Porsche invests in German startup aiming to be a one-stop shop for carbon neutral homes

Porsche’s venture arm has taken a minority stake in 1Komma5, a five-month-old German startup aiming to offer households everything needed for a carbon neutral home, including energy storage, charging infrastructure for electric vehicles and solar. The investment, the amount of which was not disclosed, follows a series of deals made by Porsche Ventures in the […]

A road map for climate investors

Arvind Gupta Contributor Share on Twitter Arvind co-leads Mayfield’s engineering biology practice and is founder and venture advisor at IndieBio. He was the first investor in breakout bio companies such as Geltor, Synthex, Prime Roots, NotCo, Prellis, New Culture, DNA Lite and Memphis Meats. Climate in the last decade has been unprecedented in many ways, […]

Tesla’s battery-manufacturing ‘Megafactory’ breaks ground in California

Tesla broke ground on its “Megafactory,” a new production facility in California, so christened because it will produce the company’s large-scale battery system Megapack. News of the previously unannounced factory was confirmed by the Lathrop Mayor Sonny Dhaliwal, in a Facebook post that was deleted and re-posted. “We are proud to be the home of […]

How to meet the demand of EV infrastructure and maintain a stable grid

Andrew Tang Contributor Share on Twitter Andrew Tang is vice president of energy storage and optimization at Wärtsilä Energy, which provides solutions for renewable energy integration and EV charging infrastructure development. As electric vehicles (EVs) become the new standard, charging infrastructure will become a commonplace detail blending into the landscape, available in a host of […]