waiting for me after I got pulled away to attend a jam-packed, one-week Germany…
  • DONG Energy’s 258 MW Extension To Burbo Bank Wind Farm Given Go Ahead

    30 September 2014, 7:00 am by: James Ayre

    The proposed 258 MW extension to the Burbo Bank offshore wind farm that was recently put forward by developer DONG Energy has been given the go ahead by authorities, according to recent reports. Once completed, that will increase the total capacity of the…
  • UK Gets Its First Floating Solar Farm

    30 September 2014, 6:30 am by: James Ayre

    The UK now has its first floating solar farm, thanks to the recent completion of a 200 kw solar array at a farm in Berkshire. The new floating solar array is located on a reservoir at Sheeplands Farm near Wargrave. The system is expected to result in a return…
  • UC San Diego Installing One Of The Largest Battery Energy Storage Systems In US

    30 September 2014, 6:10 am by: James Ayre

    The University of California, San Diego will be installing what will be once completed one of the biggest battery-based energy storage systems in the US, according to a recent announcement. The new 2.5 MW, 5 MWh system will be directly integrated into UC San…
  • Over 11 GW Of Renewables Installed In Japan During Last 2 Years

    30 September 2014, 5:50 am by: James Ayre

    More than 11 gigawatts (GW) of renewable energy capacity have been installed in Japan over the past two years, when the country’s notable feed-in tariff incentive plan was launched, according to the country’s Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry. To be…
  • Tesla Supercharger Network Surpasses 200-Station Milestone

    30 September 2014, 5:35 am by: James Ayre

    The Tesla Supercharger network now comprises more than 200 stations worldwide, as a recent Google+ posting from Tesla Motors has noted. The impressive number is even more impressive when you consider that only a few years ago there were no Tesla Supercharger…
  • 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize Finalists Announced

    30 September 2014, 5:30 am by: Cynthia Shahan

    It is only a few months till the 2015 Zayed Future Energy Prize awards ceremony, and selection committee has just selected and announced the finalists. Included in this final pick are 5 nonprofit organizations, 3 SMEs, 4 large corporations, and 14 high…
  • Japanese Manufacturer Solar Frontier Mulling Factory In New York

    30 September 2014, 5:15 am by: James Ayre

    The Japanese thin-film solar cell manufacturer Solar Frontier is currently in the process of mulling the development of a factory in upstate New York, according to recent reports. The move would represent the vanguard in the company’s expansion into the…
  • Porsche Cayenne S E-Hybrid Debuting At Paris Motor Show — Yours For “Only” $76,400

    30 September 2014, 5:02 am by: James Ayre

    Porsche’s newest EV — the 2015 Cayenne S E Hybrid — will be officially debuted at the upcoming Paris Motor Show, according to a new press release. The new model is essentially just a hybrid electric version of the company’s already available Cayenne S…
  • 6 New Pro-EV Bills Signed Into Law In California

    30 September 2014, 4:58 am by: James Ayre

    Six new pro-EV bills were recently signed into law in California by the Governor there, Jerry Brown. The new efforts to promote the use of electric vehicles in the state encompass a variety of different approaches to the goal — including an increase in…
  • Another Utility Solar Charge Bites The Dust

    30 September 2014, 3:00 am by: Cynthia Shahan

    Solar Love. Black Hills Power was considering a special demand rate for all renewable energy customers instead of a reward for installing solar panels that help with grid security, grid reliability, energy independence, the environment, and public health. The…
  • Solar Power Plant Shaped Like A Heart

    30 September 2014, 1:10 am by: Cynthia Shahan

    Solar Love. The UN climate talks were held last week in New York City, and Conergy announced during the event a one-of-a-kind solar power plant that it was building in the French overseas territory of New Caledonia. The style and shape of the solar power…
  • China Sets Coal Consumption Standards For Power Plants

    30 September 2014, 1:00 am by: Mridul Chadha

    China has set coal consumption standards for power plants designed to limit air pollution and greenhouse gas emissions…
  • New Housing In California To Be “EV Capable”

    29 September 2014, 7:00 pm by: Cynthia Shahan

    California is swiftly advancing, with one EV-charging-friendly bill after another. The latest is via the California Building Code (CBC2016), which looks set to require that all recently constructed parking lots or housing must be ready for electric…
  • Egypt Announces Feed-in Tariffs For Renewable Energy Projects Ahead Of Auctions

    29 September 2014, 4:00 pm by: Mridul Chadha

    In anticipation of its auctioning of renewable energy capacity, the Egyptian government has announced feed-in tariff plans for large and small systems…
  • HP Commits To Reduce Emissions Intensity Of Its Products By 40% By 2020

    29 September 2014, 3:00 pm by: Mridul Chadha

    IT giant HP has set a target to reduce the emissions intensity of its entire product portfolio by 40% by 2020 from 2010 levels…
  • Why Local Energy Ownership Matters

    29 September 2014, 2:28 pm by: John Farrell

    Solar and wind projects can mean big bucks for communities – but only if they keep them local! Why does ownership of renewable energy matter? Because the number of jobs and economic returns for communities are substantially higher when electricity generation…
  • Power Blackout Management Research Could Benefit Renewable Energy Integration

    29 September 2014, 11:30 am by: Joshua S Hill

    A researcher from the US Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory who has been investigating how to better manage and track electrical power blackouts may also have developed a way to better integrate renewable energy into the power grid. Travis…
  • Scotland Renewable Energy Industry Moves On, Approves New Wind Farm

    29 September 2014, 10:30 am by: Joshua S Hill

    A week and a half after Scotland voted not to split away from the United Kingdom and the Government is already back on track, approving the Middle Muir wind farm for construction. The Middle Muir wind farm is a small one by comparison — only 15 wind turbines…
  • Foxconn Will Build A $15,000 EV For China

    29 September 2014, 8:48 am by: Christopher DeMorro

    Foxconn, the Taiwanese tech giant best known for building the Apple iPhone, wants to build a $15,000 electric car for consumers in mainland China…

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