SunEdison founder Jigar Shah dishes on a clean energy future

October 16, 2017 by  
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The best of live interviews from GreenBiz events. In this episode: Entrepreneur Jigar Shah explores the promise for a “brilliant” energy future.

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Elon Musk wants to build a rocket that can fly you from New York to Shanghai in 30 minutes

September 29, 2017 by  
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Imagine being able to travel from New York to Shanghai in just 30 minutes. If Elon Musk succeeds with his newest plan, a trip of this kind will soon be possible. During Musk’s Space Exploration Technologies Corp. , the entrepreneur revealed his ambition to build the “BFR” – a rocket that could transport anyone anywhere on the planet within 60 minutes. Musk, who has long dreamed of founding a human colony on Mars , is willing to use his own personal assets to fund the futuristic technology. (function(d, s, id) { var js, fjs = d.getElementsByTagName(s)[0]; if (d.getElementById(id)) return; js = d.createElement(s); js.id = id; js.src = “//connect.facebook.net/en_US/sdk.js#xfbml=1&version=v2.10”; fjs.parentNode.insertBefore(js, fjs);}(document, ‘script’, ‘facebook-jssdk’)); LIVE: Elon Musk reveals his latest plans for colonizing Mars. Posted by Bloomberg Technology on Thursday, September 28, 2017 “If we are going to places like Mars , why not Earth?” said Musk at the 68th International Astronautical Congress, which took place in Adelaide, Australia. Towards the end of Musk’s presentation, an animation played on the screen behind the tech entrepreneur, showing dozens of people getting on a high-speed ferry in New York, boarding the BRF on a platform in the water, then jetting to Shanghai in about 30 minutes. Musk wrote on Instagram: ”Fly to most places on Earth in under 30 mins and anywhere in under 60. Cost per seat should be about the same as full fare economy in an aircraft . Forgot to mention that.” Reportedly, the BFR will contain 40 cabins capable of “ferrying” approximately 100 people at a time. The 46-year-old has admitted in the past that “the major fundamental flaw” in his plans is the financing aspect. With a net worth of approximately $21 billion, the entrepreneur isn’t averse to using his own personal assets to develop the technology. However, money for the BFR will also be raised via contracts with commercial satellite operators, who can use the BFR to carry satellites to orbit, as well as crew and cargo to the International Space Station . Related: Elon Musk sets tentative date for Tesla Semi truck unveiling Musk is also ambitious to send an unmanned “Red Dragon” spacecraft to the red planet in 2018. Though the initial plan has changed, the new goal has the craft landing on Mars in 2022, followed by crewed missions in 2024. Via Bloomberg Images via TEDx , Pixabay

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8-year-old California boy starts a bakery to help his single mother buy a home

September 16, 2016 by  
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8-year-old Jalen Bailey of Fresno , California has big dreams. Inspired by the memories he’s made baking in the kitchen with his single mother Sharhonda Mahan, he decided to start his own bakery to save money for the ” good stuff .” His goal is to set aside enough money to buy his mom a house . Bailey originally hoped to save for a KitchenAid. When someone donated the machine to him, he turned to the rest of his good stuff list. Number one on the list is a house, “so me and my mommy could make more memories in the kitchen, so it could be a bigger kitchen, and I could bake more things,” he told The Fresno Bee. He currently lives with his mother in a small Fresno apartment. Related: 9-Year-Old Boy Raises $3,000 To Save Detroit’s Parks by Selling Lemonade! So Bailey started Jalen’s Bakery this past July, with approval for several recipes from the health department, and now offers delicious desserts like White & Chocolate Chip Cookies or Heart Shaped Chocolate Cupcakes and classics like peanut butter cookies. According to Bailey, “My secret recipe is: Made with love!” Bailey’s mother said she started teaching him about entrepreneurship and owning his own business early on. Although Mahan’s also working towards a house and told Bailey not to worry about it, according to The Fresno Bee, he’s continuing to save for their home. This isn’t the first time Bailey has saved up to help someone else; at age five he started gathering school supplies and backpacks he’s given to about 50 homeless children. Bailey is also saving for college and a dog. If you’d like to help out, you can purchase desserts or a Jalen’s Bakery t-shirt on his website. You can also donate to a GoFundMe campaign started by his mother. The money raised through the campaign will go towards allowing Bailey to grow his business so he can ship desserts nationwide and continue his hands-on education in entrepreneurship. + Jalen’s Bakery + GoFundMe campaign for Jalen’s Bakery Via The Fresno Bee Images via Jalen’s Bakery and Jalen’s Bakery Facebook

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German Entrepreneur Brings Solar Ovens To the Mexican Countryside To Produce Emissions-Free Tortillas

December 6, 2012 by  
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German entrepreneur Gregor Schaper has installed a series of large circular solar panels in the small town of El Sauz, near Mexico City, and uses solar energy for all his cooking. Each solar cooker costs about solar cooker costs between $4,000 and $5,000 to build, according to AFP , but once it’s up and running it is free to operate, and it produces no greenhouse gas emissions. According to Schapers, each solar reflector can create enough energy that can be used to cook for a group of 60 people. Read the rest of German Entrepreneur Brings Solar Ovens To the Mexican Countryside To Produce Emissions-Free Tortillas Permalink | Add to del.icio.us | digg Post tags: green technology , Gregor Schapers , mexico renewables , renewable energy , solar collectors , solar cooking , solar ovens , Solar Power , Trinysol

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Aquaovo’s Portable Alter Ego Water Filter is a Stylish Alternative to Buying Bottled Water

December 6, 2012 by  
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This portable water filter from Aquaovo is a fantastic alternative to buying bottled water. The Canada-based team has launched a new campaign to get their new Alter Ego  filter system off the ground, and they’re even tying its profits to socially responsible water access charities. As a follow-up to their previous OVOPUR water filter back in 2009, Aquaovo has combined a stylish design with a sustainable concept in order to create an appealing brand. With a unique slender form and tinted color, the design distinguishes itself from typical bottle brands. But another great feature is that the filtration system is removable and can also be used separately in other bottles.With this brilliant tried and tested model, Aquaovo hope to encourage people to stop buying bottled water, while also aiming to invest in charity: water and ecofiltro:one , charities that work towards bringing clean water to communities around the world. Take a look at Aquaovo’s full campaign page on Indiegogo for more information. + Aquaovo + Indiegogo page

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Fuel-Efficient Aeroscraft Airship Prototype Nearing Completion

December 6, 2012 by  
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Video: Up close and personal with Richard Branson at Rio

June 21, 2012 by  
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GreenBiz Executive Editor Joel Makower sits down with the entrepreneur at the UN summit.

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Clean Solar Energy Offers Promising Small Business Opportunities

August 24, 2011 by  
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Our overall economy seems stuck in slow motion, particularly old industries like construction and real estate.  The recent stock market gyrations and pundit predictions of a double dip recession lead many to anxiously sit on the sidelines, uncertain what direction to take.  Others are taking control of their lives though and starting businesses in new areas that are prospering even as old fields flounder. Green industries like solar energy are an excellent option for many reasons. Even in the recession the solar industry has grown rapidly in the US, growing 67% in 2010 and continuing to grow rapidly in the first quarter of 2011, according to the recent report from the Solar Energy Industries Association .  It’s hard to find growth like this in any other industry, and all indications are that the growth of solar will continue for many years to come. One reason solar has done well even in the recession is that solar makes financial sense, paying for itself over time.  The cost of photovoltaic solar panels has declined rapidly while the cost of power from utilities continues to rise about 6% a year, making solar an increasingly good deal.  In some areas such as Hawaii and California, solar power already costs less than electricity from the grid, reaching grid parity . Financing options such as solar leases or power purchase agreements help to remove the main objection many people have – seeing money come out of their pocket up front.  And a variety of incentives at the local, state, and federal government level continue to encourage the switch to solar, including recent spectacular growth of the solar industry in New Jersey. Starting a solar installer business is one business opportunity in the solar market, although this route requires significant technical expertise and resources to get started, and faces stiff competition from large solar installers in some areas. A new solar business opportunity is to start a sales business as a solar broker.  One key advantage of solar brokers is that they are independent of a specific product or installer, so they can work with the client to navigate the solar marketplace, looking a variety of option to find the best solution in each case.  The solar broker helps clients to get multiple bids from installers, making the solar sales process simpler, and helping residential or business client to save significant time and money . Prime Solar Network helps entrepreneurial sales pros to start their own solar sales business as a solar broker.  Broker license an exclusive sales territory with the company, and the company helps them to get their business started.  As a sales-based business, the startup time and cost for a solar broker business is much lower than to start a solar installer business.  Bringing brokers up to speed on solar fundamentals, Prime Solar also provides support for marketing, financing, back office support, web development, and other business basics needed to get started.  For those looking for a way to get into the growing solar industry, a solar broker business like this could provide a straightforward route to consider. With so much uncertainty in the economy, it’s good to see a field like solar energy that holds business opportunities destined for greater growth ahead.  The economy is unlikely to move back to where it used to be, but it will move forward with businesses like solar that more and more people from many backgrounds can be a part of. Glenn Croston is the author of “75 Green Businesses” and “Starting Green” and the founder of Starting Up Green , helping businesses to start green and grow greener.  He can be reached at glenn.croston(at)startingupgreen(dot)com

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Inhabitat Interviews Shiply Green Logistics Company Founder Robert Matthams

August 11, 2011 by  
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Navigating the Waters of Mission and Profit with Criterion Ventures

March 10, 2011 by  
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A common dilemma for social entrepreneurs is the choice between and within for-profit and non-profit legal structures. Everyone in our field knows how artificial the for/non-profit line can seem when you’re an entrepreneur trying to change the world, while (hopefully) supporting yourself and dependents in order to make your efforts sustainable over time

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