Cleantech, short for "clean technology," is a term used to describe products or services that improve operational performance, productivity, or efficiency while reducing costs, energy consumption and carbon emissions. It is also referred to as "green tech." The term refers specifically to consumer, regulatory and industry interest in clean forms of energy generation as it relates to climate change, environmental impact and venture capital interest in related startup companies.
It's great. But where's the equity?
2 | March 14, 2013 5:54am |
Forget cleantech. Rather than investing in efforts to prevent climate change, some firms are now seeking ways to make money from our warming planet.
6 | March 7, 2013 7:57pm |
One of the largest venture capital backers of cleantech has stopped raising a new fund because a lack of interest.
3 | February 6, 2013 12:20pm |
As the largest single consumer of energy in the world, the U.S. Department of Defense has a vested interest in investing in sources that allow it to curb its reliance on foreign nations.
5 | January 28, 2013 11:41am |
The automaker has begun using a solar farm adjacent to its Chattanooga manufacturing facility to power up to 12.5 percent of the plant's needs during full production and 100% off production.
3 | January 23, 2013 9:31pm |
Has collapse jumped the shark? Is peak oil dead? Is the zombie apocalypse just a weird popular fantasy, or is there more to it? Energy analyst Chris Nelder goes in search of answers.
67 | January 9, 2013 3:00am |
While SolarCity's success does provide a glimmer of hope for cleantech, it certainly isn't a guarantee of smoother days ahead.
December 14, 2012 9:19am |
The falling cost of LEDs is driving quite a bit of change within the lighting industry and encouraging major companies to acquire startups that serve the commercial and industrial markets.
November 27, 2012 3:39pm |
Building a smarter city rests on a solid business plan. But drafting a viable one is trickier than you might expect.
November 12, 2012 12:17pm |
One region in the U.S. is dominant when it comes to clean tech. Can you guess which one it is?
1 | October 23, 2012 10:56am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reding about LED lighting uses.
3 | October 5, 2012 12:12am |
China's Hanergy Energy has agreed to buy thin-film solar panel maker MiaSole for the bargain basement price of $30 million.
1 | October 1, 2012 12:29pm |
More than 38 percent of global company executives say the CEO now has the final say in energy sourcing, reflecting the increasingly strategic nature of this decision.
2 | September 19, 2012 5:12am |
The U.S. now has 5.7 gigawatts of installed solar capacity, enough to power more than 940,000 households. Find out which markets boomed, and which ones fell flat.
6 | September 11, 2012 3:00am |
"The Morning Briefing" is SmartPlanet's daily roundup of must-reads from the web. This morning we're reading about smart grid technology.
August 14, 2012 1:09am |
Customers driving EVs spend more time in stores when they are plugged in.
4 | August 2, 2012 8:08pm |
Want some extra cash? Subscribers of GM's OnStar system can now rent their cars out via peer-to-peer network RelayRides.
9 | July 18, 2012 3:00am |
The age of cross-pollination: The most profound and disruptive innovations will likely come from those with different, outside perspectives.
1 | July 17, 2012 7:52am |
Cleantech Group's quarterly numbers are out and it's not looking good. The IPO window has shut and VC investment has dropped. But is it all bad? There may be a few bright spots in cleantech after all.
July 11, 2012 10:54am |
GE's plans to build a massive thin-film solar factory in Colorado designed to catapult the company to the top of the industry have been quashed by market conditions.
2 | July 3, 2012 4:14pm |