CleanTech OC Weekly

Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Cree launches an LED bulb for under $10
They say it’s “the biggest thing since the light bulb” – Cree’s trademarked phrase. The LED chip and parts maker Cree has launched a line of low cost LED bulbs and one even retails for under $10, that’s about $10 less that some of the cheapest LED bulbs on the market. Until now, Cree made the bulk of its revenue from of selling LED chips and components to other LED bulb and lighting makers. The company is profitable and hopes the new bulbs will continue revenue growth.  

GigaOM interviewed some start-up founders and co-founders who offered some tips on how to make it in the current tech marketplace. Check out the complete article to read about the contributors and their experiences.
  1. Haste makes waste.
  2. Do everything.
  3. People are your biggest asset.
  4. It’s all about the user, stupid.
  5. Be prepared to fail.

A new report from the Bipartisan Policy Center cites huge potential for energy efficiency as a major U.S. resource that need not be a political issue. In California, efficiency efforts since the 1970s have saved taxpayers over $65 billion, decreased household electricity bills, and avoided at least 30 power plants. California is an excellent example of the benefits of bipartisan support for energy efficiency.

Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit 2013 | San Diego, March 18-21, 2013
The annual Solar Power Finance & Investment Summit event is one of the premier cleantech finance and investment summits of the year. The Summit brings an outstanding range of insight and perspectives about the industry’s upcoming opportunities and challenges.

Deloitte is a sponsor of the Summit and would like to offer CleanTech OC members a 15% discount off the registration fee with code 13166. Registration website:

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