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Wave Energy Prize Challenge Seeks to Halve the Cost

Compared to some of the other renewable energy technologies, such as solar and wind, wave energy is still in its infancy (OK, maybe its early adolescence), and so far, wave energy advances haven’t yet come close to producing a cost-effective solution for electricity production. And yet because some 50% of the US population lives within […]

February 3rd

New Solar Investing Platform Connects Investors to Vetted Commercial Solar Projects

The launch of a new financing marketplace for commercial solar projects could make solar investing as easy as investing in the public markets, and give investors the healthy returns from renewable energy investments that many large institutional investors currently enjoy. Wunder Capital, a graduate of Techstar’s tech accelerator program, is essentially reimagining commercial solar finance […]

October 8th

Ocean Energy Turbine Prototype Seeks Crowdfunding

When it comes to viable renewable energy sources, we’re all probably well aware of wind power, solar panels, and hydroelectricity, but there’s another option, and one that could potentially replace our dependence on fossil fuels and nuclear energy. The energy available from ocean currents has a big advantage over solar and wind power, in that […]

March 26th

National Shout Out For Solar Energy Day #GoSolar

With the interest and demand for wider adoption of renewable energy, solar energy is one of the fastest growing industries in the US, generating an estimated 13 gigawatts (GW) of clean renewable electricity and effectively employing 120,000 workers. “This is a banner day for solar energy in America. Today’s events, including the launch of our […]

January 24th

Has a Cleantech crash spurred the need for Bluetech innovation?

The recent CBS 60 Minutes documentary, The Cleantech Crash, was an apocryphal tale of wasted government funding and failed companies, and left one feeling sorry for a much maligned Vinod Khosla, deemed to be a prime architect behind the ‘failed cleantech revolution’. Khosla has rallied with a strong and stirring rebuttal in open letter to CBS. Cleantech, (if narrowly […]

January 23rd

Get Offgrid Personal Power from Running Water

There are plenty of plug-n-play options using renewable energy to provide offgrid power, but most of them rely on solar or thermoelectric energy, which may not always be the most appropriate choice, depending on the location and situation. For those living or recreating next to flowing water, there’s now another portable clean energy choice, this […]

November 18th