Energy Archive

Engaging the Green Crowd to invest in energy efficiency

In 2012, bettervest.de was born out of the Start-Up-Weekend Rhein-Main in Germany. Since then the team has worked hard to become a fully operating Green Crowdfunding platform focusing on energy efficiency projects. The have just launched their largest project so far funding the installation of a combined heat and power plant with an expected yearly return of 8%

Wind turbines get a second life thanks to MiniPower

MiniPower, a Dutch startup founded by Maarten von Winning and Michiel Wanninkhof, focuses on the replacement and exploitation of used wind turbines. The company helps to relocate well-serviced used wind turbines to emerging places in the world. The startup is participating in the Rockstart Smart Energy Program. This is the third programme of Rockstart, which

Spares in Motion connects demand and supply in the wind turbine market

The key trend in the wind industry is to lower the cost of energy to be able to compete with traditional sources of energy. After installation of wind turbines, the factor that can be influenced best are Operating and Maintenance costs, where availability and costs of spare parts play an important role. Spares in Motion

Top Green Entrepreneurs in 2013

What a year full of Great Green Entrepreneurship! With a start in August 2013, we are 50 posts old and we will continue bringing you the latest content about disruptive sustainable products and services, innovative green business ideas and emerging green technologies. This year ended with 6 Green Crowdfunding Platforms as our most popular post

Tesla expands Superchargers network throughout Europe

In the beginning of December, Tesla has opened its first Supercharger stations in the Netherlands, Austria, Switzerland and Germany. Opening its first Supercharger network in Norway last September, Tesla now plans to build more Superchargers in countries like Belgium, France and the UK in 2014. 14 European Superchargers in place At the moment, Tesla has