November 28, 2013
Green Careers Resource Guide 2014
Green Careers Resource Guide 2014 (free ebook from cassio.com)
I want a green career! So where do I get trained, or what do I major in?
By Jim Cassio, Workforce and Economic Development Consultant, Author and Career Expert
First, please understand that green jobs represent a wide variety of career choices and are found in virtually all industries (although not with all employers). Also, there are literally hundreds of occupations (well, about 300) that can lead to green jobs and green careers. (more…)
October 24, 2013
Marmite, Lusties, and Energy Efficiency Domination of CleanTech
We love October because this is the month that the Cleantech Group publishes the Global Cleantech 100 List! Who made the “lust list”, who are the “marmites”? What are the latest cleantech trends?
Celebrating Innovative Cleantech Companies
No one is better positioned than the Cleantech Group, provider of the i3 market intelligence platform and global consulting services, to investigate and bring forth exposés on the top private cleantech companies sectors spanning Energy Efficiency, Biofuels & Biochemicals, Conventional Fuels, Smart Grid, Transportation, and Water & Wastewater. (more…)
September 5, 2013
Kachan – Cleantech Analysis and Consulting
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…)
August 1, 2013
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…)
July 4, 2013
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…)
June 28, 2013
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…)
May 30, 2013
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…)
April 25, 2013
Hiring Trends – StartUps Silicon Valley Bank
Tech Needs Talent!
Clean Tech and High Tech Trends
Eighty seven percent of technology startups plan to hire new employees in 2013, which is great news for tech talent. But it means competition for companies trying to attract and retain excellent human capital.
A new report by Silicon Valley Bank shows that in the US, hiring by technology, life science and cleantech companies is up 14% from four years ago when the annual survey began. Software companies plan to do the most hiring, with 90% planning to increase the size of their workforces this year. (more…)
April 4, 2013
Affordable, Scalable Clean Energy Storage and Reuse
A Revolution for the Hydrogen Economy?
Clean Tech Trends
An exciting new discovery has been made by Canadian scientists that would allow the electrolysis of water for hydrogen generation. The discovery would allow renewable energy to be stored and reused at a cost of 1000 less than technologies previously developed.
One of the biggest impediments to affordable renewable energy use on a mass-scale has been timing. Peak use does not necessarily coincide with peak production of wind and solar energy, and storing the energy has not been an affordable option.
Such energy is clean and renewable, but it’s available only when the sun is shining or the wind is blowing. The new technology opens the door to homeowners and energy companies being able to easily store and reuse solar and wind power.
March 14, 2013
20000th Job Order
Redfish Technology Hits 20,000th Job Order
2013 Outlook Great
Announcing the 20,000th job order received in March 2013, Redfish Technology, provider of nationwide executive high tech and clean tech recruiting services looks forward to a great year in 2013.
“I wish I could have filled them all,” stated Rob Reeves, President and CEO of Redfish Technology, with his classically dry wit. “We have however doubled production a couple times over the last few years, and 2013 looks set to top last year already.”
Job placement highlights over the last 12 months include filling roles such as Insight Architect, PHP/LAMP Developer, RVP of Sales, VP of Engineering, Account Manager, Business Development Director, Inside Sales Representative, Central Regional Sales Manager, Senior Value Consultant, Chief Technology Officer, and Director of Channel Sales. (more…)
March 7, 2013
Top 5 Reasons for a Post Bubble Party
by Greg Neichin (reposted with permission, from the Cleantech blog.)
It is quite fashionable these days, especially amongst those in and around Silicon Valley, to talk about the demise of cleantech. This discussion has always seemed silly to me.
There are only two groups fascinated by this dialogue: (a) US investors who were burned in deals that they likely should not have touched in the first place and (b) industry pundits & consultants with too much time on their hands. Both of these groups are frustrated and vocal, so they create substantial noise, but far less signal.
As Khosla Venture’s Andrew Chung recently said, in a thoughtful piece by Katie Fehrenbacher covering the “cleantech is dead” meme, “venture is a highly cyclical business”. (more…)
February 28, 2013
Startup Outlook 2013 – Silicon Valley Bank
CleanTech/High Tech Trends: Start Up Hiring & Retention Struggles, Silicon Bank Survey Reports
Hiring and Retention of Tech Talent is a Challenge.
“Every time I meet with a group of tech company CEOs they say the same thing: hiring world-class talent is one of their biggest challenges. They struggle to find, attract and retain the engineering, scientific and technical talent they need to grow their businesses.” – Greg Becker, President and Chief Executive Officer, Silicon Valley Bank.
January 24, 2013
SEIA – Solar Energy Facts, from website: www.seia.or
Clean Tech Trends: Solar
Great Strides in Affordability Made, Many Opportunities Ahead
Solar had a great third quarter in 2012, it was in fact the third largest on record for the U.S. Solar industry. The U.S. market installed 1,992 MW in the first three quarters, exceeding 2011’s annual total of 1,885 MW. 2012’s total is estimated to surpass 3,000 MW. The U.S. total is now over 6.400 MW, enough to power more than 1 million American households.
The growing affordability due to falling costs has spurred the expansion. Q3 2012’s average cost of a completed PV system dropped by 33% since the beginning 2011. Solar panel prices decreased by 58% in that same time period according to the Solar Energy Industries Association. (more…)
January 15, 2013
Recruiting Priorities: Solar, Software, Security Tech Jobs
This week our top Solar, Software, Security recruiting priorities are: Strategic Sales – Solar; Software Development – Cyber Security; Principal Engineer – Cloud; Technical Account Manager – Data Intelligence; Mobile Engineer – Business Process Management; Product Manager – Disruptive Software; Customer Success Engineer – Gamification; .Net Systems Architect – Healthcare Systems: and (more…)
January 3, 2013
Global cleantech to “backtrack” in 2013, predicts consulting & analysis firm Kachan & Co.
Cleantech venture investment expected to decline even further, corporate involvement to increase, and long-term risks coming in solar, wind, electric vehicles and elsewhere, says company
Developments in 2013 will call into question some of cleantech’s traditional leading indicators of health, and risks will develop with the sector’s stalwart solar, wind and electric vehicle and other markets while others will grow, according to cleantech analysis and consulting firm Kachan & Co. (more…)
December 18, 2012
Priority Energy & Renewables Jobs from Redfish Technology 12/18/2012
This week our top energy and renewables recruiting priorities are: Business Development in Energy Efficiency; Mechanical Engineer in Clean Energy; Product Design Engineer in Energy Storage; Strategic Sales Manager in Solar; and (more…)
December 11, 2012
Priority Energy Efficiency & Renewables Jobs from Redfish Technology 12/11/2012
This week our top green recruiting priorities are – Solar Jobs: Strategic Account Sales Manager, Software Developer; Clean Energy: Senior Mechanical Engineer; Energy Efficiency: Business Development Manager, Data Center Sales Engineer; Electric Vehicles: Mechanical Engineer; Energy Storage: Product Design Engineer; and (more…)
December 6, 2012
Industries That Will Be ‘Green’ Hot in 2013!
Solar Panel Manufacturing, and Green & Sustainable Building Construction including Energy Efficiency are leading the green sectors in terms of fastest growing industries for 2013-2017. According to IBISWorld Inc.’s Top 10 Fastest- Growing Industries report the Green & Sustainable Building Construction looks set to surpass 20% growth year over year from 2013 through 2016, reaching $124,693M in 2013 and attaining $287,868M by 2017. Solar Panel Manufacturing is predicted to grow by between 4 and 11% each of the consecutive years 2013-2017, with revenue forecast at $5,030M in 2013 and $6,828M in 2017. (more…)
December 4, 2012
Priority Clean Tech & Energy Jobs from Redfish Technology 12/4/2012
This week our top Clean Tech & Energy recruiting priorities are for: Business Development Manager – Energy Efficiency; Product Design Engineer – Energy Storage; Senior Mechanical Engineer – Clean Energy; Mechanical Engineer – Electric Vehicles; Software Developer – Solar Technology; and (more…)
November 20, 2012
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Priority Renewable Energy and Green Tech Jobs from Redfish Technology 11/20/2012
This week our top GreenTech recruiting priorities are for: Strategic Account Sales Manager & Software Developer – Solar; Business Development Manager & Sales Engineer – Energy Efficiency; Mechanical Engineer – Electric Vehicles; Product Design Engineer – Energy Storage; Senior Mechanical Engineer – Clean Energy; and (more…)