Innovation of the Week: Cleantech, Silicon Valley’s Next Great Wave of Innovation


Posted by: meikah | 4 March 2010 | 7:32 pm
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This week’s edition of innovation update features Cleantech, Silicon Valley‘s next great wave of innovation. This time Silicon Valley is working on clean and green technologies.

MercuryNews.com reports:

Silicon Valley earned its name and first great fortune as the cradle of the computer age. Then it built a launching pad for the Internet age. Now the valley has assumed a leading role in the global competition to develop renewable energy and other clean, green technologies.

Cleantech is poised to be the valley’s third great wave of innovation — not just the next big thing, but perhaps the biggest thing ever. Confronting the peril of greenhouse gases and climate change happens to be a multi-trillion-dollar business opportunity.

“Energy is the biggest opportunity Silicon Valley has ever seen,” declared T.J. Rodgers, the founder of Cypress Semiconductor and chairman of SunPower, a leading maker of photovoltaic panels to produce solar energy.

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