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21 April 2011

Angel backing lights-up renewable lighting provider Barefoot Power

Barefoot Power, an Australia-based enterprise that was established to provide developing countries with affordable access to renewable energy, has raised debt and equity finance from angel investors through a UK-based network.

21 April 2011

KiOR to collaborate with KBR on Mississippi renewable crude facility

New York-listed global engineering and construction company KBR is to build what could be the world’s first biomass-to-renewable crude facility in the US state of Mississippi.

21 April 2011

Huron River Ventures reaches first close on inaugural $15m fund

Michigan-focused seed and early-stage investor Huron River Ventures Partners has completed the first close of its inaugural fund Huron River Ventures I.

21 April 2011

Jon Moulton-backed solar start-up secures matching funds

Solar concentrator photovoltaic technology developer On-Sun Systems has secured £100,000 in debt finance from the South West Cleantech Co-investment Fund to match a keystone investment from prolific angel investor Jon Moulton.

20 April 2011

Cleantech IPO market likely to recover by 2012, says survey

Two thirds of investors believe that the initial public offering (IPO) market for cleantech companies will recover by the first half of 2012, according to a survey by Jefferies.

20 April 2011

Taiwanese LED developer FZLED targets global markets

Taiwan-based LED energy efficient lighting developer FZLED, a division of thermal product manufacturer FZTech plans to enter global markets in the near future.

20 April 2011

Universal Bioenergy made revenues of $41m in 2010

Biodiesel and natural gas business Universal Bioenergy brought in revenues of $41.3m in 2010, the company’s financial results show, a substantial rise as it reported no revenue at all in 2009.

20 April 2011

Solar scheme to put farmers’ kids through college

A solar developer has brought new meaning to the term private-public partnership by offering to pay college fees in return for solar panel installations.

20 April 2011

EBRD increases support of Macedonia hydro

The European Bank of Reconstruction and Development has extended its second €6m loan to finance small hydroelectric plants in Macedonia.

20 April 2011

ADD Semiconductor secures US distribution line for building automation products

Building automation and smart metering company ADD Semiconductor has extended a distribution agreement for its system-on-chip solutions with component provider Future Electronics.

20 April 2011

Avidan commissions largest US rooftop solar system from SolarWorld

US real estate business Avidan Management has commissioned what will be the largest rooftop solar installation in the country for a distribution facility in Edison, New Jersey.

20 April 2011

SMart Wind to install ‘twisted jacket’ mast in August

The SMart Wind consortium, a joint venture between Mainstream Energy and Siemens which is developing the mammoth 4GW Hornsea offshore wind farm in the UK, has signed contracts to install the first meteorological mast this August.

20 April 2011

Imperial College London is conveyor belt for cleantech spin-outs

London university Imperial College has produced more spin-out companies than any other university in the UK over the last decade, with a growing number focused on the clean technology sector.

20 April 2011

Siemens provides remote control care for Greater Gabbard

Siemens will play a dual role in what is expected to become the world’s largest offshore wind farm.

20 April 2011

Raytheon takes power from biogas project

Major defence company Raytheon is to buy renewable energy from a landfill electricity project in McKinney, Texas under a new contract.

20 April 2011

Cameron’s UK Coalition: Greenest government ever?

In direct opposition to his pledge to foster the ‘greenest government ever’, UK Prime Minister David Cameron has been accused of pursuing an anti-renewables agenda and reneging on a promise made by Business Secretary Vince Cable.

20 April 2011

NEC partners with Enel for smart grid projects

Communications and IT company NEC has partnered with a subsidiary of Enel, under a strategic deal that will see the pair develop new technologies and solutions for the smart grid sector.

20 April 2011

Chevron opens 1MW concentrating PV plant in New Mexico

Energy major Chevron has inaugurated a 1MW concentrating photovoltaic solar facility in New Mexico, US.

20 April 2011

Cape Wind gets construction permit from Salazar

The first offshore wind installation that is set to be built in the US, the Cape Wind Project, has received the construction approval it needs from US Secretary of the Interior Ken Salazar.

20 April 2011

Solar Frontier opens world’s largest thin-film solar factory

Solar Frontier has officially opened its gigawatt-scale Kunitomi factory, which now stands as the world’s largest CIS thin-film solar module production plant.

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