14 Jun '11, 12pm

What’s the Worst Green Tech Business to Be In?

In green tech, there are a few markets -- solar and efficiency come to mind -- where startups stand a halfway decent chance of becoming a going concern or a ripe acquisition target. Efficiency revolves around hardware and software, while solar seems to give birth to new sub-niches all the time. You’re not going to start a crystalline silicon solar module company in the U.S. today, but a company that can produce thin, inexpensive crystalline wafers for Chinese module makers could enjoy a bright future. Power electronics -- high-demand, novel concepts, and a lot of established chipmakers have been dozing on this issue -- could become a robust sub-market for acquisitions. And then there are the industries where doom lurks around every corner. Consider biofuels. In 2005, biofuels looked easy. Peak oil loomed, feedstocks like wood chips, algae, and corn stover had little econom...

Full article: http://www.greentechmedia.com/articles/read/whats-the-wor...

Tweets

Make it Your Business to Go Green: While some c...

ecopreneurist.com 15 Jun '11, 2pm

Recycle, recycle, and recycle – If you’re going to be printing and using paper, by all means recycle it. Even better, save...

What’s on the Mind of Utilities? Water: Water is like the weather in green tech: everyone talks about it but n...

What’s on the Mind of Utilities? Water: Water i...

greentechmedia.com 13 Jun '11, 2pm

photo from joost bakker via Creative Commons Water is like the weather in green tech: everyone talks about it but no one e...

The Business Lessons US Automakers Can Offer Any Industry

The Business Lessons US Automakers Can Offer An...

greenbiz.com 15 Jun '11, 10am

Options: Shoppers want them, and businesses inherently are always scrambling to try and provide them. There are complicate...

#COElectric General Motors Invests in Electric Bus Firm With Rapid Charger Tech #EV

#COElectric General Motors Invests in Electric ...

allcarselectric.com 13 Jun '11, 9pm

Proterra Electric Bus Enlarge Photo You’d think that General Motors already had a pretty impressive grasp of the electric ...

First Takes: Google's $280M Solar Fund, GM Invests in Green Buses, and More

First Takes: Google's $280M Solar Fund, GM Inve...

greenbiz.com 14 Jun '11, 3pm

is investing $280 million to create a fund for financing residential solar projects. The fund is the largest of its kind i...

4 Tips to Keep Up with the Evolution of Green Marketing

4 Tips to Keep Up with the Evolution of Green M...

greenbiz.com 14 Jun '11, 12pm

Last month, Joel Makower, executive editor of the GreenBiz Group, wrote that green marketing is over . His conclusions, si...

EnergyRefuge.com: Tech Dreams: Solar-Powered Laptop Full

EnergyRefuge.com: Tech Dreams: Solar-Powered La...

energyrefuge.com 11 Jun '11, 2pm

Tech Dreams: Solar-Powered Laptop by apasolini on June 11, 2011 Via Coroflot It’s far from being a reality, but an Italian...

Obama Pushes for More Cleantech, Green Jobs and Training

Obama Pushes for More Cleantech, Green Jobs and...

greenbiz.com 14 Jun '11, 7am

Facing heavy criticism for a sluggish economic recovery, U.S. President Barack Obama brought his talk about the importance...

"This is the worst news" - Green quotes of the ...

businessgreen.com 03 Jun '11, 5pm

"I am very worried. This is the worst news on emissions. It is becoming extremely challenging to remain below 2 degrees. T...

How Organic Gardening is like Good Business | Care2 Healthy

How Organic Gardening is like Good Business | C...

care2.com 14 Jun '11, 1pm

I was out puttering in my garden this morning, planting a few new perennials – (I’m running out of space for planting new ...

Clean Tech Needs Scale to Succeed

greenbiz.com 17 Jun '11, 12pm

The clean-tech field is a decade old by some measures , which seems like a good time to take stock and ask: How are we doi...

Mitsui Enters Into JV With Efficiency Startup T...

greentechmedia.com 14 Jun '11, 2pm

Mitsui & Co. will enter into a joint venture with Transcend Equity , which says it has come up with a way to rewrite the r...

American Express Takes on the Small Business Cause

American Express Takes on the Small Business Cause

triplepundit.com 13 Jun '11, 9am

American Express started Small Business Saturday to encourage shopping at small businesses and raise money for Girls, Inc....

Do Pennies Make Any Business or Environmental Sense?

Do Pennies Make Any Business or Environmental S...

triplepundit.com 15 Jun '11, 2pm

Pennies from heaven don’t mean very much anymore, especially considering their costs to the environment and the expense of...