Off-grid solar is the next big market in clean energy

Off-grid solar

The off-grid clean energy market is booming. Sub-Saharan Africa is seeing 300 percent compound annual growth in off-grid lighting; Bangladesh is putting up 30,000 to 40,000 solar home systems every month; and d.light, a for-profit seller of solar lights, recently reached its1 millionth customer. (Video)

 

 

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Future Energy launches 2013 ARPA-E Innovation Summit

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Future Energy is a series of events that connects entrepreneurs, researchers, and private investors in the energy and clean-tech industries to develop and commercialize radical solutions to the world’s energy challenges.They are launching their first 2013 pitch event at this year’s ARPA-E Summit in Washington, D.C. on February 25. Eight companies will present their energy related projects and ideas to a distinguished panel of investors for Q&A and feedback.

 

 

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Futuristic Concepts in Green Technology are Getting Attention

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Frederic Scheer, Cereplast CEO,  hopes to use an algae byproduct to make utensils and other items.

Clean-tech ideas that have received government funding include using bacteria to make a gasoline-type fuel. Solar proposals seeking funding include sending collectors into space and beaming the sun power back to Earth.

 

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