Friday, April 12, 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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Solar = 100% Of New Power Capacity In March, Renewables = 82% In Q1

Editor’s note: I write about solar and wind power obsessively, almost every day. Still, FERC’s recent numbers came as a bit of a surprise to me. Over 28% of new US power capacity in Q1 was from large-scale solar installations (small- and medium-scale installations would actually boost solar’s percentage of the pie considerably, but they’re harder to track and count). Wind power accounted for nearly 51% of new power capacity (and this is just after … Read More

Solar = 100% Of New Power Capacity In March, Renewables = 82% In Q1 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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5,200 Public EV Charging Stations, 58 Hydrogen Fueling Stations

Reposted from EV Obsession: We all have our own favorites when it comes to clean cars of the future. Since I am writing on this site, I think you can tell what mine is. However, there are of course others who think that hydrogen-powered cars own the future. I remember seeing an ad (I think from Ford) in a major magazine about 10 years ago that was about the beautiful fact that hydrogen-powered cars didn’t … Read More

5,200 Public EV Charging Stations, 58 Hydrogen Fueling Stations 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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The Top 5 Cleantech Keys To Success

This post first appeared on Ecopreneurist. By Priti Ambani Cleantech evangelist gives Future360 exclusive insight into the top 5 cleantech keys to success. These include efficiency, ease of installation, price point, payback and the game changing nature of a technology. A cleantech company gets Picard's attention when it can produce double-digit efficiencies in the existing market. Meaning it can install into the existing market without a lot of retrofit hassle – something that's not very disruptive – … Read More

The Top 5 Cleantech Keys To Success 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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100 Tesla Model S Sedans For Project 100

Editor’s note: I know, it’s just been a day since our last Tesla post, but here’s one more hot one that is pretty darn cool. Notably, the coolest part of the story, imho, isn’t the Model S order, but the whole idea of Project 100. However, it is pretty cool that this is the largest Tesla order to date. Read on, courtesy EV Obsession: Zappos CEO Tony Hsieh recently announced a coming addition to his “Project … Read More

100 Tesla Model S Sedans For Project 100 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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Abundant Clean Energy For & By The People

This post first appeared on Join Mosaic. By Billy Paris How do we get to 100% clean energy? At Mosaic, we believe the fastest way is to allow more people to participate in building the clean energy economy. In the video above, produced by Mosaic's good friends at Green For All, we lay out our vision for a future of abundant clean energy, for and by the people. Until recently, there were good reasons why almost all of … Read More

Abundant Clean Energy For & By The People 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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NREL Launches Initiative To Build Solar Performance Database

The US Department of Energy’s (DOE) National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has launched an initiative to build an open-source database of real-world performance from solar facilities across the country. As part of DOE’s SunShot Initiative, the Open Solar Performance and Reliability Clearinghouse (O-SPaRC) will give the private market tools to develop investment vehicles to tap low-cost public capital. “The O-SPaRC dataset will provide the market with critical data on the long-term performance of residential and … Read More

NREL Launches Initiative To Build Solar Performance Database 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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NJ May Start Funding Renewable Energy Energy Storage

The state of New Jersey may start funding renewable energy storage projects. This comes at the same time that the state is cutting renewable energy funding down to $7.5 million for 2014 for solar, biomass, hydroelectric, and onshore wind power. This appears to be more of a shift of funding to help accommodate the more efficient use of solar and wind power. New Jersey will be able to get more out of their existing wind … Read More

NJ May Start Funding Renewable Energy Energy Storage 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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Americans Are Slowly Reprioritising Their Environmental Concern

As has been made abundantly clear here on CleanTechnica, I love Gallup polls.In fact, it can probably be said that I love all polls. I find the information they impart to be utterly fascinating, especially as I have been covering certain polls for several years in a row, therefore allowing me a birds-eye view of specific trends. One such trend has been the level of concern Americans have for global warming, as depicted in Gallup’s yearly … Read More

Americans Are Slowly Reprioritising Their Environmental Concern 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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How To Maintain And Clean Rooftop Solar? Don't!

One question I’m continuously being asked is, "Ronald, what’s the best way to clean and maintain rooftop solar?" As a result, I’ve resolved to never again teach my parrot to say stupid sentences. But if you were to ask me this question, my answer would be that the best way to clean and maintain your solar power system is not to. This is because, unless your situation is unusual, it is a waste of time, … Read More

How To Maintain And Clean Rooftop Solar? Don’t! 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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Coal Takes Center Stage In Latest EPA Drama

“Gloom and doom for the economy,” “job-killing,” and “radical environmental and anti-coal jobs agenda” are just some of the verbal grenades being lobbed in the direction of Gina McCarthy, who has been tapped by President Obama to head the US Environmental Protection Agency. McCarthy was in for a bare-knuckles brawl at yesterday’s confirmation hearing before the Senate Environment and Public Works Committee and the reaction to her nomination from certain quarters was understandable, given the … Read More

Coal Takes Center Stage In Latest EPA Drama 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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