Advances in semiconductors and digital signal processing techniques developed during the telecommunications revolution are being used to synthesize waves for carrying power rather than data, replacing expensive and less reliable analog circuits. Array Power is pioneering this field, starting in solar power inversion, entering the market with products that deliver unprecedented value to solar installations.
Globally, the middle class is growing like never before. The first thing a population upgrades as it enters the middle class is the protein content in its diet. Global Fresh Foods extends the fresh shelf life of proteins such as salmon and other seafood, allowing it to be transported to market via ocean freight instead of more expensive air freight, making these proteins available at lower cost and with greater sustainability.
Techniques to convert cellulosic materials such as wood chips, grasses, and agricultural residues into fuels are being commercialized by ZeaChem. The results are renewable fuels competitive with $50 per barrel oil.
By pioneering a robotic approach to solar panel tracking that lowers the cost of electricity for large-scale plants, Qbotix is part of a group of new companies using software and silicon to deliver value in renewable energy.