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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
Energy Efficiency
06/29/12
New Funding
2.2
Boston, MA
Private Equity
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Summary: Home efficiency company Next Step Living, founded in 2008, raised $2.2 mil in a Series B round from Black Coral Capital.  So far, the company has raised over $8.8 million.  The company also offers solar energy installation through a partnership with SunRun. View Article Open

Company

Next Step Living

Key Products: Residential energy efficiency

# of Employees: 300

Annual Revenue: NA

Investor

Black Coral Capital

Location: Boston, MA

Related Investments: Zeta Communities, Powerit Solutions

Contact: NA

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

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
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
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
Water
03/26/13
Grant
1
Champaign, IL
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Summary: Eden Park Illumination, founded in ‘07, received a $1 million DOE Phase II grant to commercialize microplasma ultra-violet lighting tiles for water purification and sterilization. The Phase I grant was completed in 2012.  Eden Park raised $3.78 million in Series A funding on Feb. 3, 2010, from investors including Yellowstone Energy Ventures, Illinois Ventures, Eden Park Brookfield Investments, RPM Ventures, and Illinois Emerging Technologies Fund. 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
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.
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