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Energy

London

The Cost for Building Offshore Windfarms Has Never Been Lower

By | Sep 11, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Those who doubt the benefits of renewable energy sources typically cite their costs, calling them prohibitive. But the same attitude misled many back when computers were the size of an entire room: The massive computer cost meant no one would ever get a personal…

Accelerator

The 8 Top Cleantech Corporate Incubators and Accelerators

By | Aug 21, 2017 at 12:20 pm

Corporations need to stay competitive in their industries, and that cutting edge can be tough to keep up with, particularly for the most rapidly shifting industries out there. As a sector evolves, the source of a revolutionary new tech could pop up anywhere. What’s…

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Accelerator

St. Louis

7 Cleantech Companies Join St. Louis’ Newest Startup Accelerator

By | Aug 2, 2017 at 3:50 pm

Being a big fish in a small pond is underrated, particularly in the entrepreneurial world. Sure, competing with the likes of Elon Musk, Richard Branson, and Jeff Bezos for funding in Silicon Valley might sound like fun, but enjoying a little communal support from…

Startups & Apps

San Francisco

3 Rocky Mountain Startups Win Big at Cleantech Open

By | Feb 28, 2017 at 8:30 pm

Cleantech Week welcomed the Rocky Mountain Cleantech Open Regional Finalists with open arms as the three teams received a piece of the $100,000 grand prize in investment and services. The three teams were acknowledged during the Cleantech Open Global Forum as part of an effort…

Startups & Apps

Portland, Maine

Surge Hydro Wins Award at National Cleantech Open for Low-Cost Hydropower Idea

By | Feb 15, 2017 at 10:30 am

An Belfast-based company working on utilizing our country’s existing hydroelectric facilities, won an award on Thursday evening at the national Cleantech Open contest in San Francisco. Surge Hydro received the national award for the “Business Model with the Best Chance for Immediate Investment and Commercialization,”…

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Opinion/Analysis

Swiss Innovation Has Enabled the Success of Solar Impulse

By | Aug 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

By now, most have heard about the groundbreaking work being done by Solar Impulse to show what clean technologies and renewable energies can achieve:  the team has already recorded the longest solo flight ever without fuel – 117 hours and 52 minutes, more than…

Food

DC

Waste to Taste: Startups Repurposing Food Waste with Delicious Solutions

By | Jul 23, 2015 at 5:00 pm

What a better way to kick off a food startup column than to start with the end in mind – the topic of food waste. It’s unanimous across organizations such as the World Resources Institute, the USDA, World Food Day, and NRDC that in…

Ecosystems

Austin

Startups to Smart Grid: Austin’s Cleantech Economy

By | Jun 8, 2015 at 9:00 am

Long known as the dot of blue in a red state; Austin, Texas has always been a little more “down to earth”. With an economy with deep technology roots dating back to Dell’s early days and the semi-conductor boom in the 1990s, following the…