All posts from Jake Richardson

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NRG Energy Buys Mobile Solar Start-up Goal Zero

Goal Zero is a solar start-up that makes solar-powered battery packs, generators and solar panels. For example, the Goal Zero 10 Plus Battery Pack can charge an iPad or similar device and provides up to three charges. A Nomad 7 solar panel charges the battery pack, but it is sold separately. The pack also comes with a built-in […]

August 19th

‘Tipping Point’ For Grid Defection Might Occur In Part Due To Tesla

Startups often focus on disrupting markets by having some penetrating insights, new technology or simply a desire to improve upon an existing product or service. Morgan Stanley’s report on Solar Power and Energy Storage contains a fascinating comment about the potential ramifications of Tesla’s focus on developing large numbers of electric batteries. “Energy storage, when combined with solar power, […]

August 12th

Sungevity Expands Into New Mexico and Vermont

Residential solar provider Sungevity, Inc, headquartered in Oakland, CA, has announced that it has expanded its solar services into New Mexico and Vermont. This expansion mirrors the general growth trend for solar in the United States. In fact, Sungevity was ranked the third most productive residential solar installer in America, by a GTM Research report. Sungevity was […]

August 7th

Thin-Silicon Solar Startup Solexel Gets $31 Million

Milpitas, California-based thin-silicon solar company Solexel has obtained a round D funding of $31 million. The company now has secured just over $200 million in venture capital funding. The latest round is for helping it go into commercial production. The official press release says, “Investors in Solexel include Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Technology Partners, […]

August 2nd