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New method for cheaper solar-energy storage

Building on a unique idea, EPFL scientists have developed a cost-effective new method for converting and storing solar energy into hydrogen. Storing solar energy as hydrogen is a promising way for developing comprehensive renewable energy systems. To accomplish this, traditional solar panels can be used to generate an electrical current that splits water

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The Swiss Climate Foundation in 2020

The Swiss Climate Foundation supports 24 SMEs in the implementation of projects to fight climate change. At its first meeting, the Foundation Board allocated a total of CHF 2.4 million to these projects. The total budget for 2020 has been increased from CHF 3 to 4 million. The projects supported include both approaches aimed at reducing CO2 emissions and

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ALMOST 200 MILLION FRANCS INVESTED

Total amount invested in Cleantechs start-ups since 2006 is close to CHF 191 million, of which 23.8 (12%) in the pre-seed phase, 22.1 (11%) in the seed phase, 19.5 (10%) in the early phase, 88.5 (46%) in Series A and 40.6 (21%) in Series B. It is interesting to note that the first three financing phases have relatively similar investments of around $20

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Financing Cleantech projects

According to CleantechAlps 2017 report, 80% of the funding for Cleantech projects comes from private actors, including a dozen of foundations and four crowdfunding platforms. In addition, a dozen major public bodies have been identified as well. Some of them are specifically dedicated to the Cleantech field and offer dedicated support such as: the Swiss

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