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Folsom Labs receives $1 million to expand Helioscope PV design software

Folsom Labs receives $1 million to expand Helioscope PV design software

Folsom Labs, the San Francisco-based developer of HelioScope, has raised a $1MM round of funding from leading industry executives. The capital will be used to expand HelioScope to become a full end-to-end solar software solution, from initial customer lead to final close. “HelioScope is already a phenomenal PV design tool, and we have the opportunity to

Google The Cleantech Utility

Google has acquired Nest Labs, the maker of a smart learning thermostat. The Nest thermostat connects your air conditioning and heating device to the internet and makes it accessible via your phone and computer. It also learns your habits and preferences to predict when it should turn the A/C on or off. Sounds great, but

In Focus: Google’s Cleantech Investment Strategy

Google has invested billions of dollars in clean energy projects and startups, most recently throwing down $3.2 billion for the intelligent thermostat maker Nest. Is the internet giant positioning itself to be the next energy giant? Or is the company’s goal less ambitious? In this week’s show, we’ll look at Google’s cleantech investment strategy and ask what the endgame

60 Minutes Disses Cleantech Industry

You would think CBS’s 60 Minutes would have learned from its recent Bengazi debacle, but apparently not – evidenced by this Sunday’s extremely poor and inaccurate report, this time on the Cleantech Industry. After being pleasantly surprised that 60 Minutes would begin 2014 with a segment on Cleantech, it immediately became clear that the only purpose of the “Cleantech Crash” was to bash the industry. With a tone

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