29th August 2016

Fraunhofer looks to underwater energy storage …

As Fraunhofer tests a novel method of using the sea-bottom as one-half of an inverted traditional pumped-hydro system, Hydrostor is getting ready to commercialize it’s underwater compressed air energy storage (UWCAES) technology. The major difference is not just in stage of commercial readiness, but the positioning of the power generation equipment. In the Fraunhofer test, […]


Morgan Solar's recently release Gen 4 Sun Simba panels on their Savannah tracker
14th July 2016

Morgan Solar & ArcTern Close $10 mln financing

Morgan Solar is gaining considerable traction. Two items to note: A new CEO Mike Andrade, with considerable experience in global electronics markets, was recently announced. ArcTern Ventures closed an USD$8.25 financing round. We look forward to tracking Morgan’s upcoming market penetration.


17th May 2016

OP-ED: Canada needs an “Own the Podium” cleantech strategy.

As MaRS Cleantech and ArcTern begins to engage with the new federal government, several key themes emerge. The first is to ensure we get behind those companies who demonstrate the capacity to compete globally and provide them with export support normally reserved for well-established industries … Rand’s Op-ed in Hill Times. [link here, full text […]


21st March 2016

Rand on The Exchange: A Series of Debates w/ Fraser Institute

(listed from latest to earliest) March 21 – pre-budget – talking about how the federal budged might line up behind Canadian cleantech champions and enable Canada to take larger market share of the fast-growing $1 trillion cleantech market. It’s budget day! How much ‘green’ will the govt. put toward green projects?@tomrand @KennethPGreen @DianneBuckner https://t.co/ItA4bk01hl — […]