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- Jan 14, 2020 11:46 pm GMT
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Much work has already been done in developing new renewable technology, but much remains. In this journey there seems to be a virtuous triangle: (1) Pioneering technologies are developed in laboratories; (2) When these technologies show the potential to perform well in one or more applications, they transitions to potential manufacturers, and (3) At some point potential customers work with developers to deploy initial projects using this technology. At this point the cycle begins anew to further refine the technology.
A vital player in this cycle is the start-up developer. Although step (1) above may start out in a government or university lab, if these developments are to be deployed they must be further developed to the point where they can make the transition to step 2. This heavy-lifting is very risky business that is usually performed by start-up developers (a.k.a. startups).
A little less than a year ago, I posted a two-part series on startup support organizations. This paper will continue this theme, but with a focus on the relationship between California and China, why this is vital for the fight to mitigate climate change, and dives deeply into the Energy Internet.