Terraform Industries wants to solve climate change by making more hydrocarbons
Casey Handmer is not intimidated by very large quantities. Billions of acres. Thousands of gigawatts of solar power. A billion metric tons of carbon. His startup, Terraform Industries, aims to operate
Climate tech roundup: From solar to CES, this week had something for everyone
Even without a milestone fusion announcement this week, plenty happened in the climate tech world that’s worth catching up on.
US solar manufacturing gets boost with $2.5B Georgia deal
The last time the U.S. pushed for more domestic solar production, it didn't turn out so well. Here's how this time is different.
How SmartHelio aims to fix solar panels before they break
The startup uses AI tech to measure live data from solar plant, and offers suggestions for fixes when their solar arrays start underperforming.
Enact Systems connects solar installers and customers for more efficient energy use
There are about three million solar installations in the United States per year, but that process is costly and often lacks transparency. Pleasanton, California–based Enact Systems wants to increase
Multifamily housing has missed the solar boom. PearlX wants to fix that with $70M Series B
Energy startup hopes to bring the financial and climate benefits of solar and storage to renters.
Enverus acquires solar planning solution RatedPower
Enverus, a company specialized in energy-focused software-as-a-service products, has announced that it has acquired RatedPower, a Spanish startup that helps you plan, design and optimize solar power p
Porsche signs 25-year solar energy deal
Apparently, solar power is hot right now. Porsche said Monday that it plans to build and operate a solar power microgrid at its U.S. headquarters in Atlanta, reducing its annual carbon emissions by 3.
Sono Motors reveals final design of its solar-charging Sion EV
Sono Motors unveiled this week the final production design of the Sion EV, a solar electric vehicle that’s been in the making since the Munich-based startup launched in 2016. It’s been a l
Tesla’s solar roofs have stayed mostly in the dark, and other TC news
This week on The TechCrunch Podcast, TC climate writer Harri Weber comes on to talk about Tesla’s underperforming solar roofing business and new TC reporter Kyle Wiggins does a deep dive into Butler
Persistent Energy raises $10M to grow its clean-tech venture building business in Africa
Persistent Energy has raised $10 million in Series C funding to grow its climate venture building business in Africa, in a round led by Kyuden International Corporation, a subsidiary of the Japanese K
Feds must step in or renewable energy will have nowhere to go, says MIT report
Building wind and solar farms is an important part of building a new green grid, but a calm night stops their energy generation cold. It’s just as important to research and build green energy st
Micropyramid lenses triple the light that hits solar panels
Stacks of teeny lenses that look like inverted pyramids could juice up solar panels, helping them capture more light from any angle on both sunny and overcast days. Solar panels perform best in direct
Garmin pops solar power onto its fancy Forerunner running watch
Garmin just brought solar power to its Forerunner line, a cult-favorite among runners. Along with some other devices, the company took the wraps off its new Forerunner 995 Solar today. The $600 runnin
After ultracharged growth, battery maker EcoFlow comes for the glampers
In recent years, episodes of extreme climate crises and power outrages have driven doomsday preppers to plan for off-the-grid survival scenarios. The mentality has been a boon to EcoFlow, a Shenzhen-b
Hyundai’s solar car roof isn’t as dumb as it sounds
The new hybrid Hyundai Sonata has solar cells built into its roof. After baking in the sun all day, the car can add 3-4 miles to its range. That might sound underwhelming, but my EV discharges far mor
Enpal closes out Series C with $174M from SoftBank for tech to make it easier for homeowners to make the switch to solar energy
One of the gating factors for getting more homeowners to make the switch to solar energy has been that solar, as a business, is a hard one to get right, with many a company failing when they’ve
Regher Solar is ready to meet the new space industry’s demand for cheaper, better solar panels
The math is pretty basic. How many satellites are going to go up over the next decade? How many solar panels will they need? And how many are being manufactured that fit the bill? Turns out the answer
IKEA will sell clean energy to Swedish homes
IKEA won't just sell you smart lights — it'll soon sell you the electricity to power those lights, too. IKEA has revealed plans to sell clean energy to Swedish homes through a subscription service.
$100M donation powers decade-long moonshot to create solar satellites that beam power to Earth
It sounds like a plan concocted by a supervillain, if that villain’s dastardly end was to provide cheap, clean power all over the world: launch a set of three-kilometer-wide solar arrays that be