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Flextronics Buys NEXTracker for $330 Million

Greentech Media
September 8, 2015

By Eric Wesoff: Dan Shugar and DBL do it again: “I don’t know any­one who has ramped a com­pany as fast as we have.” NEX­Tracker, a designer and builder of single-​​​​​​axis PV track­ers, just got bought by Flex­tron­ics for $330 mil­lion, includ­ing an $85 mil­lion earnout. Flex­tron­ics said in a release, “The addi­tion of the leading-​​​​​​edge NEX­Tracker busi­ness, along with its …
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Obama visits Nevada, the center of the solar boom, to talk clean energy and climate change

The Washington Post
August 24, 2015

By Chris Mooney:  LAS VEGAS — Pres­i­dent Obama will arrive here Mon­day to announce a bevy of ini­tia­tives to pro­mote clean-​​​​energy growth in America’s homes and on its rooftops — the first stop in a cli­mate and energy-​​​​focused tour that will also take him to New Orleans and Alaska this month. In a move her­alded by the solar indus­try, the admin­is­tra­tion …
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Tesla Motors tops Forbes’ fifth annual list of The World’s Most Innovative Companies

August 19, 2015

NEW YORK (August 19, 2015) – Tesla Motors tops Forbes’ fifth annual list of The World’s Most Inno­v­a­tive Com­pa­nies (p.104) in the Forbes Sep­tem­ber 7th mag­a­zine issue, bump­ing Sales​force​.com to the No. 2 spot for the first time in five years.The list includes firms that investors feel are most likely to come up with the next big inno­va­tion. Alex­ion Phar­ma­ceu­ti­cals …
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Press Releases

PowerGenix Nickel-​​Zinc Battery Passes Critical Testing for 12V Automotive Use

Market Wired
June 9, 2015

SAN DIEGO, CA–(Marketwired — Jun 2, 2015) - Insti­tute of Auto­mo­tive Tech­nolo­gies Dres­den (IAD) Val­i­dates Ben­e­fits of NiZn Bat­tery Tech­nol­ogy for Stop-​​​​Start and Aux­il­iary EV Appli­ca­tions — Pow­er­Genix, the lead­ing sup­plier of high per­for­mance, auto­mo­tive Nickel-​​​​Zinc (NiZn) bat­ter­ies, today announced it has com­pleted a com­pre­hen­sive prod­uct eval­u­a­tion test plan with Insti­tute of Auto­mo­tive Mecha­tron­ics GmbH (IAM), a part of the Insti­tute of Auto­mo­tive Tech­nolo­gies …
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OPX Bio Wins $2M DOE EERE Grant

February 20, 2015

Energy Depart­ment Announces $10 Mil­lion to Develop Inno­v­a­tive Bioen­ergy Tech­nolo­gies Feb­ru­ary 20, 2015 — 1:23pm The Energy Department’s Bioen­ergy Tech­nolo­gies Office (BETO) announces the selec­tion of seven projects across the coun­try to receive up to $10 mil­lion to sup­port inno­v­a­tive tech­nolo­gies and solu­tions to help advance bioen­ergy devel­op­ment.  These projects will sup­port BETO’s work to develop renew­able and cost-​​​​competitive bio­fu­els …
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Business Conservation Coalition Hails Designation of Three New National Monuments

February 20, 2015

Busi­ness Con­ser­va­tion Coali­tion Hails Des­ig­na­tion of Three New National Mon­u­ments   Wash­ing­ton, D.C. – The Con­ser­va­tion for Eco­nomic Growth Coali­tion, a new advo­cacy group made up of high-​​​​profile CEOs and investors today con­grat­u­lated Pres­i­dent Obama on the upcom­ing des­ig­na­tion of three new national mon­u­ments at Browns Canyon in Col­orado, Hon­ouli­uli in Hawaii, and the Pull­man his­toric site in Illi­nois.   …
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