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A quest to prove there’s a business case for installing big batteries at buildings

California is set to become a large energy storage market, and that has prompted bankers to figure out whether they could make money from it. Wells Fargo plans to get answers from its own pilot project.

Google now buying enough wind energy to power 170K homes

Google plans to buy more wind power to indirectly power a data center in Oklahoma and to help it reach its goal of increasing the amount of clean power used by its data centers.

What the internet of things means for cleantech

In a new report from GigaOM Pro's cleantech curator Adam Lesser, we delve into what the "internet of things" really means for efficiency, sustainability and cleantech.

Soil IQ looks to design, data and connectivity to make gardening & farming more sustainable

Re:char has spun out Soil IQ, which has teamed up with Yves Behar to make a connected soil fertilizer gadget to stream data about dirt and weather conditions.

Space-Time Insight closes $20M for its big, visual data platform

A San Mateo, Calif.-based startup called Space-Time Insight has raised a $20 million series C investment round led by London-based firm Zouk Capital. Space-Time provides a platform for analyzing and visualizing streaming data, and is gaining traction in the utility sector. We profiled the company in […]

A nail-biting road trip to the river in an electric RAV4

What planning does it involve to take an all-electric sports utility vehicle on a road trip? I tried to answer that question this summer by driving a Toyota RAV4 to the American River for kayaking.

Panda poop might help turn plants into fuel

Biofuel can be made from all kinds of materials, including whiskey and gelatinous sea creatures. Producers are always looking for ways to break these materials down more efficiently, and Mississippi State University researchers have found an unusual means: panda poop. It turns out the bacteria that […]

Thanks to a new chip, the Galaxy Note 3?s huge screen won’t kill its battery

The Note contains a Qualcomm chip called an envelope tracker, which will dramatically reduce the amount of power needed to run its LTE radio. We're going to see this technology in a lot more devices.

Elon Musk to embark on US cross country road trip, Tesla-style

The classic cross country road trip is getting electrified Tesla-style. Tesla CEO Elon Musk plans to drive across the U.S. in a Model S using the company's charging infrastructure.

Fujitsu starts pumping out chips with SuVolta’s low power tech

Chip tech startup SuVolta has scored its first licensing deal for volume production with Fujitsu of an image processing chip.

Water ATMs emerge in India’s urban slums — a clean water breakthrough?

Are connected water ATMs the future of clean water distribution in the slums of urban India? Startup Sarvajal thinks so.

Microsoft’s Finnish data center plans, and other tidbits from the Nokia takeover call

Microsoft will join Google and Facebook -- and show its commitment to Finland -- by siting a data center in Europe's frozen north. Also, the Nokia phone unit takeover talks have been on since February.

Crowdsourcing website wants to make the hyperloop happen

JumpStartFund will provide a platform for people to submit ideas and evaluate suggestions from others. If all goes well, they could also provide a funding platform for the project.

Tiny superconducting dots could lead to more efficient solar cells

Silicon solar cells are good at turning certain energy levels of sunlight into electricity, but the rest is lost as heat. Globs of lead selenide help the extra energy pair with multiple electrons.

Report sponsored by coal industry says coal is the answer to powering cloud growth

If you believe the coal industry (or reports sponsored by the coal industry), coal power is the only way to fuel the growth of the Internet and the cloud.

Tesla’s latest Model S software update gets better sleep mode, Wi-Fi access

Electric car company Tesla has quietly released the latest over-the-air firmware (5.0) update for the Model S, reports Autoblog Green, and it comes with a better sleep mode, as well as other enhancements like the ability for the car to connect with Wi-Fi networks. Story posted […]

SolarCity to spend $120M on direct marketing company

A direct marketing company majority-owned by Guthy-Renker -- the Proactiv infomercial folks -- is being acquired by solar panel installer SolarCity. It's time for solar panels to enter the modern marketing age.

A solar-powered drone that can fly for 9 hours

A prototype drone made by a venture-backed startup and a defense company is using next-gen thin film solar panels to keep it in the air for over 9 hours.

The slow creep of next-gen biofuels: KiOR misses production targets

Next-gen biofuel company KiOR misses its production targets from its new biocrude making plant by 75 percent. It's still slow going for these companies trying to scale up and compete with oil.

Samsung to buy German OLED company Novaled

OLED is heating up as Samsung plans to spend $350 million acquiring German OLED company Novaled.

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