Friday, March 29, 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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Tesla: 500 Model S Cars Per Week, Expanding In US, Canada, & Europe

Tesla is busy as ever, as it continues to gain further share of the global EV market while moving past the New York Times controversy from this winter. In its most recent blog post, Tesla noted that within the past three weeks it has pushed out an average of more than 500 Model S units a week, and is on pace on setting another production record. Meanwhile, last week in California, Tesla registered its 3,000th Model S … Read More

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DOE's Big New Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative

Reposted from the U.S. Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy website (photo added): By David Danielson, Assistant Secretary for Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy On March 26, I announced the Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative at the ribbon cutting of a new facility that I believe represents the kind of strong public-private partnerships we will need to build to ensure American leadership in clean energy manufacturing: the Carbon Fiber Technology Facility at Oak Ridge National Laboratory in … Read More

DOE’s Big New Clean Energy Manufacturing Initiative 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive To Be 1st 100% Electric Mercedes In US

From Gas2′s Chris DeMorro, who’s currently at the New York Auto Show: Mercedes-Benz has been slow to adopt hybrid and electric vehicle technology, but the lumbering German giant will soon bring its first pure electric car to American shores. That car is the 2014 Mercedes-Benz B-Class Electric Drive, and it will boast a driving range that exceeds that of most of its competitors by a substantial amount. According to Mercedes, the B-Class Electric Drive should have "around" … Read More

Mercedes B-Class Electric Drive To Be 1st 100% Electric Mercedes In US 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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US #1 Wind Power Market (Again), GE #1 Wind Turbine Manufacturer, According To Navigant

Reposted from Climate Progress: The U.S. is now the largest wind power market, and a U.S. company is the world's number 1 supplier, according to a new industry report by Navigant Research. This is a big shakeup in the global wind market. Danish wind manufacturer Vestas had been the world leader from 2000 to 2011 but in 2012, GE Wind grabbed 15.5 percent of the market share. Vestas dropped to 14 percent. The U.S. also snuck ahead … Read More

US #1 Wind Power Market (Again), GE #1 Wind Turbine Manufacturer, According To Navigant 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Solar-Electric Cars Crush Biofuels In Efficiency

Reposted from Climate Progress: Climate Progress recently reported on a study that found both economic and environmental benefits if homes in the northeastern United States upgraded older heating systems by moving from heating oil to switchgrass. However, one point to emphasize was the findings were specific to those circumstances — the region, the homes, and that particular use. Switchgrass was not nearly as good an idea for electricity generation or transportation fuel. Further confirming the need for a … Read More

Solar-Electric Cars Crush Biofuels In Efficiency 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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2 Ideas To Quicken Solar Power Growth

Reposted from Solar Love: Current techniques such as tax rebates do appear to have stimulated the solar industry. However, the urgency of climate change, as well as widespread carbon monoxide and sulfur dioxide pollution, require the quickest solution possible. There are various ways in which solar system development can be stimulated more quickly. One policy idea of mine is discussed below, followed by a simple consumer idea. Government-Provided Interest-Free Loans For Residents Tax rebates cover … Read More

2 Ideas To Quicken Solar Power Growth 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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New Solar Structure Vastly Improves The Daylight Cooling Of Buildings

A completely new type of cooling panel capable of vastly outperforming previous forms has been created by researchers at Stanford University. The new structure works to radiate significant amounts of sunlight back into space even in full sunlight.   To explain the breakthrough in specific terms: “a typical one-story, single-family house with just 10 percent of its roof covered by radiative cooling panels could offset 35 percent its entire air conditioning needs during the hottest … Read More

New Solar Structure Vastly Improves The Daylight Cooling Of Buildings 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Solar Cooperative Gets Panels On 1 In 10 Roofs In Neighborhood Of DC

What began as a group of neighbors hoping to reduce their impact on global warming has since become a major force for solar advocacy in Washington, DC. The Mount Pleasant Solar Cooperative was started by two teenage boys who wanted to make solar power convenient and affordable through a bulk-purchase program. Along the way, the cooperatives new members realized that buying power wasn't enough, and sought out changes in the district's energy policies.  Today the … Read More

Solar Cooperative Gets Panels On 1 In 10 Roofs In Neighborhood Of DC 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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High-Speed Trains Improve Quality Of Life

If you aren’t from China, Japan, Europe, or one of those places in which there are high-speed railways, riding the train may not be super glamorous. But they still improve your community and the environment. The same applies to buses. In the old days, both trains and buses had uncomfortable and hard plastic seats, open windows, no air conditioning, and they were not pleasant overall. Now, new buses from Volvo, for example, have air conditioning, … Read More

High-Speed Trains Improve Quality Of Life 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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