Will Storage Demand in the Electric System Be Smaller than Expected?

Will Storage Demand in the Electric System Be Smaller than Expected?

One of the biggest questions about the future of the utility business is how much energy storage will be required to match the availability of renewable sources to loads on the system.  The conventional view is that a lot will be needed. But it could be the opposite....
Sage advice to Startups at Davis Meet Up

Sage advice to Startups at Davis Meet Up

At the most well-attended MeetUp yet, the audience heard from the leaders of three companies—two seasoned veterans and one newcomer that had decades of research experience.  The focus was not so much on the technology but on the journeys each had taken in their...
Blue Oak Energy Pivots Back to Its Original Role

Blue Oak Energy Pivots Back to Its Original Role

We recently had the chance to catch up with one of the pioneers in the regional clean tech cluster, Blue Oak Energy.  Blue Oak was founded in Davis in 2007 by Tobin Booth to provide some specialized and integrated engineering and project management to developers of...
Great Opportunity Coming in May to Boost Your CEO Skills

Great Opportunity Coming in May to Boost Your CEO Skills

Have a good idea for a business but not sure what you need to do? Already launched a business but feel overwhelmed?  Want to learn how to run your venture like a seasoned pro? Would you like to learn the basics of creating a business, led by experts, and in only a few...
Cleantech Meetup Recap

Cleantech Meetup Recap

Our Launch of the 2019 Progress Report was a success!  Gary Simon gave attendees a recap followed by Anders Rehnvall, Founder & CEO, eze System, and Raju Pandey, Cofounder and former CTO of SynapSense. Rehnvall shared eze Systems their technology and how cleantech...
Future of the Utility

Future of the Utility

Big changes are underway for utilities.  What doors might that open for some new solutions and new business opportunities? Will the traditional utilities become more like network managers?  What would be their software needs? How would rates change? Flat fees per...
Wireless EV Charging Advances a Step

Wireless EV Charging Advances a Step

I have no answers, but lots of questions on this one: Will wireless charging of EVs overtake plug-in charging? Clearly plug-in chargers are now dominant. But wireless “pad” chargers, like those now being sold for cellphones, are so much easier to use. There is a...
2019 CleanStart Progress Report Released

2019 CleanStart Progress Report Released

Storage, mobility, efficiency and more.  Growth across the spectrum of clean tech can be seen in sacramento.  The Release of our Progress Report is an exciting time for me. Yesterday we walked the capitol hand delivering the progress report to our local...

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