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Originally published on Planetsave.com Significantly boosting electricity generation from renewable sources in the upcoming years, Saudi Arabia is expected to experience robust growth in its solar power market, with a special focus on Concentrated Solar…
Originally published on Planetsave.com Significantly boosting electricity generation from renewable sources in the upcoming years, Saudi Arabia is expected to experience robust growth in its solar ...
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The EV company Motiv Power System started slow with a handful of electric trucks and buses, now its racing into commercial production with a new factory.
Sure, you could make an amazing electric vehicle from scratch like our friends over at Tesla Motors, but a company called Motiv Power Systems has figured out another way to get more EVs into the hands of more people, sooner rather than later. Motiv's secret sauce is an all-electric powertrain that can be assembled onto
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A subsidiary of Arizona-based Amtech Systems has received an 800 MW order for its solar power diffusion system. The subsidiary is Tempress Solutions, which is located in the Netherlands. The order was placed by a Chinese solar company, but it was not…
A subsidiary of Arizona-based Amtech Systems has received an 800 MW order for its solar power diffusion system. The subsidiary is Tempress Solutions, which is located in the Netherlands. The order was placed by a Chinese solar company, but it was not identified. Apparently, it is a leading manufacturer in China (as would be expected
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Today’s electric vehicles are aimed primarily at regular consumers, rather than the commercial fleets that make up a big chunk of automakers sales. A team of scientists and engineers from TUM Create and NTU is taking a different approach to EVs,…
Today’s electric vehicles are aimed primarily at regular consumers, rather than the commercial fleets that make up a big chunk of automakers sales. A team of scientists and engineers from TUM Create and NTU is taking a different approach to EVs, developing a purpose-built electric taxi called the EVA with 200 kilometers (124 miles) of driving
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Originally published on EV Obsession. Three years ago, thousands of Americans leased a Nissan LEAF as part of the first wave of electric car early adopters. This summer, many of those leases expire, and some Nissan dealers have expressed concern that…
Originally published on EV Obsession. Three years ago, thousands of Americans leased a Nissan LEAF as part of the first wave of electric car early adopters. This summer, many of those leases expire, and some Nissan dealers have expressed concern that their lots will be filled with high-mileage LEAFs coming off lease. In fact, some dealers are
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Originally published on EV Obsession. One of the biggest concerns surrounding climate change is rising ocean levels and increasingly catastrophic storm events that lead to major flooding. Flooded disaster areas can be all but unreachable via conventional…
Originally published on EV Obsession. One of the biggest concerns surrounding climate change is rising ocean levels and increasingly catastrophic storm events that lead to major flooding. Flooded disaster areas can be all but unreachable via conventional vehicles, even if they happen to have access to hard-to-find fuel. While one may not think electric cars and water would
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Three Canadian entrepreneurs are dedicated to bringing electricity to people who have never had any via solar power systems that unlock the power of the sun
Three Canadian entrepreneurs are dedicated to bringing electricity to people who have never had any via solar power systems that unlock the power of the sun
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West Virginia is coal country, so it is somewhat shocking to hear of solar power co-ops popping up there, but apparently they are. The first meeting of the Charleston solar co-op will be held soon at West Virginia State University. Co-ops have already…
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One of the big unknowns when it comes to buying a first-generation plug-in vehicle is what will happen to resale values a few years later. We’re starting to get an idea, though, as the first wave of Chevy Volts and Nissan LEAFs come off of lease, and it’s…
One of the big unknowns when it comes to buying a first-generation plug-in vehicle is what will happen to resale values a few years later. We’re starting to get an idea, though, as the first wave of Chevy Volts and Nissan LEAFs come off of lease, and it’s not a pretty picture at first glance. Carlypso
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By Darryn Van Hout Let’s be honest, the cost of electricity has made a huge contribution to the high cost of living and the difficulties Australian families experience in balancing their family budgets. According to a survey carried out by Ernst & Young…
By Darryn Van Hout Let’s be honest, the cost of electricity has made a huge contribution to the high cost of living and the difficulties Australian families experience in balancing their family budgets. According to a survey carried out by Ernst & Young in October 2014, a third of all Australians missed a payment for their electricity usage
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Originally published on EV Obsession. While a few states have offered buyers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids thousands of dollars in tax rebates, Connecticut offered that cash to dealerships instead. That plan apparently hasn’t turned out so…
Originally published on EV Obsession. While a few states have offered buyers of electric vehicles and plug-in hybrids thousands of dollars in tax rebates, Connecticut offered that cash to dealerships instead. That plan apparently hasn’t turned out so well, as Connecticut ranks far back in electric vehicle adoption. To fix that, the state will begin offering
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Like the story of David and Goliath, one First Nations woman stood alone against a mighty mining company and won global recognition.
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  • New College of Florida
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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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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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800 MW Of Amtech’s Solar Power Diffusion Tech Ordered By Chinese Solar C...
cleantechnica.com

A subsidiary of Arizona-based Amtech Systems has received an 800 MW order for its solar power diffusion system. The subsidiary is Tempress S

Why Falling Nissan LEAF Values Aren’t Such A Bad Thing
cleantechnica.com

One of the big unknowns when it comes to buying a first-generation plug-in vehicle is what will happen to resale values a few years later. W

Nissan Offers Current LEAF Leaseholders $5000 Buyout Credit
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on EV Obsession. Three years ago, thousands of Americans leased a Nissan LEAF as part of the first wave of electric car

Like David and Goliath, Woman Fights Company - EdenKeeper
edenkeeper.org

Like the story of David and Goliath, one First Nations woman stood alone against a mighty mining company and won global recognition.

Top 10 CleanTechnica Stories of the Week
cleantechnica.com

In case you missed any of these, I encourage you to have a look now: Today’s Solar Panels Can Power The World, MIT Study Finds (via Solar Lo

Tesla Model S Toys Now Hitting The Market — Hot Wheels & Matchbox Le...
cleantechnica.com

Many would no doubt argue that fancy cars are, in a ways, toys -- just expensive, high-quality ones for rich grown people, rather than relat

Zero Motorcycles Slashing Prices Due To Dropping Battery Costs
cleantechnica.com

Thanks to falling batter costs (and increasing battery energy density), the electric motorcycle provider Zero Motorcycles recently slashed t

Renewable Energy Land Requirements To Power US With Solar
cleantechnica.com

Some folks believe renewable energy land requirements are enormous when it comes to powering homes with solar electricity. But when Tesla En

Uruguay Receives $216 Million Loan For Wind Energy Projects
cleantechnica.com

Uruguay’s renewable energy sector has received a major boost with two wind energy projects bagging substantial financial support. The Inter-

Giant Wind Turbines Could Boost US Renewable Energy Production
planetsave.com

Giant wind turbines could give a big boost to renewable energy production in the US, especially in southeastern states says a new report fro

New 2016 Chevy Volt Ad: The Car Of Tomorrow
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on EV Obsession. A new video ad for the 2016 Chevy Volt plug-in hybrid (also known as the Volt 2.0) was recently posted

Samsung SDI Has Begun Operations At Former Magna Steyr Battery Pack Plant
cleantechnica.com

Operations have now officially begun at Samsung SDI's most recently acquired battery pack factory, according to recent reports. The new Sams

Sustainable Energy for All (SE4All) Initiative Gathers Steam
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The Sustainable Energy for All initiative held its second annual Forum in the UN General Assembly Hall last week. SE4All is a multi-stakehol

German State Piloting “Umweltstreifen” Program — Lane For Low-Emissions ...
cleantechnica.com

Drivers of electric vehicles (EVs) and other types of low-emissions vehicles in the German state of Baden-Wuerttemberg will soon have access

Sungevity + E.ON Unveil Plans For German Solar Market
cleantechnica.com

The solar energy company Sungevity and the electric utility company E.ON announced their intent all the way back in June 2014 to partner tog

Green Leases Could Save US Office Buildings $3.3 Billion Annually
cleantechnica.com

Buildings are the United States’ single-biggest energy consumer, and commercial buildings generate much of this demand, spanning roughly 87

Solar Schools & Good Energy Awards Kids’ Creativity
cleantechnica.com

Originally published on SolarLove.org An innovative partnership has been sparking children's creativity across the UK, encouraging them to

How It’s Made — Dream Car Tesla Model S
cleantechnica.com

I am not a car buff. I'm actually not a car kind of person at all. However, there is just something about a Tesla. So with all the terrific

Life Beyond Tesla: Metropolitan Solutions Berlin & Urban Mobility
cleantechnica.com

I like Tesla as much as the next gal but, I can't wait until the Matchbox edition comes out so I can get one. In the meantime, we were on ou

Solar Parity Coming Faster Than Expected
cleantechnica.com

Originally posted at ilsr.org. Back in 2012, ILSR released a pair of reports on the solar Rooftop Revolution, noting that one-third of Ameri