Are We Finally Going To Help Puerto Rico Power Up?

Jim Conca

Puerto Rico and USVI arein the largest blackout in U.S. history. But it appears that a more serious contractor, Louis Berger, will be coming to the islands to help resurrect the their electrical and power systems and make them more resilient to future super storms. And that is a big lift

Nuclear Energy Gets An Early Christmas Present In Georgia

Jim Conca

Christmas came early to Georgia yesterday when the Georgia Public Service Commission unanimously approved the completion of two new nuclear reactors at the Alvin W. Vogtle Nuclear Generating Station

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Is Top Gear Misrepresenting 2019 Tesla Model S Performance, Using Results From 2017?

CleanTechnica

Top Gear recently released a head-to-head comparison between the 2019 Tesla Model S Performance and the Porsche Taycan Turbo S, sensibly concluding they are both great performing vehicles with different goals and strengths.

Stanford's 100% Renewables A Roadmap To Nowhere

Jim Conca

Stanford Prof Mark Jacobson is the prophet of a religion claiming the world can be fueled by 100% renewable energy. But other scientists better not question him or he’ll excommunicate you. And by excommunicate, I mean sue in court. Jacobson filed suit against a scientist who dared to criticize him

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Tesla Model 3 Dominates Luxury Car Best Seller List in USA (1st Quarter 2020)

CleanTechnica

The Tesla Model 3 accounted for approximately 33% of new small & midsize luxury car sales in the USA in the first quarter of 2020. For some perspective, the BMW 2 Series, 3 Series, 4 Series, and 5 Series together combined for approximately 15% of the segment's share.

Reuters: In November 2017, Jim Chanos Said Elon Musk Would Leave Tesla By 2020 — That’s Within 1 Day

CleanTechnica

It was just brought to my attention that Jim Chanos, one of Tesla's fiercest short sellers, who believed/believes Tesla is a fraud, predicted in 2017 that Elon Musk would step down from his position as CEO of Tesla by 2020.

The Surprising Green Lining at 2017 NAIAS

EcoGeek

For an EcoGeek, there were many surprises at the 2017 edition of the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS). This year, green is so mainstream that the 2017 Green Car of the Year is also the North American Car of the Year for 2017.

World's electronic waste to grow by 33% in 2017

Green Tech Challenge

As modern society becomes dependent on technology, the amount of electronic waste will continue to increase. A global study revealed that the world’s e-Waste is expected to grow by 33% this year or reach 72 million tonnes (65 million metric tonnes).

Power to the People. Action Plan for 2017 & Beyond.

Earth Gratitude

An Action Plan For 2017 and Beyond. Natalie Wynne Pace August 27, 2017 August 27, 2017 Power to the People. Action Plan for 2017 & Beyond. Anti-Nuclear Power Plant Rally on 19 September 2011 at Meiji Shrine Outer Garden. WikiMedia Commons. Used with permission.

17 Ambitious Goals That Literally The Entire Planet is Working Towards in 2017

Climate-KIC

You’ve probably decided on one or two new year’s resolutions for 2017. The post 17 Ambitious Goals That Literally The Entire Planet is Working Towards in 2017 appeared first on Climate-KIC But did you know more than seven billion people have agreed on 17 common goals?

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Bloomberg’s new Electric Vehicle Outlook says sales of ICE vehicles peaked in 2017

Charged

Sales of internal combustion passenger peaked in 2017 and are in permanent decline, but the fleet [will continue] growing until 2030,” say the authors. BloombergNEF’s annual Electric Vehicle Outlook forecasts trends in electrification, shared mobility and autonomous driving. The 2020 edition predicts a promising long-term future for EVs, and makes a number of interesting predictions.

Watch Super Bowl 2017’s Hilarious Eco-Warrior Ad

Climate-KIC

The post Watch Super Bowl 2017’s Hilarious Eco-Warrior Ad appeared first on Climate-KIC This year’s Super Bowl featured a hybrid car commercial with Ghostbusters star Melissa McCarthy.

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Algae-producing architecture a “future energy” highlight at Astana Expo 2017

Climate-KIC

An urban “algae farm” producing low-carbon protein and bio-fuel is one of the highlights on show this week at the future energy-themed Astana Expo 2017 in Kazakhstan. The post Algae-producing architecture a “future energy” highlight at Astana Expo 2017 appeared first on Climate-KIC London-based EcoLogicStudio’s BIO.tech HUT is a three-part pavilion at the biennial world fair event, exploring the boundaries of biologically based architecture.

Green City Solutions fights air pollution with IoT, biotech and moss

Green Tech Challenge

Air pollution is becoming a global threat as 90% of urban populations breaths polluted air. We have all seen the images of a smog-filled China city, people wearing masks and authorities banning people to go outside.

A Former Coal Town in Germany is 2017’s Green Capital of Europe

Climate-KIC

But in 2017 the city is Europe's green capital of the year. The post A Former Coal Town in Germany is 2017’s Green Capital of Europe appeared first on Climate-KIC Essen used to be one of Germany's most important coal centres.

Bipartisan group of senators asks Treasury to extend ITC safe harbor deadline by one year The extension would apply to projects started in 2016 or 2017.

Solar Power World

A bipartisan group of senators sent a letter to Treasury Secretary Mnuchin on April 23 asking him to extend the ITC safe harbor deadline by one year for energy projects that started construction in 2016 or 2017.

New report finds number of Virginia schools going solar tripled since 2017

Solar Power World

Report authors say more schools across the… The post New report finds number of Virginia schools going solar tripled since 2017 appeared first on Solar Power World.

Buying Solar Panels Doesn’t Have to be Difficult

Sunrun

It's 2017, buying solar panels doesn't have to be difficult. Sometimes, doing the right thing isn't always the easiest thing to do. Going solar is the right thing to do; it allows you to save money and protects the environment in the long run.

How does a home solar system work?

Sunrun

Solar Panels Solar panels are made of photovoltaic cells that convert sunlight to direct current electricity (DC electricity). As long as the sun ray’s are making contact with your roof, your panels are converting solar radiation into DC electricity. And if it’s cloudy out?

How does Sunrun compare to other solar companies?

Sunrun

You have a choice when it comes to solar providers. Actually, a lot of choices. With everybody competing for your business, your ability to compare solar companies effectively is critical.

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What happens at a solar installation?

Sunrun

After your sign your Sunrun agreement, you’re ready for solar panel installation. The best part? You don’t have to lift a finger because we take care of everything from scheduling to submitting permits, to working with the city, and securing those big, beautiful panels to your roof.

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Web Portal – Modernized for Today’s Consumer

Bidgely

Today’s typical consumer spends hours on Facebook, Instagram, Amazon and the like, so they’ve come to expect all digital interactions to be personalized. What’s the modern utility to do? Well, Bidgely’s recently-updated web portal solution is the answer, helping to deliver an engaging digital energy experience personalized to each consumer. In fact, one utility recently found that 90% of consumers gave the ? to their Bidgely-powered offering! What makes the web portal so great?

Consumer Wish List: Itemization

Bidgely

Modern utilities are undergoing a transformation: no longer are they thinking of their customer base as “ratepayers”; they are instead viewing them as consumers, and focusing on providing them with value-add services above and beyond the delivery of electrons.

What happens if I move?

Sunrun

We get it, life happens. That’s why we have an entire team of professionals standing by to help you sell your solar home and transfer your contract to the new owners. Sunrun makes it easy to transfer your solar lease agreement and pass along those ridiculously low energy bills to the new owners.

How many solar panels will my home need?

Sunrun

You’re ready for a highly efficient solar system on your roof. What size solar system should you have? Hey, you’ve got better things to do than worry about that. Which is why Sunrun will help handle all the details for you.

How Does Solar Compete Against Fossil Fuels?

Sunrun

Solar Gives Peace of Mind While Helping The Environment In the past, only well-to-do, environmentally conscious individuals were able to afford to cut back on their carbon footprint by purchasing solar.

3 Energy Efficiency Rebates to Take Advantage of Today

Sunrun

Every day, we all try to be more energy efficient. Some days we try a little and make sure that the lights are not left on when we leave a room. Other times, we try a lot and replace every door and window in the house to help lessen the burdensome heating and cooling bill.

6 Questions to Ask Yourself When Choosing a Solar Provider

Sunrun

Shopping for a rooftop solar may at first feel overwhelming. After all, there’s a lot to take into consideration, including cost, setup, maintenance and more. This doesn’t even begin to touch on the technical details like system performance, equipment warranties, etc.

The Cost to Install Solar Panels Has Fallen

Sunrun

Did you know that in many states, the cost of solar energy is the same, if not lower than the cost of power from your utility?1

What is the Cost to Install Solar Panels?

Sunrun

Did you know a new solar installation was completed every 84 seconds in 2016?1 1 It’s no wonder, considering solar prices dropped 29% – in every area of the market – from 2015 to 2016. Even more striking is the 67% price drop since 2011.2

Save With Solar and Smart Home Energy Management

Sunrun

That whole “getting smart” concept is what Sunrun has been working on within the residential solar sector for a decade. Experimenting with innovative energy options makes sense, because the utility company model isn’t always the most cost effective and reliable source of energy.

4 Solar Energy Facts That Will Encourage You to Go Solar

Sunrun

Ever get that overwhelming feeling of dread before opening up your electric bill? Yeah, we know the feeling. If you’re considering going solar, you’d probably like to know the facts. To help you get a better idea on what to expect, we have highlighted a few solar energy tidbits.

With Great Insects Comes Great Nutrition

Green Tech Challenge

Founded by Jessica Buhl-Nielsen (26) and Malena Sigurgeirsdottir (27) in January 2017.

What is a Solar Inverter, and How Does it Work?

Sunrun

Technology is advancing so rapidly, it’s hard to keep up. With every new breakthrough there comes an entirely new vocabulary that can sometimes make things even more confusing. That is why we would like to take a second to explain the true backbone of solar: solar power inverters.

Is Solar Battery Storage Right for Your California Home?

Sunrun

Rooftop solar plus battery storage is like a safety net for your home energy. If you live in California, you can get peace of mind from power outages and potential savings (during higher time-of-use rates) with battery storage. Plus, battery rebate offers in California1 can help you cover the cost.

Best Solar Panels for Your Home and Budget

Sunrun

Finding the best solar panels for your home and budget can seem overwhelming. With so many products available on the market, how do you go about finding what is right for you? Sunrun can make the transition smooth and simple. Making the leap to renewable energy is a huge step.

How Much Is It (Really) To Power A House With Solar in California?

Sunrun

Maybe you like the idea of going solar. Maybe you even love it, based on what you’ve heard about the savings it can produce. Your neighbors – in bustling cities, laid-back shoreline towns or the textured landscapes in between – are getting hip to the fact that it pays to go solar.

Is Circular Economy the Future of Coffee Shops? Kaffe Bueno is Here to Prove That

Green Tech Challenge

Kaffe Bueno: a case of successful entrepreneurship Kaffe Bueno , is a novel coffee startup based in Copenhagen. It is the first coffee company in the world, with a circular business model. Selling and recycling coffee by using it in natural cosmetics. The 3 founders are from Colombia.

How to save money, the world and shower with style!

Green Tech Challenge

Flow loop makes sustainable showering simpler. After initiating the shower in the regular mode, all you need to do is step on the drain cover - which will automatically activate the circulation mode.

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Solar is the cheapest form of renewable energy

Sunrun

In December, the World Economic Forum (WEF) officially reported that by 2020, solar will become the most affordable renewable form of energy in the world.