Friday, May 10, 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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New Tesla Model S Coupe Concept Evokes John Lennon's First Car

Tesla fan Theophilus Chin, who has attracted an online following with his series of digitally enhanced concept cars, has just treated his fans to a new rendering for a Tesla Model S coupe. He may be on to something. Chin comments that “there’s a huge market for an electric 2+2 GT,” by which we assume he means a Ferrari GT 2+2, which in the form of a 1965 Ferrari 330 GT 2+2 Coupe was the … Read More

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Tesla's Elon Musk Discusses "Autopilot" Possibility, Possible Partnership With Google

Two of the hottest topics in the green car arena are self-driving cars and Tesla. Well, Tesla is simply an EV company, but it’s one with such an enthusiastic following and so many big announcements that I think we can say it is one of the hottest “topics” in this arena. So, hey, why not get a story going about self-driving cars from Tesla? In an interview with Bloomberg, Tesla CEO Elon Musk said that … Read More

Tesla’s Elon Musk Discusses “Autopilot” Possibility, Possible Partnership With Google 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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Princeton Review & USGBC Release 2013 Guide To 322 Green Colleges

In the fourth year that Princeton Review and the Center for Green Schools at USGBC have released "The Princeton Review's Guide to 322 Green Colleges," a downloadable ebook. The review has grown as the movement toward sustainability remains a primary concern for prospective students. It appears that in addition to searching for the best education that will equip them to combat climate change, students today are also asking that their universities and colleges participate in … Read More

Princeton Review & USGBC Release 2013 Guide To 322 Green Colleges 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 Plasmonic Polymer Solar Cells Achieve Record Efficiency Of 8.92%

A new polymer solar cells designed by researchers at the Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology has achieved a record for the highest efficiency of any plasmonic PSCs that utilize metal nanoparticles. The new record is not far off of the 10% conversion efficiency level that the researchers think will allow the technology to break through into the commercial market. For some background: Polymer solar cells (PSCs) are a type of thin-film solar cell … Read More

New Plasmonic Polymer Solar Cells Achieve Record Efficiency Of 8.92% 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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Myanmar To Be Home To World's Third Largest Solar Plant

Myanmar has not always had the greatest of reputations, but Thailand-based company Green Earth Power (GEP) have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the country’s Ministry of Electric Power to construct a $275 million solar power plant in the city of Minbu in the Magway region, close to the capital of Nay Pyi Taw. The 210 MW power plant is claimed to be the “world’s third largest solar plant” and is expected to be … Read More

Myanmar To Be Home To World’s Third Largest Solar Plant 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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Tesla Earns Profit In Q1 2013

The latest good news from Tesla, via sister site Gas2: Tesla Motors has been operating for about 10 years without turning a profit, out of the sheer determination from its founder Elon Musk. But finally, Tesla has earned its first quarterly profit ever, and going forward the outlook for Tesla looks bright. Tesla managed to make a profit of $15 million on sales of $562 million in the first quarter of 2013, delivering an estimated … Read More

Tesla Earns Profit In Q1 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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DOE Renewable Energy Loan Program Has Created 20,000 Jobs (Way Beyond Solyndra)

This article was originally published on Climate Progress. By Jeff Spross The Department of Energy's Loan Guarantee Program was started in 2005 under the Bush Administration, but ramped up thanks to the 2009 stimulus passed by President Obama and the Democrats. It has gotten a bad rap ever since the high-profile failure of Solyndra, one of the solar tech companies the program invested in. But, of course, a certain amount of failures and losses just come with the territory … Read More

DOE Renewable Energy Loan Program Has Created 20,000 Jobs (Way Beyond Solyndra) 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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Bosch Introduces Sub $450 Level 2 Car Charger

Bosch Automotive Service Solutions has introduced a level 2 electric vehicle charging station that costs less than $450. This is decent, compared to the prices of level 2 chargers from General Electric and Siemens. A GE Wattstation level 2 charger can cost $850, while a Siemens Versicharge can cost $995. This Bosch Power Max charger is Underwriters Laboratory (UL) certified in both the United States and Canada, and has a NEMA 3R enclosure suitable for both … Read More

Bosch Introduces Sub $450 Level 2 Car Charger 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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Nissan Leaf Gets $15,000 Price Reduction In Australia

The Nissan Leaf used to cost an eye-popping $51,500 in Australia, which may be why only 116 people bought it at that price. Fortunately, the price has dropped by an impressive $15,000, down to $39,990 after on-road costs, but 36,500 without on-road costs factored in. “We want to sell more,” said Nissan Australia spokesman Peter Fadeyev. “We want to stimulate the market.” Customers that already paid that extremely high price will not be reimbursed the price … Read More

Nissan Leaf Gets $15,000 Price Reduction 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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Bike That Provides Wi-Fi & Electricity

The power outages caused by Hurricane Ivan and Hurricane Sandy were shocks to the many people. The outage caused by Ivan lasted more than three weeks in some places, and I unfortunately was unprepared for that, so I know how power outages feel. I wasn’t able to even charge my portable devices to last the couple of days that hurricane-caused power outages in the US tend to last. My only option would have been to … Read More

Bike That Provides Wi-Fi & Electricity 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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Honk If You Love Muons: 3,200 Mile Trip Planned For Muon G-2 Storage Ring

A gigantic set of steel and aluminum rings 50 feet across, the electromagnet at the heart of the Muon g-2 storage ring, will soon make a 3,200-mile trip from Brookhaven National Laboratory to Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory. This high-tech loaner will be used to study muons, particles that burst into existence and flame out again before you can say yolo. What Is A Muon? If the last science class you took described a vacuum as … Read More

Honk If You Love Muons: 3,200 Mile Trip Planned For Muon G-2 Storage Ring 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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