Solar, Storage, & EV Charging: The Holy Trinity Of Home Energy Management At #SPI2019

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 16:26:18 +0000

Solar Power International landed in Salt Lake City, Utah this year and CleanTechnica was on the ground meeting with the change makers, the disruptors, the doers, the movers, and the shakers. We’ve been diving into some of the companies we talked with, but having covered SPI for several years now, we wanted to highlight one of the newer arrivals at the show: electric vehicles

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Perplexing Accord & Camry Buyers … 7 Year Old Tesla Model S Battery Degradation … Old Nissan LEAF vs. New Tesla Model 3 — Top 20 CleanTechnica Stories in September

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Wed, 09 Oct 2019 02:00:21 +0000

The most popular CleanTechnica article of September did not have “Tesla” in the title, but if you read the piece, you can see the story is closely tied to the Tesla Model 3. The shock I just couldn’t stop shaking was about how many people continue to buy new Toyota Camrys and Honda Accords. Compared to the Model 3, I get it — even if they have the same 5 year cost of ownership (possible), they have a lower upfront price. That said, if $100–200 a month is a dealbreaker for someone looking at these options, my opinion is that they definitely shouldn’t be buying a new car at all. But hey, that’s just my opinion

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Some In The Solar Industry Need To Clean Up Their Image

Credit to Author: Jennifer Sensiba| Date: Mon, 30 Sep 2019 21:57:35 +0000

People can avoid rising energy costs by going solar, and lower their environmental footprints at the same time. The financial and environmental advantages alone are enough to sell solar systems. There’s no need for deceptive practices

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The Shift To Solar, Wind, & Electric Vehicles Is Too Monumental To Overstate

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Mon, 16 Sep 2019 02:35:11 +0000

Covering solar power, wind power, and electric vehicles obsessively for ~10 years, I have run across some fascinating observations regarding these technologies and the transitions we are going through — and then I’ve subsequently forgotten many of them. This article is centered around one of the coolest observations I’ve run across, which slipped my mind for a while but just came back to the forefront this week

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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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US ITC Solar Tax Credit Decline Is Being Countered With Machine Learning

Credit to Author: Michael Barnard| Date: Wed, 21 Aug 2019 18:00:45 +0000

Commercial solar has significant untapped potential in the USA. Innovative companies such as OnSwitch Energy are working to maximize that, regardless of federal policies

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Tesla Makes Solar Affordable Again With New Monthly Rental Plans

Credit to Author: Kyle Field| Date: Fri, 16 Aug 2019 21:06:22 +0000

Tesla is making solar affordable again with a new solar rental program that lets homeowners simply rent a solar system for a flat monthly rate. To further sweeten the deal, there is no upfront installation cost at all and there is no long-term contract

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