Cleantech Open Announces Winners of 2013 National Accelerator

Cleantech Open Announces Winners of 2013 National Accelerator (via PR Newswire) The Grand Prize "Cleanie" worth $200,000 goes to PowWow Energy in the information and communications technologies category. Runners-up are HJ3 Composite Technologies and Bio-Adhesive Alliance. Garden Fresh Farms wins the 2013 National Sustainability… … [Read more...]

Energy storage barriers fall with new FERC order

Renewable Energy Barriers Fall With New FERC Order (via Clean Technica) Energy storage fans are rejoicing all across the country on the heels of a new ruling by the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC), which opens the floodgates to connecting more solar arrays and wind farms to the power grid. FERC adopted the new… … [Read more...]

With latest funding round, Revolv hopes to seize on market opportunity for the ‘IoT’ and Cleanweb

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The developing market known as the ‘Internet of Things (IoT)’ is expected by many to enable profound improvements in productivity in all sorts of sectors. Estimates for the IoT market value are massive, accounting for an increasingly huge number of connections: 1.9 billion devices today, and 9 billion by 2018. That year, it will be roughly equal to the number of smartphones, smart TVs, tablets, … [Read more...]

Venture Capital and Cleantech weekly update

Boulder Ionics Corp., a developer of high-performance electrolytes and electrochemical-grade ionic liquids for advanced energy storage devices, announced a $500,000 investment from the Southern Cross Renewable Energy Fund. This new investment complements the company's prior $4.3 million Series A financing round along with grant awards totaling almost $2 million from the National Science … [Read more...]

Warsaw Talks Ignore IPCC ‘Carbon Budget’ Approach

Warsaw Talks Ignore IPCC ‘Carbon Budget’ Approach (via Climate Central) By Andrew Freedman Follow @afreedma The idea of a finite “carbon budget” — a key part of the U.N. Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s recent assessment of climate change — have been ignored at the ongoing climate talks in Warsaw,… … [Read more...]

Investing in renewables, divesting from fossil fuels

Investing In Renewables, Divesting From Fossil Fuels (via Clean Technica) Originally published on Climate Progress.By Joe Romm Bloomberg New Energy Finance has a must-read piece for investors on how the smart money is beginning to notice the quicksand on which fossil fuel stock prices are built. We reported back in April… … [Read more...]

China expected to install over 12 GW of solar in 2014

China Forecast To Install Even More Solar Than Previously Thought (via Clean Technica) The amount of solar power forecast to be installed in China in 2014 was recently increased to 12 GW, according to a report released by the Chinese Bureau of Energy on November 14, 2013. This includes 8 GW of distributed photovoltaic solar systems and… … [Read more...]

Venture Capital and Cleantech weekly update

Arrayent, a company that provider of virtualization technology for the Internet of Things, has raised $11.9 million from DCM Ventures, Opus Capital and Intel Capital, bringing its total funding to $13.4 million. The funding will allow the company to expand its platform and grow its customer base within strategic global markets. Arrayent provides a platform upon which companies can build a wide … [Read more...]

A new fund attempts to market energy storage as a service

Stem, an energy storage system and service providers, is developing an innovative new financing model with a $5 million investment from Clean Fleet Investors. The model will fund projects that it will sell energy storage systems to businesses under long-term contracts, a model that resembles the leases that have made rooftop solar installations popular. Clean Fleet’s lead investor, Jigar Shah, … [Read more...]

Boulder And The Spread Of Community Choice Utilities

Boulder And The Spread Of Community Choice Utilities (via Clean Technica) Originally published on San Diego Loves Greenby Roy L. Hales Boulder Colorado’s election results are being heralded as yet another “solar victory,” in a string that stretches back to the Louisiana and Idaho Public Utilities Commissions decisions… … [Read more...]