Clean Tech

Suntech headquarters
If one city epitomizes China’s role as cheap manufacturer for the world, it’s Wuxi, a sprawling metropolis of more than 4.5 million people a short bullet-train ride northwest of Shanghai. Out beyond the old town, with its ancient temples and canals, much of modern Wuxi is a massive industrial park...
Trae Vassallo, general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and cofounder of Good Technologies
Trae Vassallo is a venture capitalist and a former entrepreneur. She is currently a general partner at Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, one of Silicon Valley’s most successful venture capital firms. Prior to joining the firm in 2003, Vassallo was a cofounder of Good Technology, a mobile...
workers installing a solar panel
Not too many years ago, homeowners that wanted to go solar faced a daunting set of obstacles: $30,000 or more to buy the equipment, countless hours negotiating a labyrinth of state and local bureaucracies, $2,500 for permits and unknown maintenance costs. Enter solar-as-a-service, sold to...
Guys on a moped with birds overhead
Weaving through Hyderabad's morning commute traffic on her scooter, Katie Hill found herself both exhilarated and apprehensive. The spectacle of so many people in trucks, cars, and motorcycles was a vivid sign of India’s economic progress. But the fumes from all the tailpipes created a haze on the...
Brenden Millstein
There are all manner of approaches to 'green investing,' and the folks at Carbon Lighthouse — recipients of an $80,000 Social Innovation Fellowship from the Center for Social Innovation at the Graduate School of Business — manage to combine two of them under the same roof. The for-profit portion...
Tainan, Taiwan, sunset
Chintay Shih, chair of Taiwan’s Institute for Information Industry, has been a key player in creating Taiwan’s semiconductor industry, which now boasts more than $50 billion in annual revenue. As the former president of the Industrial Technology Research Institute, a research organization with...

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