Air Pollution Can Cut Solar Panel Efficiency By Up To 25%

Clean Power Published on April 27th, 2017 by Steve Hanley 0 April 27th, 2017 by Steve Hanley  A new study has disturbing news for India’s solar power industry. It claims that dust and particulate matter (often a by-product of diesel engines) can reduce solar panel efficiency by 17% to 25%. Half this reduction comes from dust … Read more

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Is rooftop solar just a toy for the wealthy?

It costs about an average of $20,000 to put solar arrays on your roof. That’s roughly the price of a decent used car or a professional model bassoon. And it used to be more expensive.  In the mid-2000s, companies rolled out innovative financing models making solar system purchases easier. Through leases and power purchase agreements, … Read more

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France’s Presidential Election Could Yield Two Different Futures for Nuclear and Renewables

To many, France’s ongoing elections are the latest showdown between the liberal world order and a new brand of right-wing populism. That narrative follows a similar path in energy. France’s elections are pitting nuclear versus renewables, closed markets versus open, and disruption versus protectionism. France is going through a quite radical revaluation of its electricity … Read more

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Elon Musk Has Surprise Meeting With China’s Vice Premier Wang Yang

Clean Transport Published on April 27th, 2017 by Steve Hanley 0 April 27th, 2017 by Steve Hanley  China Xinhua News tweeted a photo of Elon Musk meeting privately with China’s powerful Vice Premier Wang Yang on Tuesday. The meeting took place without any prior announcement. Optics are exceedingly important in Chinese life. The fact that Wang … Read more

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Tesla Has An Army Of Kuka Robots Waiting To Be Installed On Model 3 Assembly Line

Cars Published on April 27th, 2017 by Steve Hanley 0 April 27th, 2017 by Steve Hanley  If you thought a company that plans to start mass producing a new electric car on July 1 would have its factory finished already, think again. According to Teslarati, a person claiming to be a field service engineer for … Read more

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Queensland’s Biggest Power Station Is Now Its 1,805 Megawatts Of Rooftop Solar Capacity

Clean Power Published on April 27th, 2017 by Giles Parkinson 0 April 27th, 2017 by Giles Parkinson  Originally published on RenewEconomy. The 1,805MW of solar PV capacity on the rooftops of Queensland homes and business now amount to be the biggest power station by capacity in the state, overtaking the 1,780MW of the Gladstone coal … Read more

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