The Clean Tech Revolution: Discover the Top Trends, Technologies and Companies to Watch

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  • Edition: Reprint
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  • Copyright: 2010-04-07
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publications

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Newly revised with the latest market trends and growth opportunitiesIn The Clean Tech Revolution, authors Ron Pernick and Clint Wilder identify the major forces that have pushed clean tech from back-to-the-earth utopian dream to its current revolution among the inner circles of corporate boardrooms, on Wall Street trading floors, and in government offices around the globe. By highlighting eight major clean-tech sectors-solar energy, wind power, biofuels and biomaterials, green buildings, personal transportation, the smart grid, mobile applications, and water filtration-they uncover how investors, entrepreneurs, and individuals can profit from this next wave of technological innovation. Pernick and Wilder shine the spotlight on the winners among technologies, companies, and regions that are likely to reap the greatest benefits from clean tech-and they show you why the time to act is now.

Table of Contents

The Clean-Tech Opportunityp. 1
Solar Energy: Scaling Up Manufacturing and Driving Down Costsp. 29
Wind Power: Exploiting Big Finance, Large Projects, and Emerging Nichesp. 59
Biofuels and Biomaterials: Developing Next-Generation Refineries and Feedstocksp. 83
Green Buildings: Leveraging Advanced Materials and the Power of "Negawatts"p. 117
Personal Transportation: Designing Ultra-Efficient , Low-Emissions, High-Performance Vehiclesp. 145
Smart Grid: Creating an Intelligent, Distributed, Twenty-First-Century Gridp. 171
Mobile Technologies: Powering a World on the Gop. 197
Water Filtration: Turning Oceans, Wastewater, and Other Untapped Sources into Pure Waterp. 219
Create Your Own Silicon Valley: Jobs, Growth, and Economic Potentialp. 243
Clean-Tech Marketing: Five Key Lessonsp. 269
Conclusion: Leading the Wayp. 283
Notesp. 295
Acknowledgmentsp. 301
Indexp. 305
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