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The Department of Energy's grant program ARPA-E has chosen 66 more projects to fund, from printed batteries, to smart grid analytics to a Valley battery startup. Here's some I think are particularly interesting.
Thanks to the internet, almost anything consumers might want is just a click away. But for businesses, the gains have been much less dramatic. That is about to change, with the arrival of the Imdustrial Internet.
Did investor love for designers just jump the shark? Nah, but it's a long-brewing trend that continues to get even bigger.
Solar installer and financier SolarCity has set the terms for its planned IPO, and plans to sell 10.1 million shares at between $13 and $15 per share. At the midpoint the company would raise $141 million.
After a year of using 41 solar panels on our home, we generated more excess electricity than expected. So this past weekend, we drove a 2013 Chevy Volt of the lot and our first impressions are pretty positive, both for the technology and the efficiency.
GE's lighting division has acquired an LED startup based in Boulder, Colorado: Albeo. The move shows how LED technology is dropping in price and improving in performance -- at least for the commercial and industrial sectors.
GE is spearheading a rebranding of green. In a new report out this week, the conglomerate pushes the "Industrial Internet," which is really mostly about using information technology for energy efficiency gains for industry -- across transportation and power generation and distribution.
A Chicago startup is ready to commercialize an electric motor that presents an alternative to the conventional motors that require the use of rare earth materials. HEVT hopes to raise money to scale up production.
Despite the difficult year in cleantech, there's quite a few things that excited me this year. Here's 10 things to be thankful for in cleantech.
The latest in cleantech from GigaOM Pro this week: advanced battery technologies, the fate of clean energy post election, and should the U.S. aggressively export natural gas?
So what if it's geeky power grid gear. Entrepreneurs, investors, and innovators are working hard on developing the next-generation of compressed air energy storage technology. Like an air battery. And Bill Gates is a fan.
Opower has quietly been amassing serious reach with utilities, including crunching energy data from 50 million households and plans to be able to save its customers 2 terawatt hours by the end of 2012.
Check out an hour long discussion between myself and three cleantech investors about the state of cleantech, the future of cleantech -- and importantly for them -- where the money is for cleantech.
There is no shortage of ambition in this class of startups. NDB Nano claims to turn air into water; Ovuline "makes" babies; Careport automates post-hospital care; BetterFit aims to take the trial-and-error out of medications; and Urban Hero has reinvented the spring.
According to Bloom Energy's third quarter earnings, uncovered by Fortune, Bloom is still losing money every quarter, but hopes to become profitable in 2013.
Facebook's North Carolina data center has a PUE of 1.07, lower than the PUE in Prineville, Ore. -- a more temperate climate. Facebook has posted a blog with the details of how the N.C. facility has done without A/C even on a 100-degree day last summer
Tesla caught the attention of the mainstream automotive world this week, taking home Motor Trend's Car of the Year award. As the company sets its sights for a mass market EV, we discussed Tesla's future with Motor Trend Editor in Chief Ed Loh.
For seemingly the first time in history, an algae fuel blend will be sold to regular consumers in select cities in Northern California through a month-long pilot program for gas station owner Propel Fuels and algae fuel maker Solazy...
Advanced Equities, a controversial investment group in Chicago, is closing up its broker-dealer operations, reports Fortune. The firm had raised hundreds of millions of dollars for cleantech startups in recent years, but recently settled charges with the SEC, hurting its reputation and costing it $1 million.
Next-gen biofuel company KiOR has started up production of its biocrude at its plant in Columbus, Mississippi. It's an important advancement for an industry that's had major delays and setbacks.