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What does "Clean Tech" mean for Fremont? Peeling back the layers...

As any proper economic development team would, we have spent significant time the last few years marketing Fremont’s strong “clean technology” cluster … until recently. That is, we started getting corrected by experts in this industry for generalizing wha…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/07/what-does-clean-tech-mean-fremont-peeling-back-layers

Real World Experiences in Creating a Smart City

On Tuesday morning, Vice Mayor Anu Natarajan was featured on a “Smart Cities” Panel at the Frost & Sullivan GIL 2013: Silicon Valley Conference (Global Community of Growth, Innovation and Leadership) featuring executives from cities, utilities and supplie…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/09/real-world-experiences-creating-smart-city

Cleantech is Alive and Well in Fremont 2013 Western Regional Awards

Last week, Fremont was the proud host of Cleantech Open’s 2013 Western Regional Awards. The event included two days of startup pitches, judging, networking, thought leadership, and awards. It exuded the energy and determination that only a competition of …
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/10/cleantech-alive-and-well-fremontn-2013-western-regional-awards

The Cleantech Open: It’s Not Our First Cleantech Rodeo

When the opportunity to host The Cleantech Open Western Region Finals came up, we jumped on it. After all, the City of Fremont is no stranger to cleantech. In fact, we’d consider the cleantech sector a rather close friend. We’ve overcome the Solyndra…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/10/cleantech-open-its-not-our-first-cleantech-rodeo

Got Sun? Alameda County Issues RFP for Largest Multi-Agency Renewable Energy Buy

Our region is known throughout the world as a place where big, game-changing ideas are born and take hold. A great example was the announcement last week that 19 Bay Area public agencies, including the City of Fremont, are joining together to request prop…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2013/11/got-sun-alameda-county-issues-rfp-largest-multi-agency-renewable-energy-buy

SOTU Suggests Fremont is a Microcosm of the “New Energy Economy”

Last week’s State of the Union Address tackled many complex issues, but the focus on climate change and the green economy really struck a chord with us. There was a strong emphasis on the need for a diversified energy strategy and, as we have covered in p…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/02/sotu-suggests-fremont-microcosm-new-energy-economy

Innovation, Partnership, and the Era of Overachievers: Highlights from the 2014 ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit

If you haven’t heard of ARPA-E (Advanced Research Project Agency-Energy), you may not be alone. Modeled after DARPA (Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency), which is credited with inventing the Internet, this small, but mighty Department of Energy pro…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/03/innovation-partnership-and-era-overachievers-highlights-2014-arpa-e-energy-innovation-summit

Q&A with the CEO of Applied Spectra

We recently sat down with Dr. Rick Russo, CEO of Fremont-based Applied Spectra. Applied Spectra manufactures specialized analytical instruments that remove nanogram to microgram amounts of sample mass via a highly focused laser beam for direct solid-sampl…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/03/q-ceo-applied-spectra

US Solar Market Sets Another Growth Record!

The massive growth story for solar continues. The Solar Energy Industries Association just published the market results for Q4 2013, that suggests another record-shattering year. Solar PV installations increased 41 percent over 2012 to reach 4,751 megawat…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/03/us-solar-market-sets-another-growth-record

Silicon Valley City Drives Down The Road Toward Sustainability

The City of Fremont has made a number of local headlines this month for reports on the high number of electric vehicle owners living within its boundaries. With a population of 221,986, Fremont holds 14.3 percent of Alameda County’s 1,554,720 residents. B…
http://www.thinksiliconvalley.com/blog/2014/03/silicon-valley-city-drives-down-road-toward-sustainability