Monday, May 20, 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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Mosaic Find 800 Investors Per Million For Crowdfunded Solar Projects

Mosaic have been a big success around here since we first heard about them, unsurprisingly given their innovative method of crowd-funding renewable energy solutions. It turns out that we’re not the only ones excited, though, as Mosaic have just announced that 823 people have invested in their largest solar project ever, a 487 kW installation on New Jersey's famous Wildwoods boardwalk. As the map above clearly illustrates, those investing in the project come from all across … Read More

Mosaic Find 800 Investors Per Million For Crowdfunded Solar Projects 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 Tax To Fund India's 750 MW Solar Power Capacity Addition Plan In 2013

The Indian government is set to repose millions of dollars in financial support for solar power project developers from the coal tax corpus it has accumulated over the last few years. Project developers looking to set up projects under the second phase of the Jawaharlal Nehru National Solar Mission will receive financial assistance over capital cost expenditure. According to the guidelines recently released by the government, the project developers will receive financial assistance of up … Read More

Coal Tax To Fund India’s 750 MW Solar Power Capacity Addition Plan 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 (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Top 20 Solar Module Manufacturers Up To 70% Of Market Share

This article was originally published on Solarbuzz. The top 20 solar photovoltaic (PV) module suppliers accounted for almost 70% of global PV shipments in Q1'13, according to the latest NPD Solarbuzz Module Tracker Quarterly report. "The continued consolidation of solar PV manufacturers is creating opportunities for the leading tier 1 module suppliers," explained Ray Lian, Senior Analyst at NPD Solarbuzz. "The market share of the top 20 module suppliers increased significantly in Q1'13 to 70%, up from 58% … Read More

Top 20 Solar Module Manufacturers Up To 70% Of Market Share 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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Elusive Graphene Butterfly Finally Spreads Its Wings

Graphene is an ultra-thin, ultra-conducting, ultra strong material that could spawn a whole new generation of ultra-efficient electronics, and hundreds if not thousands of researchers around the globe are racing to unlock the secrets behind its unique properties. It looks like the latest match will end in a draw, as two international research teams have both succeeded in manipulating graphene to produce a phenomenon that until now has only been known in theory, the Hofstadter … Read More

Elusive Graphene Butterfly Finally Spreads Its Wings 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 Next Apple Will Be Found In LED Lighting

This article first appeared on Technica Communications. by Lisa Ann Pinkerton Who doesn't wish they had invested in Apple when it was $16 a share? Quite often, timing the market is more intuition than science.  Those who know analog to digital inflection points are watching LEDs.  Get it right, and enormous wealth can be created. Time it wrong and you're left in the dust, like Polaroid. It's easy to look back on digital film, the … Read More

The Next Apple Will Be Found In LED Lighting 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 And Lithium Ion Car Race Winners Announced

Ninety-seven teams from 28 Colorado schools participated in today's car competitions hosted by the US Department of Energy's National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).  The student teams raced solar and lithium ion powered vehicles they designed and built themselves. Trophies for the fastest lithium-ion powered model cars were given to Colorado students from University School, Greeley, "Lucky Charms," first place; Southern Hills Middle School, Boulder, "Fat Albert,", second place; and Southern Hills, "Green Spartan," third place. … Read More

Solar And Lithium Ion Car Race Winners Announced 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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Elon Musk Quits Zuckerberg's Immigration Advocacy Group

Elon Musk has decided to leave the immigration reform advocacy group FWD.us after it funded advertisements for senators supporting oil drilling in Alaska and the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline from Canada. The FWD.us group was founded by Mark Zuckerberg and it is supposed to advocate for educational and immigration reform to increase the influx of highly skilled and educated workers into the US, citing the fact that the United States is a nation of … Read More

Elon Musk Quits Zuckerberg’s Immigration Advocacy Group 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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