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  • Millennials: The Core of the Clean Economy? Or Overhyped as the Green Generation?

    31 October 2014, 4:43 pm by: Stephen Lacey

    Depending on your perspective, millennials are either the most globally aware, technologically savvy generation or the most distracted, dependent, self-obsessed generation.…
  • SunPower’s New China Joint Venture Lines Up Gigawatts of C7 Concentrated Solar

    31 October 2014, 11:58 am by: Eric Wesoff

    Earlier this week, GTM suggested that SunPower is one of the last firms standing in bringing concentrated solar technology to market. That might turn out to be an understatement. What's more, investment firm Baird has suggested that SunPower's "C7 technology…
  • Enlighted Launches Its Smart Lighting Network-as-a-Service

    31 October 2014, 11:00 am by: Jeff St. John

    Networked lighting startup Enlighted says that its intelligent, wireless control nodes can reduce a building’s lighting energy bill by 50 percent or more, providing a quick return on the cost of retrofitting a building with LEDs or other energy-efficient…
  • Here Are 9 Storage Companies New York Thinks Are Promising

    31 October 2014, 10:49 am by: Julia Pyper

    As part of an effort to position itself as a leader in energy storage, New York state has announced a $2.2 million program to support nine companies developing novel battery chemistries, capacitors and components.…
  • Startup Borrows Financing Model From Solar, Efficiency Sectors to Launch EVs in Fleets

    31 October 2014, 7:28 am by: Julia Pyper

    California-based startup Vision Fleet took a couple of pages out of the clean energy sector’s playbook to make low-carbon, alternative-fuel vehicle fleets cheap and easy to operate.…
  • US Trade Policy in Action: SolarWorld Now Adding Jobs and Solar Module Capacity

    30 October 2014, 5:18 pm by: Eric Wesoff

    SolarWorld just announced an expansion of its solar module factory capacity during a bit of celebration in Oregon this morning.…
  • More Problems for CSP: Ivanpah Solar Plant Falling Short of Expected Electricity Production

    30 October 2014, 3:30 pm by: Pete Danko, Breaking Energy

    Whether scorched birds are a major issue at the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating System in California is a matter of dispute. But the “power tower” solar plant and its owners -- NRG Energy, Google and BrightSource Energy -- might have an even more…
  • How Efficiency Is Learning About Market Segmentation From Internet Giants and Political Campaigns

    30 October 2014, 3:00 pm by: Denis Du Bois

    Political campaigns are armed with detailed knowledge about every prospective voter. Data-driven analytics tell them how to communicate with you.…
  • Digital Lumens Gets $23M From Nokia and Goldman Sachs to Expand Intelligent LEDs Worldwide

    30 October 2014, 1:09 pm by: Stephen Lacey

    Digital Lumens, one of the leading American startups offering networked LED lighting systems, has closed a Series C round worth $23 million to expand further into lighting markets outside the U.S.…
  • Spirae Launches the Operating System for Distributed Energy

    30 October 2014, 9:30 am by: Jeff St. John

    The grid edge is a wild and wooly frontier. Rooftop solar PV, behind-the-meter batteries, energy-smart buildings and other forms of distributed, customer-owned energy assets represent a significant problem for centrally controlled, one-way power grid…

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