VentureBeat’s Matt Marshall and Dan Ha, managing director of cohost SSE Labs, opened up the GreenBeat 2010 conference today with a bang.

Cleantech has become an increasingly important part of innovation in Silicon Valley. GreenBeat 2010 is a two-day conference at Stanford University in Palo Alto, Calif. discussing the newest advancements and technology in green technology.

Check out VentureBeat for coverage of GreenBeat 2010 from VentureBeat’s lead GreenBeat writer Iris Kuo, as well as the rest of the team. We’re covering topics ranging from electric cars, to smart energy grids, to even energy-efficient buildings. You can also find the latest list of GreenBeat 2010 speakers here.

You can see Marshall and Ha’s comments in a video below: