Friday, April 5, 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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1,000-Mile-Range Electric Vehicle From Liberty Electric Cars?

This one is a little suspect until further proof is furnished. Liberty Electric Cars is reportedly working on a prototype electric vehicle that can travel up to 1,000 miles on a single charge. Awesome, if true. But in the boat of unicorns and leprechauns until we see some more evidence. And even if the range is achieved, our bet is the price tag will be out of this world. (That said, we are aware of some very exciting energy … Read More

1,000-Mile-Range Electric Vehicle From Liberty Electric Cars? 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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Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid For 2014

A beautiful, 4-door Porsche that’s also a plug-in hybrid electric vehicles — what’s not to love? From sister site Gas2: The expansion of Porsche's lineup to include a four-door sports car was met with skepticism, but the Porsche Panamera has proven popular with buyers. For 2014 the Panamera is getting a mild facelift, a new biturbo V6, and best of all, a plug-in hybrid variant that isn't just more fuel efficient, but faster as well. … Read More

Porsche Panamera Plug-In Hybrid For 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Australian Crowdfunding Site Being Used To Bring Solar To Indian Slums

By Sophie Vorrath Reposted from RenewEconomy (video added) Pollinate Energy — a Sydney and Bangalore-based social enterprise NGO dedicated to using renewable resources to eradicate energy poverty in India -– has joined forces with ChipIn, a new Australian website designed to raise funds for Australian non-profits, to launch a new clean energy crowdfunding campaign. The campaign will start by raising funds to establish five new mini-franchises to sell solar lighting kits to temporary tent communities in Bangalore, … Read More

Australian Crowdfunding Site Being Used To Bring Solar To Indian Slums 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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Black Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency Record Broken

Researchers at Fraunhofer ISE of Germany and Aalto University of Finland have developed a black silicon solar cell that achieved 18.7% efficiency. This is the highest efficiency reported for a black silicon solar cell technology. 18.7% efficiency means a power-to-size ratio of 187 watts per square meter of these cells. 7,000 watts (7 kW) of these cells would require only 37.4 square metres (402 square feet) of roof space. The previous efficiency record of 18.2% was … Read More

Black Silicon Solar Cell Efficiency Record Broken 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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1,000,000 Solar PV Systems Installed In Australia!

By Sophie Vorrath Reposted from RenewEconomy. The number of Australian homes with rooftop solar power systems has passed the magic one million mark, according to figures from the Clean Energy Regulator, confirming that the milestone was reached in March. SunWiz analysis of the REC Registry contained within PV market insights With Queensland leading the charge – it now has more than 300,000 rooftop PV systems installed, NSW comes in second with just under 230,000 – the one … Read More

1,000,000 Solar PV Systems Installed In Australia! 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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400 MW Solar Power Park Approved For Construction On Remote Japanese Island

A proposed 400 MW solar power plant has just been given the go ahead by the Japanese government to begin construction. The large solar installation will be located on a remote island in southern Japan, off of the city of Sasebo, and will supply the city with electricity via an undersea transmission line.   The new plant will be one of the largest completed in Japan. It is expected to create around 150 new jobs … Read More

400 MW Solar Power Park Approved For Construction On Remote Japanese Island 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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Fiat 500e Customers Offered Free Car Rental

Fiat’s 500e is looking to shake some things up, not the least of which is how the company deals with customers wanting to take long-distance trips. To skip to any specific section of this post, click the links below. Free car rental. How Fiat 500e range compares to its competition. Free Car Rental Fiat has decided to mitigate range anxiety by partnering with the car-rental giant Enterprise to give Fiat 500e customers free access to … Read More

Fiat 500e Customers Offered Free Car Rental 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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Federal Railroad Administration Plan Upgrades To Northeast Corridor Rail Network

Mass transit, rail in particular, is likely to be incredibly beneficial as we move further into the 21st Century. Recent studies have shown that traffic congestion does in fact get worse in specific situations if mass transit is affected (by strikes or natural events). Furthermore, in a world striving to reach greener standards of living, minimising the number of cars on the road and innovating to create more environmentally-friendly forms of public transport are going to … Read More

Federal Railroad Administration Plan Upgrades To Northeast Corridor Rail Network 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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Chevy Volt Pounds Another Nail In The Coffin Of Range Anxiety

When the Chevy Volt electric car first hit the market a couple of years ago with a built-in gas tank to guard against range anxiety, its manufacturer GM had to wade through a torrent of abuse from the usual suspects. Despite the naysaying, the Volt has been a success and GM has been merrily tooting its own horn with reports of customer satisfaction. Not only that, but GM has succeeded in horning in on Tesla … Read More

Chevy Volt Pounds Another Nail In The Coffin Of Range Anxiety 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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