green tech

Abundant Robotics spins out of SRI to bring apple-picking robots to the farm

Apples are the second most commonly consumed fruit in the U.S., according to data from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, but the way apples are harvested in the orchard hasn’t changed much in the

Amazon Invests In 150MW Indiana Wind Farm To Power Its Data Centers

Amazon today announced that it is working with the Pattern Energy Group to construct and operate a 150 megawatt wind farm in Benton County, Indiana. The new wind farm will go online in about a year an

Varentec Raises $8M From Bill Gates And Khosla To Reinvent Industrial And Utility Power Grid Management

San Jose-based Varentec, a company that builds power management and monitoring solutions for the electric grid, today announced the close of an $8 million Series B round of funding from Bill Gates and

Google Asks Utilities To Make It Easier For Companies To Buy Renewable Energy

Google has long had an interest in renewable energy and has now invested more than $1 billion of its own money in alternative energy projects. However, as the company notes in a blog post and white pa

Bus/Tram Combo Charges Battery As It Picks Up Passengers

German researchers are testing a unique form of public transportation that borrows the best from busses, electric cars, trains and trams without contributing emissions. The vehicle, named <a href="htt

These Car Prototypes Built By Kids Can Do Close To 2,000 Miles Per Gallon

<img src='https://beta.techcrunch.com/wp-content/uploads/2011/06/two-wheels-on-sides.jpg'> What's more impressive than a car that can do over a thousand miles per gallon? One that was designed by s

One Day Will People Be Living In Shroom Houses?

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/shroom-house.jpg'> Construction material manufacturing often produces hazardous byproducts that are either toxic or difficult to recycle, a

In The Fight Against IT Waste, 1E Releases NightWatchman 6.0

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/11/watchman.jpg" />Computer power management software company, <a href="http://www.1e.com/index.aspx">1E</a> has released a new version of its ma

Alternative Energy: A Guide To Greening Your Home

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/green-house-1.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" />Alternative energy is a growing market, and though many states offer tax credits, reba

A123 Systems Spinoff 24M Technologies Raises $16 Million

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/a123.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="A123" />Energy storage system producer 24M Technologies spun out of lithium-ion battery maker <a hr

Flying Green: The Possibilities And Challenges Of Electric Aircraft

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/electricplane.jpg"> Airplanes release greenhouse emissions into the atmosphere and require enormous amounts of fuel to fly. A Boeing 747 can

The Top Ten Apps To Make You More Green

<img src="http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/green-genie.jpg"> There's an app for being green, and by an app, I mean a slew of apps. These iPhone apps range from offering general sustain

Portable Solar Panel Keeps USB Gadgets And Cell Phones Charged Off The Grid

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/sunbox.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="Sunbox USB" />A new charger from <a href="http://www.horizonfuelcell.com">Horizon Fuel Cell Tech

The Heat Is On: There Is Plenty Of Geothermal Energy Underground, We Just Need To Get To It

<a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/joikr/2423108606/"><img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/geothermal.png' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="Nesjavellir geothermal plant" /></a>

Entech Solar Raises $6.95 Million

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/entech-solar.png' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="Entech Solar" />According to <a href="http://sec.gov/cgi-bin/browse-edgar?action=getcompany

Stanford Heats Up Solar Power With New Harnessing Technology

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/08/pete-device.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="PETE Device" /> A <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/stanford-university">Stanford

Soladigm Smart Window Maker Emerges From Stealth, Announces Plan To Build Plant In Mississippi

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/picture-41.png' class="border" />Smart window startup <a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/soladigm">Soladigm</a> announced today its pl

Canada Sinks $5.5 Million Into River Turbine Technology

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/canada.jpg' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="" />Canada is testing the water for modular river turbines. The project, led by Renewable Energy

Nissan Sprouts Leaf Rollout Plans

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/picture-31.png' class="snap_nopreview shot" alt="Nissan Leaf" /><a href="http://www.crunchbase.com/company/nissan-motor">Nissan</a>'s Leaf is

Porsche Revving Up All-Electric Sports Car

<img src='http://tctechcrunch.files.wordpress.com/2010/07/picture-22.png' class="snap_nopreview shot2" alt="Porsche Boxster" />The electric sports car scene is heating up with <a href="http://www.crun
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