Science is the cleantech. Well, sort of. My thoughts on the evolving way for VCs to fund tough problems.
We take you inside a brand new factory that’s churning out disruptive solar and grid batteries in West Pennsylvania.
In his Weekly Update, Adam Lesser, Gigaom curator for cleantech, offers M2M lessons from opposite ends of the energy sector. Among the key justifications he finds in the combined application of big data and the Internet of Things are cost savings, service improvements, and regulatory considerations.
KiOR is a mess and provides yet another cautionary tale to energy entrepreneurs and investors.
Did the polar vortex scare them all away from D.C.?
Those of us steeped in the energy business would be happy to discuss it with 60 Minutes. We’re already creating many new jobs that address the need for more energy while staving off the impact of climate change.
From continued growth for the internet of things to regulatory headaches for the share economy, there’s much to watch for in cleantech in the coming year.
Apple’s two solar farms and one fuel cell farm near its data center in North Carolina are now all live and generating power. The projects are unprecedented in the industry and have helped usher in real change.
University of Michigan researchers’ new method of producing isobutanol from inedible plant material could provide an alternative to ethanol, which drives up food costs.
10gen is announcing that energy demand specialist EnerNOC has rolled out MongoDB to help it analyze its power grid data in new ways. EnerNOC collects 1.5 billion data points every month, although it’s possible they won’t all find their way into the company’s MongoDB environment.