CleanTechnica Archive

31 Oct 2014

3D Printable Graphene Battery Developed

A completely functional 3D printable graphene battery — one based on graphene nanoplatelet functionalized 3D printing filament — was recently developed by researchers at Graphene 3D Lab. The new prototype 3D printable graphene battery was unveiled at
31 Oct 2014

LG Introduces The “Complete Energy Value Chain” At CEPSI 2014

What is being termed as the “Complete Energy Value Chain” was recently unveiled by LG Corporation during the Conference of the Electric Power Supply Industry on the island of Jeju, Korea. This “Complete Energy Value Chain” is
31 Oct 2014

Richard King-Founder of Solar Decathlon-TEDxTalk (VIDEO)

1Sun4All. Have you thought about how the U.S. Department of Energy Solar Decathlon got started? Who was the first person to want to have a student competition that demonstrates the use of solar rooftop systems? According to Solar
31 Oct 2014

Nissan LEAF Sets New Annual US Electric Car Sales Record — Yet Again

The Nissan LEAF has just set a new electric car sales record, yet again — this time for the most US electric vehicles sold in the period of a single calendar year. The new record eclipses the
30 Oct 2014

GM Reveals 2016 Chevy Volt Drivetrain Improvements

Gas2. Engineers working on the 2016 Chevy Volt have used data collected from customers to design a follow-up to the best-selling plug-in car in America, and GM has detailed the first of those drivetrain improvements. Among the
30 Oct 2014

Energy Dept. Still Chasing Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Unicorn

FCEV unicorn watch: The US Energy Dept. has just launched a new $ 1 million R&D prize to promote home-scale hydrogen for fuel cell electric vehicles Energy Dept. Still Chasing Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle Unicorn was originally
30 Oct 2014

Suntech Enlists Munich RE & Ping An To Insure Module Performance Warranties

The Chinese solar energy giant Wuxi Suntech has enlisted the services of two large insurance companies, one German and one Chinese — Munich RE and Ping An, respectively — in order to offer improved insurance protection for
30 Oct 2014

Tesla Motors Deal For Nevada Gigafactory Land Concluded

Though Tesla Motors had already begun construction at the 980-acre site east of Reno where the Gigafactory is being built, the land didn’t actually belong to the company until a few days ago, when the deal for
29 Oct 2014

Solar Grid Parity In All 50 US States By 2016, Predicts Deutsche Bank

RenewEconomy. Rooftop solar PV will reach grid parity in 50 US states by 2016 – up from just 10 now – setting the scene for a dramatic increase in the uptake in household and commercial rooftop solar in the
29 Oct 2014

EU Trade Sanctions Soon To Rectify Solar Glass Price

After crashing nearly 50% between 2009 and 2014, the price of solar glass is set to rebound beginning in 2015, as a result of anti-dumping duties levied by the European Union on Chinese suppliers. According to IHS,