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ENLÄ°L urban turbine uses traffic to generate electricity

Wind from passing cars drives it, and it gathers solar power, too

Wind from passing cars drives it, and it gathers solar power, too.

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Bentley installing 10,000 solar panels in HQ parking lot

This adds to the 20,000 that are already atop the factory

Bentley has started construction on what it says will be the U.K.'s largest solar-powered car port at its factory headquarters in Crewe, England. When completed, the array will have a capacity of 2.7 megawatts, enough to cover 24 percent of the company's energy requirements on the site.

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Tesla responsible for slide in U.S. home solar sales

Installations fall this year for the first time after previous annual increases of 50 percent

SolarCity's third-quarter installations fall 42 percent.

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Mercedes-Benz partners with Vivint to sell solar energy storage

The German automaker takes the fight to Tesla on a second front.

Vivint supplies the solar panels and takes care of the installation.

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Hanergy claims solar cars need 5 hours of sun for 50 miles of range

Chinese firm introduces four 'zero-charge' solar-powered concept cars.

A Chinese company is hoping to bring the solar-powered car to market, showing off four new "zero-charge" EVs that get all their range from the sun.

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Solmove the latest to see solar roads as an energy source

German startup looks to make the most out of pathways with flexible photovoltaic surface.

Solmove will demonstrate its photovoltaic pathway in Berlin, generating energy from the sun.

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Schulich Delta solar racer suns itself driving in Big Apple

The University of Calgary's Schulich Delta solar racecar shows off with a drive through Manhattan.

Google's making it easy for you to get solar panels onto your roof

Google's new Project Sunroof lets you see how much money you can save if you were to switch to solar power.

Recharge Wrap-up: Toyota FCV wears silver, Foxconn's $15K EV, solar power at GM

And Who Wants To Go On An EV Road Trip Across Illinois?

The Toyota FCV made its North American debut at the 2014 Aspen Ideas Festival, and this time it's not sporting its usual blue sheet metal. This silver paint job shows a bit more contrast. Certain features stand out a bit more, especially the black strip that wraps around the grille and down the sides of the hood to the mirrors. This is the production version of the car's exterior, which will John Beltz Snyder

Dutch Toyota dealer has plans for old Prius batteries as solar backup

A Toyota dealer in the Netherlands is looking to the sky for power. The Louwman Hague Toyota dealership has put almost 1,000 solar panels on the roof, and there might be some

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Solar Roadways puts up a parking lot, launches Indiegogo campaign [w/video]

Joni Mitchell was wrong when she sang out against paving paradise and putting up a parking lot. Ok, maybe not. Still, we think the demonstration project just built by the folks over at Solar Roadways would get a pass from the Canadian singer-songwriter. That's because the real estate in question is covered with a textured glass surface that can, among many other things, generate low-carbon elect

Tesla Announces Details Of Proposed Gigafactory Battery Plant

It's another day and electric automaker Tesla Motors is in the news once again.

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Despite coal's dominance, renewables making gains in US

For electric vehicle drivers concerned about "dirty coal" taking away the environmental benefits of electrified transportation, we've found some good news. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) has just released its annual report on sources of new energy capacity for domestic electric power plants. Renewable energy accounted for 37.16

ELF is a sun-powered, egg-shaped trike

Ever hear of the ELF sun-powered tricycle that offers both pedal power and a solar-powered electric motor? We hadn't either (hat tip to Phillip A.), but it's finally getting a bit of attention from the likes of The Wall Street Journal, CNN and on A&E TV's Shipping Wars, where "Cowgirl Jennifer" Brennan delivered two ELFs to Iowa and Illinois. The photo gallery below shows off ELF details like battery range specs, info on the 60-watt PV solar panel, dual di

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SolarCity using Tesla battery tech for DemandLogic grid energy storage

Grid energy storage is becoming a tangible business opportunity for cleantech companies and automakers these days – it's all that's left of Coda, for example, and Toyota is open to the oppor

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Via Trucks will offer solar-power tonneau for 10 extra miles of EV range

Via Motors knows a thing or two about standing on the shoulders of others. The plug-in hybrid utility vehicle company's entire business plan is to take big General Motors vehicles and convert them to something with a plug, with the support of Bob Lutz (pictured, with the VTrux, a conv

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GM's 1.8 MW big solar field on Ohio factory will be state's largest

General Motors will have the largest solar array in the state of Ohio when it completes a rooftop solar-energy system at its Toledo transmission factory in November. The array will deliver 1.8 megawatts of power from 21,000 panels that will supply about three percent of the factory's power use and is equal to the power used by about 200 typical US homes.

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'Captain Sunshine' not going to buy Better Place after all

Solar pioneer "Captain Sunshine," aka Yosef Abramowitz, has failed in his bid to take over bankrupt company Better Place, which specializes in electric vehicle charging and battery swaps. Abramowitz, who built Israel's first commercial

TRANSLOGIC 134: Formula Sun Grand Prix

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