Inside a mountain in Wales, water is pumped uphill using excess electricity then allowed to flow downhill to create more electricity. The process is 72% efficient says National Grid.
H2 Logic in Norway will unveil the first of its second generation hydrogen refueling stations this fall. They are smaller and use the excess energy from energy positive buildings to power hydrogen production.
A second generation Tesla Powerwall will be available in “a few weeks.” The new unit features simplified handling and wiring requirements for lower installation costs. It will also be compatible with a less expensive inverter from SMA.
Hydrogen fuel cell electric vehicles have plenty of critics, but it seems that the news has failed to reach Scotland. The country is all over hydrogen like white on rice. In the latest development, a new project will divert excess wind power from Scotland’s Orkney Islands to produce renewable hydrogen for a fleet of fuel […]
Bio-Bean in England reprocesses coffee grounds into an eco-friendly pellet fuel for business and industry. It is also making bio-diesel for use in London buses.
Norwegian grid storage battery company is planning to begin production in June. It has taken over a vacant Philip Morris cigarette factory. It will compete with batteries from Tesla.
Researchers at MIT have devised a new way to arrange solar panels they say can increase the amount of electricity generated from 2 to 20 times what a flat roof system can produce.
In case you’ve been so overwhelmed with the Tesla Model 3 unveiling and reservation news that you’ve lost your mind, here’s one last reminder that we are launching our CLEANTECH REVOLUTION TOUR in Berlin tomorrow (Saturday, April 9). You can get tickets here (can only pay with PayPal) or here (can pay with PayPal or credit card). […]
Liu Zhenya, chairman of the State Grid Corporation of China, has a $50 trillion plan to interconnect all the nations of the world with an ultra high voltage energy grid by 2050. Is he crazy?
Giant windmills are awesome, but have you ever wondered how they got to where they’re sitting? Watch this and find out.
The iSun solar car port from renewz is now available in North America. Units for charging 2 to 12 cars are available.
As part of its plan to overcome the diesel emissions stigma, Audi is pushing forward with a new SUV powered by a hydrogen fuel cell.
Originally published on CleanTechnica (with slight modification). As I wrote just before Christmas, CleanTechnica is planning to implement solar + electric vehicle events in cities across North America and Europe (and perhaps further at some point). In partnership with GridHub, an exciting renewable energy startup based in Berlin that I’ll write more about shortly, we’re launching the […]
Scientists claim they have found a way to make one part of the process for splitting water into hydrogen and oxygen 100% efficient. If true, that makes the idea of a hydrogen economy one step closer to reality.
The European airline easyJet is set to test several progressive enviro-friendly features for installation on its aircraft. The proposed advancements center around creating fuel-efficient aircraft taxiing. easyJet plans on storing hydrogen fuel cells in the hold of the craft that are recharged by braking and electric wheel motors. Airplane taxiing consumes approximately 4% of easyJet’s annual fuel expenditures […]
Originally published on CleanTechnica. For Cleantech Talk #18, Matthew, Kyle, and I talked about the Tesla buying experience and “Tesla dealerships,” the planned Chrysler plug-in hybrid electric minivan, and a 1 GW Quebec-to-Vermont HVDC interconnection (as well as the transmission network and renewable energy integration, in general). As a reminder, you can subscribe to Cleantech Talk on iTunes […]
This 11th and final article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — is a summary of the whole report. Of course, I encourage you to read through the entire report, at least in parts here on CleanTechnica (where you can also dive into the comments under […]
French construction company Colas has developed a solar panel that can be glued to highways to make electricity. France will begin installing them this spring.
In our 5th article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into some of the best things about electric cars. Let’s skip and jump through some of the key reasons respondents are interested in EVs, as well as some of the ways greater interest […]
In our third article pulled from Electric Cars: What Early Adopters & First Followers Want — a new report from CleanTechnica, EV Obsession, and GAS2 — I’m jumping into who the respondents of the surveys were. Given that our readers were primarily the respondents, this is basically a look at who you are. One of the four surveys was directed only […]