Welcome to our new series aiming to present a number of Danish developed ideas and new technologies that showcase what the Danish start-up scene is all about:
A recent study by Innovation Center Denmark in Silicon Valley reveals major potential for Danish biogas companies in California.
Glimpses into the future of clean vehicles are already here – they’re just not evenly distributed: Automakers have in recent years launched a multitude of clean(er) vehicle technology platforms ranging from increasingly efficient traditional gas guzzling vehicles to electric vehicles (EVs), to hybrids and fuel cell vehicles (FCVs).
A new solar financing start-up has emerged with a vision of becoming the Kickstarter of solar, as it allows small-scale investors, for as little as 25 Dollars, to invest in solar projects in need of capital. The company, Solar Mosaic, currently employs 14 people, and is a private, venture-backed start-up that was founded in 2011. In May 2012 it raised $2.5 million dollars in a first round of venture funding led by Spring Ventures of San Francisco. In June 2012, the department of Energy in the USA awarded Mosaic a 2 million dollar Grant through its SunShot initiative.
Ever wonder about the billions of dollars of equipment and infrastructure needed for you to be able to turn on your bedroom light, wash the laundry, or perform any of the hundreds of daily tasks one does that require steady, reliable electricity? As the Director of Commercial Clean technology here at the Innovation Center Denmark, I think about it all the time. I think about it because there is a mostly hidden revolution happening around the world with Denmark and California leading the cause.
Enormous interest in solar energy solutions has resulted in much faster than expected growth in the industry. Just last year the Danish Ministry of Climate, Energy and Building set the goal for Denmark to reach a solar energy capacity of 200 MW by 2020, but the goal will be reached this year as demand for new capacity has exploded Currently 36 MW of new solar is being installedevery month and Danish energy sector players, Danish Energy Association and DONG Energy estimate an overall capacity of 1,000 MW by 2020 based on the current growth rates.
Offshore Center Denmark, a Danish innovation network in the field of wind turbines at sea, and the oil and natural gas industry receives a gold medal for their efforts. The cluster organisation is a platform for showcasing the Danish competences in the industry with the aim of creating growth and cross-organisational collaborations.