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Harvest Power CEO Talks Sustainable Startups & Lessons from Farming

Harvest Power CEO Talks Sustainable Startups & Lessons from Farming

 

A recent feature on CEO and co-founder of Harvest Power, Paul Sellew, outlined how his early interests in sustainability led to a successful career in clean tech. Sellew, who grew up on his family farm in Connecticut, has founded or helped to lead seven companies, his most recent success being the Waltham-based Harvest Power, an innovative organic waste-to-energy company that has 400 employees and makes $100 million in annual revenue.

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3M Invests in 7AC Technologies Inc.

3M Invests in 7AC Technologies Inc.

 

3M New Ventures has invested in NECEC Member 7AC Technologies, a developer of high efficiency heating, ventilation, and air conditioning systems (HVAC). Stefan Gabriel, president of 3M New Ventures, said of the decision, "7AC's paradigm changing approach to ultra-efficient air conditioning is well positioned to succeed in the fast-growing green building technologies space."

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A123 Systems to Sell Battery Packs for City Transit Use

A123 Systems to Sell Battery Packs for City Transit Use

 

NECE Member A123 Systems has made an agreement with BAE Systems to supply battery packs to city buses and other commercial vehicles. A123's battery packs are already in use on 3,000 buses globally, but the new agreement will feature a more economical and compact model of A123's battery cells.

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Harvest Power Raises an Additional $15 Million in Series C Financing

Harvest Power Raises an Additional $15 Million in Series C Financing

 

Harvest Power has announced an additional $15 million in its Series C financing round. With this extension, the company has now raised $125 million in its third round of venture capital. CEO Paul Sellor noted that Harvest Power's success marked one of the largest capital raises in the cleantech category, explaining that the company has revolutionized the value that people assign to organic materials.

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Advanced Energy Economy Adds South Carolina to Regional Chapter Network

Advanced Energy Economy Adds South Carolina to Regional Chapter Network

 

Advanced Energy Economy (AEE) has announced the addition of its latest chapter, the South Carolina Clean Energy Business Alliance (SCCEBA). SCCEBA, which was established in September 2011, joins six existing state and regional chapters of AEE, including the New England Clean Energy Council.

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Energy Points Releases New Energy Resource Consumption Application

EnergyPoints Analytics Powers One-to-One Analysis of Total Energy Resource Consumption Across Domains

 

Energy Points has unveiled EnergyPoints Analytics, an application that can power resource management and planning decisions. This new application allows organizations to monitor and evaluate their own energy resource consumption over time, enabling them to make more cost effective and energy efficient decisions.

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Real Goods Solar & Gestamp Solar Partner for 4.8 MW of Renewable Energy in Vermont

Real Goods Solar and Gestamp Solar Partner for 4.8 MegaWatts of Renewable Energy in Vermont

 

NECEC Member Real Goods Solar is partnering with Gestamp Solar to construct 4.8 megawatts of solar projects in Vermont. The companies expect to begin production later this month and to finish the projects by the end of the year. Real Goods Solar will design and install the two projects in Pownal and Williamstown, and Gestamp Solar will own and operate the facilities.

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Boston to Install 400 Solar-Powered Trash Cans

Boston to Install 400 Solar-Powered Trash Cans

 

Boston will install 400 more BigBelly Solar trash and recycling bins across the city in the next year, adding to the 176 already in use. New York advertising agency Vector Media is paying to install and maintain the bins in exchange for advertising space on them, a move that will save the city $3 million. The BigBelly units have built-in trash compactors and are equipped with sensors and wireless Internet connections that allow city workers to see when they need to be emptied.

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CA Technologies Commits to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 35% by 2020

CA Technologies Commits to Reducing Greenhouse Gas Emissions by 35% by 2020

 

CA Technologies has announced its commitment to reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 35% by 2020, from a 2006 baseline. The company's Sustainability Report highlighted past successes and laid out future goals, which they hope to achieve through increased use of renewable sources of energy and energy efficiency measures.

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