2 Apr 2015

Facebook Working On Electric Self-Driving Car, Facebook Employee Leaks To CleanTechnica

Ah, the Silicon Valley giants can’t stop competing. As you all know, Google has unveiled an electric, self-driving car that it is working on. Apple hasn’t made anything official, but even leaders in the auto industry now agree that
2 Apr 2015

OECD: Rich Nations Provide Far More In Export Subsidies For Fossil Fuel Technologies Than For Renewables

Wealthy nations spend, on average, roughly 5 times more on export subsidies for fossil fuel technologies than for renewables, based on newly revealed data from the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD). Given that the European
1 Apr 2015

GE Energy Financial Services Buys Wind Energy Project In Scotland

Renewable energy project acquisitions are common these days, and a recent one in Scotland doesn’t involve a large project, but the fact that an investment firm back for GE was involved attracted my attention. GE Energy Financial
1 Apr 2015

#1 EV Battery Supplier Now LG Chem With New Daimler Deal?

Top car manufacturer Daimler has selected LG Chem as its supplier for the lithium-ion batteries that’ll be used in its forthcoming “smart” electric vehicle (EV) — which is currently scheduled to be released sometime in 2016, according
1 Apr 2015

Vestas wins 50MW wind turbine contract in China

Vestas has secured a 50MW wind turbine contract in China from Hebei Fengning Construction Investment New Energy. CTBR – News
1 Apr 2015

Samsung SDI + ABB Partnering To Create & Offer Modular, Scalable Microgrids

Samsung SDI and ABB are partnering to develop and sell modular, scalable microgrids, according to recent reports. The two companies have reportedly already signed a memorandum of understanding, and are now in the early stages of the
1 Apr 2015

Metito wins deal to build water plant in Kigali, Rwanda

The Government of Rwanda has signed a concession deal with Dubai based water management company Metito for the development of a bulk water supply plant in Kigali. CTBR – News
1 Apr 2015

7 Reasons The Australia Solar Market Is So Interesting

There are a handful of solar markets that we have given extra attention to in the past few years: the US, China, Germany, India, and Australia. There are a number of reasons why each of them has gotten so
1 Apr 2015

GE unit to invest in 96.2MW PV solar plant in Japan

GE Energy Financial Services and Virginia Solar Group will jointly invest in a 96.2MW DC photovoltaic (PV) solar plant in Japan. CTBR – News
1 Apr 2015

$90 Million In SolarCity Bonds Purchased By Elon Musk’s SpaceX

Elon Musk’s SpaceX has just invested in Elon Musk’s SolarCity’s solar bonds to the tune of $ 90 million dollars, according to reports out this week. SolarCity launched its solar bonds program in 2014. They allow members of