Cleantech Insights Archive

31 Jul 2014

Isolated Car to Connected Car: Transportation from the 20th to the 21st Century

In the 1950s and 1960s, cars took hold of the United States. Car use and sales, as indicated by registration, boomed from 25.8 million cars in 1945 to 52.1 million cars in 1955 and finally 75.3 million
31 Jul 2014

Internet of Things: Envisioning an Even More Interconnected World

While we’re not exactly living in the times of Marty McFly or George Jetson, our world is quickly becoming smarter and more interconnected, thanks to the rapidly growing Internet of Things sector.  Internet of Things, or IoT,
30 Jul 2014

Where are they now: Global Cleantech 100 Edition

In this edition of ‘Where are they now?’ we tackle alums of our annual Global Cleantech 100 list. It will be just as much fun as the child stars edition, without the horrible haircuts. Where are the
23 Jul 2014

An Update on the Energy Efficiency Sector

Last year, the global Energy Efficiency sector completed more deals than any of its peer industries, according to Cleantech Group’s i3 platform. The past quarter saw sustained momentum within the sector, so much so that Energy Efficiency
22 Jul 2014

How the Next Wave of Innovation is Following the Unconventional Fuels Revolution

Against the backdrop of a boom in unconventional fuels, an increasing number of start-ups are developing solutions to both decrease operational risk and reduce the environmental footprint of the Oil and Gas industry. In the 2012 and
17 Jul 2014

Recap on Biofuels & Biochemicals Innovation Report

Cleantech Group recently published a sector whitepaper focused on innovation trends in the Biofuels & Biochemicals sector. In this report, we provided a comprehensive overview of the industry’s value chain, ranging from feedstocks to end products. Despite
16 Jul 2014

The Rise of Distributed Energy Storage Systems

In the age of up and coming distributed energy resources, one must put energy storage in the conversation.  While Solar PV may be the current breadwinner in many people’s minds, recent developments show the future for energy
11 Jul 2014

Aiming For the Stars: Google’s Acquisition of Skybox Imaging

Skybox Imaging was acquired by Google last month for $ 500 million. This purchase ranks as the 10th largest by disclosed deal amount in Google’s history and is a very important acquisition. Skybox, which is based out
18 Jun 2014

Discussing the ABB + Solar Impulse Partnership with ABB SVP Maxine Ghavi

Earlier this quarter, ABB announced their technology alliance partnership with Solar Impulse. We spoke with Maxine Ghavi—SVP & Head of the Solar Industry Segment Initiative at ABB—about the nature of this corporate partnership and what she sees
11 Jun 2014

What do the EPA’s proposed new rules mean for cleantech?

You’ve most likely heard the big news: on Monday of this week, the US EPA proposed new rules to reduce carbon dioxide emissions from existing power plants. Since the EPA is using the Clean Air Act—specifically Section