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12/11/12
New Funding
21
Redwood City, CA

Nth Power, Craton Equity Partners, @Ventures, Gentry Venture Partners

Venture Capital
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Summary: Propel Fuels raised $21M in Series D funding from Nth Power, Craton Equity Partners, @Ventures  and Gentry Venture Partner. The funding will be used to build out its alternative fuel stations throughout California and the west coast. The company is aiming for 75 stations by the end of 2013. View Article
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
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
Biofuel
12/17/12
New Funding
3.5
Ewing, NJ

Braemar Energy, Cultivian Ventures, Middleland Capital

Venture Capital
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Summary: New Jersey based Proterro Inc., a U.S. biotechnology company that produces sugars for biofuels, will receive $3.5 million in venture capital funding to develop its technology. Current backer Braemar Energy Ventures led the financing round and was joined by new investors Cultivian Ventures and Middleland Capital. View Article
Biofuel
01/09/13
New Funding
25
Franklin, Tennessee

NA

Strategic Investors, Venture Capital
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Summary: Eco-Energy, a biofuel supply chain company, raised $25 million from four investors in an equity offering. Brazilian firm Copersucar SA agreed to acquire a majority stake in Eco-Energy in November. View Article
Water
01/27/13
New Funding
3
Israel
Strategic Investors
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Summary: Israeli-based Blue I Water Technologies, provider of advanced water analysis and control solutions, will use the strategic investment by Effie capital to expand its presence in South America, China and India. 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
Agriculture
01/29/13
New Funding
1
Sacramento, CA
Venture Capital
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Summary: Farming software firm FarmLogs received funding from investors Huron River Ventures, Hyde Park Angels, Andreessen Horowitz, Silicon Badia and First Step Fund to expand its team and further develop its mobile applications.
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.
Solar PV
01/29/13
New Funding
10.8
Austria

Conor Venture Partners, Arax Capital Partners

Venture Capital
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Summary: The Series A round was led by Finland-based Conor Venture Partners and included Austrian-based Arax Capital Partners. View Article
Energy Efficiency
02/06/13
New Funding
3
Toronto, Canada
Venture Capital
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Summary: CircuitMeter, which makes cloud-based electric metering solutions for commercial buildings, received up to $3 million in funding from MaRS Cleantech venture fund. The investment in Toronto-based CircuitMeter is the MaRS Cleantech Fund's fourth deal since its inception in March 2011. The fund makes investments through its strategic partnership with Canada’s MaRS Discovery District, a public-private partnership focused on science and technology. View Article

Capistrano Wind Partners LLC

Wind
02/11/13
New Funding
100
NA
Private Equity
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Summary: AMP, an Australian pension provider, invested $100 million in North American wind energy developer Capistrano Wind Partners LLC. Capistrano was formed last year by TIAA-CREF, Edison Mission Energy and Cook Inlet Region Inc. to develop and own North American wind energy projects. View Article
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
Thermoelectric
03/12/13
New Funding
16
Hayward, California
Strategic Investors, Venture Capital
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Summary: Alphabet Energy’s series B round was led by natural gas developer Encana and included existing investors Claremont Creek Ventures, TPG Biotech, and CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund. The company, which converts waste-heat into electricity based on a new silicon thermoelectric material it developed, was founded in 2009 as a spin-out from Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory.  It raised a $12 million series A round led by TPG in 2011, and a seed round from Claremont and CalCEF in 2010. View Article
Energy Efficiency
03/12/13
New Funding
15
Sheffield, England
Venture Capital
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Summary: The funding round was led by U.K.-based Invesco Perpetual, which holds a 25% stake, making a $9 million investment with $6 million coming from existing investors; IP Group, Entrepreneurs Fund, Enterprise Ventures' RisingStars II Fund, Finance Yorkshire, and Parkwalk Advisors. UK-based Xeros, which uses nylon beads to clean clothes with 80% less water and half as much energy as standard washing machines, will use the funds to launch a commercial washer later this year and is launching its first product in the U.S. today. View Article
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
Cleanweb
03/26/13
New Funding
4
Plano, TX
Venture Capital
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Summary: Choose Energy received its first round of funding from Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers and Stephens Capital Partners. The startup, founded in ’08, has developed a web service that enables consumers to compare prices for all the retail electricity plans available in the area, get educated on each type of energy, and enroll in a plan. It has plans to enter all 19 states that allow deregulated energy companies to operate as well as 22 states that have implemented deregulation of natural gas. 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
Efficiency - Cleanweb
05/14/13
New Funding
3
Boston, MA
Venture Capital
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Summary: Boston-based WegoWise raised new money to expand its utility data intelligence platform to the commercial real estate market.  Its investor, Boston Community Capital, which also invested in Zipcar in 2000, previously invested $1.9 million into the company in 2011. 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