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Home Energy Storage Company Empower Making Progress

Home Energy Storage Company Empower Making Progress

Empower Energy in Davis has passed some important new milestones since we last visited with them in 2018.  They redesigned their home storage device to be more compact and more powerful.  Even more importantly, they have been certified as an electrical appliance in...
An Energy Career after College

An Energy Career after College

Like many students, I have been trying to see what I could do with my coursework in defining a career.  At Sacramento State, I chose a math major because I knew, combined with my minor in computer science, it would be the best combination of the two fields I loved the...
Local E-bikes Tantalize Big Crowd

Local E-bikes Tantalize Big Crowd

At our meetup on June 30, 51 people joined a discussion of some of the coolest electric bikes around.  Chris Wiggins, presented the latest models in the ten-year evolution of his Glide Cruisers.  His approach is to create a premium stand-up fat-tire scooter.He...
So Many Battery Breakthroughs

So Many Battery Breakthroughs

Just keeping my eyes peeled for new announcements, I have seen close to a hundred announcements of legitimate breakthroughs in improved battery performance.  And there seem to be an even larger set of dubious announcements where it looks like the science needs years...
The Overlap Between Environmental Goals and Social Equity Goals

The Overlap Between Environmental Goals and Social Equity Goals

Tuesday evening July 14 a few leaders of the community came together at a Sacramento Green Drinks virtual meeting to discuss the nexus between the Environmental movement and Social Equity concerns. The panel consisted of Nailah Pope- Harden, Arianne Ortegaray, Paul...
Sixteen Complete CEO Crash Course

Sixteen Complete CEO Crash Course

Our second CEO Crash Course for clean tech entrepreneurs finished the last of eight sessions on June 29.  Congratulations to all 16 who made it through.  They join the 8 alumni from the course last year.  The Course covered a broad range of topics from Customer...
Rumble Motors Making a Splash in Sacramento

Rumble Motors Making a Splash in Sacramento

Have you ever noticed the cool electric bike on WestWorld? Season 3 Episode 1  They are the product of Rumble Motors. Originally they are from Sweden but are now making a move to set up manufacturing in Sacramento. More than half of their customers are here in the US....
Keep the Sunlight and Stay Cool

Keep the Sunlight and Stay Cool

Cooling, ventilation, and lighting in hot buildings make up the largest expenses for the businesses in them. The main culprit is windows. People love them and the natural light they provide, but why, in spite of the many different brands of window shades and...
Amazon Steps Up to the Plate in a Big Way

Amazon Steps Up to the Plate in a Big Way

Now there is another $2 billion to fund innovators that have products and services to help companies reach a goal of zero net carbon footprint by 2040.  Details are scarce and interestingly Amazon says this is an “initial amount”, which may mean more...

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