CleanTech OC Daily - 11/26/12

Monday, November 26, 2012

GE Acquires LED Lighting Startup Albeo Technologies
In an effort to offer all-LED solutions to their customers, GE has acquired startup Albeo Technologies. On the heels of a 50% revenue increase, the Boulder startup raised $8 million in a series C funding round in early 2012. The acquisition will position GE as an LED leader and also paves the way for R&D capabilities for Albeo.

Dykstra, a Dutch company, is designing a sail-powered ship combining old and new sailing technologies. The Ecoliner Fair Winds has four massive automated sails that are moved by wind and satellite data that determines the ship’s optimal route. Since the ship is automated, less crew and fossil fuels are needed than a traditional container ship. The Ecoliner is scheduled to be ready in 2013.

High Concentration Solar Power Gets Test Run At Edwards Air Force Base
Semprius, Inc. has introduced a high concentration photovoltaic (HCPV) technology and will be providing the HCPV modules for a 200-kilowatt, $2.3 million demonstration project at Edwards Air Force Base in California. If the project proves to be cost effective, additional project will be added at other military bases. Edwards is also the site of three new solar farms from Borrego Solar Systems.

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