The Path to Money Is Getting Wider

The Path to Money Is Getting Wider

Good News for everyone seeking clean tech funding.  The number of available programs in 2020 and beyond is getting better and the opportunities to get that critical first funding are improving.  As we have often said, if you are looking for funding as a new startup,...
2020 Predictions

2020 Predictions

Since I went 4.5  for 10 last year I felt I needed to return to my terot cards take another shot at ten fearless predictions for the coming year.  We will revisit these at the end of the year to see how we did.  If you have some insights or questions, let us know...
Terzo Surges with Hyrdrapulse

Terzo Surges with Hyrdrapulse

Many of you have heard us talk about Terzo Power and Hydrapulse in El Dorado Hills. They were one of our first profiles back in 2017 after receiving a $4 million dollar grant to build a demonstration unit for their hybrid hydraulic system. We touched on them again in...
ReCap of 2019

ReCap of 2019

With 2019 over I wanted to highlight some of what CleanStart did to further Sacramento as a clean tech hub. This past year was exciting for the clean tech community in the greater Sacramento area.  At CleanStart we were excited because we have been able to provide...
CleanStart Predictions for 2019: The Update

CleanStart Predictions for 2019: The Update

At the Begining of 2019, we made ten fearless predictions here for the coming year.  Now it is the end of the year and it is time to revisit them to see how we did.  If you have some insights or questions, let us know at Info@cleanstart.org and we will include those...
Another Advance in Fast Charging, But Only Half the Story

Another Advance in Fast Charging, But Only Half the Story

A team in Ottawa recently had some success in using micro-pulsing to recharge Li-ion batteries much faster, like a full EV recharge in 5 minutes.  See this article.  That’s a big deal.  But it switches the problem from “how fast can a battery accept a charge” to “how...
Packed Crowd Hears about Rising Stars of Solar

Packed Crowd Hears about Rising Stars of Solar

It was standing room only on December 5 at our last MeetUp of the year.  The theme centered on some new products in solar—our regional “Rising Stars”.   First was Erica Lindstrom of Sustainable Technologies with their Facet product, a clever anchoring system to put PV...
Four Outstanding Companies Pitch at First CONNEX Sacramento Event

Four Outstanding Companies Pitch at First CONNEX Sacramento Event

This event on Dec. 4 was the culmination of a decade’s effort to put the spotlight on investable clean tech companies in our region.  Four outstanding companies delivered clear, compelling, and high-quality presentations on their companies to a packed crowd of...
Necessity Gives Rise to a New Company

Necessity Gives Rise to a New Company

In 2006, a solar developer had a problem.  It wanted to win the bid to cover the roof of the Staples Center in Los Angeles with PV panels.  But like many arenas, the roof wouldn’t bear much weight and more importantly, the owner wanted to be sure the installation...
SMUD Support Clean Tech in Small Business

SMUD Support Clean Tech in Small Business

We all know SMUD as a utility and recently CleanStart has shared how SMUD has leveraged its resources to promote clean energy, sustainability, and community development.  While these all provide ways a startup can engage with SMUD, there are some ways you can do...

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