clean energy

SoftBank Group and Saudi Arabia plan to spend $200 billion building the world’s biggest solar power plant

SoftBank Group Corp., known for splashy deals involving billions of dollars (see: its Vision Fund and investments in Uber and Didi), has signed a memorandum of understanding with Saudi Arabia to build

Making mastodon gummies, Geltor is recreating a truly paleo diet

Paul Shapiro Contributor Share on Twitter Paul Shapiro s the author of "Clean Meat: How Growing Meat Without Animals Will Revolutionize Dinner and the World". Most paleo dieters try to stick to some t

Microsoft signs its first renewable energy deal in Asia with Singaporean solar firm Sunseap

As part of its goal to use more renewable energy in its datacenters, Microsoft said it has entered an agreement with Singapore-based clean energy firm Sunseap. The value of Microsoft’s investment wa

Didi Chuxing will build its own electric vehicle charging network

Didi Chuxing, China’s largest ride-sharing company, will form a joint venture to build its own charging network for electric cars. In an announcement today, Didi Chuxing co-founder and chief executi

Energy is the new new internet

If you’re not paying attention to what’s going on in energy, you should. We’ve seen this movie before. Spoiler alert: There’s massive economic opportunity ahead. How massive? Imagine standing

Google’s Project Sunroof Now Tells More Homeowners How Well Solar Would Work On Their Roofs

Google’s Project Sunroof, which started as a 20 percent project by Google engineering lead Carl Elkin, helps you figure out how well solar panels would work on your roof. The company launched th

Samsung Ventures Leads $17M Round In Lithium-Polymer Battery Maker Seeo

Seeo, a Hayward, California-based company that makes lithium polymer batteries, has closed a $17M round led by new investor Samsung Ventures, the investment arm of Samsung Group. Existing investors Kh

Energy Excelerator, The Accelerator For Clean Energy Startups, Receives $30M From The Navy

Energy Excelerator, a Hawaii-based accelerator program for cleantech start-ups, has received an investment of $30 million from the Navy’s Office of Naval Research under the Asia Pacific Technolo

Following Earthquake, Japanese Officials Fear Partial Nuclear Meltdown Underway

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/iaea-flag.png" class="shot2"></img> A massive earthquake that struck off Japan's northeastern coast on Friday— taking 1,200 lives, with thou

Highlights (And Low Budgets) From The ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2011

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/03/us-doe-logo-sq.jpg" class="shot2"></img> Today marked the last day of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Research Projects Agency (ARPA-

As Non-Proliferation Treaty Takes Effect, Should Nukes Be Seen As Clean Energy Source?

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/02/nuclear-warhead.jpg" class="shot2"></img> This weekend, a ratified nuclear arms control treaty between Russia and the United States went into

Solar Universe Raises $7 Million To Franchise Solar Installation

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0011/8906/118906v1-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2"></img> Solar Universe — a company building a franchise of solar installers across North Am

Out Of The Box: Bloom Energy Debuts 'Electrons' Financing Service

<img src="http://www.crunchbase.com/assets/images/resized/0005/4451/54451v1-max-250x250.jpg" class="shot2"></img> In a move that could be torn from the playbook of <a href="http://www.solarcity.com/">