DBL Investors http://www.dblinvestors.com Wed, 30 Jul 2014 17:45:03 +0000 en-US hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.9.1 Yerdled Yet? New Shopper Tools Save Money and Planet http://www.dblinvestors.com/2014/07/yerdled-yet-new-shopper-tools-save-money-and-planet/ http://www.dblinvestors.com/2014/07/yerdled-yet-new-shopper-tools-save-money-and-planet/#comments Tue, 29 Jul 2014 17:43:28 +0000 http://www.dblinvestors.com/?p=1832 By Wendy Koch

Have you yerdled yet? This isn’t a funky mix of yodeling and hurdling, but a new way to shop online — for next to nothing.

On Yerdle.com, consumers swap stuff they’re not using — say, the skirt that’s three sizes too small — for clothes that fit or other items they need. They exchange in-house credits and only pay for shipping, typically, $2 to $4.

Read the full article on USAToday.com.

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The RealReal and UrbanSitter CEOs On TechCrunch’s List of 40 People Who Are Living Proof You Can Make It In Silicon Valley After 40 http://www.dblinvestors.com/2014/07/the-realreal-and-urbansitter-ceos-on-techcrunchs-list-of-40-people-who-are-living-proof-you-can-make-it-in-silicon-valley-after-40/ http://www.dblinvestors.com/2014/07/the-realreal-and-urbansitter-ceos-on-techcrunchs-list-of-40-people-who-are-living-proof-you-can-make-it-in-silicon-valley-after-40/#comments Tue, 15 Jul 2014 17:10:51 +0000 http://www.dblinvestors.com/?p=1823 By Sarah Buhr and Frank Barbieri

See the full list on TechCrunch.

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Electric Cars Will Change the Way You Power Your Home http://www.dblinvestors.com/2014/07/electric-cars-will-change-the-way-you-power-your-home/ http://www.dblinvestors.com/2014/07/electric-cars-will-change-the-way-you-power-your-home/#comments Mon, 14 Jul 2014 21:43:34 +0000 http://www.dblinvestors.com/?p=1821 By Michael Grunwald

Electric vehicles are our fastest-growing alternative to oil-derived gasoline. Solar panels are our fastest-growing alternative to coal-powered electricity. They’re both getting less expensive and more effective, driving our clean energy revolution. And there’s new evidence that these two great tastes can taste particularly great together, transforming how we consume and produce power in ways that will accelerate that green revolution.

To read the full article, visit Time.com.

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Siva Power’s Thin Film Cost Target: Very Ambitious, But Not Impossible http://www.dblinvestors.com/2014/07/siva-powers-thin-film-cost-target-very-ambitious-but-not-impossible/ http://www.dblinvestors.com/2014/07/siva-powers-thin-film-cost-target-very-ambitious-but-not-impossible/#comments Thu, 03 Jul 2014 17:57:55 +0000 http://www.dblinvestors.com/?p=1819 By Stephen Lacey

Siva Power, the CIGS thin film company that re-emerged last year with a new team and approach to the market, is out with an ambitious cost roadmap for its modules.

Before getting into the details of Siva’s plan, it’s worth remembering one important number related to CIGS thin film: twenty.

That’s the approximate number of companies attempting to scale the technology that have either gone bankrupt, gone silent, shifted strategy or have been acquired since 2009. Very few of the venture capitalists who shoveled billions of dollars into the technology ever saw their money again.

For the full article, visit Greentech Media.


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The RealReal’s Latest App RealBook Will Tell You What Your Designer Goods Are Actually Worth http://www.dblinvestors.com/2014/07/the-realreals-latest-app-realbook-will-tell-you-what-your-designer-goods-are-actually-worth/ http://www.dblinvestors.com/2014/07/the-realreals-latest-app-realbook-will-tell-you-what-your-designer-goods-are-actually-worth/#comments Tue, 01 Jul 2014 00:14:56 +0000 http://www.dblinvestors.com/?p=1803 By Sarah Perez

Luxury consignment marketplace The RealReal is expanding its mobile footprint today with the launch of a new app called RealBook, which lets both potential buyers and sellers better understand the value of luxury items, including fashion and apparel, fine jewelry and watches. RealBook now joins the company’s previously launched smartphone apps, The RealReal’s mobile shop and Consign.

To read the complete article, visit TechCrunch.

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The Rise of Big Solar in Chile http://www.dblinvestors.com/2014/06/the-rise-of-big-solar-in-chile/ http://www.dblinvestors.com/2014/06/the-rise-of-big-solar-in-chile/#comments Mon, 30 Jun 2014 17:17:22 +0000 http://www.dblinvestors.com/?p=1816 By Ucilia Wang

SunEdison said Monday it has closed a $155 million loan for a 72.8-megawatt project in Chile, which has become a hub of solar project development.

The California company is getting the loan from the Overseas Private Investment Corp. (OPIC) and the Inter-American Development Bank. SunEdison also has secured a debt of $35 million from Chile-based CorpBanca.

Read the full article on Forbes.

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