Clean Technica: Brazil Receives Requests For 392 MW Of Solar Power Projects Within One Week

 

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Brazil Receives Requests For 392 MW Of Solar Power Projects Within One Week

392 megawatts (MW) of solar is a lot. Brazil, which has been a wind energy leader for a long time, has started to get going in the solar energy arena. As a testament to that, in one recent week, it saw a tremendous surge of applications for solar power projects that totaled 392.4 MW. Brazil’s surge in a solar power focus has come (incidentally or on purpose) in conjunction with the upcoming FIFA World Cup … Read More

Brazil Receives Requests For 392 MW Of Solar Power Projects Within One Week was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others andsubscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or justvisit our homepage (yep, free).


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Tesla Supercharger Network Will Help You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse

Unless you’ve been pickled in The Walking Dead reruns for the past 24 hours, you are probably aware that Elon Musk, co-founder of the US electric vehicle manufacturer Tesla Motors, hosted a media roundtable on Thursday to let loose with yet another big announcement regarding the company’s Supercharger EV charging station network, which provides owners of the Model S sedan with free fast-charging services. Boy are we glad CleanTechnica got a seat at the table, … Read More

Tesla Supercharger Network Will Help You Survive The Zombie Apocalypse was originally published on:CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Ford To Buy Solar Power From 20 MW Mexico Solar Power Plant

This was a bit of a shocker to me. We all know that Google, IKEA, Walmart, Walgreens, Apple, GM, and several other major corporations have been investing heavily in solar power (presumably, to help combat climate change and to because it makes good financial sense), but this is the first I’ve heard about Ford investing in such solar power plants. Also, it’s interesting to hear that the plant is in Mexico. Mexico has tremendous (insanely good) solar … Read More

Ford To Buy Solar Power From 20 MW Mexico Solar Power Plant was originally published on:CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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$40,000, 200-Mile Electric Car From Tesla?

Back in early April, we wrote about Elon Musk’s statement that Tesla would manufacture an affordable electric car about half the price of the Tesla Model S by 2017. At the time, questions that popped up were: Which Model S (i.e. how much, exactly)? What kind of range would it get? Is it really going to happen — should we actually trust Elon this time? And, of course, will you please, please just give me … Read More

$40,000, 200-Mile Electric Car From Tesla? was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or justvisit our homepage (yep, free).


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Honda Fit EV Lease Down To $259/Month

Editor’s note: Just last week in my Top Electric Vehicle Stories of 2013 post, I noted that the Honda Fit EV is a great-looking EV with good specs but that “competing with the Leaf is no easy task these days.” In particular, after moving Leaf manufacturing to the US, Nissan was able to cut its price by several thousand dollars. It now offers a lease of as low as $199/month (with $1,999 down). Honda seems … Read More

Honda Fit EV Lease Down To $259/Month was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or justvisit our homepage (yep, free).


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NASA — New Solar Electric Ion Propulsion Engine Image Released

Editor’s note: NASA + solar… big geek win! And holy cow, Batman — look at that wicked NASA image! Try not to drool on your keyboard while you enjoy this Solar Love repost. NASA recently released a new image of its newest solar-electric propulsion thruster design. The design utilizes xenon ions for propulsion, offering the possibility of a much more efficient means of space travel than chemical rockets can provide. More energy-efficient space travel sounds … Read More

NASA — New Solar Electric Ion Propulsion Engine Image Released was originally published on:CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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New Jersey Votes “Yes” On Solar, 97.5 MW More

Editor’s note: New Jersey has been a clear solar leader for a long time. Per capita, last we checked, it was #2 in the United States. If the 50 US states were competing with the many countries of the world, it would be #6 per capita. The state seems to have taken some pride in this, and it isn’t letting up on its solar push. Below is the news on a big New Jersey solar … Read More

New Jersey Votes “Yes” On Solar, 97.5 MW Morewas originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or justvisit our homepage (yep, free).


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Capital Bikeshare Avoided 4.4 Million Miles Of Driving Annually ($704,000 Of Gas)

Editor’s note: If you like statistics, you’ll like this post. If you like bike statistics, you’ll love this post. Some interesting stuff here, and a lot to chew on. The article is reposted from Bikocity. Members of the Capital Bikeshare service drive 4.4 million miles (198 miles on average per person) less annually. Yep, that’s 22,222 people. If they all drove average cars that achieved 25 MPG, they would have saved 176,000   gallons of … Read More

Capital Bikeshare Avoided 4.4 Million Miles Of Driving Annually ($704,000 Of Gas) was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others andsubscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or justvisit our homepage (yep, free).


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Australia Approaches 22% Renewables By 2020, 51% by 2050

A new analysis of government data compiled by Green Energy Markets finds Australia on track to not only hit 22% renewables by 2020, but reach an unprecedented 51% of all electricity by 2050.

Australia Approaches 22% Renewables By 2020, 51% by 2050 was originally published on:CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Google Makes First Renewable Energy Investment In Africa

Upon completion, the Jasper Power Project will be one of the largest solar PV facilities on the African continent, capable of producing enough clean, renewable electricity to power some 30,000 South African home, as well as bringing about much in the way of positive, ecologically sustainable social development.

Google Makes First Renewable Energy Investment In Africa was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or justvisit our homepage (yep, free).


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Solar Plane Founders — Reddit Ask Me Anything May 31 1:00PM ET

Reddit’s hosting an “Ask Me Anything” with the pilots of Solar Impulse on Friday, May 31, at 1:00pm ET /10:00am PT / 19:00 CET André Borschberg, new absolute world distance record holder in solar aviation, and Bertrand Piccard, initiator and chairman of Solar Impulse, are both pilots of the well-traveled zero-fuel solar-powered airplane. They will answer questions from redditors (very easy to sign up) for 1 hour tomorrow! (Today if you happen to be reading this on … Read More

Solar Plane Founders — Reddit Ask Me Anything May 31 1:00PM ET was originally published on:CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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First Zero Net Energy Apartment Complex In San Diego Completed

Kyocera solar panels supply 100% of electricity at H.G. Fenton’s Solterra EcoLuxury Apartments, which also include smart thermostats, energy-saving smartphone apps and a drip irrigation system.

First Zero Net Energy Apartment Complex In San Diego Completed was originally published on:CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Tenaska Imperial Solar South First To Deliver Electricity To SDG&E’s Sunrise Powerlink

Delivering solar-generated electricity to SDG&E’s recently completed high-voltage transmission line marks a milestone for Imperial Valley residents,SDG&E and California’s efforts to forge a green energy infrastructure and economic ecosystem.

Tenaska Imperial Solar South First To Deliver Electricity To SDG&E’s Sunrise Powerlink was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or justvisit our homepage (yep, free).


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First Offshore Wind Turbine In North America!

The first grid-connected offshore turbine in North America, VolturnUS, is a sign of good industry taking hold in the Americas. In Maine, near Monhegan Island, a test of an offshore wind turbine will be launched tomorrow as a small beginning of a full-scale wind project. This has been long overdue, but it’s still a happy note worth celebrating. The University of Maine’s 65-foot wind turbine will be used as a test for a full-scale offshore wind … Read More

First Offshore Wind Turbine In North America! was originally published on: CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or justvisit our homepage (yep, free).


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New Durable High-Power Lithium-Ion Battery Developed In Germany

Scientists at the Centre for Solar Energy and Hydrogen Research (ZSW) in Ulm, Germany have developed a top-class lithium-ion battery, in terms of cycle stability – an important parameter for the lifetime. It is exceeding the current international state of technology for high-performance battery cells. More Than 85% of Capacity after 10,000 Cycles More than 10,000 full cycles have been achieved so far. With other values, such as the power density, the batteries are equivalent to those … Read More

New Durable High-Power Lithium-Ion Battery Developed In Germany was originally published on:CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 30,000 others and subscribe to our free RSS feedfollow us on Facebook (also free!), follow us on Twitter, or just visit our homepage (yep, free).


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Rumor Has It — Tesla To Triple Supercharger Network Size

I mentioned the news in my previous Tesla article earlier this morning, but that wasn’t the focus of the piece, so I thought I’d write another short one right now. Reportedly, Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk said at the AllThingsD D11 conference yesterday that he’d be announcing today that the Tesla Supercharger network would be tripling in size. Last night, I received notification about a Tesla Motors press conference later today, in which two or three members Read More

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