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New Fundings: KPCB, Andreessen and First Round Capital put $25M behind San Francisco-based Airware

July 25, 2014

Smart buildings startup CrowdComfort raises $344K of a $1.5M round; Solar thin-film company Solexel moves toward commercial production with $31M; Natural pesticide company TyraTech receives $6M.

Energy Storage Market to reach $50 Billion in 2020 Driven by Plug-in Vehicles, Smartphones and Tablets Power Demands

July 18, 2014

Vehicle plug-ins and transportation applications will spark a big increase in demand for energy storage over the next several years, according to a report by Lux Research.

Canadian Startup Hydrostor Pioneering Submerged Air Energy Storage

July 19, 2014

This August, Toronto-based Hydrostor plans to sink several large balloon-like bags into Lake Ontario to demonstrate its energy storage technology.

BNEF: Global Clean Energy Investment Rises by 9% YTD Through Q2

July 18, 2014

The U.S. and China led the increase, with a 41% rise in rooftop solar investment and a 33% increase in venture investment in Q2.

New Fundings & Funds: GSR Ventures & Oak Investment Partners Create New $500M Cleantech Fund

July 19, 2014

Efficiency financing provider gets $50M; MTPV Power raises a $11.2M Series B; Sewage-to-fertilizer startup nabs $7.3M in seed funding; Mass. Clean Energy Center ramps up grants for controls and sensors...

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New Illinois VC Fund and the Growing Midwest Cleantech Cluster

July 11, 2014

New venture investment and funding activity shines a light on innovative cleantech companies in the Midwest.

This Week’s CleanTech Industry News Analysis

July 11, 2014

U.S- China cooperate on cleantech deals; major U.S. DOE cleantech investments; new EV battery breakthrough; new milestones for biofuels.

BNEF Forecasts Big Global Investment in Clean Energy, with Eyes on Asia and Africa

July 11, 2014

Globally, $5.1 trillion is forecasted to be invested in clean energy technologies through 2030, according to Bloomberg, with half of that amount coming from Asia. Small-scale solar will attract the largest...

U.S. DOE Invests $100M in New Scientific Research for Energy Breakthroughs

July 11, 2014

New funding for Energy Frontier Research Centers (EFRC) to accelerate scientific breakthroughs in energy production, storage, and use. Some funds will be used to advance promising breakthroughs in the...


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