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    Transportation: Land of Cleantech Opportunity

    Over 95% of the 1 billion cars in the world are parked at any given time and 95% of the energy consumed by a car is spent on moving the vehicle forward, not the person it is transporting. The many shortcomings of the modern transportation that have left tremendous opportunities for innovative cleantech solutions to truly revolutionize the system.

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    The Rise of Micro-Grid Start-Ups

    The process of integrating various types of complex technological products into a larger microgrid system remains one of the largest economic bottlenecks in the deployment of microgrids. New microgrid start-up companies have realized the opportunity presented by this integration challenge and have started to vertically integrate microgrid development to create a more appealing business model.

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    BERC Big Data Hunger Games

    The BERC Big Data Initiative is in full swing and kicking off the BERC Big Data Hunger Games sponsored by your executive team. The three victors of the games will be showered with the riches of $50 Amazon Gift Cards. Complete your BERC profile by March 20th to enter the games for your chance to win. May the odds be ever in your favor!

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    How To Build A Microgrid

    Microgrids, self-sufficient energy systems that can operate independently from the larger grid have been receiving more and more attention due to its capability to address energy access challenges, especially in remote rural regions where grid development can be both economically and technically challenging.

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  • BERC at ARPA-E
    BERC and Cyclotron Road shining bright at ARPA-E Summit

    BERC represented at this year’s ARPA-E Summit Student Program. Over 10 current BERCies were in attendance from a wide range of departments including materials science and engineering, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, public policy, and energy & resources.

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transportation links

Transportation: Land of Cleantech Opportunity

Over 95% of the 1 billion cars in the world are parked at any given time and 95% of the energy consumed by a car is spent on moving the vehicle forward, not the person it is transporting. The many shortcomings of the modern transportation that have left tremendous opportunities for innovative cleantech solutions to truly revolutionize the system.

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24 March 2015

Carbon Negative Cement: Turning a Climate Liability into an Asset

BERC-E (BERC Engineers) met this week to discuss a topic lying truly at the heart of engineering: cement. Although usually not associated with climate change, cement production is responsible for 5% of global, human-caused annual CO2 emissions.

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24 March 2015

Is the cleantech-as-a-service movement leaving some technologies behind?

The growing emphasis on the “tech” portion of “cleantech” has not caught on for all clean technologies. For example, carbon sequestration businesses were conspicuously absent from this year’s Cleantech Forum, which wrapped up earlier last week.

member spotlight
24 March 2015

BERC Member Spotlight: Rami Ariss

This week, we’re shining the spotlight on former Marketing Chair Rami Ariss!

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20 March 2015

C2M Information Session for Fall Course

C2M is hosting an information session on Tues, March 31, from 5-6 pm in Haas C125 (pizza will be served). Who should attend: All grad students interested in the Fall C2M course.

Microgrid-global-view
18 March 2015

The Rise of Micro-Grid Start-Ups

The process of integrating various types of complex technological products into a larger microgrid system remains one of the largest economic bottlenecks in the deployment of microgrids. New microgrid start-up companies have realized the opportunity presented by this integration challenge and have started to vertically integrate microgrid development to create a more appealing business model.

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