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19 June 2014

Siva Power venture backers return alongside Chinese city for $15m investment

solar cells A trio of venture capital investors in solar energy business Siva Power have returned to back the business with another $15m.

7 May 2014

Rabo Capital picks up Dutch solar, weather instrument business Kipp & Zonen

sensor-wind-anemometer Dutch mid-market private equity firm Rabo Capital has bought solar and atmospheric instrument maker Kipp & Zonen.

10 April 2014

Solar sector sees surge in investment activityp

india sunset 5_sq The solar sector saw a strong increase in corporate investments in the first quarter, according to the latest report form Mercom Capital.

10 March 2014

Constellation Technology Ventures helps SolarBridge raise $42m

Texas-based solar technology company SolarBridge Technologies has raised $42m in funding from Constellation Technology Ventures, part of US energy producer and distributor Exelon Corp.

26 February 2014

VC-backed solar company HelioVolt to lay off staff, halt production after SK Group drops support

jersey-sunset Venture capital-backed thin-film solar module maker HelioVolt has been forced to shut down manufacturing and lay off staff after strategic investor SK Group dropped its support of the company.

26 February 2014

DFJ, Omidyar Network among $11m Series C backers of solar light maker D.Light

lighting_sq California-based solar lighting manufacturer and distributor D.Light has completed an $11m Series C funding round.

7 January 2014

Starwood Capital Group beats target for latest fund

dollar envelope money Starwood Capital Group has held a final close of $983m on its Starwood Energy Infrastructure Fund II, exceeding its $750m target and nearly reaching the $1bn hard cap.

6 November 2013

NEA backs $11.5m Series A for solar storage business Terrajoule

Global venture capital firm New Enterprise Associates has backed an $11.5m Series A funding round for solar energy storage business Terrajoule.

31 October 2013

IPOs in wind sector near $1bn in third quarterp

IPO activity in the wind sector is on the rise as the renewable energy industry matures and conditions in capital markets improve, a recent report showed.

15 October 2013

Venture investment in solar sector climbs as market conditions improvep

Market conditions for the solar sector improved in the third quarter with project funding and merger and acquisition activity reaching record levels, a recent report from Mercom Capital showed.

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