ecoATM makes automated self-serve kiosk systems for recycling mobile devices. This acquisition will put Outerwall in the hot recycled electronics market, as well as cut down on the millions of tons of e-waste generated per year.
Triea Systems is a green tech startup that converts heat from rejected, existing sources — like animal manure — into a usable resource.
Solar financing startup Sunrun announced that it has secured financing from JP Morgan and existing investors to support solar installation around the country.
A fourth grade class full of problem-solvers made their classroom run solely on solar power.
Tesla Motors founder Elon Musk has shown off the company’s new battery swapping technology during an on-stage demo. The best part? It only takes 90 seconds to swap a Tesla electric car battery.
Electric-car company Tesla is planing to hold a demonstration of its battery-swapping technology, which should enable its vehicles to travel nonstop on long road trips.
Kyocera will provide 30MW of solar power generating systems to alternative energy project that powers Japan’s agricultural community.
The credit score, a first for the industry, is calculated using eight different criteria that are assembled to create an economic and risk profile for a project.
Sometimes it pays, in wars between giants, to align with one side.
San Diego-based WeMonitor provides monitoring systems that “demystify” home energy. It has raised $5.3 million in financing to expand its team and release its first product later this year.
Ghost Group, a venture capital firm located in Newport Beach, California, has raised a $1 million fund to provide people with an opportunity to invest in the growing marijuana industry.
“We intend to double our efficiency next year and the year after as well,” Debroca said. “Going from 20 percent more battery life to 50 percent is a rational objective.”
Apple is putting significant pressure on local communities, particularly Cupertino, to approve its construction requests.
Editor’s Pick In remarks at D11 today, Musk came across as a visionary leader who, unlike his peers, actually knows what the hell he’s doing and isn’t afraid to say what he thinks.
By next year, you’ll be able to drive a Tesla Model S from Los Angeles to New York, recharging at Tesla Motors’ “Supercharger” stations all the way.
Tesla stock has had an amazing three months, blasting above $100 from the low $30s just in March.
Better Place, the electric car company that hoped to change the world with its ambitious battery-swapping stations, said today it is shutting down. The closure brings to an end the most audacious “clean tech” company ever attempted.
And just to put a cherry on top, the notoriously tough Consumer Reports writers say that the $89,650 Tesla Model S comes close, and just may be, the best car ever.
Electric car manufacturer Tesla’s stock jumped in after-hours trading today after the company announced the first quarterly profit in the its 10-year history and record sales of over half a billion dollars in the first quarter of 2013.
The Nest smart thermostat continues to get smarter with every software update.
Recycling is on the rise, and more consumers are going green: 86 percent of consumers recycle, and 52 percent recycle more than they did two years ago.
Nest’s smart thermostat is about to get a bit smarter — no hardware or software upgrades required.
Wind energy is a favorite, next to solar power, for replacing our dependance on fossil fuels. it continues to grow as does our energy use.
Several thousand Tesla owners have now purchased their cars by ordering and paying for them online after visiting a Tesla Store showroom. And national auto-dealer groups don’t like it one bit.
Guest Post The president’s recent budget proposal includes $282 million for advanced biofuel technology research. This is quite encouraging given the rather public pull-back in continued biofuels investment from the investment community.
Editor’s Pick “Fisker spent a stunning $900,000 for each vehicle it produced,” PrivCo chief executive Sam Hamadeh told me. “Then they sold them to dealers for an invoice price of just $70,000.”
Stanford researchers have come up with a reflective panel that not only bounces back solar radiation, it also reflects heat at a wavelength designed to send the infrared waves straight back into space.
Today, the race for better, smaller, faster supercomputers includes an adjective that wasn’t nearly as common five years ago: greener. In other words, more energy efficient. And, not incidentally, cheaper.
Artist Thierry Cohen reimagines the world without lights.
EcoMotors has secured a $200 million investment for a plant to construct its Opoc engine, a clean, efficient, lightweight, and low-cost internal combustion engine.
Sponsored Post In late 2012, the Blackstone Group, a global investment firm, reached a deal worth nearly $2 billion with Provo, Utah-based Vivint that would allow them to own over 50 percent of the premiere home automation company.
Editor’s Pick Swedish company with Silicon Valley talent has raised $11 million to make solar power more efficient.
The Earth Day Hangout is another way the Energy Department is engaging with users online. The Energy Saver website already provides tips and advice for saving energy and cash, complete with ways of making your own energy.
Clean Power Finance raises a third round from VCs and utility companies to grow its marketplace and suite of tools and services that seek to drive the mass-market adoption of residential solar.
Forests grow up to reach the light. So that’s exactly what scientist Anna Fontcuberta i Morral did for solar panels: transform them into vertical nano-scale filaments a thousand times smaller than a human hair.
The edifice complex is alive and well in Silicon Valley, as Apple’s new solar-powered spaceship campus looks to be costing 66 percent more than initially planned, and Apple’s move-in date has been pushed back a year.
Neverwinter open beta goes live later this month.
That iPhone in your hand isn’t just a complex piece of electronics. It’s also a gold mine — quite literally. And a platinum mine, silver mine, copper mine … you get the picture.
Everybody Solar is helping charities like the Bay Area low-income home rehab volunteer organization Rebuilding Together Peninsula go green by accessing the free energy of the sun — with free solar panels, to boot.