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Can an ex-​​Googler use big data to help farmers grow more food?

GreenBiz
May 19, 2015

By Heather Clancy:  Most inde­pen­dent farm­ers have amassed plenty of his­tor­i­cal knowl­edge about their own land. Far fewer have access to exter­nal met­rics that could help them make bet­ter man­age­ment deci­sions, such as how new seeds may per­form or other prac­tices that could improve their har­vests. Enter agri­cul­ture tech startup Farm­ers Busi­ness Net­work (FBN), which at its heart is a …
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NEXTracker Selects Flextronics for Volume Production of Transformational Solar Self Powered Tracker (SPT) Controllers

PR Newswire
May 12, 2015

SAN JOSE, Calif., May 12, 2015 /​​PRNewswire/​​ — Flex­tron­ics, (NASDAQ: FLEX), one of the world’s lead­ing inte­grated sup­ply chain solu­tions com­pa­nies, has been selected by NEX­Tracker for high vol­ume man­u­fac­tur­ing of its inno­v­a­tive Self-​​​​Powered Tracker (SPT) con­trollers.  Through this part­ner­ship, Flex­tron­ics will man­u­fac­ture the SPT con­trol units at its advanced Mil­pi­tas pro­duc­tion facil­ity in the heart of Sil­i­con Val­ley.  Flex­tron­ics’ …
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Tesla’s Plans to Expand Beyond the Vehicle Market

Bloomberg West
April 30, 2015

April 30 — DBL Investors’ Nancy Pfund and Opower Pres­i­dent Alex Laskey dis­cuss Tesla’s plans to expand beyond the elec­tric– vehi­cle mar­ket. They speak with Bloomberg’s Emily Chang and Cory John­son on “Bloomberg West.” Watch the inter­view at Bloomberg West.


Press Releases

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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Siva Power wins $3 million in funding from DOE SunShot Program

January 27, 2015

Through its Sun­Shot Ini­tia­tive, the US Depart­ment of Energy (DOE) has awarded US thin-​​​​film tech­nol­ogy startup Siva Power $3 mil­lion in fund­ing to sup­port the company’s com­mer­cial­iza­tion efforts. Specif­i­cally, the fund­ing sup­ports the firm’s plans to demon­strate a CIGS co-​​​​evaporation tech­nol­ogy that enables 12x higher man­u­fac­tur­ing through­put (m2/​​min) than is cur­rently available.This would enable a fully auto­mated CIGS depo­si­tion sys­tem …
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