March 2013

3-27-2013 GreenLancer Secures $275,000 In Initial Funding

Detroit-based green engineering startup attracts private equity from four venture capital firms GreenLancer's initial fundraise oversubscribed with support from a consortium of Michigan-based investment groups GreenLancer has provided systems engineering work as subcontractors on projects for notable clients like General Motors, DTE Energy, Occidental Oil and the U.S....

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3-09-2013 Innovative Business model helps drive down the Cost of Solar power

GreenLancer has developed a platform and standardized services to assist contractors in developing and designing solar electric systems. The development of the GreenLancer platform is uniquely positioned to benefit solar installers around the country in their sales and design efforts. "GreenLancer’s solar technical support supercharges contractors,...

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3-09-2013 PowerPanel

No longer theory, but proven fact, solar energy technology takes advantage of the world’s most abundant natural resource - energy from the sun - and turns it into a usable power source. Every day improvements in solar technology are helping to combat rising energy costs,...

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3-09-2013 Forbes Interview With GreenLancer CTO, Patrick McCabe

GreenLancer connects freelance renewable energy engineers with companies and contractors looking for green expertise. Since 2011, GreenLancer’s clients have included the U.S. Department of Defense, Occidental Oil, General Motors, and the U.S. Armed Forces. Forbe's reporter Sarah Evelyn Harvey recently spoke with co-founder and CTO...

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3-08-2013 Is there a Drone in your Future?

[caption id="attachment_523" align="alignleft" width="150"] Photo courtesy of Harry Arnold and Jenkins Construction[/caption] You may have noticed a flurry of activity in current business news that the “drone” is about to take off. You know that the military has been using drones with great success for years,...

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3-04-2013 Nano Technology Increases Solar Panel Efficiency

[caption id="attachment_463" align="alignleft" width="180"] Illustration of a working nanosized optical rectifying antenna or rectenna. (Credit: Illustration by Justine Braisted ’13 (SFA))[/caption] Today's solar panels are able to capture about 20 percent of the sun's energy and convert it into usable electricity, but thanks to a new...

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3-04-2013 Reducing Solar Soft Costs

[caption id="attachment_456" align="alignright" width="120"] GreenLancer Reduces Solar Soft Costs[/caption] Solar energy is growing at a phenomenal rate in both domestic and global markets. Fierce competition continues driving down the costs of components such as solar panels, inverters, and racking, making the total system cost far less...

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3-02-2013 1st Solar Street Light in Highland Park

City of Highland Parks’ 1st Municipal Solar Street Light  …is community collaboration I first became acquainted with A.J. O’Neil through business associates.  When he told me his story, it triggered a memory of that famous quote from Lao-tzu (604 BC - 531 BC), “ …a journey...

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