Sunday, March 31, 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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Can You Guess Tesla's Big Mystery Announcement? (AAA Might Have The Answer)

Tesla Motors certainly hasn’t been sitting around watching the paint dry after a New York Times reporter took the company’s Tesla Model S EV for an ill-fated spin earlier this year. Since then, company co-founder and CEO Elon Musk has cut loose with a flurry of press releases and tweets, the latest being a tweet alerting Tesla fans to a mysterious “really exciting @TeslaMotors announcement” originally slated for last Thursday, then pushed back to this … Read More

Can You Guess Tesla’s Big Mystery Announcement? (AAA Might Have The Answer) 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 Companies Ripe To Add Energy Efficiency Focus?

Reposted from Greentech Media (with permission): By Stephen Lacey Residential solar companies have a unique opportunity to engage the energy efficiency market. Because a contractor is already talking to an energy-conscious consumer, a conversation about simple efficiency retrofits is a natural next step. It also doesn’t make a lot of sense to slap solar panels onto an energy-inefficient house. Since the solar services behemoth SolarCity moved into energy efficiency services in 2010, people are starting to … Read More

Solar Companies Ripe To Add Energy Efficiency Focus? 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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A Solar Module Manufacturer Who Is Actually Ramping Up Production

Reposted from Solar Love: Business has been good for a Scandinavian-Germana solar module manufacturer, Innotech Solar (ITS). It’s been so good that the company is planning to do something almost no other solar module manufacturers are doing right now — step up module production. It’s looking to increase its production capacity from 60 MW to 100 MW in the near future, with a possibility of reaching 170 MW of module production capacity if market conditions continue to grow. … Read More

A Solar Module Manufacturer Who Is Actually Ramping Up Production 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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Shale Gas Won't Kill Solar & Wind, Renewable Growth Unstoppable (Citigroup Study)

Reposted from RenewEconomy: The emergence of the shale gas boom in the United States, and the discovery of significant reserves in Australia and elsewhere, has prompted many people in the energy industry to proclaim a "golden age" of gas, one that will cause the premature demise of renewable energy sources, even before they have a chance of creating an energy revolution of their own. The claims have, of course, been heavily promoted by the gas … Read More

Shale Gas Won’t Kill Solar & Wind, Renewable Growth Unstoppable (Citigroup Study) 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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Your Cleantech Future

Here’s an excellent cleantech video that one of our writers, Thomas, recently passed on to me: I figure that since it’s the weekend, and even Easter weekend, now might be a good time to sit down and watch this 45-minute video. However, if it isn’t, be sure to bookmark this to watch at some point in the future. From this unprecedented worldwide technological revolution (the cleantech revolution) to specific clean technologies (e.g. SolarBags, 3D printing, … Read More

Your Cleantech Future 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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What's Reuters' Problem With EVs?

In all seriousness, does anyone know what the deal is with Reuters? I’ve now seen a handful fo heavily lopsided, anti-EV stories over there. I keep sticking them in my “need to write an article debunking this” file (which is rather sorely neglected due to all the fun cleantech news there is to cover), but it’s just getting rather suspicious. I don’t recall ever seeing a very positive EV piece on Reuters. And the original … Read More

What’s Reuters’ Problem With EVs? 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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Shared Renewables Website Launched

Reposted from Vote Solar: The Vote Solar Initiative (Vote Solar), a non-profit grassroots organization, last week launched a new website designed to track shared renewable energy policy and projects across all 50 states. Visit: www.sharedrenewables.org Renewable energy is the fastest growing sector of our national energy mix, yet a significant portion of Americans – including millions of residential and commercial tenants – are unable to generate their own power on-site from solar, wind, and other renewables. … Read More

Shared Renewables Website Launched 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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Energy Conservation — Key Methods

Whether we are speaking domestically or abroad, or even the east and west coast of the United States, energy conservation methods vary depending on the region because the climate ranges a great deal. Of course, home owners get to see the saved money in their bank account everywhere, which is the ultimate personal benefit from saving energy. (That and the great feeling you get from cutting your global warming emissions.) Adjust Your Thermostat Accordingly Where … Read More

Energy Conservation — Key Methods 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 Impulse Across America: Solar-Powered Flight Coming Soon To An Airport Near You (Exclusive Video)

What has the wingspan of a 747, weighs no more than a small car and can fly day and night without ever refueling? I learned the answer to those questions yesterday at a press conference held at Moffett Field outside San Francisco for the Solar Impulse solar-powered airplane. In 2010, Solar Impulse set a world record with the first solar-powered night flight, staying aloft over 26 hours. During daylight, Solar Impulse was able to fully charge … Read More

Solar Impulse Across America: Solar-Powered Flight Coming Soon To An Airport Near You (Exclusive Video) 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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