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SolarCity To Sell Battery Storage With Every System Within 5-10 Years

At a private shindig in little town called New York City last week, SolarCity CEO Lyndon Rive and Chairman Elon Musk (Lyndon’s cousin and also the CEO, Chief Product Architect, and Chairman of Tesla Motors) made a few casual but potentially world-changing announcements, as is practically a habit with Elon. Most notably, they stated that […]

September 21st

New York Solar School Program Unstealths

I know, “unstealths” is used more for startups than for educational programs, but I thought unstealths sounded more interesting for this New York solar school program than the standard alternatives. The program, K-Solar, is part of the $1 billion NY-Sun Initiative. 40 school districts have registered for the program. They are home to ~200 schools. […]

September 9th

Suntech Jumps Into Energy Storage With $25 Million Investment

Suntech was the largest solar module manufacturer in the world for years, then a combination of some illegal moves and a harsh financial environment for solar module manufacturers crushed the company, leading it to bankruptcy. Suntech is finally on the upswing after all of that. However, rather than focusing solely on solar, the Chinese company is […]

August 15th

Kiev Coworking Space Rocks!

Originally published on CleanTechnica. On a cleantech speaking tour of Ukraine, I was introduced to a wicked awesome coworking space in Kiev, Chasopys. Pictures below. Ukrainian green incubator Greencubator and solar company Activ Solar hosted me on a cleantech speaking tour around Ukraine last year. Lucky for me, this was before all of the political turmoil there […]

August 5th

Republican Scientists Tell Republican Global Warming Deniers Global Warming Is Caused By Humans (VIDEO)

Almost every practicing climate scientist on the planet has made it clear: the world is warming (i.e., heating up) and human activities are the reason. Almost every if not every national science academy has backed up this point. Popular scientific experts like Bill Nye “The Science Guy” and Neil deGrasse Tyson have done the same thing. Now, Republican […]

July 26th

Solar Leasing To Lose Ground To Solar Ownership In 2015

Solar leasing and solar power purchase agreements (PPAs)—in which homeowners don’t buy their solar power systems but simply the electricity that comes from them—have become extremely popular in the United States in recent years. The first such residential solar options were introduced in 2007, and they quickly grew and took over the majority of the residential […]

June 30th

Firenado — Global Heating, Here We Come (VIDEO)

Global warming? Fuggedaboutit — we’re in the age of global heating! This firenado (aka fire tornado, fire devil, or fire whirl), filmed recently in California, is a rare breed, but I have a feeling it’s going to be a lot less rare in the https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyNxdxRRx5U Here’s Wikipedia’s current writeup on firenado formation: A fire whirl consists of […]

May 28th