Friday, May 17, 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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Improved Quality Control During Lithium-Ion Battery Production Thanks To New System

A new tool has been created by researchers at Purdue University that is able to detect flaws in lithium-ion batteries while they are still being manufactured, potentially greatly improving the quality and reliability of the batteries and also cutting down on waste/inefficiency. Specifically, the new tool is able to flag defects and inconsistencies in the thickness of electrodes that can limit the battery’s life and reliability. As a result of the inconsistencies being spotted right … Read More

Improved Quality Control During Lithium-Ion Battery Production Thanks To New System 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 Power Windows Fast Approaching Commercial Production

Commercial production of solar windows, using the patented SolarWindow spray-on solar power coating system, may be just around the corner. A recent announcement from US building integrated photovoltaics (BIPV) developer New Energy Technologies Ltd. (which we’ve been following for years) has us feeling that the time may soon come. As per New Energy Technologies’ recent announcement, the big news is that the fabrication time of the technology has been greatly reduced. The fabrication process, which … Read More

Solar Power Windows Fast Approaching Commercial 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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New Report Outlines U.S. Miltary's Solar Powered Might

If you have any doubts about solar power’s place in the U.S. energy landscape, check out the new report from the Solar energy Industries Association (SEIA). Titled “Enlisting the Sun: Powering the U.S. Military with Solar Energy,” the report details solar power systems at Army, Navy, and Air Forces in more than 31 states and Washington, D.C. that add up to more than 130 megawatts. Though not a great deal relative to the Department of … Read More

New Report Outlines U.S. Miltary’s Solar Powered Might 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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SolarCity Earnings – Mixed Results But Good Prospects

This article first appeared on the Roen Financial Report by Harris Roen SolarCity (SCTY) has been one of the hottest alternative energy stocks since its Initial Public Offering five short months ago. Yesterday it shot up 24% in one day, on the largest one-day volume since it opened, in anticipation of its quarterly earnings release. It is up 95% in the past three months, and has more than tripled from its initial trading price. As … Read More

SolarCity Earnings – Mixed Results But Good Prospects 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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Net Metering: A Net Positive

This article first appeared on Mosaic by Rosana Francescato There's been a lot of talk lately about net metering. What's so special about net metering, and why all the fuss? Net metering is a simple concept that's policy in 43 states. It's like rollover minutes on a cell phone bill — it lets utility customers who install solar systems feed energy they generate into the grid if they don't need it at the time they're generating … Read More

Net Metering: A Net Positive 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 "Artificial Leaf" Concept Could Blow Up Fuel Cell Market

The idea of an “artificial leaf” sounds simple enough: Take a small, cheap, light-collecting device the size of a typical leaf, dunk it in a quart of water, and use solar energy to generate enough hydrogen gas for powering a small fuel cell. Scaled up, these solar-derived fuel cells would provide an energy storage solution that puts solar power on the same consistent, reliable footing as any fossil fuel. Various researchers have gotten most of … Read More

New “Artificial Leaf” Concept Could Blow Up Fuel Cell Market 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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Did Energy Efficiency Drive 75% Of US CO2 Cuts In 2012?

This article originally appeared on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath Ever since the US saw its CO2 emissions hit a 20-year low last year, the widely held belief has been that natural gas played the dominant role by pushing coal out of the market. But, as Stephen Lacey reports over on GreentechEfficiency, researchers at CO2 Scoreboard have come to rather a different conclusion. They found that, on a nationwide level, more than 50 million megawatt-hours of coal simply dropped … Read More

Did Energy Efficiency Drive 75% Of US CO2 Cuts In 2012? 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 Plans To Pay Off DOE Loan Early, Issues 2,703,027 Shares Of Common Stock + $450 Million Of Convertible Senior Notes

We previously reported on Tesla’s aim to pay back its Department of Energy (DOE) loan 5 years early. The company has made some strong steps in that direction this week with a couple of major fundraising announcements. As part of that, Elon Musk himself is investing a good chunk more money ($100 million) into the company. Naturally, these positive announcements (on top of all the others Tesla has been making in recent weeks) have helped … Read More

Tesla Plans To Pay Off DOE Loan Early, Issues 2,703,027 Shares Of Common Stock + $450 Million Of Convertible Senior Notes 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 DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz Gets Support From Cleantech & General Green Organizations

With Dr. Ernest Moniz officially confirmed at the next US Secretary of Energy, leading cleantech and green groups are getting their statements out regarding what they think of this. Here are a few I thought were worth publishing, followed by some of my own thoughts: EDF President Fred Krupp: Today's unanimous Senate vote to confirm Ernest Moniz as our next Secretary of Energy is great news for America. It shows that when Congress puts politics aside, … Read More

New DOE Secretary Ernest Moniz Gets Support From Cleantech & General Green Organizations 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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Utility-Scale PV Power Plants Are Now Cost-Effective In Oregon

By Chris Robertson Large-scale solar power plants are now economic in Oregon. This is one of the surprising findings of the Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association's recently published "Vision to Integrate Solar in Oregon" (VISOR).  Produced by Chris Robertson & Associates, LLC, with support from the Bonneville Environmental Foundation, the VISOR study can be accessed at chrisrobertsonassociates.com The cost of producing solar electricity from large-scale power plants is less than the regulated avoided costs of the two … Read More

Utility-Scale PV Power Plants Are Now Cost-Effective In Oregon 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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Nearly 100% Of New California Electricity To Be Solar In 2H 2013

Herman Trabish of Greentech Media has happened across a pretty interesting find — 97% of new electricity generation capacity in line to be added to the California grid in the second half (2H) of 2012 is from solar power projects. This is according to the California Independent System Operator (the ISO), as published in the 2012 Annual Report on Market Issues and Performance. In total, 1,633 megawatts of generation capacity are in line to be added to the grid in … Read More

Nearly 100% Of New California Electricity To Be Solar In 2H 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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