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Exporting Renewable Energy Technologies: Opportunities and Regulatory Barriers in Brazil, China and India

Over the last decade we have seen a steady development of renewable energy technologies in most high-innovative countries. As the result, today there are hundreds of companies commercializing their unique cleantech technologies and services, and many of them are already well established regionally and nationally. But in order to fully reap the rewards of their […]

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5 European Research Projects Seeking to Recover 5 Critical Materials for Clean Energy

A large number of clean energy technologies, from wind turbines and energy-efficient lighting to electric vehicles and thin-film solar cells, are made with materials that have unique chemical and physical characteristics, including magnetic, catalytic and luminescent properties. In 2011 the U.S. Department of Energy has identified five rare-earth materials – neodymium, europium, terbium, dysprosium and […]

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5 Business Models for Cleantech Companies

Today, a big number of cleantech companies are not working well. In the past few years a lot of green startups filed for bankruptcy, because they couldn’t find a way to capitalize their technological innovations. One of the major causes of these failures is that many cleantech companies still behave as traditional equipment manufacturers, randomly […]

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