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The Cleantech Pillars: Process

The Cleantech Pillars: Process

Game-changing Pillars. The need to stay market focused in technology development and get products quickly into customer hands translates to the Pillar of Process. Market requirements, corporate direction and technology options can all change quickly and must be tightly integrated with the development Process. For a new venture, the ability to predict market conditions is limited at best. Thus, rapid new product and process development...

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US and EU Challenge Ontario Solar FIT Domestic Content Rules

US and EU Challenge Ontario Solar FIT Domestic Content Rules

World Powers Pressure Ontario Agenda Last week the US and the EU both took formal action against Ontario’s Feed-in-Tariff Domestic Content Provisions. In the case of solar projects, these Domestic Content requirements are set to increase to 60% in 2011. Last week’s news foreshadows this week’s sold out Ontario Feed-In-Tariff (FIT) Supply Chain Forum being held in Toronto October 5th and 6th at the Allstream Centre....

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PEM Fuel Cell Development

PEM Fuel Cell Development

This paper discussed Ballard’s 1996 advances in the development of PEM (proton exchange membrane) fuel cell stationary power plants. It also covered Ballard’s commercialization plan and its then current status, providing a unique insight into the electric generation market of 1996, and considering the role that fuel cells could play in a deregulated electric utility market. Download PDF (right-click,...

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Looking Back to Move Forward

Looking Back to Move Forward

This “Hello World” initial blog post is a small look back as a starting placeholder for this collection of new thoughts and information. This one story touches on a number of early stage, venture development and cleantech business themes. Cleantech, what is cleantech? Fourteen years ago, years before anyone had heard of cleantech, I was launching a business for the clean generation of electrical power at a small company with the...

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