Clean Tech encompasses renewable energy (wind power, solar power, biomass, hydropower, biofuels), fuel cells, smart grid, information technology, green transportation, (electric motor and fueling stations, car batteries) and more.
Often used interchangeably with the term green tech, clean tech has emerged as an umbrella term for environmentally friendly sustainable products and services that dramatically reduce the use of natural resources and reduces or eliminates emissions and wastes.
With funding mainly from Silicon Valley VC firms, the clean tech industry is in it's infancy. The Valley's hope is that the clean tech evolution will offer competitive returns for investors and customers while providing solutions to global challenges. It means creating electricity and fuels with a smaller environmental footprint to power our infrastructure and buildings, and designing and building them to be more energy efficient.
Gordon Prill's extensive experience with the high tech, semiconductor and aerospace industries has been beneficial in transferring our skill set to clean tech.