CleanTechnica Archive

30 Aug 2015

Brazilian Government Approved 11.26 GW Of Projects To Compete At Solar Auction

Originally published on Solar Love. The current renewable energy auction (First Energy Reserve Auction), which took place yesterday, August 28, 2015, was a crowded one. It included the competition of more than 11.26 gigawatts (GW) of potential capacity, via 341 different
30 Aug 2015

1-Cent Solar In Germany, Nuclear-Free Switzerland, Obama Stuff… (Clean Electricity Link Drop)

Can’t get enough clean electricity reading? Here’s more! Solar Solar + Electric Transport = Huge Social Implications Net Metering Review: Value of Solar Energy Higher Than Retail Electric Rates Obama Just Picked The Customer’s Side Against The Nevada Utility That’s
29 Aug 2015

10 GW Solar Power Policy Launched In Gujarat

Originally posted on Solar Love. The Department of Energy and Petrochemicals has released a new solar policy for the Indian state of Gujarat which aims to scale up solar power generation to 10 GW by 2020. The
29 Aug 2015

California Achieve’s New Utility-Scale Solar Energy Generation Peak Of 6.931 GW

Originally published on Solar Love. The state of California has achieved a new electricity generation peak record for utility-scale solar energy, according to recent reports. The new record of 6.391 gigawatts (alternating current, not direct current) was
29 Aug 2015

BMW i3 REx Owners Hacking Their Cars For More Range, AM Radio, & Other Things

Originally published on EV Obsession. After a steep drop from the Tesla Model S, the BMW i3 is the most expensive electric car on the US market (just slightly above the Mercedes B-Class Electric). It is an attractive
29 Aug 2015

Bosch Buys Seeo

Originally published on EV Obsession. Earlier this year, when I completed my list of “43 battery storage companies to watch,” Bosch and Seeo were both on the list. I guess I need to update the list now,
28 Aug 2015

Bald Hills Wind Farm: Time-Lapse Video Of Wind Turbine Construction

What does it take to build a 2 MW wind turbine? This time-lapse video of the construction of a wind turbine at the Bald Hills Wind Farm gives a glimpse into the process, and makes it look
28 Aug 2015

Low-Cost Molten Salt Energy Storage Solution Wins Eureka Prize

Originally published on RenewEconomy. By Sophie Vorrath The University of South Australia researchers behind a low-cost energy storage solution that uses salt to store excess electricity have been honoured in Australia’s top science awards, winning the ANSTO
28 Aug 2015

Brookfield Renewable Energy Partners Eye Stake In Indian Project Developers

Brookfield Asset Management is planning a re-entry into the Indian renewable energy market following changes in the regulatory and financial environment. According to media reports, a subsidiary of Brookfield Asset Management is evaluating investment opportunities in Indian
28 Aug 2015

Plug’n Drive: Helping To Electrify Canadian Transport (Exclusive Video)

Originally published on EV Obsession. Cara Clairman gave the 4th presentation in the Renewable Cities “Trends, innovations, and barriers in electrifying transportation” panel that I recently moderated in Vancouver. (See my presentation, Brian Hansen’s, and Gil Friend’s