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Zachary Shahan
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Lives in Wroclaw, Poland
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Originally published on Solar Love. Vivint Solar, a national home solar company, will reportedly partner with SolarEdge, one of the leading suppliers of power inverters and power optimizers, to bring leading-edge technology to all Vivint customers coast…
Originally published on Solar Love. Vivint Solar, a national home solar company, will reportedly partner with SolarEdge, one of the leading suppliers of power inverters and power optimizers, to bring leading-edge technology to all Vivint customers coast to coast, according to a recent SolarEdge press release. SolarEdge inverters have an embedded rapid shutdown capability that provides an
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Originally published on EV Obsession. The first thing that you think of when you hear “the Koch brothers” is a Tesla Model S, isn’t it? No? Me neither. But apparently Tesla Motors and the Koch brothers aren’t separated from each other by a solid…
Originally published on EV Obsession. The first thing that you think of when you hear
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General Motors is oftentimes its own worst enemy, though the older I get the more I come to appreciate their devotion to technology, if not their boneheaded, bottom line-driven decisions. The Chevy Spark EV is a great example of a car more people would…
General Motors is oftentimes its own worst enemy, though the older I get the more I come to appreciate their devotion to technology, if not their boneheaded, bottom line-driven decisions. The Chevy...
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Organized by the Middle East Solar Industry Association in partnership with the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, a two-day renewable energy forum was recently hosted in Cairo, Egypt. Bringing together over 150 government policymakers,…
Organized by the Middle East Solar Industry Association in partnership with the Ministry of Electricity and Renewable Energy, a two-day renewable energy forum was recently hosted in Cairo, Egypt. B...
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by Paige Carratturo, CEO and Founder of Enertech Search Partners. In the cleantech space, grid-edge companies are hot. These startups are growing up quickly and almost all of them started out leveraging their “cool factor” to attract talent. They are…
by Paige Carratturo, CEO and Founder of Enertech Search Partners. In the cleantech space, grid-edge companies are hot. These startups are growing up quickly and almost all of them started out leveraging their “cool factor” to attract talent. They are working hard to transform our old electrical infrastructure into one that serves our new 3-D Era
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The fourth anniversary of the multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi no. 1 power plant passed in relative quiet, but events there have hardly become less troubling. The good news first: TEPCO and its contractors have now completed the move of all…
The fourth anniversary of the multiple meltdowns at the Fukushima Daiichi no. 1 power plant passed in relative quiet, but events there have hardly become less troubling. The good news first: TEPCO and its contractors have now completed the move of all spent and fresh fuel from the high and wide-open secondary containment of reactor
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Originally published on EV Obsession. At what point does a niche vehicle stop being, well, niche? Though electric car sales represent just 0.5% of new car sales world, the numbers are starting to add up to a meaningful impact. Sales of the Nissan LEAF…
Originally published on EV Obsession. At what point does a niche vehicle stop being, well, niche? Though electric car sales represent just 0.5% of new car sales world, the numbers are starting to add up to a meaningful impact. Sales of the Nissan LEAF have exceeded 170,000 vehicles worldwide since 2010, more than double its next
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Reports in Scottish media, quoting statistics from WWF-Scotland and English-based WeatherEnergy, suggest that houses with solar panels installed received enough electricity to meet 100% of their needs. The data, provided by WeatherEnergy, analysts aiming…
Reports in Scottish media, quoting statistics from WWF-Scotland and English-based WeatherEnergy, suggest that houses with solar panels installed received enough electricity to meet 100% of their needs. The data, provided by WeatherEnergy, analysts aiming at interpreting UK weather into daily renewable energy production figures, and publicized by WWF-Scotland, proves that homes fitted with solar PV panels
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Originally published on EV Obsession. A new extended-range electric vehicle (EV) voucher program for fleet + business owners in the Chicago area was recently unveiled by VIA Motors — with the stated intention of reducing the initial costs associated with…
Originally published on EV Obsession. A new extended-range electric vehicle (EV) voucher program for fleet + business owners in the Chicago area was recently unveiled by VIA Motors -- with the stated intention of reducing the initial costs associated with purchasing one (or more) of its units. The voucher program applies to the EV company's extended-range pickup
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Originally published on SolarLove.org. Prioritizing ease-of-use for home solar installers, and long-term value for homeowners, a new partnership between Sungage Financial and SMA America is offering innovations in home solar finance. Sungage Financial, a…
Originally published on SolarLove.org. Prioritizing ease-of-use for home solar installers, and long-term value for homeowners, a new partnership between Sungage Financial and SMA America is offering innovations in home solar finance. Sungage Financial, a leading residential solar finance platform, is making it easier for homeowners to realize the financial benefits of solar ownership while saving on energy
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The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission announced net-metering guidelines for Delhi in 2014, allowing consumers to generate solar power for their own use while feeding the surplus into the network of distribution companies. Now, two Discoms…
The Delhi Electricity Regulatory Commission announced net-metering guidelines for Delhi in 2014, allowing consumers to generate solar power for their own use while feeding the surplus into the network of distribution companies. Now, two Discoms in Delhi announced recently that they have started net-metering at six locations in the city --- four residential, one commercial building in south Delhi and
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An increasing number of international financial institutions are now looking to partner with India to help it realise the ambitious renewable energy capacity additions targets the government has set for the next five to seven years. The International…
An increasing number of international financial institutions are now looking to partner with India to help it realise the ambitious renewable energy capacity additions targets the government has set for the next five to seven years. The International Finance Corporation (IFC) has announced that it has entered into an agreement with the Indian Renewable Energy Development Agency
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Introduction
Temporary flash of light, person, director of CleanTechnica.com and Planetsave.com.

Founder of Solar Love, EV Obsession, & Bikocity.

Love light, life, peace, soccer, solar energy, wind energy, electric cars & scooters, cool cities, funny stuff, green stuff, photography, spirituality. 

Learning a little bit every day (i hope).
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On a "top 20 fuel economy influencers" list with Obama & the heads of most major auto companies. Interviewed by CNBC & Harvard Business Review for my clean energy expertise. Director of the #1 cleantech website in the world.
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Professional Blogger & Website Director
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  • Important Media
    Site Director, Blogger, 2008 - present
  • Important Media
    Publishing Services Manager, 2011 - 2012
  • SPEED School of English
    English Teacher, 2008 - 2012
  • Change.org; LiveOAK Media; Fun Times Guide to Green Living; Green Living Ideas; Blue Living Ideas
    Green Blogger, 2010 - 2011
  • Alliance for Community Choice in Transportation
    Executive Director, 2007 - 2008
  • Center for Urban and Regional Studies (UNC)
    Urban Research Consultant, 2005 - 2006
  • Whole Foods Market
    Produce Associate Team Leader, 2004 - 2005
  • San Mateo County Planning & Building Dept
    Planning Intern, 2006 - 2006
  • The Granary (health food store) & various service sector jobs
    Various, 1997 - 2004
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Wroclaw, Poland
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Sarasota, Florida - Sarasota, Florida, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, North Carolina, Charlottesville, Virginia, Groningen, the Netherlands, Sunnyvale, California, Ithaca, New York
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Gamesa Wins Fresh Orders Worth 194 MW In India
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Spanish wind energy technology provider Gamesa is progressing well on its plan to expand its footprint in the Indian wind energy market. The

New Tool For Renewable Energy Developers From IRENA
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The International Renewable Energy Agency has just released an exciting tool for renewable energy entrepreneurs, urban planners, and researc

Belgium Energy Mix Of All Renewable Energy By 2050?
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Four Belgian energy ministers, the federal minister, and three regional ministers commissioned three scientific partners as part of an effor

Tesla’s 3 Huge Competitive Advantages
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla has several big competitive advantages, imho. I'm actually going to discuss 5 below, but I want

Electrovaya’s Acquisition Of Evonik Litarion GmbH Complete, Along With L...
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The noted Canadian lithium-ion battery developer/manufacturer Electrovaya has completed its acquisition of Evonik Litarion GmbH -- along wit

Which Sustainable Companies Are the Best for the World?
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The most reputable sustainable business list is from B Corporation, which has the most recent and most comprehensive look at the true sustai

Avis Denmark Will Soon Own The Biggest Fleet Of Nissan EVs In Europe
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AVIS Denmark will soon possess the largest fleet of Nissan-made electric vehicles (EV) in the whole of Europe, following the signing of a ne

Tesla Model X & Model 3 On Schedule
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Originally published on EV Obsession. The delivery schedule for Tesla's Model X SUV is still on track, going by the company's most recent fi

CarbonCount™ Investment Tool Wins At BNEF Summit
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The Alliance to Save Energy -- a coalition of prominent business, government, environmental, and consumer leaders -- has scored big at the B

Wunder Capital Solar Investing, Toshiba Grid Storage… (Clean Electricity...
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Here's some more solar, storage, and overall clean electricity news and commentary for you: Solar Solar Panels Quality Assurance Rating Syst

Value Of Solar Q&A — A Square Cheeseburger In A Round Hole
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Originally posted at ilsr.org In 2013, Minnesota was the first state to adopt a value of solar policy as an alternative to net metering. It

GE Providing 8 MWh Of Utility-Scale Energy Storage For Cali Con Edison P...
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General Electric will be providing Con Edison with an 8 MWh energy storage system for a site in Central Valley, California, according to a r

New Report From ORNL Details US Hydropower Fleet
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Until now, the US hydropower fleet has never been fully documented, but a new report conducted by the US Department of Energy's Oak Ridge Na

Qiantu K50 Event! Chinese Electric Supercar Revealed
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Originally published on Gas2. Elon Musk showed conventional automakers the right way to sell electric cars by starting at the top of the mar

Volvo’s XC90 PHEV More Popular Than Expected
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Originally published on Gas2. The Volvo XC90 PHEV due to go on sale in America later this year has proven to be more popular than Volvo’s pr

Reserve Bank Of India Notifies Renewable Energy Under Priority Sector Le...
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In an attempt to align itself with the policy priorities of the Indian government, the Reserve Bank of India has revised the priority sector

GE Will Supply Inverters To Japan’s Largest Solar PV Project
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GE continues to expands its footprint in the Japanese solar power market through financial as well as technology-based partnerships. [captio

Composite Nanotube PV Module Frame Expected To Reduce Electricity Costs
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From a Hong Kong location, Wuxi Suntech and Taiwan Carbon Nanotube Technology announced April 16 the successful development of the world's f

Huge Payoff For EV Battery Range — Potentially 3X More Capacity — If Qui...
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The Iron Age has come and gone, but researchers are drooling over the prospect of a super-efficient lithium-ion battery based on iron fluori

Neighbor to Neighbor Car Rentals
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Here's a truly great business idea. Maybe even the next Craigslist or eBay. Rent your car to a neighbor when you don't need to use it. You c