Friday, April 26, 2013

Car or Motorcycle? A Stunning Electric Vehicle!

Lit Motors C-1 Prototype
More car than motorcycle, Lit Motors' C-1 2-wheeler, self-stabilizing prototype looks like a very promising personal vehicle, and Lit Motors is hiring a lot of engineers to go from prototype to manufacturing a production model.
Based in San Francisco, the company is currently looking for 10 additional employees, including 8 engineers in 8 different disciplines of car-making.

Lit Motors C-1 Prototype While not as revolutionary as the Segway, the Lit Motors C-1 is more an evolutionary product, mixing motorcycle technology, auto technology with an electric propulsion system. Its gyro system allowing it to stand still on 2 wheels is probably its most interesting feature. But at an estimated retail price of $19,000 ($24,000 before government incentives) it might still have a hard time competing with the Nissan Leaf, Ford C-Max or Chevy Volt whose prices are going to drop quickly as acceptance and production levels rise.

Thursday, April 11, 2013

Big Money and Green Jobs for Kansas Buffalo Dunes Wind Farm

General Electric and Andover, MA-based ENEL Green Power (jobs at ENEL) announced on Monday Apr. 8th, 2013 that GE will invest $40 million to help ENEL build the Buffalo Dunes wind farm in Kansas. In addition to the $40 million, GE will supply 135 wind turbines, and will operate and maintain the wind farm after completion.

The Buffalo Dunes wind farm, located in Finney, Grant and Haskell Counties in southwest Kansas in expected to cost $370 million and be completed by December 1013 according to ENEL.

The construction, handled by Broomfield, CO-based RES Americas (jobs at RES Americas), is expected to be completed by December 2013, and employ 150 construction workers.

Bill Gates Bets Big Bucks on Revolutionary Clean Battery Technology

Aquion Battery PowderAquion Energy is our Employer of the Week for Mar-30 to Apr-05 2013, not because of its current jobs openings, but because its jobs openings might increase significantly in the next weeks and months.

And here's why: it just got a capital infusion of $35 million, with the participation of Bill Gates, along with 4 Venture Capital firms.

This much money for a 100% clean and cheap battery system could revolutionize the battery and energy storage market, and help clean energy and electric vehicles become a huge success much faster. Aquion's Aqueous Hybrid Ion battery consists of an anode made of activated carbon, a cathode made from sodium and magnesium oxide, and a water-based electrolyte.

Friday, March 29, 2013

Green Employer of The Week --Mar/23-29/13: Viridium Associates

Viridium Employer of the WeekViridium Associates, a London, UK-based recruitment firm is our employer of the week for Mar 23-29, 2013, with a total of 154 green job postings.

Viridium Associates Logo
Here are some good examples of the positions that are available: