Highlands Power Making Waves in Clean Mobility

Highlands Power Making Waves in Clean Mobility

What is the most delicious electric motor in the world?  It could be the “pancake”. Also known as the Axial Flux Motor, it is considered the most efficient and powerful types of electric motor, but also one of the hardest to successfully build. Building an axial flux...
Crowdfunding on WeFunder Pretty Good for Investors and Startups

Crowdfunding on WeFunder Pretty Good for Investors and Startups

We have occasionally mentioned crowdfunding as a new option for raising early funding for cleantech startups.  One of the more popular sites (WeFunder) has just published its results, and they may surprise many.  Over the period 2013-16, 119 companies attempted...
Electric Ride-share Comes to Sacramento

Electric Ride-share Comes to Sacramento

Early in this new year, VW will start delivering the rest of 142 all-electric Golf sedans to 70 locations in the area for a ride-sharing program like ZipCar set up by Southern California-based Envoy and Electrify America.  Twenty vehicles were delivered in 2018 in an...
Get Ready For CalSEED

Get Ready For CalSEED

Want some seed to prove out your idea?  Well, CalSEED is back with their annual grant program to get ideas of the ground. Grants are a good source of such money because you surrender no ownership and you don’t need to pay the money back.  CalSEED is focused on clean...
Corporate direct purchases of renewable energy at new high

Corporate direct purchases of renewable energy at new high

Corporate customers purchased a record 6,430 MW of shares of off-site renewable power in the US in2018 as of December 14, more than double the 2,780 MW purchased in 2017. The Business RenewablesCenter recently published this result of its latest market update. These...
Global Clean Energy Investment Stayed Strong in 2018

Global Clean Energy Investment Stayed Strong in 2018

Total global clean energy investment was $332.1 billion in 2018 according to the latest survey by Bloomberg New Energy Finance just released.  That was down 8% from the record $361.7 billion in 2017, with much of the difference attributed to (1) the continued...
PG&E Bankruptcy Could Affect Clean Energy Investment

PG&E Bankruptcy Could Affect Clean Energy Investment

While the drama around the fate of PG&E, who is faced with enormous claims for liability for wildfire losses, unfolds, the implications for clean energy investment have gotten little attention. If the company does enter bankruptcy, all of its contracts, including...

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