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21 February 2014

Google’s new investment arm launches with $300m fundingp

Web search giant Google has reportedly put aside $300m for its new growth capital arm Google Capital.

20 February 2014

Samsung, Intel back thin film maker Inpriap

Corporate venture capital majors Samsung Venture Investment Corporation and Intel Capital have backed a $7.3m financing round for high-performance thin film maker Inpria Corporation.

20 February 2014

DECC says UK to stay ‘world leader’ in offshore wind despite London Array, Dogger Bank cutsp

SSE_offshore_170SQ The UK Department of Energy and Climate Change has laid out plans to maintain the country's 'world leader' position in offshore wind despite news yesterday that the second phase to the London Array was cancelled and the Dogger Bank wind farm was downsized.

20 February 2014

SolarWorld releases strategy up to 2016p

German solar manufacturer SolarWorld has released a medium-term strategy up until 2016 as part of its financial restructuring.

20 February 2014

Photon Energy announces launch of solar asset aggregation companyp

Amsterdam-based Photon Energy Investments is launching an EU-wide solar asset aggregation yield company named European Solar Holdings which will combine investment protection and efficient asset management with a liquid public listing and dividend yield.

20 February 2014

Foresight Solar Fund commits full £150m IPO proceedsp

UK-based renewable infrastructure fund Foresight Solar Fund has committed the full £150m raised from its IPO, it has revealed in its first interim management statement.

20 February 2014

Atlantis Resources receives €7.7m grant from European Commission

UK-based turbine supplier Atlantis Resources has secured €7.7m in grant funding from the European Commission's Seventh Framework Programme for Research and Technological Development.

19 February 2014

Smart grid VC funding falls in 2013 despite increased deal activityp

Venture capital funding into smart grid technology companies fell in 2013 despite a pick up in deal activity compared to the previous year.

19 February 2014

UK DFI hires environmental investment expert

UK development finance investor CDC Group has hired Ritu Kumar as director focusing on environmental and social responsibility.

19 February 2014

Vestas to deploy 8MW turbines at Dong’s 258MW Burbo Bank offshore

Danish wind turbine manufacturer Vestas Wind Systems is set to supply its new 8MW turbines for Dong Energy's 258MW Burbo Bank extension offshore wind farm off the west coast of the UK.

18 February 2014

High-Tech Gruenderfonds, Bayern Kapital seed invest e-bike company

German seed-stage investment firm High-Tech Gruenderfonds and technology investor Bayern Kapital are providing seed funding along with a business angel into e-bike drive systems developer Fazua.

18 February 2014

Siemens Venture Capital to raise new $100m fundp

Corporate VC investor Siemens Venture Capital is to raise a new $100m fund targeting early stage deals in industrial automation and digital technology.

18 February 2014

Capital Dynamics 21MW Dunmore wind goes online

Global private asset manager Capital Dynamics has begun operations at its 21MW Dunmore onshore wind farm in Northern Ireland.

17 February 2014

UK smart home systems developer enModus closes $1.5m seed funding

Wales, UK-based smart home communications technology developer enModus has closed £1.5m in seed funding.

17 February 2014

Ben Goldsmith’s WHEB exits AMCSp

Green investment and advisory firm WHEB has exited its stake in Advanced Manufacturer Control Systems (AMCS) whilst also making a 'significant' investment into German composites development and manufacture company UBC.

17 February 2014

EIB provides €100m loan for Pakistan hydro project

The European Investment Bank is providing a €100m long-term loan to the Pakistan government to finance the construction of the 128MW Keyal Khwar Hydropower project.

17 February 2014

Oxford Capital promotes two new investment directorsp

UK-based growth capital and infrastructure investor Oxford Capital has promoted two investment managers to investment director.

17 February 2014

E-Car Club secures £500,000 investment from Ignite via Centrica

UK-based electric car club E-Car Club has secured £500,000 in investment from social investment fund Ignite Social Enterprise, backed by UK energy company Centrica.

17 February 2014

FSE Group launches accelerator fundp

Surrey, UK-based the FSE Group is launching The Social Impact Accelerator Loan Scheme, providing loans up to £1m to regulated social sector organisations.

17 February 2014

SUSI closes deal on 6MW Italian solar portfolio

Swiss investment firm SUSI Partner's Sustainable Euro Fund I has structured an investment into the 6MWp MOCA Solar portfolio developed and built by Spanish group ESA in Italy.

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