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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
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
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
10/09/12
Debt
4
Redwood City, CA
Venture Capital
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Summary: Calif.-based solar startup Silicor Materials just closed on $4 million of a $10 million VC debt round. But the fact is that Silicor is the renamed Calisolar -- and that firm has already spent more than $200 million in VC funding since its founding in 2006 to produce upgraded metallurgical (UMG) silicon. View Article Open

Company

Silicor Material

Key Products: Solar silicon PV cells and aluminum products

# of Employees: NA

Annual Revenue: NA

Investor

Hudson Clean Energy Partners

Location: Teaneck, NJ

Related Investments: Recurrent Energy, SoloPower

Key Contact: Craig Cornelius, Managing Director, Phn: (201) 287-4100

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 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

Hampton Creek

Sustainable Agriculture
12/18/14
New Funding
90
San Francisco

Hampton Creek Closes $90M Series C

Horizon Ventures, Khosla Ventures

Venture Capital
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Summary:
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
Transportation
07/10/12
New Funding
32.5
Allen Park, MI
Venture Capital
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Summary: EcoMotors, a maker of clean and efficient engines, completed a $32.5 mil Series C round led by Braemar Energy Ventures. Existing investors Bill Gates and Khosla Ventures also participated in the round.  To date, EcoMotors has raised more than $66 million. View Article Open

Company

EcoMotors International

Key Products: opoc® engine

# of Employees:

Annual Revenue: NA

Contact: Chris Brown, Prosek Partners, cbrown@prosek.com

 

Greenlight AD Power

Waste Management
11/28/12
New Funding
26
United Kingdom

Greensphere Capital

Venture Capital
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Summary: Greensphere Capital has led a $26m investment in UK anaerobic digestion (AD) company Greenlight AD Power to support the construction of a 5.1MW AD plant. View Article