Growing Role of Strategic Partners in Financing Green Innovation – Cleantech Forum NY

New York City

A key takeaway from the Cleantech Forum NY is the changing dynamic and increasingly important role of strategic partners in the financing and development of cleantech innovation, both in collaboration with and contrast to venture capital.  While there are many dimensions and drivers for this, ROI is a key one.  Compared to the capital . . . → Read More: Growing Role of Strategic Partners in Financing Green Innovation – Cleantech Forum NY

Solar Roadways – Ecomagination Challenge Community Winner

October 7, 2010, GE announced that Solar Roadways was the winner of $50,000 for receiving the most votes as best idea from the registered participants in the Ecomagination Challenge Community.  Solar Roadways proposes to make roads, parking lots, and driveways into sources of energy by using “structurally-engineered recyclable solar panels that are driven upon” http://bit.ly/bAIDqm.  In . . . → Read More: Solar Roadways – Ecomagination Challenge Community Winner

100 to 180 Miles Per Gallon Production Cars – the X Prize Challenge Winners

Washington DC

The winners of the $10 million Progressive Insurance Automotive X Prize Competition were announced at an awards ceremony September 16, 2010 in Washington, DC at the Washington Historical Society http://www.progressiveautoxprize.org/.  Afterwards, the three winning ‘cars’ were driven through city traffic to the Department of Energy for public inspection by Secretary of Energy Steven Chu.

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Crowdsourcing Green Innovation – The GE Ecomagination Challenge

GE announced a $200 million effort in crowdsourcing green innovation, the GE Ecomagination Challenge.  Running for ten weeks from July 13 through September 30, 2010, it is an open call for “breakthrough ideas to create a cleaner, more efficient and economically viable grid, and (to) accelerate the adoption of smart grid technologies” http://challenge.ecomagination.com/ct/a.bix?c=ideas.

While the language seems . . . → Read More: Crowdsourcing Green Innovation – The GE Ecomagination Challenge