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California Drought Presents Water Innovation Opportunities

The catastrophic drought in California, one of the richest regions of the world, is a crisis for householders, farmers and industry, but it could prove to be a great spur for water innovation. “There is a tide in the affairs of men, which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune,” Shakespeare wrote in Julius […]

June 30th

Clean Solar Energy Offers Promising Small Business Opportunities

Our overall economy seems stuck in slow motion, particularly old industries like construction and real estate. Many are taking control of their lives though and starting businesses in new areas that are prospering even as old fields flounder. Green industries like solar energy are an excellent option for many reasons.

Starting a solar installer business is one business opportunity in the solar market, although this route requires significant technical expertise and resources to get started. A new solar business opportunity is to start a sales business as a solar broker. Read on to understand how this ca become a promising business opportunity for many!

August 24th

Its a Bummer to Care About the Environment Right Now

I just got an email from Gillian Caldwell who recently stepped down “after three wonderful years” as Campaign Director for 1Sky a great grass-roots environmental organization. I’m not surprised, though. I guess its a bummer to care about climate change right now. One could argue that it should have been a great time to be […]

October 19th

SolFest Annual Greentech Fair this Weekend

I’m getting ready to head to SolFest in Ukiah, CA this weekend.  I’m going to see solar guru Rhone Resch of the Solar Energy Industries Association who will be up on the main stage on Saturday. He’s in good company; the keynote is Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. and a host of others incredible industry luminaries […]

September 22nd

CA Chambers of Commerce Members Prove Energy Efficiency is Profitable

Small Business California has published a new booklet 32 Examples of Chambers of Commerce & Chamber Members in California: Leading the Clean Energy Economy. The booklet profiles local California chambers of commerce and their members who are demonstrating how recovering profits through energy efficiency can help strengthen the chamber, its business members and the community. From the Booklet: […]

September 15th

Countdown to the California Clean Tech Open

Looking for a ten thousand-fold return on your investment? For just $250 and the time it takes to complete a three-page application, you could be the next $100,000 winner of the California Clean Tech Open. Just be sure to submit your bright idea by midnight on June 14th. Clean Tech Call for Entries “The California […]

June 11th