12. January 2016 · Comments Off on Realization of a Vision: NZ on its way to 90 percent renewables · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Energy Excelerator is helping New Zealand reach its goal of 90 percent renewables by 2025. The nation’s leading cleantech incubator, based in Honolulu, Hawaii, Energy Excelerator is partnering with Vector, New Zealand’s largest distributor of energy to give the utility access to Energy Excelerator’s broad portfolio of cleantech companies and a vast pipeline of innovation.”Innovation is core to Vector’s growth. Energy Excelerator and its pipeline of innovation will help us test and scale new solutions,” said Simon Mackenzie, CEO of Vector. Vector is also partnering with Tesla Energy to deploy energy storage in New Zealand.

Source: Realization of a Vision: NZ on its way to 90 percent renewables – SmartGridNews

13. April 2015 · Comments Off on Clean Energy Challenge to award $1M in funding to cleantech startups · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

In the world of startups and technology, people get easily distracted by flashy new apps, billion dollar valuations and the ‘Uber for this’ or the ‘AirBnB for that’ models. It can be so overwhelming that we can miss out on some incredibly important and innovative startups that are developing products that could entirely revolutionize the way we interact with the world.

via Clean Energy Challenge to award $1M in funding to cleantech startups | Built In Chicago.

14. April 2014 · Comments Off on Tesla surges up list of Silicon Valley’s top 150 tech companies · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

Silicon Valley’s cleantech sector, which includes biofuels, electric vehicles, energy storage, lighting, solar and the smart grid, has spawned all kinds of startups. But only four cleantech companies made the Mercury News’ annual survey of the valley’s 150 largest public tech companies: solar manufacturer SunPower, electric carmaker Tesla Motors, smart grid networking company SilverSpring Networks, which is new to the list this year, and SolarCity, a leading solar financier and installer.

Tesla had a stellar year, and is now the 39th largest tech company in the Valley based on revenue, a jump of 42 points from its 81st place ranking in 2012.

via Tesla surges up list of Silicon Valley’s top 150 tech companies – SiliconValley.com.

14. January 2014 · Comments Off on Five Reasons The Cleantech Industry Is Stronger Than Ever · Categories: News · Tags: , , , ,

As a cleantech CEO who has received $12 million in funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), I feel compelled to assure the public that U.S. tax money has not been wasted. The cleantech industry has not crashed – as a recent 60 Minutes piece asserts – but, rather, is stronger than ever. Here are just a few of the reasons why:

via Renew Grid: Content / Up Front / Five Reasons The Cleantech Industry Is Stronger Than Ever.

03. June 2013 · Comments Off on 5 Cleantech Milestones Worth Celebrating · Categories: News · Tags: ,

We’re just five months into 2013, and we’ve already seen a number of new records in cleantech deployment. Here are five recent stories worth highlighting.

via 5 Cleantech Milestones Worth Celebrating : Greentech Media.