EcoGreen Group of Silicon Valley
No EGG Meeting on July 2nd PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rod Kirk   

We will not be having an EGG meeting on July 2nd since many folks are connecting some days off with their 4th of July weekend. See you next week on July 9th!




Funding Cleantech PDF Print E-mail
Written by Alex Mednick   

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Venture Summit/West 2015 took place in Mountain View, California during February of this year. This article provides some informative insite and take aways from this conference. Join me on a discoverey of what's happening in startups and funding in areas that will become a part of our lives in the near future.


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AlexMednickAlex Mednick is a Technology and Environmental Professional with an extensive background in Computer Science, Finance, Green Building and Environmental Planning. Alex has been a leader in a number of organizations, including Sustainable Silicon Valley, the Green Building Council in Monterey Bay and Silicon Valley, Acterra, and most recently the EcoGreenGroup of Silicon Valley. He is always looking at how best to collaborate in bringing forth innovative green technologies and concepts to the marketplace in the areas including sustainable transportation, health, cell phones, community development, web tools, energy efficiency, and renewable energy.

Meet the Bioneers PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rod Kirk   

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We are fortunate to live in a geographical area full of opportunites to engage with people and organizations involved with "helping the earth". The Bioneers is one such organization. For some reason, this organization has gone unnoticed by too many people. This discussion will provide some informative and interesting background on this great organization. Your take aways will be an understanding of the philosophy, programs, people, events, and future plans of the Bioneers. Please join us for this interesting session.  

Big Data Use Cases for Energy: Connected Cars - Driving Humankind Towards Greener Pastures PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rod Kirk   

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 Presented by Dj Das

The advent of motor vehicles ushered in a new wave of productivity for humankind. It created economics of scale never or known seen before. Unfortunately, it also silently started to hurt the very environment that we live in. Increasing carbon emissions around the world have created irrecoverable damage on Mother Earth. New inventions like the electric cars are slowly but steadily helping stop and in some cases, reverse the damage being done but still a lot more still needs to be done. 


We have to change and optimize the way we drive, lower the number of miles driven on a daily basis and adopt technologies to develop efficient least travel patterns, improve gas mileage, and predict breakdowns. The connected cars of today can help us achieve these goals – by the simple OBDII diagnostic outlet. Big Data technologies can help us take all these data and churn it into information that can be used by individuals and businesses alike.


This talk will showcase with a live demo of how today’s connected cars are driving humankind towards greener pastures. General aspects of Big Data and way and means by which it can be harnessed for various applications in the Energy domain will be covered.


Please join us for this special EcoGreen Group presentation event.


Attendance at this event is Free. However, we would appreciate attendees to sign up for the event at the Eventbrite site. Additional info and driving info is available at our Meetup site, as well as below.

For any questions, please direct your inquires to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .        REGISTER HERE


Tuesday Evening Meeting, June 09, 2015

6:30 pm - 7:00 pm  -  Networking and Check In

7:00 pm - 8:30 pm  -  Presentation & Demo with Q&A


Milpitas Library   - Auditorium 160 N Main St, Milpitas, CA 95035

Near the Calaveras Blvd. overpass, west side. Heading WEST take the Main St. offramp. Heading EAST go left on Abel, right on Weller. The Community Library is easy to reach by car or by the #66 VTA bus or the #217 AC Transit bus [Map].



Dj Das is a senior-level product & consulting services executive with global operations background. He founded Third Eye Consulting Services to deliver Big Data consulting services. He also runs a popular Bay area monthly meetup, Big Data Cloud. Prior to this, he held various business development and technical roles in companies like LG CNS America, Siebel Systems & Microsoft.






SoftGrid 2014 – Grid Data Analytics, Here We Come! PDF Print E-mail
Written by Rod Kirk   

Greentech Media organized the SoftGrid 2014 conference in Menlo Park on September 10th and 11th. This conference brought together a diverse collection of companies, organizations, and interested individuals who are working to make the Smart Grid into something that not only benefits the entire energy chain from the utilities to the consumer but also addresses the numerous problems associated with making such a complex system work.  The core topic was how to manage, analyze, and take-action on the massive amounts of data generated within the Smart Grid. Not only does this availability of data present many opportunities but it also presents issues that need to be addressed. I have captured some of the ideas presented at this conference and will summarize some important “take-aways”.
The move to a Smarter Grid brings generates reactions all along the energy chain. A summary of the reactions and industry observations are summarized below.

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