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15 Tips for Clean/Green Tech Accelerator Success
Clean Tech Trends
By Dallas Kachan
Previously managing director of the Cleantech Group, Dallas Kachan is now managing partner of Kachan & Co., a cleantech research and advisory firm that publishes research on clean technology companies and future trends.
Business incubators, also called accelerators, are designed to support the successful development of entrepreneurial companies through an array of business support resources and services. Dedicated to startup and early-stage companies, technology incubators in particular have been the spring boards for the bleeding edge Silicon Valley companies such as Apple, Google, Facebook, Logitech, Intuit, Sun Microsystems, and PayPal. (more…)
Electric Vehicles, Job Creation and Recent Reports
Clean Tech Trends
In May of this year, sales of electric vehicles hit a milestone with 100,000 sold in the United States according to Autoweek. The month of June marked a new milestone, with one of the best months of sales hitting nearly 9,000 electric passenger vehicles. Tesla has been one of the best-selling luxury EV cars, and the Nissan Leaf and Chevy Volt have garnered sales and customer loyalty. Hybrids outnumber plug-ins by about 50,000. Prius was the original leader in the hybrid market but Toyota, Camry and Highlander and even Ford are growing in popularity each year. (more…)
CleanTech Trends Pop Quiz Answers
Answers to last week’s 10 Questions
Last week we published a pop quiz to test you savvy on the latest employment, deployment, and penetration rates of the various cleantech sectors.
The answers follow below.
1. Which renewable sector deployment grew by 28 percent in 2012 in the U.S.? (more…)
CleanTech Trends Pop Quiz
10 Questions to Test Your CleanTech Savvy
Are you savvy on the latest employment, deployment, and penetration rates of the various cleantech sectors? Take this 10-question pop quiz and test your knowledge. (more…)
Clean Energy Trends 2013
Clean Energy Trends 2013 Report from Clean Edge, Inc.
From Clean Edge Inc.
Clean Edge, a leading authority on the clean-tech market, released its 12th annual Clean Energy Trends report.
Last year was a challenge for the clean energy sectors. Layoffs, bankruptcies, decreased funding, and politics, beleaguered the industry. This year, politics are in play again; assaults on state-backed renewable portfolio standards are being mounted on several fronts.
There is plenty of good news too however.
The need for clean tech hasn’t gone away however. The world population continues to expand, straining precious resources of clean air and water. Climate change has undoubtedly played a role in an ever increasing number of weather disasters. The Obama administration has redoubled efforts to grow renewable power and energy efficiency. Clean-tech is increasingly competitive in terms of pricing, wind and solar are reaching cost parity in both utility-scale and distributed markets. (more…)