Solar Power & Farming: A Win–Win–Win–Win

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 28 Apr 2023 01:03:48 +0000

Solar energy is critical to almost all forms of farming. As we learn as kids, sunshine is a critical ingredient to plant growth. But what about the combination of solar power — solar PV power — and farming? For the most part, this combo has always tickled people’s interest and excited readers here on CleanTechnica. […]

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Industrial Heat Will Decarbonize With Electricity, Not Molecules, & Kanthal SVP Helps Us Understand Why

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Thu, 30 Mar 2023 16:45:32 +0000

DALL·E generated image of a wind turbine with electrical wires flowing to steel furnace, digital artI had the opportunity to sit down for 90 minutes with Dilip Chandrasekaran, engineer, materials science PhD and SVP of industrial heat leader Kanthal.

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More Green Batteries for Europe & USA — From Norway’s FREYR

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 28 Mar 2023 03:57:07 +0000

I recently spoke with FREYR CEO Tom Jensen for our CleanTech Talk podcast. We discussed FREYR’s plans for battery gigafactories in Europe and the USA, and particularly these regions catching up to China in EV battery production (including the battery supply chain). We also talked innovation in EV battery development and production. You can find […]

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The Magic of Heat Pumps: Transforming Homes & Combating Climate Change

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sun, 08 Jan 2023 02:40:44 +0000

DALL·E created image of a warm and comfortable home interior with a family in the style of impressionismHarvest Thermal is a company focused on electrifying home heating and hot water systems with its thermal storage heat pump technology. The system reduces homeowners’ energy costs and carbon emissions by shifting heat production to off-peak hours and optimizing energy use through stratified thermal storage and data-driven controls.

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Digging into EV Battery Mineral Market & Automaker Evolution with Mining Investor

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 21 Nov 2022 21:00:33 +0000

I recently sat down with Brian Menell, CEO and Chairman of TechMet, to talk EV battery mineral mining, investment in this fast-changing market, and the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. As someone whose company is investing in mines and lithium mining startups, Brian had more to share and more perspective on these matters than anyone […]

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Life with Ford F-150 Lightning

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Thu, 03 Nov 2022 13:42:24 +0000

I recently interviewed Aaron Smith, CEO of the Energy and Environmental Building Alliance (EEBA), about his new Ford F-150 Lightning and also his Ford Mustang Mach-E. There are a lot of fun notes and takeaways regarding these electric vehicles in the one-hour podcast, but probably the items that jumped out to me the most were […]

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Microgrids As A Service

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 10 Oct 2022 02:05:12 +0000

Microgrids are more and more popular every year. They offer tremendous benefits in terms of energy security, resilience, and energy independence. Though, our concept of a microgrid and how you put one together are probably far too simplistic, as I discovered recently when interviewing Michael Stadler, co-founder and CTO of Xendee, about microgrids and about […]

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