About Nicholas Brown

Nicholas Brown writes on CleanTechnica, Gas2, Kleef&Co, and Green Building Elements. He has a keen interest in physics-intensive topics such as electricity generation, refrigeration and air conditioning technology, energy storage, and geography. His website is: Kompulsa.com.



Author Archives: Nicholas Brown

$1.3 Million House Comes With Free Tesla Model S Lease

July 5th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

The housing market is supposedly recovering, but there are still plenty of gimmicks used to get buyers into the home of their dreams. In San Jose, California is a mansion for sale for $1.3 million, and it includes a free three-year Tesla Model S lease


Researchers Create Wooden Battery For Large-Scale Energy Storage

July 2nd, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

Very few things would be more helpful to the transition to clean energy, all-natural, low-cost battery that lasts a long time. So imagine how world-changing a battery made from wood fibers could be to the clean energy movement. A team of scientists at the University of Maryland, including Liangbing Hu, and Teng Li, have done just that, creating a battery made of wood fibers and tin, two of the cheapest and most-common elements in the world


Petition To Protect Tesla Motors From Distribution Ban Started

June 26th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

A petition was started on the Whitehouse.gov website to allow Tesla Motors to sell their own cars directly to their customers in all 50 states of America. If you think Tesla should be able to sell its cars directly to customers, you should sign this petition


SNCF Transports Nissan Leaf For Free

June 25th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

SNCF is a European train company that offers multiple rail services, including an auto train service which enables people to travel with their cars on trains. Nissan worked with them to provide Nissan Leaf owners the ability to carry their cars with them for free in France


New York Auto Dealers Try To Make Tesla Sales Illegal, But Fail

June 25th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

The New York State Automobile Dealers Association is pressuring the government to ban automobile manufacturers from registering their own stores, in order to force them to sell through third-party dealers. But a bill put before the New York State legislature died on the vine, leaving auto dealers wringing their hands


Nissan Launching Leaf Battery Replacement Program

June 24th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

Nissan will offer a unique battery replacement program for U.S. customers in 2014, under which you pay them a monthly amount for a guarantee that your battery pack will be replaced if your battery's capacity falls below 9 bars, or 70% of what it originally had


Flashback Friday: Original Prius Owner Still In Love Today

June 14th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

People have been uncertain about the viability of hybrid-electric cars for many years, despite the fact that hybrid cars were manufactured even back in 2001 (12 years ago), and this is partly due to the fact that the hybrid car industry is in its infancy. After all this time, people should hear a detailed testimony from a lifetime owner of a hybrid car


Bob Lutz: "Electric Car Future Definitely Coming"

June 13th, 2013 | by Nicholas Brown

Bob Lutz was interviewed on CNBC about the Tesla Motors CEO Elon Musk, and the electric car industry. And as always, Maximum Bob did not disappoint with timid expectations. Nope, according to Lutz, the electric car future is on its away, and there is nothing you can do about it.



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