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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
SmartGrid
05/13/13
M&A
NA
Brooklyn, New York
Strategic Investors
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Summary: Alarm.com, a Vienna, VA-based provider of interactive security and connected home services, acquired EnergyHub, a NYC-based provider of demand response and energy efficiency products and services for energy utilities, service providers, and end users.
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
Biofuels
02/05/13
M&A
5.5
Malaysia
Strategic Investors
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Summary: W2 Energy signed an agreement worth $5.5 million to buy 51 percent of AM Biofuels, based in Malaysia. The acquisition will expand W2’s fuel business in Southeast Asia, as the company continues a strategy of production, blending and distribution of biofuels. AM Biodiesel's plant, licensed under Malaysian Palm Oil Council, has the capacity of 30,000 Metric Tons per year of biodiesel production. 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
Wind
01/16/13
Project Finance
770
The Netherlands
Strategic Investors
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Summary: Mitsubishi Corp. took a 49% stake in Netherlands-based grid operator TenneT’s high-voltage cable projects linking four offshore farms to the German grid.  The four plants have a total production capacity of 2.8GW. 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
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
Energy Efficiency
12/04/12
New Funding
7
Ireland

Intel Capital, VentureTech Alliance, Braemar Energy, Enterprise Ireland, Kleiner Perkins, Semtech

Strategic Investors, Venture Capital
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Summary: Powervation, a digital power company, received $7M from Intel Capital, VentureTech Alliance, Braemar Energy Ventures, Enterprise Ireland, and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (KPCB). The funding also included an investment from mixed-signal chip firm Semtech, which made “a strategic investment” in the company. The funding will enable Powervation to accelerate business growth, expand sales channels and strengthen applications engineering including establishing a new facility in Taiwan to support its Asian business growth. View Article
Wind
11/27/12
New Funding
40
Houston, TX
Strategic Investors
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Summary: UK-based power and natural gas distributor National Grid (NG.L) will invest $40 million in start-up Clean Line Energy Partners LLC, a Houston-based developer of high-voltage transmission lines designed to move large amounts of power from wind farms in the central U.S. to other markets.  An earlier investor in Clean Line is ZBI Ventures, a unit of Ziff Ventures. View Article
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

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

 

Electric Vehicle
07/24/12
New Funding
NA
Campbell, CA
Strategic Investors
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Summary: BMW i Ventures announced that it is making a strategic investment in Coulomb Technologies. The investment by BMW supports the development of infrastructure for plug-in electric vehicles. ChargePoint provides the most feature-rich solution for station owners and EV drivers alike, with innovations in software services from mobile applications to vehicle telematics. View Article Open

Company

Coulomb Technologies

Key Products: ChargePoint Networked Charging Stations

# of Employees: NA

Annual Revenue: NA

BMW i Ventures 

Location: New York, New York

Related Investments: MyCityWay, ParkAtMyHouse

Contact: tara.Gebbia@bmwnaext.com

Electric Vehicle Charging
05/07/12
New Funding
47.5
Campbell, CA
Strategic Investors, Venture Capital
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Summary: Coulomb Technologies secured $47.5 million of financing. Braemar Energy Ventures and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers led the financing and were joined by Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Rho Ventures. The financing will enable Coulomb to expand its operations and further grow the ChargePoint® Network, the largest network of independently owned charging stations in the world, and expand the deployment of its next generation cloud-based charging solutions for electric vehicles. Scott DePasquale from Braemar and Michael Linse from Kleiner Perkins have joined Coulomb’s Board of Directors. View Article Open

Company

Coulomb Technologies

Key Products: ChargePoint® Network charging stations

# of Employees:NA

Annual Revenue: NA