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4 November 2008

Californian solar cell developer CaliSolar secures $102m investment

Californian solar cell developer CaliSolar has raised $102m in Series B investment round, according to reports.

4 November 2008

Spire wins DOE contract, to build Korean solar factory

Turnkey solar company Spire Corporation has received a contract from the US Department of Energy to develop a microcrack detection technique for silicon solar cells and wafers.

4 November 2008

SolFocus, Empe Solar in $103m deal to install 10 MW solar projects across Spain

SolFocus has signed a $103m deal with Empe Solar to install over 10 MW of concentrator photovoltaic (CPV) solar energy projects across southern Spain by 2010. The deal aims to provide enough power for 40,000 residents.

3 November 2008

Greenhunter Energy acquires L&L for $27.5m, expands biofuel capabilities

Greenhunter Energy has agreed to acquire marine –based diesel fuel, methanol and lubricant suppliers L&L Holdings (Louisiana), together with its wholly-owned subsidiary L&L Oil and Gas Services, for approximately $27.5m. The deal includes 17 facilities along the coast of the Gulf of Mexico, including deepwater terminaling assets.

3 November 2008

Trafalgar Capital commits up to $10m to US energy efficiency company Atlantic Energy

Luxembourg-based investment management firm Trafalgar Capital, through its Trafalgar Capital Specialized Investment Fund, has committed up to $10m to US energy efficiency company Atlantic Energy Solutions.

3 November 2008

Solar cells, modules market to reach $40.7bn in 2012, report

Driven by rising demand for renewable energy sources, the world solar cells and modules market continues to witness strong growth and is on course to reach $40.7bn in 2012, according to a report from Global Industry Analysts.

3 November 2008

Man Group to launch two green private equity funds totalling $1.3bn

Alternative investment manager Man Group, through its Man Environmental Capital Opportunities (Man ECO) investment arm, is to launch two new renewable energy funds, totaling $1.3bn.

31 October 2008

Enfinity Management opens four Spanish wind projects

Enfinity Management has completed four Spanish solar plants, the company’s first on land. The plants will produce nearly 6.5 MW, and are situated in Southern Spain: Villarobledo and Peñas de San Pedro (Albacete), El Robledo (Ciudad Real) and Alcolea del Río (Sevilla).

31 October 2008

M+W Zander wins contract for REC’s Singaporean solar plant

Engineering company M+W Zander has been contracted by solar energy company Norwegian Renewable Energy Corporation (REC) for a new photovoltaic manufacturing complex in Singapore. The order volume is valued within a three digit million Euros range, according to sources.

31 October 2008

US solar start-up Evolution Solar establishes second China office

US solar start-up Evolution Solar Corp. has opened its second Chinese office in Fujian Province.

30 October 2008

US venture investment in cleantech hits record $1.6bn, Q3

The third quarter of 2008 saw US venture capital investments in cleantech hit a record $1.6bn, up 55 per cent from the previous quarter, according to an Ernst & Young analysis based on data from Dow Jones VentureSource.

30 October 2008

Solar Millennium to sell stake in Andasol power plants

Solar thermal power plant developer Solar Millennium has agreed to sell its stake in European parabolic trough power plant Andasol, to an unnamed solar fund. Financial details have not been disclosed.

30 October 2008

CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund holds second closing on $9m

The CalCEF Clean Energy Angel Fund I has held a second closing. The fund invests in early stage clean energy companies.

30 October 2008

SolarCity closes $30m investment round

US solar installer SolarCity has closed a $30m investment round to aid the company’s expansion in the US. Thin film technology company First Solar invested $25m, with the remaining capital coming from venture capital firms Draper Fisher Jurvetson and DBL Investors.

30 October 2008

Schwarzenegger hails Californian renewable energy

The Governor of California Arnold Schwarzenegger has set a goal of increasing California's renewable energy sources to 20 per cent by 2010, and he supports reaching 33 per cent by 2020.

30 October 2008

Clear Skies signs $5.7m Greek solar power project

Clear Skies Solar has entered into a $5.7m agreement with Achilles Chondronasios & Co. to develop and build a 960 KW solar power project in Greece.

29 October 2008

Progress Energy Carolinas seeks renewable energy proposals

US energy company Progress Energy Carolinas is seeking proposals for potential renewable energy projects and alternative energy providers.

28 October 2008

Solar Technologies to build Middle East’s biggest PV manufacturing plant

Dubai-based solar panel manufacturer Solar Technologies has announced plans for the Middle East’s largest photovoltaic manufacturing facility in Dubai, to go into production in the last quarter of 2010.

28 October 2008

Trans-India Acquisition merges with PV manufacturer Solar Semiconductor

Blank-cheque acquisition company Trans-India Acquisition Corporation has agreed to acquire up to 80 per cent of Solar Semiconductor. The company designs, manufactures and sells solar photovoltaic modules for industrial, commercial, public utility and residential applications.

28 October 2008

NewNet Investor Profile, Felix von Schubert, zouk venturesp

Felix von Schubert on cleantech in Germany, on recent developments in solar, on the need for more capital in the the sector and on breaking into the mainstream. zouk ventures is a dedicated cleantech investor, focusing on expansion stage cleantech companies in renewable energy technologies, efficiency technologies and environmental services technologies.

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