Thursday, March 7, 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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13 More Cleantech Stories Not To Miss

Looks like I’m turning this into a daily thing. Below are 13 more cleantech (or sort of cleantech) stories from around the interwebs. For an additional 81 from the past day or so, check out this Google Doc. Clean Transport Greenpeace Takes On The World’s Biggest Carmaker… And Wins! Study: Carbon Pricing Needed In Order To Cut Airline Emissions Electric Garbage Truck! How To Turn A Public Parking Space Into a Private Bike Storage Locker, … Read More

13 More Cleantech Stories Not To Miss 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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Power-Generating Soccer Ball Approaching Production

The Soccket, a soccer ball that generates electricity when it is kicked around, is approaching the production stage. This ball is equipped with an internal pendulum and a mechanism that recharges a battery, which then powers a lamp for night-time lighting. The developer, Uncharted Play, Inc, hopes to raise $75,000 on Kickstarter to get this project off the ground and produce it. If you pledge $99 (and the project is funded) you should receive a … Read More

Power-Generating Soccer Ball Approaching 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 or Twitter, or just visit our homepage.


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Another Hole Poked In Keystone XL Pipeline

The Keystone XL pipeline’s tortuous route to approval took another twist last week, when the U.S. Department of State released a Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) that seemed to go out of its way to downplay the impact of the pipeline on soil, water and wildlife along its route, to say nothing of the project’s contributions to greenhouse gas emissions and global warming. In the latest development, our friends at Grist.org have pointed out … Read More

Another Hole Poked In Keystone XL Pipeline 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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Drive Tesla Model S For $20/Hour, With Help From Getaround

What can you get for $20 nowadays? A recent DVD release? Nosebleed seats at a sporting event? A paperbook version of Crowdsourcing?  Why not the opportunity to ride in one of the hottest electric vehicles (EVs) on the planet? San Francisco based car sharing company Getaround has just added the Tesla Model S to their car-sharing fleet in the Bay Area, according to Green Autoblog. For $20 an hour riders can make the most out of … Read More

Drive Tesla Model S For $20/Hour, With Help From Getaround 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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Greece Installed 300 MW Of Solar PV In January — More Than Germany, & Over 1/3 What It Installed In 2013

Reposted from Solar Love: The latest figures from Greece indicate that the country installed 300 MW of solar PV in January (more than Germany’s 275 MW). The stats come from LAGIE, which is the operator of the Greece electricity grid. Here are some more stats from LAGIE: This 300 MW January total is over 1/3 the new capacity Greece installed in total last year (890 MW). This 300 MW January total is over twice as much … Read More

Greece Installed 300 MW Of Solar PV In January — More Than Germany, & Over 1/3 What It Installed In 2013 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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SmartFiTs vs FiTs

Reposted from Clean Power Research: By Richard Perez As effective as FiT programs have been in promoting solar in countries such as Germany and Spain, they have sometimes become victims of their own success, leading to boom/bust cycles and political targeting. The SmartFiT is an alternative solution that has the potential to overcome the weaknesses inherent in today's FiTs. Since the early days of solar, society has helped pay for deployment of this technology, which is … Read More

SmartFiTs vs FiTs 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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Latest Data Show US Enjoys A Clean Energy Trade Surplus With China

The US enjoyed a clean energy trade surplus with China of $1.63 billion in 2011, according to a Pew Charitable Trusts' report, though government policy makers need to do more to spur R&D, domestic demand, and support overseas sales if the US is to maintain its competitive edge.

Latest Data Show US Enjoys A Clean Energy Trade Surplus With China 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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MODEC Unveils SQWID Offshore Wind-Current Ocean Energy Platform

Stability, ease of maintenance and power generation capacity are selling points for MODEC's new SQWID ocean energy platform, which combines Darreus and Savonius turbine designs.

MODEC Unveils SQWID Offshore Wind-Current Ocean Energy Platform 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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Plunging Cost Of Solar PV (Graphs)

This article was originally published on RenewEconomy. Please click here for more graphs of the day The plunging cost of solar PV from the end of 2008 to the start of 2012 has been well documented. It amounted to a fall of around 70 per cent. What is less well understood is that the price of solar modules continues to fall dramatically, as our Graph of the Day clearly shows. This Graph of the Day … Read More

Plunging Cost Of Solar PV (Graphs) 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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Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Supercar — More Details Revealed

Daimler (the parent company of Mercedes-Benz) has revealed more specifications of the electric version of the Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG. Here are the currently released specs of this beautiful car: 740 HP propulsion system. 738 foot-pounds of torque. A top speed of 155 MPH. 0 to 60 MPH acceleration time of 3.9 seconds. Despite the heavy weight of electric vehicles, their high-torque motors can still get them going quickly. 60 kWh battery bank. This is large enough … Read More

Mercedes-Benz SLS AMG Electric Supercar — More Details Revealed 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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Clean Break Inspires Americans To Pursue "Energy Change"

Renewable energy journalist Osha Gray Davidson recently released a book called Clean Break, detailing the German Energiewende (translation: energy change or energy transition). It's a story of how the German systematically shifted to clean energy, finding as they proceeded that the possibilities were greater, the costs lower, and the benefits for ordinary citizens more prodigious than anyone could have forecast. From the book: "We'll definitely get to 35 percent renewable power by 2020," [Dr. Joachim … Read More

Clean Break Inspires Americans To Pursue "Energy Change" 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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