Author: Zachary Shahan

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Detroit Electric, US Electric Car Leaders, Nissan Le Mans Hybrid, & Public Transit’s Massive Savings (Cleantech Talk #4)

Update: we’re on iTunes! Also published on EV Obsession, Gas2, and CleanTechnica. Chris and I just wrapped up our 4th podcast. We’ve improved the sound a bit via a new podcasting app (more improvements on that front coming next week), really gotten comfortable with the podcasting format, and are continuously trying to improve the show. […]

March 12th

Cleantech Talk Podcast #2

Also published on EV Obsession, Solar Love, CleanTechnica & GAS2. Chris DeMorro and I recorded our second “Cleantech Talk” podcast earlier today. It is embedded below for your listening pleasure. I’ve begun the process of getting the podcast included on iTunes, but it’s a bit complicated, so I didn’t want to wait for that to be […]

March 4th

Best Elon Musk Interview Yet?

Here’s a really interesting interview with the head of Tesla Motors, SolarCity, and SpaceX — Elon Musk. This is perhaps the most interesting interview I’ve seen with him, as it runs through life stories from age 6 to today. For some reason, it took me ages to get to this, and it is actually from 2013, but […]

January 1st

Solar Power Storage Prices Drop 25% In Germany… In <1 Year

Prices for German solar power storage systems have reportedly fallen 25% since the spring. The data come from the German Solar Industry Association (BSW-Solar). Also according to BSW-Solar, approximately 15,000 German households now use battery storage combined with solar power, and that number has been growing faster and faster as the costs have come down. As an example […]

December 28th

SunPower & Sunverge Team Up For Solar + Storage In US & Australia

One of the largest solar panel manufacturers in the world, the producer of the most efficient commercial solar modules on the planet, and a large solar developer — SunPower* — is teaming up with Sunverge Energy, a producer of “advanced Solar Integration System (SIS) energy storage solutions to residential customers and utilities.” Basically, the two […]

December 18th

Community Solar Power To Blow Up With First Solar Jumping In

There has long been a huge gap in the solar market, a gap between large, utility-scale solar projects and rooftop solar projects. It would be a disservice to numerous companies, organizations, citizen investors, and solar-supportive politicians to say that there has been nothing between those two installation types, but this middle space has long been […]

December 16th

Solar Gets The Glory, But Your Boiler Is Important Too!

I love writing about the coolest cleantech solutions on the planet — solar panels, wind turbines, learning thermostats, LEDs, and electric cars. However, there are a lot of improvements you can make in your home to cut your energy use to a large degree. One of those is concerns one of the “least-cool” technologies running your home: […]

December 14th

How To Advance The EV Revolution (Report)

Originally published on EV Obsession. Some good people at Urban Foresight, the International Energy Agency, the Electric Vehicles Initiative, and Clean Energy Ministerial have put together an “EV City Casebook” that I highly recommend checking out (it’s free). The focus of the casebook is a summary of “50 big ideas shaping the future of electric mobility.” We’ll be […]

December 8th

Who Loves Tesla? Jeopardy, Big Bang Theory, Simpsons, Mike Tyson Mysteries

Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla keeps moving on up. It’s been getting picked up by more and more popular television shows. The Big Bang Theory Last month, The Big Bang Theory referenced the electric car leader that physicists, NASA engineers, actresses, waitresses, and everyone in between loves, as well as the scientist that electric car […]

December 8th

New SolarCity App Looks Fun & Useful

Originally published on Solar Love. SolarCity last week unveiled a new app that improves the solar customer experience, just for SolarCity customers of course. SolarCity customers can schedule appointments, track SolarCity crews headed to your house, track electricity production from their solar power systems, track their home energy use, as well as interact with the SolarCity […]

December 8th

Renault-Nissan Alliance Has Sold 200,000 Electric Vehicles

With 58% of the global zero-emission vehicle (ZEV) market, there’s a strong argument to be made that the Renault-Nissan Alliance is the top electric vehicle manufacturer in the world, and the world leader has just passed its 200,000th electric vehicle (EV) sale. Renault and Nissan EV drivers have now driven approximately 4 billion kilometers, far […]

November 27th