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Energy Efficiency
07/25/13
New Funding
3
Newton, MA

CCM US

Venture Capital
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Summary: Aircuity, founded in 2000 as a spinout from Honeywell, manufactures integrated sensing and control solutions that reduce building energy.  CCM US is a Washington, DC based asset manager that invests in clean energy and real estate. CCM recently made an investment in solar financing firm Skyline Innovations. Aircuity previously raised $3.5M in 2011.
Energy Efficiency
12/30/14
New Funding
10
North Carolina

Energy Efficiency Company Lime Energy Raises $10M Series A

Bison Capital

Venture Capital
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Summary:
Energy Storage
08/06/12
New Funding
15
Philadelphia, PA
Strategic Investors
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Summary: Mitsui & Co., Ltd., a global trading, IT and industrial infrastructure services company, announced on 8/6/12 that it will invest $15 million in Viridity Energy, a leading energy optimization solution provider that has developed a platform that maximizes energy revenue and savings, and founded in '08. This partnership will also combine Viridity Energy’s expertise in storage optimization with Mitsui’s financing expertise to support the development of distributed energy projects that feature storage as a significant component. View Article Open

Company

Viridity Energy

Key Products: VPower™

# of Employees: NA

Annual Revenue: NA

Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Location: Tokyo, Japan

Related Investments: NA

Contact: Yuichiro Sera, Corporate Communications, phn: +81-3-3285-7562

 

Energy Storage
07/12/13
New Funding
15
Oneonta, New York
Venture Capital
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Summary: Ioxus, Inc. received $15 million in Series-C Funding and is seeking to raise $20 million in total.  The round was led by the The Westly Group with participation from Northwater Capital Management, Braemar Energy Ventures, Energy Technology Ventures, and Aster Capital. The company makes ultracapacitors that rapidly absorb and release high-voltage power.  The devices can store power generated by solar and wind farms or be paired with batteries in electric vehicles to capture energy from braking. A spin-off from 40-year-old Custom Electronics, Inc. in Oneonta, Ioxus emerged as a standalone company in 2007. View Article
Energy Storage
07/08/13
New Funding
4
Cambridge, MA
Venture Capital
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Summary: Sun Catalytix Corp. received $4 million from five unnamed investors and is seeking to raise $12 million in total.  The company previously received $9.5 million in Series-B funding in 2010 from Polaris Venture Partners and Tata Group.  The company also received a $4 million grant from the U.S. Energy Department’s Advanced Research Projects Agency. Spun out of MIT in 2009, Sun Catalytix is developing flow batteries made from abundant materials in order to develop an affordable, safe and scaleable energy storage technology. View Article
Energy Storage
07/08/13
New Funding
2.5
Florida
Private Equity
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Summary: Global hedge fund Precept Fund Management made a $2.5 million private placement into U.S. battery company Oak Ridge Micro-Energy (OKME). The private placement follows an eight-month restructuring for Oak Ridge , which specializes in solid state battery technology, including solar rechargeable lithium ion batteries, with revenue expected to come in the fourth quarter of this year, View Article

Phononic Devices

Heating/Cooling
12/17/14
New Funding
44.5
North Carolina

Phonic Devices Raises $44.5M Series D

Eastwood Capital Corp, Wellcome Trust

Private Equity
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Summary: The company is currently targeting refrigeration cold storage and transport, climate control and comfort, and fiber optics and data server communications.
Hydropower
03/07/13
New Funding
.650
Portland, Oregon
Angel
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Summary: Portland-based Lucid Energy was the first U.S. investment for OurCrowd, a crowdfunding site created by Israeli venture capitalist Jonathan Medved. The company will use the funds to deploy its technology to generate hydroelectricity from water in underground municipal pipes and is seeking to raise an additional $6 million from investors. View Article
LED Lighting
01/29/13
New Funding
NA
Rheinbreitbach, Germany
Venture Capital
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Summary: Germany-based LEDeXchange is a developer of LED lighting products suitable for large-scale retrofit projects and was founded in 2011. Investment firm HTGF typically invests $600K in first rounds.
Metal Mining
03/13/13
New Funding
NA
Vancouver, British Columbia
Venture Capital
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Summary: MineSense Technologies, which makes sensors for metal mining, represents the first time Chrysalix has invested in a startup dedicated to mining technology. View Article
Natural Gas
07/11/13
New Funding
5
Vermont
Venture Capital
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Summary: WindSail invested $5 million in NG Advantage, a virtual gas pipeline company that operates a natural gas compressor station in Milton Vermont.  It was founded in 2011. With the addition of WindSail’s funds, NG Advantage has raised more than $10 million in the last six months. Investors include Essex Flagship Investors Group, the Clean Energy Venture Group, and developer David Donohue. View Article
Online Renewable Energy Supplier
12/14/12
New Funding
2.4
Chevy Chase, MD
Angel
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Summary: Ethical Electric, a company that sells 100% renewable electricity to consumers and businesses as an online service, announced the close of its Series AA round with a total investment of $2,420,000. Seattle-based Northwest Energy Angels (NWEA), a group of angel investors focused on clean technology, led the round. View Article
Smart Grid
12/04/12
New Funding
5.5
Seattle, WA
Private Equity
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Summary: Seattle-based Powerit Solutions raised $5.5M to develop a cloud platform and expand its "Spara EMS" product for industrial automation and smart-grid infrastructure. The investment was led by existing investor Black Coral Capital with four institutional investors participating. The third-phasefunding includes $3M raised in April and $2.5M that closed in late November. View Article
Smart Meter
01/29/13
New Funding
80
Palo Alto, California
Venture Capital
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Summary: The deal values the Palo Alto, Calif.- based Nest Labs, a maker of smart thermostats, at 70X Revenue, according to Bloomberg. Google Ventures led the round, and Venrock participated as a new investor, according to reports. Nest was just launched in 2011 by former Apple Executives and has now reached 40K shipments per month. Previous investors include Kleiner Perkins, Generation Capital, Lightspeed Venture Partners, and Shasta Ventures. View Article
Solar
06/01/12
New Funding
70
San Jose, CA
Venture Capital
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Summary: Nanosolar Inc. raised $70 million in new capital on June 1st, 2012. The financing will be used to expand production of thin-film solar cells and panels, support research and development designed to deliver greater efficiency, and drive faster commercialization of the company’s solar technology. View Article Open

Company

Nanosolar

Key Product: Nanosolar Utility Panel

# of Employees: 300

Annual Revenue: NA

 

 

Solar
10/24/12
New Funding
80
California

Alstom,VantagePoint Capital, DFJ, CalSTRS, DBL Investors, Goldman Sachs, Chevron Technology Ventures, BP Ventures

Private Equity, Strategic Investors, Venture Capital
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Summary: BrightSource Energy designs, develops and deploys concentrating solar thermal technology to produce high-value steam for electric power, petroleum and industrial-process markets worldwide. View Article Open

Company

BrightSource

Key Products: LPT solar thermal technology

# of Employees: NA

Annual Revenue: NA

Solar
12/12/12
New Funding
25
San Jose, CA

Khosla Ventures

Venture Capital
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Summary: Stion, a thin film solar panel maker founded in '06, closed $25 million of a $55 million total funding round, with Khosla Ventures leading the financing. Other investors in Stion include Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co., LightSpeed Venture Partners, Braemar Energy Ventures and General Catalyst Partners. Stion’s total equity funding is around $240 million. View Article
Solar
12/11/12
New Funding
26
Fremont, California

Royal Dutch Shell, RockPort Capital, Nth Power, Chrysalix

Private Equity, Strategic Investors, Venture Capital
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Summary: Royal Dutch Shell, RockPort Capital, Nth Power, and Chrysalix Energy Venture Capital participated in California-based GlassPoint Solar’s $26 million Round B financing. GlassPoint Solar is developing solar-enhanced oil recovery technology, which uses high-pressure steam generated by concentrated solar energy to recover oil that's too thick to pump to the surface using conventional methods. View Article
Solar
04/02/13
New Funding
NA
Japan
Venture Capital
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Summary: San Jose based Fenox Venture Capital invested in Japanese solar powered web portal IACC, representing its first “green” investment. IACC operates "Green Energy Navi," which enables consumers to find the optimal solar power installation, and make the transition to solar power solutions. IACC will use the funds to launch its product in North America. View Article
Solar
08/03/13
New Funding
19
Austin, Texas
Strategic Investors
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Summary: Austin-based HelioVolt raises $19M from South Korea conglomerate SK Group to commercialize its new type of PV solar panel.  The firm has raised $233 million in venture capital since its founding in 2008. View Article