06 Dec '17, 3pm

Energy Jobs: Google X Spinoff Attracts Top Solar Talent, Enphase Gets a New COO

X, the “moonshot factory” at Google’s parent company Alphabet, is working on several breakthrough energy solutions -- from molten salt batteries, to high-altitude wind turbines, to fuel made from seawater -- in a quest to solve climate change. Not all ideas work, Astro Teller, the head of X, recently explained . And among the ones that do, Alphabet may not be the right entity to bring them to market, he said. Which is why Dandelion was spun off in June 2017. Dandelion is a geothermal heating and cooling company with X-developed technology capable of reducing the drilling time for a geothermal system from several weeks to several hours. As the company plans for a significant territory and technology expansion in 2018, it just poached some top talent from the solar industry. The company announced this week that Ryan Hunter is joining Dandelion as the vice president operation...

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