Community Solar Benefits Cooperatives and Customers

Credit to Author: Aaron Larson| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 19:24:02 +0000

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For some utilities, community solar is a way to offer consumers access to clean energy without requiring investment in rooftop solar. For others, it presents a means of strategically placing solar resources in the most beneficial locations. Meanwhile, many utilities view it as an opportunity to learn how best to integrate distributed energy resources (DERs). […]

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India x Cleantech — September 2019

Credit to Author: Saurabh| Date: Sun, 15 Sep 2019 03:33:41 +0000

Welcome to the inaugural issue of our new India x Cleantech series! On a monthly basis, we will pull news from across clean technology sectors in India into a single, concise summary article. Ongoing, this series will find a home over on CleanTechnica’s “Future Trends” page. Without further ado, here are this month’s highlights from India x Cleantech

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Tesla Announces Simple Pricing On Commercial Solar, $1.01/Watt (Will Blow Some Minds)

Credit to Author: Paul Fosse| Date: Sat, 14 Sep 2019 18:31:09 +0000

Yesterday, Elon announced California customers can now order commercial sizes of solar power in 5 minutes at Tesla.com/bigsolar. Instead of starting the process with a site survey or a roof inspection, Tesla just publishes this sizing guide and assumes the commercial customer knows the size of his or her roof. It isn’t about maximizing solar production, it is about simplifying the buying process. It’s easy to see the price per watt going down from $2.22 ($1.55 after the 30% federal tax credit) to $1.44 ($1.01 after tax credit)

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Tesla & Green Mountain Power Launch New Flat Rate Solar + Storage Bundles

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Wed, 11 Sep 2019 17:52:11 +0000

Tesla has kicked off a new initiative with progressive Vermont utility Green Mountain Power that lets customers lock in a flat monthly price for a solar-plus-storage system. The new program mirrors Tesla’s new tiered approach to solar rentals and loans, but with the addition of two Tesla Powerwalls to each system for an extra fee of $30 per month

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Lightyear Hosts Public Q&A About Its Solar-Powered Electric Vehicle

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Tue, 10 Sep 2019 21:57:12 +0000

After an initial review of the first drivable prototype earlier this year, the team at Lightyear has taken to the internet to host a public Q&A about its solar powered Lightyear One electric vehicle. To amp up the energy of the event, Lightyear brought Fully Charged host Robert Llewelyn to host the event with Lightyear’s CEO Lex Hoefsloot

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Tesla Kicks Off Construction Of Phase 2 At Gigafactory 3 In Shanghai

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 21:37:16 +0000

Tesla hasn’t even shipped the first production vehicle from the first phase of construction at Gigafactory 3 in Shanghai, China, but it’s already breaking ground on the second phase of construction next door, according to a new report from gigafisherman Chao Zhou

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Sunrun Promises Innovative Solar + Storage Virtual Power Plant For Hawaii

Credit to Author: Joshua S Hill| Date: Mon, 09 Sep 2019 18:10:13 +0000

Sunrun, the United States’ leading home solar, battery storage, and energy services company, announced last week it intends to participate in Hawaiian Electric Company’s emerging grid services market by delivering electricity from a virtual power plant made up of home solar and batteries. 

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Yang Would Spend $3 Trillion On Residential Solar, But The Same Money Could Decarbonize The Grid Entirely

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Sat, 07 Sep 2019 03:50:26 +0000

Yang’s single largest dollar expenditure, 62% of his US$4.9 trillion budget, would only impact 2% to 5% of US energy consumption. And his investments on geoengineering, fusion, and thorium nuclear generation are purely wasted expenditures

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Toyota Camry vs. Tesla Model 3 Costs … Our Tesla Model 3 Problems (Not) … Tesla Model 3 Vampire Drain — #CleanTechnica Top 20

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Fri, 06 Sep 2019 02:00:53 +0000

Below were the 20 most popular CleanTechnica articles in August. Clearly, people were curious about Tesla Model 3 total cost of ownership, problems with the Model 3 (that don’t exist), how much range a parked Model 3 loses over the course of two months, and Tesla’s master plan in action

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Tesla Providing Clean Energy To Places Around The World That Desperately Need It

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 04 Sep 2019 23:00:55 +0000

While there is so much news about Tesla’s vehicles, and sometimes its US rooftop solar business, it’s easy to forget that Tesla continues to bring stable electricity to many parts of the world that rely on diesel or have unstable access to electricity

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