San Jose--scores of clean-tech company of CEOs, built their leading ideas of seed capital angels and venture capitalists this year's clean tech open 2012 global forum in San Jose, California. On the occasion of the Hayes mansion on November 8 and 9, the meeting is the culmination of numerous regional competitions of the organization that has helped more than 600 companies that raise more than $660 million financing since 2006. After 10 minutes business plan pitch over a thousand participants belongs were finalists by a jury for hundreds of thousands of competing demand, if not millions of dollars in capital to start.
The business fields of the competing companies include renewable energy, the environment and the economy in General. Among renewable energy, finalists were companies to improve the efficiency of solar cells this year, offer residential wind and solar plants to marry, and provides overpressure in the water tap for energy distribution systems. 2012 Clean tech global forum winner was HVET from Chicago, won $250,000 in financing and services. Motor/generators with increased reliability and disruptive cost his patented switched reluctance motors offer high-performance alternatives to the induction and permanent magnet, so the company. The product is an electric assist, bicycles provide rolled out but other versions interfere with current engine technology by about 150 watts to one megawatt and also from applications such as air conditioning, oil and gas pumps, they add.
Runner up to 2012 title was Rentricity of New York, a system of excess water pressure water distribution systems in electricity to convert that, offered by bypassing existing pressure relief valves with new back-pumping generators. CEO of the Frank Zammataro said that the micro-hydro system already has been detected in the tube, within what estimates in four commercial projects $2.4 billion U.S. market has 23,000 potential locations for the implantation of the technology. The company has partnered with xylem, to produce the reverse pump, and seeks first the 5 to 30 kW segment of the market. Rentricity claims that he can install his system at a price of US $0.04 per kWh. The company is looking for funds to expand their sales activities and partners with leading industry - water companies, the latest generation to develop water system upgrading.
Finalist Malachite Technologies Inc., San Francisco, suggested the idea of using sputtering deposition technology a 1 µm to thick layer of gallium arsenide on a conventional silicon chip, the efficiency of the resulting array together increase by 33 percent. CEO Robert Weiss added that once the chip its current consolidation wave undergoes processing industry, survival rivals an edge of efficiency, should that his company could offer within two or three years. The company is looking for funding for the proof of concept data.
Another finalist, Pika energy, Gorham, Maine, unveiled a new design wind turbine applications at a price of $8,000, about one-third of the cost which beat current leader, Ben Polito, CEO of the start-up. Reduce the cost by making an injection Pika composite design can be dipped fan, motor cooling, the mass in contrast to the layered, which is standard in the industry today. The company developed also a mechanical safety brake for its turbine and a makes-inverter system, which a Pika-wind turbine can be combined with a generic solar photovoltaic system. The company is looking for funds to the sound to start mass business.
Apart from the finalists in their technology under a large tent showed pitched dozens of other clean-tech start-ups companies, the financing by the judging Committee in the courtyard of the Villa. Target markets ranged movement space heating from solar systems on tidal power on motorway.
Sun edge LLC, of Wilmington, a water-filled solar concentrator system presented the four is located in a closed polycarbonate tubes, time can result in normal solar energy with the addition of only 25 percent more PV materials. David President of the company Argentar said that the cost of the patent pending system is one-third of the yield comparable technologies. With a 10-MW demonstration plant scheduled for completion this year in Dover, Delaware SunEdge is looking for financing of commercial production.
Elemental, tidal-energy unit, which captures the flow of water through a turbine to generate electricity energy technologies, from Sydney, touted their sea urchin. While initial installations, barge and catamaran aimed applications, so nearby Darwin until end of 2013 a pilot 1-MW array installed Finance Director Douglas will hunt. When arrays are attached with shared cable, the turbines can power AU costs $0.10 to 0.12 per kWh (US $0, 10-0, 12), produce, he said.
Finally, captures the energy intelligence LLC, of WABAN, Massachusetts, presented its substructure Highway motion generation system which generate weight a moving tire through a plate activation energy. The location of the system would be likely, where vehicles are already forced to slow down and power sockets are available, such as the approach for a toll station. Awarded a patent and two outstanding will the system provide projected levelized cost energy between US $.055 and $0.07 / kWh, according to Daniel Shani, CEO of the company. Clean tech open the firm received $20,000 in New England regional competition in October.
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