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.
Through his company Berkshire Hathaway, Warren Buffett has acquired two SunPower solar power plant projects for between $2 billion and $2.5 billion.
LightSail has earned some heavyweight support from both venture capital firms and angel investors, including Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates.
AutoGrid, a Bay Area-based startup founded in 2011, pulled in $9 million to develop its “big data” technology to help utilities and businesses control their energy usage.
Search giant Google today announced it has made another large investment in a residential solar provider, this time dropping $75 million into Clean Power Finance, an online service that connects solar panel installers with investors.
Home solar-panel leasing company SolarCity has raised $14.8 million of a planned $42 million funding round, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Flexible solar panel manufacturer SoloPower has raised $15 million of a targeted $43.8 million fifth round of funding, according to a new filing with the securities and exchange commission.
An Alabama-based nuclear power plant with similar specifications to the Fukushima Daiichi plant that was ravaged by an earthquake in Japan outlasted catastrophic weather in the southeast and has shut down without incident.
Google has invested $168 million into a solar power energy project led by BrightSource Energy in the Mojave desert in California, the search giant announced today.
In American politics, energy and the environment are rocky issues. So when President Obama called this week for the U.S. to run on 80 percent clean energy by 2035, he couched it in terms that this capitalistic, economically anxious nation know best: Money and jobs.
Tech journalism, and tech companies, for me have always been about ideas and their ability to change the world. What matters is not only the strength of the light you can shed on a subject but what you choose to illuminate. For me, technology should either be delightful or do something important or both. Here are the articles I loved writing in 2010:
Social networking titan Facebook is investing around $450 million to open a second standalone data center out in the evergreen hills of Forest City, North Carolina, the company announced today.
Here are the top cleantech stories we’re following today on the GreenBeat:
A new report from the World Resources Institute and partners claims that the market for clean energy products among India’s rural poor is potentially worth $2.11 billion per year. $2.04 billion of this market is for decentralized renewable energy such as that produced by biomass kilns or small-scale hydro-electricity plants. The clean energy enterprises surveyed in the report have also seen annual gross revenue grow by an average of 36 percent per year since 2004.