CleanTechnica Archive

30 Sep 2014

Latin America And Caribbean Region Expected To Install 9 GW Of Solar In 5 Years

That solar photovoltaic (PV) technology is poised to become a dominant energy generation technology throughout the world is of no surprise to most, but the sheer wealth of possibility being forecast throughout the middle- to southern-hemispheres begins
30 Sep 2014

Koch Brothers Step Aside: The $20 Billion Man Is In Town

A new Green Cities plan for 50 gigawatts of renewable energy over the next ten years is in the works, courtesy of solar’s $ 20 billion man, Cheng Kin Ming Koch Brothers Step Aside: The $ 20
30 Sep 2014

Solar Power Plant Shaped Like A Heart

Solar Love. The UN climate talks were held last week in New York City, and Conergy announced during the event a one-of-a-kind solar power plant that it was building in the French overseas territory of New Caledonia. The
30 Sep 2014

New Housing In California To Be “EV Capable”

California is swiftly advancing, with one EV-charging-friendly bill after another. The latest is via the California Building Code (CBC2016), which looks set to require that all recently constructed parking lots or housing must be ready for electric charging infrastructure. The information
29 Sep 2014

Why Local Energy Ownership Matters

Solar and wind projects can mean big bucks for communities – but only if they keep them local! Why does ownership of renewable energy matter? Because the number of jobs and economic returns for communities are substantially
29 Sep 2014

Use The FORCE: Cost Of Offshore Wind Energy Really Could Drop 40%

Global energy giant DNV GL will use the FORCE to help reduce offshore wind energy costs by 25%, with a goal of 40% in sight if prevailing trends hold up Use The FORCE: Cost Of Offshore Wind
29 Sep 2014

Tehachapi Energy Storage Project — SoCal Edison Opens Largest Energy Storage Project In North America

The Tehachapi Energy Storage Project — the biggest battery energy storage project to date in North America — has now opened. The 32 MWh battery energy storage system built by Southern California Edison (SCE) comprises lithium-ion batteries
29 Sep 2014

Advanced Manufacturing Innovation Initiative — 3-Year Project To Improve American Wind Turbine Production

A 3-year, $ 6.3 million dollar project to improve every aspect of the American wind turbine production process/industry was recently begun via a partnership between Sandia National Laboratories, Iowa State University, and TPI Composites (an operator of
28 Sep 2014

Tesla Opens Supercharging Station In Chengdu, China

Tesla is continuing its Chinese expansion, this time opening a Supercharging station in Chengdu, China. Festivities were held on site at the Chengdu Yingtai Centre, where six Supercharging stations opened, according to Teslarati. Commercial real estate developer Yintai Holdings, known
28 Sep 2014

New CIGS Solar Cell Record — 21.7% CIGS Cell Conversion Efficiency Achieved At ZSW

A new CIGS thin-film solar cell conversion efficiency record was recently achieved by researchers at the Center for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Stuttgart. The new conversion efficiency record of 21.7% beats the previous record