Posted on October 18, 2013
Local Nevada company ArmaTerra Georeinforcing became the Western Region Winner in the Green Building category at this years CleanTech Open Western Region Finals in Silicon Valley. The CleanTech Open is a world wide competition and business accelerator whose goal is to find, fund and foster entrepreneurs with big ideas that address today’s most urgent energy, environmental and economic challenges. A select group of companies from each region go on to compete at the CleanTech Open Global Forum at the San Jose Convention Center November 20-21 for a chance to win $200,000.
ArmaTerra Georeinforcing’s technology uses recycled tire treads in a unique configuration and a non-corrosive fastening system to strengthen retaining walls, slopes and levees. ArmaTerra is currently seeking demostration projects as well as investment in order to scale up operations.
“We believe that our company and our products are perfectly poised to help America rebuild its infrastructure in a profitable, green, and sustainable way.” says CEO, Sergio Nevel.
Posted on June 28, 2013
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Las Vegas startup Sport-Social wins
$100,000 Project Vesto business competition Continue reading
Posted on April 22, 2013
Categories: News, Newsletter Archive
IN THEIR OWN WORDS:
EXPERTS WEIGH IN ON NV ENERGY’s NEW PROPOSAL
During Nevada’s biennial legislative session, NV Energy, the state’s largest electric utility, proposed an Amendment called NVision for Senate Bill 123 during the 2013 legislative session, which runs until June. SB 123 originally changed the incentives for distributed solar, wind and hydropower from a flat rate to incentives-based – that is, based on actual power generated.
NV Energy’s NVision plan
Posted on April 8, 2013
NIREC: TALKING RENEWABLE ENERGY STORAGE
The biggest challenge facing renewable energy is storage – and that happens to be Robert Fares’ area of expertise. Robert is pursuing a PhD at University of Texas, Austin and is a guest blogger for Scientific American’s Plugged In column.
Posted on March 31, 2013
The University of Nevada, Reno’s online Extended Studies12-credit certificate program has awarded its first Renewable Energy Certificate to Continue reading
Posted on March 30, 2013
Categories: Grants, News
The goal of this grant is to build Minority Serving Institution (MSI) solar research capabilities.The near term goal of the program regarding workforce and underrepresented groups is Continue reading
Posted on March 28, 2013
Categories: News, Press Releases
Borland Returns to Previous Role as Executive-In-Residence with the Organization Continue reading
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This opportunity is for observational, data analysis, and/or modeling studies that use data from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) or ASR programs to address current scientific uncertainties in the properties of boundary layer and mixed phase clouds, ice nucleation processes, Continue reading
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Las Vegas continues to build strength in its entrepreneur community. The city was host to a Startup Weekend at the Continue reading
Posted on March 27, 2013
Changing Policy without Changing Law: Addressing Climate Change under the Clean Air Act, A Brookings Mountain West Lecture
In 2007, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in Massachusetts v. Environmental Protection Agency that the U.S. Environmental Protection Continue reading