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.
Aquion Energy, the startup that makes non-toxic sodium-ion batteries designed to store energy, has picked a site for its first factory.
1 | February 21, 2012 10:00am |
Could the days of $40 LED bulbs be over? Lemnis Lighting, a Dutch startup, has unveiled a line of LED bulbs aimed squarely at a price-sensitive general public.
7 | February 16, 2012 7:50am |
Soraa, the Khosla Ventures-backed LED startup, has come out of stealth mode to unveil its flagship product aimed to rival and replace the traditional 50-watt halogen bulb.
1 | February 8, 2012 8:44am |
Nest Labs, the company behind the Apple design-inspired smart learning thermostat, has been socked with a patent infringement lawsuit.
3 | February 6, 2012 1:56pm |
The Obama administration has opened East Coast wind power sweet spots to energy development.
1 | February 3, 2012 4:37pm |
Restaurants and food service operations will have the option of recycling waste grease into biodiesel under a deal between BlackGold Biofuels and SLM Facility Solutions.
2 | January 13, 2012 4:30am |
In Texas, you'll not only can you find the leading city in the U.S. for cleantech, but you'll also find the city with the largest growth in tech jobs from 2010 to 2011.
1 | January 11, 2012 12:52pm |
In a state that's no stranger to energy exploration, Austin, Texas is quickly becoming America's leader in cleantech. Find out how.
January 10, 2012 11:16am |
Home energy management is a crowded market that has chewed up and spit out the likes of Google and Microsoft. Now big box retailers like Lowe's are giving it a go.
1 | January 5, 2012 11:17am |
Foreign companies are gaga for this U.S. energy asset. Two deals announced today suggest the buying spree isn't slowing down anytime soon.
4 | January 3, 2012 12:54pm |
The energy industry is going to a tumultuous, exciting place to be in 2012. Here's what will impact the industry this year and seven startups to watch.
January 2, 2012 1:15pm |
A solar power company in India is testing out a new business model inspired by the pay-as-you-go cell phone cards.
December 29, 2011 5:00am |
Marines, especially infantry battalions that are far forward in the field, face a slew of logistical challenges. Here's one new innovation that will help keep the lights on.
December 23, 2011 8:14am |
Greenvolts revamps its approach to solar concentrating photovoltaic systems and snags $35 million in financing and ABB as a minority owner.
December 15, 2011 1:39pm |
One trillion dollars has been invested in clean energy since 2004. It's a positive milestone, to be sure. Find out how it stacks up against annual capital spending by oil and gas companies.
3 | December 7, 2011 6:49am |
The index for Asia and Oceania is larger than the Americas and Europe indices, combined.
December 7, 2011 5:20am |
The White House announced a $4 billion initiative to improve energy efficiency in hundreds of public and private buildings. And it's been accomplished -- or hopes to be -- without asking Congress...
28 | December 2, 2011 10:51am |
A new IEA report taps solar as a promising energy source to meet the world's need and reduce emissions. But there's one major caveat to pulling it off.
6 | December 1, 2011 10:03am |
Global investment into renewable power sources surpassed investment into fossil fuel power plants in 2010, according to a Bloomberg report.
3 | November 27, 2011 6:14pm |
A London startup is helping employers encourage employees to bike to work using a new "bike miles" system. See how it works.
5 | November 22, 2011 9:03pm |