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.
The company doesn’t have a website and hasn’t announced any products, but we’re going way out on a limb and guessing it has something to do with solar energy.
The hybrid version of the Boxer engine weighs around 300 pounds more than the standard gas-only version. In low-speed situations, the car can run on electricity, and it can start on electricity.
While the options for clean energy are growing for U.S. consumers, it’s not always easy to see what your options are, which is something clean tech startup Choose Energy is focused on.
The data center will use low-cost hydropower from the Niagara Hydroelectric Power Plant as well as an outside-air cooling system to keep machines at optimal temperatures.
Venture firm The Westly Group closes its latest fund of $160 million to invest in up-and-coming clean tech startups.
Clean tech accelerator program Greenstart loses the three-month mentorship model to become a venture firm with a built-in design studio.
Apparently, it’s not easy starting a brand new car manufacturing company.
Smart grid business Silver Spring Networks took a huge step today with its debut on the New York Stock Exchange — and its stock jumped 29 percent over its IPO price.
We are close to creating artificial life from scratch, according to Human Genome scientist and genetic research trailblazer Craig Venter.
Every year, we toss out 152 million mobile phones, 52 million computers, and 36 million monitors. That’s a massive ecological problem — but it’s also a massive revenue opportunity.
Although the car maker has enthusiastic supporters, investors have clearly cooled on Tesla Motors, with its stock closing down 8.7 percent today.
The future of robotics may be less Terminator and more gardener. Charles Grinnell helped build the world’s largest particle collider at CERN (The European Center for Nuclear Research). Now he’s taken up gardening, or rather, his robots have.
President Barack Obama’s state of the union address focused on innovation, jobs, education, health-care … and green technology.
Tesla CEO Elon Musk threatened to release the driving logs of a reviewer’s car, after the reviewer claimed that the Model S has shorter than expected range.
Guest Post Many companies are finding that a mixture of oil and gas energy, together with solar and wind power, fit their needs — and the energy industry is benefitting too.
Guest Post There’s some real, solid progress at the intersection of two of today’s most disruptive business forces: gamification and sustainability. And for those of us eager to see the masses go green – whether to save the planet, or just save money – it’s good news.
Following strong momentum, smart thermostat startup Nest Labs has raised $80 million in new funding with a valuation of $800 million, according to a GigaOM report.
The Model S is, by all accounts, an outstanding vehicle. That doesn’t mean it completely lacks drawbacks. Here are a few of the little things bugging drivers.
Irish forestry company Treemetrics has just signed a $1 million (800,000 EUR) deal with the European Space Agency to monitor forests all over the world.
Guest Post Home automation technologies have been promising to change our lives for decades. Finally, Wi-Fi and mobile devices may be able to deliver on that promise. But Belkin’s WeMo line of products shows we’re not there yet.
Google wants to change the way you measure your energy consumption, but the aging energy grid is standing in its way.
Arctic Sand raises $9.6 to commercialize power-saving technology for computer chips.
Over the Christmas holidays, Google gave Planet Earth a $200 million gift, with nice little green bow wrapped on top.
AMS’s new TV uses less energy than a common household lightbulb.
Through his company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has acquired two SunPower solar power plant projects for between $2 billion and $2.5 billion.
Want to go green(er) in 2013? A bunch of cloud companies are more than happy to help you out with that.
Green tech picked up speed again in 2012, thanks to groundbreaking research, huge advances in efficiency, and a little company called Tesla.
Sponsored Post When you hear people talk about going green, it’s easy to visualize these efforts on a small scale.
A retired New Jersey pilot has put almost 12,000 miles on his range-extended electric Chevy Volt, using just 26.1 gallons over two years.
SolarCity’s stock soars on its first day of trading, after a last minute share price cut.
Oroeco combines your spending and investment data with data about global climate change to help users track the sustainability of their lifestyle.
Guest Post Energy management software can help businesses cut energy consumption and save money, which is why VCs are warming up to the field.
Google is no stranger to philanthropy, but that’s not stopping the company from doing more.
It’s not impossible for companies to do social good while remaining good businesses. But why is it so hard to convince the broader business world that this is true?
SolarCity is gearing up for a big IPO — but will the business be able to survive changing federal regulations?
Cupertino posted Apple’s newest plans for its massive new campus to the city’s website today.
With an apparent dearth of customers, the highly-hyped and hugely-capitalized electric car startup Better Place is shuffling its management in pursuit of a more effective business strategy.
You want to save money. Utilities want you to conserve energy. Middle-man Opower thinks it can satisfy everyone with a brand-new platform designed to get people excited, yes excited, about energy conservation.
SolarReserve, a U.S. based solar energy developer has succeeded in closing a $586 million equity and debt round of financing for two South African clean-energy projects.