Sunfolding is an innovative solar project from Otherlab, whose new tracking system functions as ideally as the traditional solar tracker but costs five times less. At the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit 2014, Sunfolding received a 1.8 million grant for its innovation in solar technology.
From this week’s annual ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, here are ten example ARPA-E projects, at various stages of development, that could make an impact in transitioning to an alternative energy future.
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.
Last night, a Berkeley-based startup Axiom Exergy, started by materials science graduate student Anthony Diamond, took first place in the Future Energy Pitching Session. Another Berkeley-based startup, Indoor Reality, took third place as well.
Most ARPA-E fellows have come from Berkeley, which is a tradition worth keeping. Here is more information about the program and the application, which is due Friday, April 11th, 2014.
Did you know that Cleantech to Market (C2M) helps launch all kinds of low carbon energy projects? After a century of “progress” we are already over the atmospheric CO2 goal of 350 ppm. In fact we are over 390 ppm and climbing.
Michael Bloomberg gave a keynote that was both lighthearted and serious at last week’s Fourth ARPA-E Annual Innovation Summit.
ARPA-E is seeking Technology-to-Market Scholars for the summer of 2013 who have a unique combination of technical and business skills to assist in commercialization of high-impact technology development programs.