california, renewable

The Golden State may be getting a little greener. The state Assembly of California will likely be voting on Senate Bill 100. The bill calls for incremental steps towards a completely clean grid by 2045 through 100% renewable energy generation. California is already ahead of the majority of the United States in terms of renewable […]

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China, solar energy, goal, 2020, 2017, China's solar energy goal

Between an electric car powered by only solar energy and South Miami mandating solar panels on all new homes, 2017 is one of solar’s best years yet. And China just added their name to this year’s solar achievements by shattering their 2020 solar power target. In fact, the nation already more than doubled their 2020 target […]

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scarabane, off the grid11

The idea of glamping (camping glamorously) has gone from parody to practice in recent years. Concurrently, the options available for green living have also multiplied. Ecocapsules will arrive in 2018, Volkswagen’s sustainable microbus is coming in 2022, and a Tesla tiny house is currently touring Australia. More recently, France’s Green Cat Technologies revealed the concept […]

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Volkswagen, Minibus, Microbus, 2022, launch, renewable energy, sustainable

A few days ago, Volkswagen announced their intention to manufacture a smart minibus. The Volkswagen microbus sales locations are planned for North America, China, and Europe. “After the presentations at the global motor shows in Detroit and Geneva, we received a large number of letters and emails from customers who said, ‘please build this car’,” […]

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Tesla tiny house australia

If you’ve been following Tesla in the news, before the Model 3 release, you may recall that Elon Musk promised the Tesla energy storage system could deliver over 100 MWh in 100 days to South Australia. Otherwise, he said it would be free. The company recently made headlines in Australia again when it created a Tesla […]

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Solar Power Now Required on New Homes

South Miami becomes the first Florida city—and the only city outside of California—to require solar panels on homes. The law affects those building new homes and those renovating their current home. The push came from a 16-year-old high school student in early 2016. Delaney Reynolds mailed several mayors in Florida asking them to require citizens […]

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Tesla Strikes Sustainable Energy Deal with Australia

This week, Tesla won the competitive bid to manage South Australia’s entire energy storage system. Sustainable energy has become a bigger deal than ever before for the Land Down Under. Just last year, disaster struck and left thousands in the country without power. Earlier this year, Tesla CEO Elon Musk made a public company bid […]

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Pavegen's Smart Street Uses Energy From Footsteps

The “street of the future,” designed in London’s West End, is now a reality – showcasing the latest in renewable energy technology. Bird Street, just off Oxford Street, is located right in the heart of London’s outdoor shopping zone and it comes equipped with 107 sq. feet of Pavegen flooring panels, which conveniently turn foot […]

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An Electric Car Powered by Solar Energy

The electric car is much better for our planet than its gas-guzzling counterpart. But charging stations are few and far between. Lightyear, a new automobile company, aims to solve this dilemma with a solar-powered electric car.   Science Fiction Became Science Fact… With Some Flaws The electric car was nonexistent just a few years ago. […]

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