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1366 Technologies: Slow and Steady Doesn’t Win

By Anonymous In our discussion of 1366 Technologies Inc., we analyzed some of the pros and cons of the company applying to receive Department of Energy loan guarantees. Many of us in the class were skeptical of the loan program and apprehensive about the terms and conditions required by the DOE. Additionally, with the application […]

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What is the Role of the Government in Energy?

By Anonymous Nearly every case we have read so far has had a substantial role played by the government: · In Caprica, regulation in fracking · In EnerNOC, a complex and partially, but not completely, de-regulated energy utilities network · In Transatomic, subsidies and heavy regulation in nuclear · In 1366, government subsidies in the […]

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Venture capital investments in cleantech

By Anonymous Today’s classroom discussion on 1366 Technologies’ funding forced me to consider cleantech companies’ challenges to securing investment.  Academic institutions, government, angel investors and venture capital were all discussed as important sources of funds. While we did not specifically discuss the details of venture capital investment in the cleantech space, I’d like to elaborate […]

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The wild west of renewables

By Emma Toshack Renewable energy. These two small innocuous words hide a mountain of complexity that takes this modern industry back to a world of gunslingers battling it out for supremacy in the wild west.  Everyone knows the world is facing an energy crisis. Fossil fuels are unsustainable and clearly will run out. Eventually. This will probably happen before we destroy […]

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In response to “The Subsidized March to Grid Parity for Solar Electricity”

Sept 30, 2013 (this is a response to https://innovbusenergyenviro.wordpress.com/2013/09/24/the-subsidized-march-to-grid-parity-for-solar-electricity/ entered here as a stand-alone to allow for graphics) By M.L. As any lawyer will point out, there is room for different definitions for many words unless words are clearly defined. “Parity” is one of those hotly contested concepts. Assuming we’re all talking about the retail […]

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The Subsidized March to Grid Parity for Solar Electricity

By Anonymous As we discussed in the case on 1366 Technologies, the $50 billion global solar market is stunningly large given the relatively high costs of solar electricity compared to that of alternative sources. The market’s growth has been largely dependent on precocious government policies to curb dependence on fossil fuels and to promote domestic […]

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Financing our future: funding clean tech innovation

By Anonymous This week, we were lucky enough to have a visit from Craig Lund of 1366 Technologies, which is commercializing new technologies that promise to lower the cost of photovoltaic solar panels.  The prospect of broad adoption of solar technology is exciting, but it got me thinking about why this remains out of reach […]

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