Utility and energy companies are flocking to On-Ramp’s wireless tech.
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.
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.
EarthRisk Technologies has developed a new model for predicting extreme weather events based on 60 years of data and 82 billion calculations.
The Nest smart thermostat continues to get smarter with every software update.
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.
President Barack Obama’s state of the union address focused on innovation, jobs, education, health-care … and green technology.
Arctic Sand raises $9.6 to commercialize power-saving technology for computer chips.
Green tech picked up speed again in 2012, thanks to groundbreaking research, huge advances in efficiency, and a little company called Tesla.
Gravitational System’s technology collects the “waste energy” created from momentum and heat.
Space-Time Insight raises $14 million in its second round of funding
German electronics giant Siemens has just bought eMeter, a San Mateo-based startup focusing on smart grid technologies for utilities such as power and water.
Oil means more than just gasoline. For many folks, it’s also how they heat their homes.
NeighborOil is a startup that’s reexamining how communities buy oil for heating and helping consumers negotiate for better prices and better service. And starting today, it’s bringing its revolutionary model to a wide range of residential utilities, including electricity and natural gas.
ClearEdge Power, a manufacturer of fuel cells that run on natural gas, announced today that it has raised $73.5 million in its fifth round of funding.
Leyden Energy, a developer of consumer electronics batteries that operate at temperatures as high as 60°C, announced today that it has raised $20 million in its second round of funding led by New Enterprise Associates.
Enerkem, a company that specializes in converting unusable waste into ethanol and other chemicals, announced today that it has raised $30 million in an extension of its most recent funding round.
ClearEdge, a manufacturer of fuel cells that run on natural gas, announced today that it has secured a $2.8 million grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
Oil and petrochemical giant Valero and existing investors have just dropped $60 million on Enerkem, a company that specializes in converting unusable waste into ethanol and other chemicals.
Here’s your daily dose of science: Researchers in South Korea have been working on technology that could turn sound into electricity, something that could potentially let you charge your cellphone while also talking into it, in addition to a multitude of other uses.
Despite the trouble with Japan’s Fukushima nuclear power plant following that country’s devastating earthquake, Microsoft co-founder and Chairman Bill Gates still hasn’t given up on nuclear power.
Smart grid and smart meters are an inevitable part of America’s energy future, but at least when it comes to consumers, it has gotten off to a bumpy start.
Here’s the latest action we’re following today on the GreenBeat:
What if a burglar could browse data which reveals which houses in an area are empty, or a cyberattack could create an electricity blackout? What if you unwittingly paid for your neighbour’s electricity, or a hacker could hijack control of your washing machine?
Smart grid company GridPoint is nearing a public stock offering, possibly beating Silver Spring to the IPO punch, speculates the Washington Business Journal. The article notes that GridPoint has raised $220 million from venture capital and needs to show a payoff soon for its investors. The company has also done well in the marketplace, winning a $28.7 million contract with the Postal Service, making several acquisitions and hiring executives who have IPO experience.
Today marked the inaugural post from U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu on the Department of Energy’s new Energy Blog, which it has launched in an obvious effort to better engage with the American public. It’s timely in the wake of the BP oil spill and upcoming mid-term elections in November that could change the course of the department’s funding programs.
EnerTech Capital has raised $75 million so far for a third venture fund targeting investments in the energy sector, according to VentureWire (subscription required).
EEStor, the obsessively secret company backed by venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins, will unveil its new battery technology this year — promising to make electric vehicles much more compelling.