Monday, May 27, 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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BYD e6 Electric Car To Be Sold In The US (In Bulk Only)

The Chinese electric vehicle manufacturer BYD will sell the BYD e6 electric car in the United States, but only to fleet buyers (basically people that buy many cars per order). BYD sold 1,700 plug-in vehicles last year. It fell short of its sales expectations and its share value dropped by 75%. (Maybe Volvo can give them some advice?) One rumor for how BYD is going to pick itself up is that it will switch to … Read More

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No Better Place — Battery Swapping Company Going Bankrupt

This article originally appeared on RenewEconomy. Better Place, the electric car network operator that aspired to transform the world's car industry within a decade, is about to file for liquidation – an apparent victim of wanting to do too much, too soon, or just not doing it very well. Report of the decision to liquidate the pioneer of battery swap electric vehicles circulated over the weekend and were confirmed late Sunday, Australian time, by the … Read More

No Better Place — Battery Swapping Company Going Bankrupt 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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First Brazil 2014 World Cup Solar Powered Stadium Opens

As preparations for the 2014 FIFA World Cup in Brazil hit the final stretch, the first of many solar-powered stadiums being used for next year's tournament was recently put in the spotlight with an inauguration event. PV Tech noted the Estádio Governador Magalhães Pinto (otherwise known as the Mineirão) in Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil recently held the opening of their new rooftop solar array. Attendees for the ribbon cutting ceremony included: Minas Gerais state Governor … Read More

First Brazil 2014 World Cup Solar Powered Stadium Opens 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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Affordable Solar Announces Solar Leasing For New Mexico

Affordable Solar has announced they will now be offering a solar panel leasing program to residents in New Mexico in cooperation with Sunnova Energy Corp. For less than the current electricity costs, many New Mexico locals will be able to switch to renewable energy to power their homes. The solar leasing program will allow New Mexico residents to install solar power systems leased from Affordable Solar to start providing their required energy — based on … Read More

Affordable Solar Announces Solar Leasing For New Mexico 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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California Electric Car Rebates Mapped (Interactive!)

California is one heck of an electric car leader, and not just because it’s home to Le Tesla. See the stats below, as well as this, this, this, this, and this post. (Though, I have to admit, it’s not all good news.) Anyway, check out this EV Obsession post below for some info on the cool map tracking California’s EV progress and some EV fun facts, and be super thankful that the state is also making … Read More

California Electric Car Rebates Mapped (Interactive!) 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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High-School Student Builds 900 HP Electric Honda S2000

Here’s another super fun EV project, story reposted courtesy CleanTechnica sister site Gas2: A perfect embodiment of the "I can't buy it, I'll have to build it" spirit that fuels tuners and racer everywhere, high-school student Juan "Thinmint" Ehringeras has tackled his 900 hp (!?) electric Honda S2000 project from the ground up. Like a boss. Starting with a pair of readily-available electric motors and a salvaged Honda S2000 roadster body, Thinmint has designed every piece … Read More

High-School Student Builds 900 HP Electric Honda S2000 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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