Posts tagged CleanTech
Cleantech Open Business CompetitionThe Cleantech Open Business Competition can accelerate the launch and growth of your company. Just by entering you’ll quickly gain access to a robust national network and the resources and support to help grow your solution idea into a successful, sustainable business.
The deadline to apply is May 24! Apply here!
Work with proven leaders!Since its inception in 2006, nearly 400 promising teams have availed themselves of the Cleantech Open’s one-of-a-kind hands-on workforce development, nurturing, and funding programs with impressive results:
- 461 companies have now completed the Cleantech Open’s programs and between them have raised over $300M in external private capital;
- Over 30% of More >
April 27, 2010 Source: US Department of Energy
The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) and Masdar, Abu Dhabi’s multifaceted renewable energy initiative, signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to promote collaboration on clean and sustainable energy technologies.
The agreement, signed at DOE by U.S. Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman and Dr. Sultan Ahmed Al Jaber, CEO of Masdar, builds on the historically strong ties between the United States and the United Arab Emirates to establish a framework for cooperation in three key areas – carbon capture and sequestration, water and bio-fuels, and building technology. The agreement opens the door for scientific and More >
A game-changer for a green economy is closer than you think Posted Tuesday, Mar. 09, 2010
By MITCHELL SCHNURMAN
Berkeley, Calif., and Boulder, Colo., may seem like unlikely role models for just about anyplace in Texas. Unless the subject is the green economy.
Those bastions of liberalism are among a handful of cities and counties that have embraced a new financing scheme that may be coming soon to a local government near you. It establishes a special taxing district that raises money, usually through bonds, and lends it to residents to buy solar panels, replace old windows and make other improvements in energy efficiency.
The More >
The flexible composite requires far less silicon than today’s solar cells.
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2010
A new photovoltaic material performs as well as the one found in today’s best solar cells, but promises to be significantly cheaper. The material, created by researchers at Caltech, consists of a flexible array of light-absorbing silicon microwires and light-reflecting metal nanoparticles embedded in a polymer.
Computational models suggest that the material could be used to make solar cells that would convert 15 to 20 percent of the energy in sunlight into electricity–on par with existing high-performance silicon cells. But the material would require just 1 percent More >
Don’t forget to mark your calendars! Our panel discussion on Electrical Storage and Battery Technology, which is considered the holy grail for the clean energy economy, is two weeks from now on Thursday, February 18th. Find the details below.
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Join us for an exciting panel discussion featuring distinguished subject matter experts in the science, technology, and business of electrical energy storage and batteries. Please also take this opportunity to refer your business colleagues to the Austin Clean Energy Group on Meetup.com where they can More >
January 29, 2010 World Future Energy Summit Last week’s World Future Energy Summit in Abu Dhabi was a coming-together of state and industry leaders with plenty of unfinished business from December’s Copenhagen climate talks. by Jackie Jones, Consulting Editor Abu Dhabi, UAE [RenewableEnergyWorld.com]
The emirate of Abu Dhabi — one of the world’s leading oil and gas producers — has its focus on the future. A post-oil future. Abu Dhabi has started to put into practice a bold commitment to renewable and sustainable technologies that will enable it to continue as an energy leader after oil has declined.
But when it More >
A revolution is on the horizon, where entrepreneurs and inventors are creating new ways to power our planet and revitalize our economy.
Miriam Horn, co-author of Earth the Sequel, introduces a green energy future in Environmental Defense Fund’s video series, Unleash the Future.