Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Top Cleantech Stories Of The Day!

Top cleantech news of the day from CleanTechnica, the world's #1 cleantech or clean energy website:


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How Battery Storage Will Change The Household Energy Market

Reposted from RenewEconomy: The plunging cost of solar PV means that it may now be half the cost of grid-based electricity, according to some industry estimates. But the economics of buying solar PV systems is still not clear for those who cannot consume most of the energy produced on their rooftops, because owners of rooftop solar systems are now getting paid little or nothing for the electricity they export. So perhaps the time is approaching … Read More

How Battery Storage Will Change The Household Energy Market was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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US Public Transport Sees Record 10.5 Billion Trips In 2012

We dedicate a lot of metaphorical column inches to covering clean forms of transportation such as electric vehicles and the ever popular bicycle. Both hold an important position in the future to come, for the environmentally conscious and the financially conscious. The general populace, however, are not expected to suddenly up and convert themselves to a new way of living. The reality is, if a country’s leaders and politicians can’t seem to find common ground … Read More

US Public Transport Sees Record 10.5 Billion Trips In 2012 was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Tesla Set To Pay Back DOE Loan 5 Years Early

Tesla Motors is on track to repay its loan from the Department of Energy (DOE) a full five years early, according to an announcement made by Elon Musk at a recent event. That’ll mean that the loan has so far been repayed twice as fast as it needed to be. As it stands, Tesla expects the loan to be fully repayed by the end of 2017. The early repayment can largely be attributed to the … Read More

Tesla Set To Pay Back DOE Loan 5 Years Early was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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ReneSola Allowed To Commence Solar Leasing

Sunnova is now allowing ReneSola Ltd to provide solar leasing to its customers, making it the latest to get into the solar leasing game. Sunnova launched its leasing program in late 2012, and has now selected ReneSola as one of its vendors. Renesola is a global manufacturer of photovoltaic solar panels and wafers. “Given the volatility of the solar PV industry, we are always very careful when selecting our dealers and suppliers,” said Jordan Fruge, … Read More

ReneSola Allowed To Commence Solar Leasing was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Tesla's Model X Pushed Back 1 Year, Now Due In Late 2014

Tesla Motors has pushed back the release date for its next electric SUV, the Model X. Originally slated for release in early 2014, the vehicle is now scheduled for release in late 2014. According to Tesla, the reason for pushing back the date is so that it can continue focusing on the very well received Model S. In a statement on the matter, Tesla said: “Tesla has been intensely focused on Model S, its production and … Read More

Tesla’s Model X Pushed Back 1 Year, Now Due In Late 2014 was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Mayor Of London Has £913 Million Cycling Infrastructure Plan

The mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has a new plan to make cycling an integral part of London’s transportation network by creating an unbroken network of bicycle routes. The cost of it is projected to be £913 million (approximately $1.4 billion). This “world-class cycling city” that Boris intends to set up will include an east-west segregated highway dubbed “crossrail for the bike,” and backroad “quietways” for less confident riders. Economic Impact (Job Creation) The title implies … Read More

Mayor Of London Has £913 Million Cycling Infrastructure Plan was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs Vs. 110,00 Green Jobs

A new survey from the green business group Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) has identified more than 300 new clean energy and transportation projects, all announced  in 2012, that are expected to create 110,000 green jobs in the U.S. The news should help perk up opponents of the proposed Keystone XL tar sands oil pipeline, who have had a rough time of it after a State Department report downplayed the project’s environmental impact. Impacts or not, the … Read More

Keystone XL Pipeline Jobs Vs. 110,00 Green Jobs was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Global Clean Energy Market Values Set To Nearly Double By 2012

Despite 2012 troubles, global clean energy markets remain strong and will nearly double within ten years, according to Clean Edge's annual industry report.

Global Clean Energy Market Values Set To Nearly Double By 2012 was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Super Efficient Jet Engine

Reposted from GE Reports: GE engineers working on a revolutionary new jet engine have achieved the highest combination of temperatures ever recorded in aviation history inside the compressor and the turbine, the engine's core. This feat is not just for the record books. Heat inside a jet engine works the same way it does in your kitchen, more heat equals more power. "It's pure thermodynamics," says Rick Albrecht, manager for advanced military systems at GE … Read More

Super Efficient Jet Engine was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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A Breakthrough In Energy Storage: Graphene Micro Supercapacitors

By Nicole Miller Imagine plugging in your smartphone for thirty seconds and then continuing the rest of your day with a fully charged phone. Then imagine plugging in your electric vehicle for less time than it takes to fill up a standard gas tank before running a day's worth of errands on that one charge. Today, researchers at UCLA may have used some everyday, easily available technology and graphene — a strong, flexible and highly conductible carbon … Read More

A Breakthrough In Energy Storage: Graphene Micro Supercapacitors was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Community-Owned Transmission?

The enormous growth in local renewable energy is decentralizing the electricity system, often supplanting energy from centralized power plants. But not all renewable energy is built locally, even in a country like Germany with massive local ownership of its renewable energy systems. The Germans are undergoing significant upgrades to their electricity grid as they push 25% renewable energy, and transmission is part of the plan. And as with their wind and solar generation, the Germans … Read More

Community-Owned Transmission? was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feed, follow us on Facebook or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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