Cleantech Eco City
Experience the next generation of clean technologies at Cleantech Forum San Francisco!
|2012 Ford Focus Electric||Eddy Wind Turbine||2012 PiCycle Limited|
The Eco City is one of the features that will make this 10th Anniversary event unique. Built upon the success of last year’s all-electric car show, the Eco City is designed as a public showcase of the latest clean technologies available on the market. Fifteen hand-picked companies representing the automotive, solar, wind, building materials, energy efficiency and smart grid industries will run the show, displaying their coolest products and illustrating this year’s theme: “The Power of Global Partnerships”. The Eco City will take place on March 27 and 28 on Justin Herman Plaza, in front of San Francisco’s famous Ferry Building and just outside the Hyatt Regency. As a special treat for cleantech aficionados, the event is open and free to the approximately 20,000 pedestrians that walk through the plaza each day.
So what can you actually do at the Eco City? For starters, test-drive Ford’s brand-new electric car. Come over and have a look at SunPower’s latest solar technologies. Get to know more about home energy management. Try out the West Coast’s coolest electric bikes. Discover innovative materials that will revolutionize the way you think about buildings and packaging. Find out about all that Zipcar has to offer you. Get acquainted with extraordinary wind turbines. And realize how all these designs can be achieved with smart software from Autodesk.
Select technologies on display:
The unique Autodesk Clean Tech Partner Program accelerates innovation by providing clean technology pioneers with world-class software to design, visualize, and simulate a more sustainable world. The program offers participants software licenses valued* at up to $150,000 for just $50. * Value based on up to five commercial licenses of each application.
FordMotor Company, a global automotive industry leader based in Dearborn, Mich., manufactures or distributes automobiles across six continents. Ford's near-term electrification plan calls for the company to triple production capacity of its electrified vehicle range by 2013 as it builds on a commitment to give fuel-efficiency-minded customers the Power of Choice. Production has started at Ford's world-class Michigan Assembly Plant of the 2012 Focus Electric, the first five-passenger battery electric vehicle to achieve a fuel efficiency rating of 110 MPGe. C-MAX Hybrid, C-MAX Energi plug-in hybrid, Fusion Hybrid and Fusion Energi plug-in hybrid will join Ford's electrified vehicle lineup in the second half of 2012.
SunPower® designs, manufactures and delivers the highest efficiency, highest reliability solar panels and systems available today. Residential, business, government and utility customers rely on the company's quarter century of experience and guaranteed performance to provide maximum return on investment throughout the life of the solar system. For more information, visit www.sunpowercorp.com.
|Ecovative adapts living systems to create environmentally responsible new materials and products. Today, Ecovative's EcoCradle Protective Packaging is replacing Styrofoam and other petrochemical based packaging materials used for everything from furniture to electronics. Ecovative is working with companies to develop new eco-materials for many applications, including, building materials, automotive, and apparel.|
The chosen rainwater catchment vessel of US Green Building Council founder David Gottfried, as well as Greenpeace in London, featured in the KB Home Martha Stewart Green House, numerous Solar Decathlon entrants and a hundreds of US-based businesses and individuals, the multi-award-winning Rainwater HOG tank has pioneered sophisticated, modular rainwater collection and storage in the USA and around the world. Named one of the USA's Top 10 Green Building Products in 2008, winner of eco product awards in Australia, the USA and Japan, the architect-designed HOG has double the water pressure and over 6 times the lifespan of its rain barrel competitors. Easy to install and maintenance-free HOG simplifies rainwater collection.
ElectronVault is a global energy storage platform company that develops, licenses and manufactures traction batteries for multiple classes of electric vehicle and stationary energy storage markets. By focusing on reliable system lifetime performance, high process capability in advanced battery system manufacturing and entry into existing markets, ElectronVault has achieved significant competitive cost and pricing targets for Lithium ion battery systems across Africa, Asia, Europe and North America. ElectronVault is an Autodesk Cleantech Partner. For more information on the Autodesk Cleantech program please visit: autodesk.com/cleantech.
|Springboard Biodiesel is a clean-tech manufacturer focused on making the highest quality, small-scale biodiesel processing equipment on the market. Their award-winning BioPro™ appliance enables users to easily make a renewable, clean-burning fuel out of any vegetable or animal oil for a fraction of the cost of the diesel fuel it replaces. Springboard Biodiesel is an Autodesk Cleantech Partner. For more information on the Autodesk Cleantech program please visit: autodesk.com/cleantech.|
|Green Lite Motors is developing a breakthrough vehicle for commuters with unmatched freedom, fun, and efficiency. Drivers get 100MPG freeway cruising and curve-hungry handling, can breeze past traffic using the express lane, and can park almost anywhere – all wrapped in comfort and a race-engineered safety cell. Green Lite Motors is an Autodesk Cleantech Partner. For more information on the Autodesk Cleantech program please visit: autodesk.com/cleantech.|
SunPods are the world’s first plug-and-play factory-built, modular solar arrays for the on-grid and off-grid ground mount solar market. The SunPod units are delivered to the project site and connected to scale from one to thousands for large, MW utility scale energy projects. Flexible by design, SunPods allows for a wide range of solar module brands and components. SunPods is an Autodesk Cleantech Partner. For more information on the Autodesk Cleantech program please visit: autodesk.com/cleantech.
ECOtality is a recognized leader in the research, development and testing of advanced transportation and energy systems. ECOtality North America specializes in the fields of alternative-fuel, hybrid (HEV), plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and electric vehicles (EV) and infrastructures.
|Since 2007, PiMobility has been designing, engineering and manufacturing high performance electric bicycles in Sausalito, California. Combining green materials with ethical labor practices and the most advanced battery and propulsion technologies available, PiMobiility’s signature product, the PiCycle, is unlike anything else on Earth. PiMobility is proud to be an Autodesk Clean Tech Partner. For more information on the Autodesk Cleantech program please visit: autodesk.com/cleantech.|
With installations in approximately 60 countries, including several government agencies and Fortune 100 companies, Urban Green Energy is changing the face of distributed renewable energy generation. UGE's goal is to put users in control of their energy source, and is doing so by designing and manufacturing more versatile wind turbines and hybrid wind/solar systems for use in applications ranging from residential to commercial, from suburban US homeowners to off-grid telecoms towers in rural Africa. Visit www.urbangreenenergy.com today to learn how together we can create a greener tomorrow.
ThinkEco is a leading provider of plug-load energy management solutions for residential, commercial and utility applications. Its patented and cloud-based modlet platform integrates hardware assets with proprietary algorithms and monitoring/control capabilities so that an end-to-end solution for energy and asset management is seamlessly enabled. The modlet solution is scalable and easily retrofits any environment to provide insight and control over the fastest end-user of electricity, plug-loads.
|SunPod - Plug-and-play solar array|