Thursday, December 24, 2009

Home Energy Efficiency Startup Wins Green Contest

In a sign of the societal transformation that we are in the midst of, the SF Chronicle reports on the winner -- and runners up -- of a California green technology contest:

This year's winner - EcoFactor of Redwood City - beat out 277 other companies drawn primarily from the western United States. EcoFactor has designed a software system that can communicate with home thermostats and cut the amount of energy they use.

Two other Northern California companies were named as runners-up at the award ceremony, held at the Nob Hill Masonic Center in San Francisco. Alphabet Energy of Berkeley is trying to generate electricity from waste heat - the heat given off by cars, power plants and factories. Micromidas of West Sacramento takes the carbon in wastewater and turns it into bio-plastics.
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