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Clixoo Launches Virtual Reality App Development Division for Cleantech – Solar, Wind, Biomass VR/AR Development

Clixoo, the firm operating at the unique intersection of cleantech & IT, has launched a dedicated division to develop virtual reality/augmented reality applications with a focus on the cleantech and clean energy domains. Education and awareness are critical areas within cleantech. Significant efforts and investments are being put into creating awareness about environmental sustainability and […]

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Posted in: Energy Education and Careers, Green IT, Innovations

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Cleantech Finance – a portal focussing on financing and funding for the cleantech industry

I have launched a blog focussed on cleantech finance. The goal is to bring a focus on the various dimensions of financing for the cleantech industry. I will be providing updates on financing across instruments – VC, PE, asset financing, government financing – and also across the entire cleantech sector and not just renewable clean energy. […]

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Posted in: Bio Energy, Emerging Cleantech Areas, Energy Finance, Green Buildings, Innovations, International

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About Bifacial solar panels….

The typical solar panels you and I know are fairly straightforward – light hits the solar cell from above and generates electricity. Any light that passes on and gets reflected from the ground and hits the backside of the panel is just wasted, because the typical solar panel’s back side just has a polymer backsheet and […]

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Posted in: Innovations, Solar Photovoltaic

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Are solar panels on greenhouses a good idea?

One of the main attractions of Solar PV is its ability to provide us with a distributed source of power. Owing to this, one can find solar panels on all sorts of places. Some of these places you would never imagine – like, on a donkey, I am serious! But there are less exotic and really […]

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Posted in: Innovations, Rooftop Solar, Solar Photovoltaic

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Solar panels over elevated structures – an additional benefit from a rooftop solar power plant

Not everyone would be happy with solar panels covering all their rooftop without room to move. For those houses and commercial buildings that can actually utilize their rooftop for something, cluttering it with row after row of solar panels is not a great idea. But these guys can still have their cake and eat it […]

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Posted in: Innovations, Rooftop Solar, Solar Photovoltaic

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Advanced analytics capabilities offered by IoT-based solar monitoring solutions

What has the Internet of Things (IoT) got to do with solar? A lot, apparently! This blog post from Solar Mango on the use of IoT for solar power plants says: “ IoT-based solar monitoring platforms provide excellent performance analytics through provisions for the following: Calculation of performance parameters like Performance Ratio (PR) and Capacity Utilization […]

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Posted in: Innovations, Rooftop Solar, Solar Photovoltaic

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Organic Home Textiles – an emerging trend in textiles

While I mainly operate in the renewable energy space, other related domains within sustainability is of significant interest to me. One of the areas that I have been following is the use of organic produce in a wide range of areas. We all are aware of the use of organic raw materials for food, and […]

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Posted in: Innovations, Organic Farming

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Save Up to 30% AC Energy Consumption with This Tech from Analog Nanotech

Air conditioners are one of the biggest energy guzzlers overall, and by far the biggest energy guzzlers for the residential and commercial/office building sectors. How would it be if an ingenious plug and play device could save up to 30% – some times even 40% – of electricity consumption by your ACs? That could mean […]

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Posted in: Energy Efficiency, HVAC, Innovations

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Will the New Cleantech be More Aligned to Venture Capital Aspirations?

Those who have been in the cleantech sector, and especially those who tried to raise money for anything cleantech, they will know the sinking feeling when a VC they approach tells them: But your idea is not scalable. That indeed was one of  the cleantech-as-we-know-it’s biggest problem when it came to VC investments – cleantech investments were all […]

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Posted in: Innovations, International

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