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Imagine H2O, a springboard for innovative start-ups in the water sector

Water | 1 comment

by Nathalie Mettling | 09.30.11

Though renewable energy often draws heavy investment and media coverage in the cleantech world, water does too. The theme of the second yearly competition launched by the Californian organization Imagine H2O was “Water Energy Nexus”. In other words, the aim was to promote start-ups the innovations of which are combining water and energy sectors. Let us review the winners.

Enphase Energy launches photovoltaic microinverters in France

Enphase Energy launches photovoltaic microinverters in France

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par Baptiste Roux Dit Riche | Cleantech Republic | 09.28.11

California-based Enphase Energy started in last June the marketing in France of its micro-inverters for solar panels. A solution already disseminated in the United States for two years.

Eole Water invents a wind turbine that turns air into water

Eole Water invents a wind turbine that turns air into water

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par Baptiste Roux Dit Riche | Cleantech Republic | 09.23.11

It’s difficult to imagine a more pleasant living environment than a small Caribbean island. That is unless you have a scarcity of drinking water. Marc Parent - founder of Eole Water - has lived this reality for many years. Back in France, the entrepreneur began work on an innovative system that would ensure a water supply in remote areas. Called “Water Maker System”, his device integrates - in a single unit - a turbine coupled with an air conditioner. A stand-alone solution that turns air into water through condensation.


Amoéba tracks down Legionellae with a biological solution

Amoéba tracks down Legionellae with a biological solution

Water | No comments

par Baptiste Roux Dit Riche | Cleantech Republic | 09.21.11

Founded in July 2010, the french start-up Amoeba has developed a biological treatment against Legionella. Anticipating the EU framework directive on water that will prohibit the discharge of chemicals into the environment by 2015.

Wysips grafts a solar panel onto the screen of your smartphone

Wysips grafts a solar panel onto the screen of your smartphone

Solar | 1 comment

par Baptiste Roux Dit Riche | Cleantech Republic | 09.08.11

The company Wysips, out of Aix-en-Provence (France), plans to launch in September 2012 a new type of smartphone screen that integrates solar cells. Thus avoiding black screens and untimely reloads.

Energy Storage: McPhy Energy signs its first reference in Britain

Energy | 2 comments

by Stéphane Parpinelli | Cleantech Republic | 09.05.11

“This marks our first foray into the dynamic UK renewable energy market,” said Pascal Mauberger, CEO of McPhy Energy. The french company specialized in solid hydrogen storage technology has just announced that Nottingham University has chosen the company’s solution for mid-term storage of renewable energy in a residential micro-grid. And that, as part of its [...]

Brazilian wind power on ascending winds

wind energy | 1 comment

by Stéphane Parpinelli | Cleantech Republic | 09.05.11

Current efforts of the Brazilian government to exploit the country’s vast wind power potential are bearing fruit . Wind power in Brazil is set to exceed 5,000 MW by 2013, a five-fold increase from the current installed capacity. Here’s the forecast from a study ‘Analysis of the regulatory framework for wind power generation in Brazil’ [...]

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Open data is certainly the next innovation field for self-service citizen applications and it will create transparency and responsibility.

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