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Regulators Deny NV Energy’s Rate Increase to Cheers From Solar Advocates

The outlook for rooftop solar in Nevada has boomeranged in the span of two years. In December 2015, Public Utilities Commission of Nevada (PUCN) voted to hike rates and eliminate net metering for both new and existing rooftop solar customers. The unprecedented move threw the state's rooftop solar market

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Concept for Kia Niro EV all-electric wagon to appear at CES

We've long known that the Kia Niro wagon would get an all-electric version to accompany the 2017 Niro Hybrid and the just-launched 2018 Niro Plug-In Hybrid. The battery-electric Niro will fill out the suite of six cars sharing the same underpinnings, with the others being the same three versions of the Hyundai Ioniq hatchback, the Niro's...

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China’s 1st Electric Airplane Gets Range Boost

On November the 2nd of 2017, the updated version of China's first electric airplane had its maiden flight. It is a two-seat electric trainer aircraft — similar to the Pipistrel electric aircraft plus other industry efforts to develop electric aircraft or hybrid aircraft and the required components and subsystems

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Mobile Solar Generator Helps Puerto Rico Rebuilding Efforts, World’s Largest BiOPV Roof Installation, and Community College Solar Farm (Cleantech in Action Series)

We've partnered with Technica Communications* for a monthly roundup of some of the coolest cleantech press releases in a series we are calling Cleantech in Action. Some of the highlights this month include a gym built entirely from bamboo, solar and storage for cooler schools in Hawaii, and solar flowers

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Coal’s back, European cities axe gas and diesel, Range Rover P400e, Tesla Model X recalled: The Week in Reverse

Which European cities are rapidly putting the brakes on gasoline and diesel cars? It's an increasingly long list. What Obama-era energy initiative does the EPA (not exactly living up to the P in its name) intend to axe? This is our look back at the Week In Reverse—right here at Green Car Reports—for the week ending on Friday, October...

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Electric Sun Flyer 4 Goes From Two To Four Seats

The two-seat electric airplane Sun Flyer announced that it added a couple of seats, and we can't believe we missed it! Electric Sun Flyer 4 Goes From Two To Four Seats was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Panasonic Expecting To Launch Commercial Self-Driving Vehicle Products By 2022

Panasonic Corporation execs are planning to launch the company's autonomous driving system in commercial vehicles by as early as 2022, according to recent reports Panasonic Expecting To Launch Commercial Self-Driving Vehicle Products By 2022 was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from …

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Will Norway Pass The Newly Proposed “Tesla Tax?”

The new draft 2018 budget put forward by Norway's ruling minority government includes a provision to reduce the incentives on offer for especially heavy plug-in electric vehicles — primarily as a means of cutting support for large, heavy, luxury offerings. Image: Tesla Model S and Model X Supercharging in Norway. © Jacek Fior Unsurprisingly, the [&hellip Will Norway Pass The Newly Proposed “Tesla Tax?” was …

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Norway Considers A “Tesla Tax” On Some Electric Cars

Conservatives in Norway are proposing a new fee for electric cars that weigh more than 2 tons. Opponents call it a "Tesla Tax." Norway Considers A “Tesla Tax” On Some Electric Cars was originally published on CleanTechnica. To read more from CleanTechnica, join over 50,000 other subscribers:

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Tesloop Ran Model S 200,000 Miles — What Did They Learn? No Brake Replacement, No Major Maintenance Issues, & Only 6% Battery Degradation

One of the most common subjects of discussion amongst electric vehicle proponents and critics/skeptics is battery pack lifespan. Much as with solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, though, it appears that electric vehicle battery packs don't degrade nearly as fast as skeptics like to claim, and will remain usable well after the warranties have ended. The electric [&hellip

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Viking Cold Solutions Launches Solar Energy Storage Technology to Australian Market

U.S. innovator, Viking Cold Solutions has released a revolutionary solar energy storage technology to the Australian market. The technology promises to integrate commercial cooling industry with solar storage technology to reduce environmental impact and increase the energy efficiency of businesses.This post was originally published on Australian Solar Quotes by

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Camping In A Tesla Model S, Or Tesla Model 3?

Given the large size of the Tesla Model S, it's all-electric nature, and the option of a generous panoramic roof, it shouldn't be too surprising that some owners have taken to occasionally using their car as a mobile tent/hotel pod. After all, why not? The battery packs are large enough that you can leave the [&hellip Camping In A Tesla Model S, Or Tesla Model 3? was originally published on

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Hydrogen cost could equal 50-cent gasoline, with renewable energy: study

Hydrogen fuel-cell cars face an uphill battle toward mass adoption. Both cars and fueling infrastructure need to be made widely available before large numbers of consumers can seriously consider switching from gasoline to hydrogen. But under certain circumstances, hydrogen could prove very attractive to consumers for one simple reason. DON'T MISS...

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Plugless’s Wireless Tesla Charger In Action (Video)

Those getting impatient for Plugless's (Evatran's) wireless Tesla Model S charger to hit the market may be interested in taking a gander at the new video posted below — which shows the offering in action. The video was passed along to us here at CleanTechnica a couple of days ago. Enjoy. Notably, the email sent to [&hellip Plugless's Wireless Tesla Charger In Action (Video) was originally …

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Analysis Finds Wind Could Replace 6,000 Gigawatt-Hours of Coal in Colorado

In 2004, Colorado voters passed an initiative establishing, for the first time, a renewable energy standard (RES) through a popular vote. The legislative declaration for the initiative, Amendment 37, started with: “In order to save consumers and businesses money...” and concluded with the idea that renewable energy should be developed to the “maximum practicable extent." …

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Porsche 911 won’t get electric, hybrid versions any time soon

Porsche is among the cadre of German luxury carmakers adding all-electric and plug-in hybrid models to their lineups to better compete with Tesla Motors. The Porsche Mission E electric-car concept that debuted at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show last year is scheduled to enter production by the end of the decade. Porsche also previously offered the...

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How Kokam Designed the Battery for Solar Impulse’s Historic Flight Around the World

BusinessGreen: The Firm Behind Solar Impulse's Extraordinary Battery Last month, solar-powered plane Solar Impulse landed back in Abu Dhabi, completing the final leg of its historic round-the-world trip a year and a half after first setting off. However, the pioneering plane famously faced more than a little turbulence on the journey: it was grounded …