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Energy Storage
07/10/13
Grant
NA
United Kingdom
Government
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Summary: Williams Advanced Engineering has been awarded a grant from the U.K.’s Department of Energy and Climate Change’s Energy Entrepreneurs Fund to develop flywheel-based energy storage systems for use in grid stabilization. Up to $24 million will be shared between 30 projects that have been awarded the grant under the first phase of the Energy Entrepreneurs Fund. The first application of the technology was in the highly competitive and extremely harsh environment of Formula One racing. View Article

Dominica

Geothermal
03/24/13
Project Finance
10.3
Dominica

Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF)

Bank, Government
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Summary: As part of a larger $52 million Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) by the European Union, Dominica will receive $10.3 million for the advancement of its geothermal project. The Caribbean Investment Facility (CIF) was launched by the European Union on Friday, March 22, 2013 in Barbados.
Wind
03/22/13
Project Finance
87
Wales
Government
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Summary: The UK Green Investment Bank (GIB) made its first direct equity investment in offshore wind via the acquisition of a 24.95% stake in Rhyl Flats Wind Farm Limited, located off the north Wales coast, from companies owned by RWE AG (RWE) for $87 million in cash. GIB acquires its stake alongside Greencoat UK Wind PLC which also acquires a 24.95% interest from RWE. View Article
Biofuel
03/13/13
Grant
.925
North Carolina
Government
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Summary: The grant will enable Southern Research Institute, an affiliate of the U. of Alabama, to develop a cheaper way of converting biomass to bio-oils for petroleum refineries, helping refineries comply with new renewable fuels standards. View Article
Geothermal
03/06/13
Grant
11.8
Boise, Idaho

U.S. Treasury

Government
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Summary: U.S. Geothermal received the remaining $1.05 million balance of its $11.75 million cash grant from the U.S. Treasury for its San Emidio geothermal facility in Nevada. It has received $10.7 million as of November 15.  According to Bloomberg, U.S. Geothermal is preparing to focus on its project-development interests outside the U.S., including Guatemala. View Article
Electric Vehicles
02/14/13
Grant
17.2
California
Government
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Summary: The California Energy Commission  will make awards for green transportation projects including the expansion of the state network of electric-vehicle charging stations. AeroVironment Inc. will receive $2.1 million for EV charging stations.  Other recipients include: Eslinger Biodiesel, Inc., CALSTART, Inc., Blue Line Transfer, Inc., Sacramento Municipal Utility District, University of California, Irvine, Paso Robles Waste & Recycle, and City of Yucaipa. View Article
Energy Efficiency
02/14/13
Grant
1.2
New York
Government
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Summary: ThermoAura, Ecovative Design and Automated Dynamics each received part of the NYSERDA grant meant to improve the energy efficiency of manufacturing technologies. View Article
Biofuels
01/29/13
Grant
1.3
San Luis Obispo, California
Government
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Summary: Cal Poly’s Algae Technology Group (ATG) was awarded the U.S. DOE grant for developing processes that turn waste resources and nutrients recycled from algae biomass processing into sustainable algaebiofuels. View Article
Carbon Capture
01/28/13
Grant
4.7
Québec, Canada
Government
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Summary: CO2 Solutions receives an investment through Canada’s ecoENERGY Innovation Initiative to support the development of its carbon capture technology in the Alberta oil sands. View Article
Biofuel
01/03/13
Grant
2.5
Government
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Summary: The U.S. DOE awarded Novozymes and MBI $2.5 million to develop new enzyme-based technologies to convert corn stover into sugars for subsequent conversion into biofuels. View Article
Biofuel
11/30/12
Loan
175
Pleasanton, CA
Bank, Government, Private Equity
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Summary: Fulcrum BioEnergy secured commitments and is proceeding toward closing $175M in financing to fund construction of its first municipal solid waste to low-carbon fuels plant, which is expected to be completed in 2015. $105M of the $175M is a USDA loan guarantee, with the balance coming from bank financing and private equity capital. View Article
Solar
09/25/12
Loan
197
Portland, Oregon
Government
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Summary: The U.S. DOE’s $197 million loan guarantee to SoloPower, Inc. will support the retrofit of an existing building to operate a thin-film solar panel manufacturing facility in Portland, OR.  The project will produce low-cost, higher efficiency PV panels for roof-top applications. Before it can use the funds, it must have its first production line up and running and meet other milestones. In addition to receiving state incentives to locate in Oregon, SoloPower has raised some $200 million from private investors. View Article Open

Company

SoloPower

Key Products:Thin film solar modules

# of Employees: NA

Annual Revenue: NA

U.S. Department of Energy

Related Investments: Tonopah Solar, Mesquite Solar 1, 1366 Technologies, Abengoa Solar, Abound Solar, Cogentrix of Alemosa, Exelon, NextEra, NRG Solar, Prologis, SolarReserve, Solyndra

Solar PV
06/21/12
Grant
0.5
Los Gatos, CA
Government
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Summary: Tigo Energy, founded in 2007, received one of 10 grants from the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot program aimed at reducing soft costs associated with solar energy installations, raising its total DOE funding to $3.5 million. Tigo specializes solar optimization technologies for photovoltaic (PV) solar installations. View Article Open

Company

Tigo Energy

Key Products: Solar optimization technologies for photovoltaic (PV) solar installations

# of Employees: NA

Annual Revenue: NA