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Perovskite solar panels are more efficient that silicon panels. They are flexible and cost less. Will they ever make it out of the lab and into our world?
Perovskite solar panels are more efficient that silicon panels. They are flexible and cost less. Will they ever make it out of the lab and into our world?
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The oceans are huge carbon sinks for the world. Fish and whales comprise only a tiny part of their overall biomass. Nevertheless, studies have shown that fishing and whaling by humans have altered ...
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Originally published on Kompulsa. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recommended battery second use (B2U) as a way to offset the cost of electric vehicles and improve electricity grid stability. What is B2U? Battery second use is just…
Originally published on Kompulsa. The National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) has recommended battery second use (B2U) as a way to offset the cost of electric vehicles and improve electricity grid stability. What is B2U? [caption id=
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The Republic of Korea (South Korea) is one of the 44 countries that have submitted emissions pledges to the official United Nations INDC list. South Korea is one of the fastest growing emitters in the developed world and is in the top 10 (#7, in April) on…
The Republic of Korea (South Korea) is one of the 44 countries that have submitted emissions pledges to the official United Nations INDC list. South Korea is one of the fastest growing emitters in the developed world and is in the top 10 (#7, in April) on the world list. [caption id=
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Researchers pass along great news about developing low cost, efficient solar cells based on perovskites, so have a happy [fossil energy] Independence Day.
Since we're celebrating Independence Day this weekend over here in the USA, we're sharing this fireworksy image of perovskite crystals emailed to us by the folks at Los Alamos National Laboratory. Better known for its work on nukes, the lab has been hot on the trail of next-generation, super-efficient solar cells, and it looks like
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Originally published on Solar Love. When Tesla announced the Powerwall, its home energy storage product, it was stated that SolarCity* would be offering the Powerwall to its customers in Hawaii and California. However, details were slim. Now, SolarCity…
Originally published on Solar Love. When Tesla announced the Powerwall, its home energy storage product, it was stated that SolarCity* would be offering the Powerwall to its customers in Hawaii and California. However, details were slim. Now, SolarCity has officially announced
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Originally published on Energy Post. By Sonja van Renssen The EU is on the verge of a full redesign of its electricity market. Market rules need to be updated to the reality of a much more decentralised system where renewables and the consumer are king.…
Originally published on Energy Post. By Sonja van Renssen The EU is on the verge of a full redesign of its electricity market. Market rules need to be updated to the reality of a much more decentralised system where renewables and the consumer are king. This is the essential next step in the European energy transition. It
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Time to drop a lot more Tesla, EV, bicycling, and transit news and views on you Enjoy this link drop! Tesla Range Estimation Fluctuation Finally Took Delivery Of My New 70D – WOW! P85D 0 to 60 Time — WOW… but what about charge levels? Which Is Worse? 100%…
Time to drop a lot more Tesla, EV, bicycling, and transit news and views on you Enjoy this link drop! Tesla Range Estimation Fluctuation Finally Took Delivery Of My New 70D - WOW! P85D 0 to 60 Time -- WOW... but what about charge levels? Which Is Worse? 100% SOC or Nearly Empty? Top 5 Reasons For Buying A Model S Tesla Is Not Rich Person's Toy In
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So, have you heard the story of the boy who cried “fuel cell vehicle feasibility”? Don’t worry, this isn’t a re-telling. It’s an investigation of one of the hurdles fuel cells face in their quest for respect from the cleantech crowd. Namely, can the…
So, have you heard the story of the boy who cried “fuel cell vehicle feasibility”? Don’t worry, this isn’t a re-telling. It’s an investigation of one of the hurdles fuel cells face in their quest for respect from the cleantech crowd. Namely, can the hydrogen ever come clean? Most hydrogen produced today comes from fossil natural gas
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If they snapped their fingers and had hydrogen fuelling everywhere,

...and it cost 1¢ per mile for fuel,

...I STILL wouldn't want it!

Once you get used to fueling at home you NEVER want to go back to depending on "gas stations."
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Originally published on 1Sun4All. MORE BREAKING NEWS from Solar Impulse 2 (Si2): I feel exhilarated by this extraordinary journey. I have climbed the equivalent altitude of Mount Everest five times without much rest. The team at the Mission Control Center…
Originally published on 1Sun4All. MORE BREAKING NEWS from Solar Impulse 2 (Si2): I feel exhilarated by this extraordinary journey. I have climbed the equivalent altitude of Mount Everest five times without much rest. The team at the Mission Control Center in Monaco (MCC) was my eyes and my ears. The MCC was battling to give me the possibility to rest and
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Originally published on 1Sun4All. BREAKING NEWS from Solar Impulse 2 (Si2): André Borschberg aboard the Solar Impulse 2 will touch down at Kalaeola Airport in Hawaii at approximately 6:00 am local time (16:00 UTC). Solar Impulse 2 is carrying the message…
Originally published on 1Sun4All. BREAKING NEWS from Solar Impulse 2 (Si2): André Borschberg aboard the Solar Impulse 2 will touch down at Kalaeola Airport in Hawaii at approximately 6:00 am local time (16:00 UTC). Solar Impulse 2 is carrying the message of a clean future from Nagoya to Hawaii with #FutureIsClean. After breaking absolute distance and duration world records for solar aviation and a few
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When Tesla announced the Powerwall, its home energy storage product, it was stated that SolarCity* would be offering the Powerwall to its customers in Hawaii and California. However, details were slim. Now, SolarCity has officially announced “energy…
When Tesla announced the Powerwall, its home energy storage product, it was stated that SolarCity* would be offering the Powerwall to its customers in Hawaii and California. However, details were s...
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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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Sarasota, Florida - Sarasota, Florida, Chapel Hill, Carrboro, North Carolina, Charlottesville, Virginia, Groningen, the Netherlands, Sunnyvale, California, Ithaca, New York
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Record Tesla Model S Deliveries Surpass Tesla’s Expectations
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on EV Obsession. Tesla* has released quarter 2 delivery data for its single on-the-market model, the Model S. Previousl

Mitsubishi Outlander PHEV Is #1 Again
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on EV Obsession. The Mitsubishi Outlander Plug-In Hybrid (PHEV) is topping market after market these days. With strong

Microsoft HoLoLens Brings 3-D To Architects
greenbuildingelements.com

The new Microsoft HoLoLens system lets architects visualize project details in 3-D and in real time, boosting accuracy and creativity while

Nissan LEAF & Chevy Volt Sales Down As Buyers Wait For New Models?
evobsession.com

June was a pretty poor month for US electric car sale when compared to June 2014. Of course, most electric cars on the market are compliance

Q2 Tesla Model S Deliveries Surpass Tesla's Highest Estimate
evobsession.com

Tesla* has released quarter 2 delivery data for its single on-the-market model, the Model S. Previously, Tesla said that it expected to deli

Westermost Rough Offshore Wind Park Officially Inaugurated
cleantechnica.com

The Westermost Rough offshore wind park was inaugurated on Wednesday, bringing into operation the first commercial offshore project based on

No Fracking In New York, Says DEC
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on Red, Green and Blue by Acadia Otlowski Residents of New York state need not worry, there will be no fracking in New

Tesla Model X Reservations Twice What Model S Reservations Were?
evobsession.com

Some serious crowdsourcing by members of the Tesla Motors Club (and, most specifically, Model X reservation holders) and some nice sleuthing

No Fracking In New York Says DEC - Red, Green, and Blue
redgreenandblue.org

There will be no fracking in New York State, according to a findings statement by the state DEC.

Vestas Announces 860 MW Worth Of Orders In Five Days
cleantechnica.com

Vestas Wind Systems has announced orders worth a total of 860 MW over the space of five days, covering seven orders in five countries. Earli

Solarcentury Unveils Elegant BIPV “SunStation”
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on Solar Love. Homeowners demanding more

Vestas To Supply 150 MW To Texas Wind Farm
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Vestas has confirmed that it will be supplying 150 MW worth of wind turbines to the Salt Fork wind power plant in Texas. EDF Renewable Energ

BREAKING: China INDC Puts World Emission Plans Over 50%
cleantechnica.com

As telegraphed by promises last fall and repeated as recently as yesterday by Yang Yanyi, Beijing’s ambassador to the EU, China has kept its

Share Of Solar Should Not Be Limited By Capacity Factor
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on Lenz Blog. By Karl-Friedrich Lenz I recall that I discussed the strange theory of limiting the market share of some

Effects of Global Warming on Humans - From 2015 IPCC AR5 Data
planetsave.com

Not only posing significant risks for Earth's natural systems, the effects of global warming on humans and human systems have only recently

“Car Of The Century” Is Tesla Model S, Car & Driver Writes In 70D Re...
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on EV Obsession. In a recent article, the highly regarded and long-respected industry magazine Car & Driver gave pretty

World Bank Extends Financial Guarantees To 50 MW Solar Projects In Jordan
cleantechnica.com

Jordan’s solar power program has received yet another boost as the World Bank has extended financial guarantees to four solar power projects

EnviroMission Reports Progress On The First Solar Chimney In India
cleantechnica.com

Australia based EnviroMission, a technology developer working on a solar chimney concept, has reported its progress on efforts to commercial

A Big Jolt For Electric Vehicle Range & Fuel Efficiency, Sparked By ...
cleantechnica.com

Okay, so it was only a toy Jeep, but when it rolled around the floor flashing its LED headlights, this particular toy Jeep demonstrated a fi

Solar Impulse Has Successfully Flown 33% of the Way to Hawaii (Video)
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on 1Sun4All. André Borschberg, cofounder, CEO, and pilot of Solar Impulse 2 (Si2), is at the controls of the first sola