Wed.Oct 14, 2020

A Ground-Mounted Home Solar Power System For Less Than $13,700?


Ground-mounted solar is for people who have backyards large enough to accommodate the panels and racking system. Ground-mounted solar power systems are also for people who have the space but don’t like solar panels on rooftops or their roofs are too shaded for them.

Inside the world’s first VR circular fashion summit: 4 key takeaways


Inside the world’s first VR circular fashion summit: 4 key takeaways. Lilian Liu. Wed, 10/14/2020 - 01:30. COVID-19 has radically accelerated the need for the fashion industry to innovate. The second edition of the Circular Fashion Summit bears fruit of this new socially distanced reality.

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Tesla Model S Price Dropping To $69,420 — Joke/No Joke


Tesla CEO Elon Musk just announced on Twitter that the price of the Tesla Model S will drop to $69,420 tonight. If that number doesn't stand out to you, great, you survived the 1990s, 2000s, and 2010s in a world I didn't know existed! If the number does ring a bell, you know why.

World's largest Arctic expedition returns with grim news

Inhabitat - Innovation

After 13 months of collecting data, history's largest Arctic research expedition returned with grim news. "We We witnessed how the Arctic Ocean is dying," mission leader Markus Rex told Agence-France Presse


Hundreds Of Electric Blue Bird Buses Across The USA — Got One Yet?


We've written about Blue Bird electric school buses a few times, but adoption has not been as quick as an electric enthusiast might have hoped.

Scientists search for cause of mass marine die-off in Russia

Inhabitat - Innovation

Massive deaths of marine life off of the Russian Pacific Coast have left many scientists baffled


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Energy Leadership Summit Award Winner Profile #4- Tony Usibelli

CleanTech Alliance

In preparation for this year’s Energy Leadership Summit, we’re profiling previous award winners to detail their experiences and to share what winning an Energy Leadership Award meant to them.

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World’s Largest Solar PV Plant Connected To Grid With Help Of Huawei Smart PV Solution


The grid-connected 2.2 GW PV plant is located in Qinghai Province at an average altitude of over 3000 m. Built in five phases, it consists of 672 PV arrays with over 7 million PV modules. Three 330 kV booster stations were constructed and string inverters were installed.

LEED Platinum-seeking home in Cincinnati asks $3.25 million

Inhabitat - Innovation

Near the border of Ohio and Kentucky, a stunning sustainable home has hit the market for $3,249,000

Tesla Owners Flood Twitter Thread To Claim They Are “Full Self Driving” Ready


On Monday, I wrote an article trying to summarize and put in order various updates from Tesla/Elon Musk regarding the coming Tesla Autopilot update, which is basically the rollout of the Full Self Driving (FSD) package.

How 2 gadgets are going to change China and the world

Inhabitat - Innovation

Two devices are helping to clear the air about pollution

Sheldon Whitehouse Shines A Spot Light On Dark Money


Have you ever found yourself thinking that America is in the grip of a bunch of thugs? Senator Sheldon Whitehouse explains why that may be true. Policy & Politics Amy Coney Barrett charles koch Sheldon Whitehouse US Supreme Court

SOM designs a low-carbon waterfront community for Chinas most livable city

Inhabitat - Innovation

SOM’s proposal targets a low-carbon scheme that makes use of the region’s abundant natural resources — the sea and the sun — to generate renewable energy and reduce the development’s environmental footprint

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11% Plugin Vehicle Share In France!


While the overall French automotive market had a so so month (-3% in September), plugin vehicle sales continued to be steaming hot (+322%!). Plugin hybrids (PHEVs) were up 486%, to 7,867 units, faring better than 100% electric vehicles (BEVs), which were up only 138%, to 10,011 registrations.

Lucid Motors releases pricing, performance specs for its upcoming EV lineup


Lucid Motors has revealed more details about its upcoming Lucid Air model range. The base model, called the Lucid Air, starts at $77,400.

ExaWind Supercharges Wind Power Plant Simulations On Land & At Sea


Suite of open-source, HPC-powered physics codes allows engineers to do everything but collect their mail inside a virtual wind power plant.

Storage Supplier Fluence Acquires AMS for Power Market Dispatch Software


Fluence, a leading integrator of large-scale energy storage systems, has acquired grid software startup AMS. The deal hands an exit to AMS investors, including former California Gov.

7-Seat Tesla Model Y Production & Delivery Schedule, & 6 Top Competitors


In response to Elon Musk's tweet today about the Tesla Model S price dropping to $69,420, the person representing Tesla Owners Silicon Valley on Twitter asked about progress on the 7 seat Tesla Model Y. Elon responded.

NYPA, Environmental Justice Groups to Work Together on Peaker Plant Replacements


Utilities operating fossil-fueled power plants, and the low-income and disadvantaged communities that face the brunt of their pollution, may have a new model for resolving their differences.

Could A Tesla Master Plan “Deluxe Edition” For New Markets Supercharge Model S & X Sales?


Aside from the exceptional demand for the Model 3 & the Model Y in markets where these vehicles are available, sales of the Model S & X appear to have plateaued? .

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Siemens Gamesa and Vestas Neck and Neck as Wind Turbine Sales Dip in Q2


The second quarter of 2020 saw more than 17 gigawatts of wind turbine capacity ordered globally, worth an estimated $16 billion, according to the new Wood Mackenzie wind order analysis report focused on Q2. Globally, Q2 2020 saw wind turbine orders decrease by 45 percent versus Q2 2019.

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How Have Lobbyists Worked To Influence Air Pollution Policy?


How is behind-the-scenes lobbying affecting our air quality. Air Quality Climate Change Fossil Fuels Health Policy & Politics DeSmog National Environmental Policy Act UN Sustainable Development Goals

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Keep Calm and Close Clean Energy Deals


Manish Hebbar architects billions of dollars worth of equity and debt deals in clean energy. He’s able to stay methodical and calm in the middle of deals that are very stressful, involving multiple buyers and counter-parties.

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Try The E-Bike Revolution On For Size, & See What Fits


The e-bike revolution is here with many options to fit your mobility needs, from lover-friendly cargo bikes to nifty clip-on converter kits.

Fledgling Solar Technology Promising Big Efficiency Gains Raises $2.5M


SunDensity, a solar startup promising 20 percent module efficiency gains due to specially coated glass, raised $2.5 million in initial financing to begin commercializing its product.

Audi & Volkswagen Amp Up Their Plug-In Hybrid Offerings


Audi and Volkswagen are offering two new plug-in hybrid versions of their top of the line SUV models. PHEV 17.8 kWh battery Audi Q8 plug-in hybrid SUV Volkswagen Taureg

Major Storage Integrator Trend: Cabinet Enclosures See an Uptick in Popularity


This is an excerpt from the full Q3 2020 U.S. Energy Monitor report. Cabinets are all the rage today. For energy storage systems, anyway. Traditionally, cabinet-based energy storage enclosures have been more popular for smaller front-of-meter (i.e., those with around 10 megawatt-hours of capacity).

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SolarPower Europe & South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) Sign Cooperation Agreement


SolarPower Europe and the South African Photovoltaic Industry Association (SAPVIA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to strengthen cooperation and explore new business opportunities for solar companies in the European and South African solar market.

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Preparing for DRS introduction

Envirotec Magazine

Andrea Falco of HSM UK. The Scottish parliament has voted in favour of a deposit return scheme, set to be introduced in July 2022. Andrea Falco of recycling equipment firm HSM UK wonders how long will it be until England, Wales and NI follow, and considers how retailers can prepare.

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Iyadi Does The 200 KM Nairobi-To-Nanyuki Road Trip Nonstop Comfortably In VW e-Golf


Iyadi Iyadi is on a mission to help promote the adoption of electric vehicles in Kenya.

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