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Remaking Old Coal Plant Into Energy Storage Facility

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Four companies have taken on the challenge of repurposing an old coal plant into a 2MW battery-based energy storage facility for grid support (the storage capacity of the unit has not been indicated).

Why The BMW i3 Can’t Do Donuts, + Other Interesting Nuggets (Video)

Originally published on EVObsession by Kyle Field The guys over at the Autoline Network dug a bit deeper into the BMW i3 in a video discussion earlier this year, pulling in industry experts and BMW Product Management rep John Kelly to really unpack the car even further than just nuts and bolts… going all the way down to Why The BMW i3 Can’t Do Donuts, + Other Interesting Nuggets (Video) was originally posted on: PlanetSave.

2016 Green Car of the Year Award Winner

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Kyle Field The Green Car of the Year award is put together by the Green Car Journal and is its pick for the new car with the smallest footprint that year.

EVs & PVs — Driving on Sunshine

Originally published on CleanTechnica by Kyle Field This is an overview for how to assess a solar installation for a residential property and pair the system with an EV or two to generate your own power and drive on sunshine.

SunPower Unveils New Solar Products & Low-Key 2016 Guidance

Originally published on SolarLove Following in the wake of a respectable Q3 financial earnings report, US solar manufacturer SunPower has revealed a new line of solar panels and low-key financial guidance for 2016.

Solar Delivers Democratized Power For The Masses

Originally published on SolarLove by Kyle Field Solar-powered energy generation is really a game changer, but you probably know that already if you’re on SolarLove.

Washington-Based zHome Sets National Net-Zero Precedent

Originally published on CleanTechnica Builders seeking a net-zero energy home showcase can look to BuiltGreen’s zHome townhome complex in Issaquah, Washington.

Be-Wind Innovates In Small Wind Market

When you think of wind power, you probably think of the giant, elegant, slow-spinning wind turbine towers that cover natural landscapes like oversized white pinwheels missing a few blades.

Our Forests & Our Civilization: Interview Series With John Perlin – Part I

Some of you may know John Perlin, author of “Let It Shine: The 6,000-Year History of Solar Energy.”  A physics professor at University of California Santa Barbara, Mr.

Lower Austria Claims 100% Renewable Electricity

Originally published on CleanTechnica Lower Austria, the largest of Austria’s nine states, has announced it now generates 100% of its electricity from renewable sources.

West Oakland Takes on King Coal

Originally published on EdenKeeper The historic neighborhood of West Oakland, California is one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s last bastions of true grit.

Department Of Energy Updates Report On Utility Scale Solar

Originally published on Solar Love This 2014 report from the US Department of Energy provides an empirical analysis of project cost, performance, and pricing trends in the United States.

Win a 2015 Tesla Model S in This Raffle

The Illinois Solar Energy Association (ISEA) is raffling off a Tesla Model S to one lucky winner of their 2015 auction, who will get to drive all electric afterward in brand new 2015 EV.

“No-Compromise Car” = No Such Thing

Originally published on EV Obsession. People (especially advertisers) are fond of calling plug-in hybrid and long-range, fully electric cars “no-compromise cars.” In fact, there’s no such thing as a no-compromise car… and I’m a little tired of hearing the nonsensical term.

SolarCity MyPower Loan Comes With Yellow (Red?) Flags

Originally published on Solar Love. A couple of months ago, I wrote an article about SolarCity’s “shockingly high MyPower prices” compared to competitors’ prices.

Tesla’s Insane Innovation

Originally published on CleanTechnica. By Kyle Field We spend a lot of time here on CleanTechnica discussing the many benefits of EVs, but there have been a few “hidden” benefits to driving EVs that were nice surprises when we actually started driving one full time.

84% of LEAF Charging & 87% of Volt Charging Done At Home

Originally published on EV Obsession. For anyone contending that extended-range electric vehicles like the Chevy Volt shouldn’t classify as “electric vehicles,” here are two stats for you from the most comprehensive EV driver study conducted to date: Nissan LEAF average annual electric miles driven: 9,697 Chevy Volt average annual electric miles driven: 9,112 Looking at total 84% of LEAF Charging & 87% of Volt Charging Done At Home was originally posted on: PlanetSave.

Tesla Model 3 Will Be Mostly New Tech

Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla’s Chief Technology Officer, JB Straubel, recently revealed that the Model 3 will make use of mostly new technology — rather than simply reusing many of the technologies used in the Model S sedan and the Model X SUV.

Nissan LEAF, Chevy Volt, BMW i3 — Comparing 3 Top-Selling Electric Cars

Originally published on CleanTechnica. Aside from the amazing Tesla Model S 70D, Cadillac ELR, BMW i8, and Porsche Panamera S E-Hybrid — four high-priced heavyweights in the electric car segment — I test drove the Chevy Volt (for the first time!

BMW i3 vs Tesla Model S — Decisions, Decisions!

Originally published on EV Obsession. Well, I was hoping to get more clarity by test driving the BMW i3 and the Tesla Model S 70D one day after the other last week.