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Solar Cars 101 — Guide To The Basics Of Solar Powered Vehicles

Are solar powered cars viable in any real way? Is there a way to create vehicles that are powered by nothing but solar photovoltaic panels and that are useful in the real world? Is it possible to create solar cars that are competitive commercially? What kind of vehicle performance can be achieved when the added weight […]

June 6th

Electric Vehicle Revolution & Tesla Shuttles Come To Germany & Poland

CleanTechnica’s next Cleantech Revolution Tour is approaching, and it is packed with EV and clean energy leaders from around Europe who are intent on easing the way into a brighter future. Starting in Berlin (Germany) on June 27 (special networking activities), continuing on June 28 in Berlin (panel discussions and presentations), offering shuttle rides from Berlin to […]

May 30th

Lily & Zach Chat Tesla Production Target & Rooftop Solar Mandates

Originally published on CleanTechnica. I honestly love our community of readers here on CleanTechnica. But the size of everything has grown so large that I can’t keep up with Twitter, Google+, Facebook, or even email. I’ve tried and tried and tried. Additionally, while a spend a ton of time in the comments under our articles, […]

May 9th

Solar Impulse Pilot Talks With UN Secretary-General During Flight (Video)

Originally published on CleanTechnica. We’ve covered the pioneering around-the-world-in-a-solar-airplane flight currently underway by the team at Solar Impulse quite a lot here at CleanTechnica. I suppose more than a few observers of the Solar Impulse flight have wondered what exactly the pilots spend all of that time up there doing. While most of that time […]

May 2nd

SolarCity Produced Enough Electricity On March 22 To Power Tesla’s Entire EV Fleet

SolarCity’s total installed solar photovoltaic system network produced enough electricity on March 22 to power all of Tesla’s current fleet of more than 107,000 electric vehicles, according to a recent blog post on SolarCity’s website. To be more specific, the blog post stated that the company’s customers’ solar photovoltaic (PV) systems generated more than 8 million […]

April 16th

Another EV Expert Presenting At CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN, Energy-Efficient Event Location, & Other Updates

Via CleanTechnica: We’ve got several notable updates regarding our first cleantech conference — CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR → BERLIN — to share with you. First of all, we now have: → a Facebook event page (share with friends!) → an event webpage (which we’ll continuously update) → an eventbrite page for registering (again, register, and share with friends!) … and a confirmed […]

March 25th

High School Students Build Solar EV Charging Station

Originally published on Sustainnovate. By Henry Lindon A working solar electric vehicle charging station was recently built by a team of students at Mission Valley ROP/James Logan High School for entry into the Samsung Solve for Tomorrow Competition in STEM. As voting in the competition is performed via social media, it seems worth giving the […]

March 12th

What Electric Car Early Adopters & First Followers Want

This 11th and final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — is a summary of the whole report. Of course, I encourage you to read through the entire report, at least in parts here on CleanTechnica (where you can also dive into the comments under […]

February 2nd

Electric Car Benefits Most Loved By Buyers

In our 5th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into some of the best things about electric cars. Let’s skip and jump through some of the key reasons respondents are interested in EVs, as well as some of the ways greater interest […]

January 27th

BMW i3 One-Year Review (Video)

BMW BLOG is what it sounds like — a blog all about BMW. Apparently, it has 7 writers, and the shocking thing I just learned is that 5 of the 7 now have a BMW i3 (note that they all buy their own cars). In a one-year review of his BMW i3, one of these […]

January 4th

Tesla Model X Deliveries & Faraday Future (Cleantech Talk #15)

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Our latest episode of Cleantech Talk tackled the huge 5-year extension of the solar and wind energy tax credits, Tesla Model X deliveries, and Faraday Future. As always, you can listen and subscribe to our podcasts on iTunes or SoundCloud, or you can just listen by hitting the play button in the embedded […]

December 28th

Solar Cars Save Money

Originally published on Clean Power Research. By Gavin Novotny Is it possible to save more money by combining an electric vehicle (EV) with a home solar PV system rather than considering each individually? Often the answer is yes, and the additional savings can be substantial. To help energy consumers answer that question, residents of New […]

December 8th

Last Chance

As many of you know, I’m writing up a report based on four electric vehicle surveys we’ve been conducting. I’m getting close to writing up sections on the results, and am thus going to close the surveys soon. If you haven’t completed any of the applicable surveys yet, this is your “last chance.” I think I […]

October 14th