Energy Entrepreneurs - The Atlantic

Host

Alexis Madrigal
Senior Editor, The Atlantic
The author of a book about the history of green technology, Madrigal writes about cleantech and other topics from Silicon Valley. Intro to this series.

Panelists

Danielle Fong
Co-founder, LightSail Energy
After entering a Princeton PhD program in her teens to work on nuclear fusion, Fong has set her sights on reinventing energy storage.

Joe Foster
VP of Business Development, Alta Devices
Joe Foster is a lifelong Silicon Valley resident and semiconductor industry veteran who is working on a new and exciting kind of solar cell.

Corwin Hardham
CEO, Makani Power
Hardham's leading his team's efforts to build a wind turbine that takes off like a helicopter and generates electricity flying through the air.

Lynn Jurich
Co-Founder, SunRun
The biggest innovation in solar over the last decade might be SunRun's business model, not an individual technology.

Adam Marsh
Co-founder and CTO, Clean Power Finance
Adam Marsh is part of a new wave of green tech companies that have software at their cores.

Yoky Matsuoka
VP of Technology, Nest
Yoky Matsuoka is a roboticist and AI specialist who has turned to a simper machine: Nest's autodidactic thermostat.

Siva Sivaram
CEO, Twin Creeks
Sivaram is borrowing a page from the chip industry's book by focusing on making manufacturing solar cells cheaper and better.

Alex Tkachenko
President, Siluria
Siluria may be able to turn natural gas cheaply into any chemicals with a high-tech new process.

Ryan Wartena
CEO, Growing Energy Labs, Inc
This former battery scientist is creating the energy operating system you'll need to run the efficient home or office of the future.

The Kind of Energy Research I'd Like to See More Of

Energy needs a Nate Silver. Perhaps Gregory Nemet of the University of Wisconsin is that guy.

The Importance of Solar Software

The Importance of Solar Software

When Silicon Valley's old obsession meets one of its newer ones.

Turning Gadget Lust Into Energy Efficiency Nest

Turning Gadget Lust Into Energy Efficiency

Nest is an awesome gadget that will over time pay for itself.

Cutting Silicon With a Proton Accelerator Instead of a Saw The Atlantic

Cutting Silicon With a Proton Accelerator Instead of a Saw

Those proton accelerators aren't just good for particle physics anymore.

An Energy Entrepreneur Turns to Inflatable Robots YouTube

An Energy Entrepreneur Turns to Inflatable Robots

And really, who could complain?

Solving Solar's Biggest Problem Didn't Take Technology Development The Atlantic

Solving Solar's Biggest Problem Didn't Take Technology Development

Social innovations can be as important as the development of new machines.

A 1,000-Page Reminder That Energy and Foreign Affairs Can't Be Untangled NARA

A 1,000-Page Reminder That Energy and Foreign Affairs Can't Be Untangled

A new look at how Henry Kissinger's State Department dealt with the energy crises of the 1970s.

What Should We Do With All This New Natural Gas Supply? The Atlantic

What Should We Do With All This New Natural Gas Supply?

Maybe, just maybe, you can turn it into a true alternative to oil.

The Enablers: 3 Unsung Energy Technologies The Atlantic

The Enablers: 3 Unsung Energy Technologies

Meet three entrepreneurs who are changing the supply chain.

The Networked Future of Batteries The Atlantic

The Networked Future of Batteries

More batteries are coming to your life -- and they're going to have to get a whole lot smarter.

An Air Compressor That Silicon Valley Loves The Atlantic

An Air Compressor That Silicon Valley Loves

A very old technology could get a reboot that places it at the center of the low-carbon future.

How to Make a Wind Turbine That Flies The Atlantic

How to Make a Wind Turbine That Flies

The long road to a transformational wind technology that could let humanity access the energy blowing off our shores.

The Huge Shift in Our Energy System That's Happening Right Now in 1 Chart Reuters

The Huge Shift in Our Energy System That's Happening Right Now in 1 Chart

The power coming through your electrical socket is undergoing the fastest, largest change in American history.

The Wind Turbine That Flies Like a Helicopter The Atlantic

The Wind Turbine That Flies Like a Helicopter

Meet Corwin Hardham, Makani Power's CEO.

How to Do Energy Storage on a Massive Scale The Atlantic

How to Do Energy Storage on a Massive Scale

Meet Danielle Fong, co-founder of LightSail Energy.

An Energy Operating System for Your Home or Office The Atlantic

An Energy Operating System for Your Home or Office

Meet Ryan Wartena, founder of Growing Energy Labs Inc.

Energy Innovation Isn't Dead

Meet the new generation of energy entrepreneurs who are leading the charge to transform the world's energy system.