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11/04 GE Announces $200 Million Open Innovation Challenge Seeking Electric Grid Breakthroughs Clean Edge News GE recently announced today a $200 million open innovation challenge that seeks breakthrough ideas to create a smarter, cleaner, more efficient electric grid, and accelerate the adoption of more efficient grid technologies.
11/04 Bill Gates Backs EcoMotors\' New OPOC Engine With $23.5 Million VentureBeat EcoMotors International, has gained the spotlight following the announcement it has received $23.5 million in funding from Microsoft founder Bill Gates and investor Vinod Khosla.
11/04 MIT Study Touts Natural Gas as Bridge Fuel to a Low-Carbon Future Clean Edge News Natural gas will play a leading role inreducing greenhouse-gas emissions over the next several decades, largely byreplacing older, inefficient coal plants with highly efficient combined-cycle gasgeneration.
11/04 Exxon, Synthetic Genomics Open Algae Test Facility earth2tech Combine the billion-dollar-balance sheet of oil giant Exxon and the brain power of genomics guru Craig Venter and what do you get? Algae fuel\'s big breakthrough.
11/04 Trilliant Raises $106 Million for Smart Grid Tech Clean Edge News Trilliant Incorporated, a developer of Smart Grid solutions that enhance energy efficiency, utility operations, and renewable resource integration, has announced new financing totaling $106 million from a global syndicate of investors.
11/04 SolarCity Announces $21.5 Million Financing Round Clean Edge News SolarCity, a provider of solar power financing, design, installation, monitoring and related services, recently announced a new, $21.5 million round of private financing.
11/04 Vestas Receives 570 MW Order for California Wind Farm Clean Edge News Vestas received a 570 MW order for 190 V90-3.0 MW turbines for Terra-Gen\'s Alta Wind Energy Center near Tehachapi, California, USA.
11/04 Google Energy\'s Big Green Power Purchase The Guardian Google is officially in the green energy business. The search giant announced on Tuesday that its Google Energy subsidiary signed a 20-year power purchase agreement with NextEra Energy. Google will begin buying 114 megawatts of electricity from an Iowa wind farm on July 30.
11/04 REG Expands Used Cooking Oil Supply, Acquires Tellurian Biodiesel and American BDF Clean Edge News Renewable Energy Group (REG), headquartered in Ames, Iowa, is acquiring Tellurian Biodiesel, Inc. and American BDF, LLC (ABDF).
11/04 Q2 Nasdaq Clean Edge Stock Index Update Clean Edge
11/04 BP Buys Verenium\'s Cellulosic Biofuel Business for $98.3 Million Clean Edge News BP and Verenium Corporation recently announced an agreement for BP Biofuels North America to acquire Verenium\'s cellulosic biofuels business, including facilities in Jennings, LA and San Diego, CA for $98.3 million.
11/04 Solar in for Healthy Q2 but Fears About 2011 Remain Reuters Strong sales of modules in Germany, the world\'s No.1 solar market, are set to boost revenues for the sector elite\'s in the second quarter but won\'t allay fears about weaker 2011 demand as incentives wane.
11/04 Solar Market Hits 3.7 GW in Q2: Report RenewableEnergyWorld.com The solar photovoltaic market saw module shipments increase for the fifth consecutive quarter in Q2 2010 to 3.7 gigawatts, generating $7.1 billion in revenues according to IMS Research\'s latest quarterly report on the solar cell & module market.
11/04 San Francisco Bay Area Gets $5 Million for Installation of More than 5,000 EV Charging Stations Clean Edge News The Bay Area Air Quality Management District, the agency chartered with protecting air quality in the San Francisco Bay Area, recently approved $5 million to support further development of a regional electric vehicle charging infrastructure program in the Bay Area.
11/04 GM Files for Landmark IPO to Repay Bailout Reuters and CNBC.com General Motors filed for an initial public offering of stock on Wednesday, clearing a key hurdle toward repaying taxpayers for a controversial bailout just over a year after its bankruptcy.
11/04 Cogentrix and Xcel Finalize 30MW Concentrating Photovoltaic Contract Clean Edge News Cogentrix Energy recently announced that it has finalized a contract with Public Service Company of Colorado, an Xcel Energy company, for what the companies expect to be the largest concentrating photovoltaic project in the world.
11/04 Siemens to Open Wind Turbine Blade Factory in Ontario Clean Edge News Siemens recently announced it will build a wind turbine blade factory in Ontario to help meet the demand for wind turbines purchased under a new agreement with Samsung C&T and Pattern Energy
11/04 2100 MW of Solar Projects Step Closer to Final Approval in California CSPToday.com The California Energy Commission (CEC) has issued proposed decisions recommending the approval of more than 2,100 MW of solar power over the past month or so.
11/04 Bosch Opens New Solar Cell Production Plant in Germany Clean Edge News Bosch Solar Energy AG recently announced it has formally opened its new crystalline solar cell production plant, the first phase in the extension of its solar production facilities in Arnstadt, Thuringia. According to company, the new production facilities will enable Bosch to provide extra capacity of 10,000 cells an hour, which works out to around 90 million solar cells a year. That is the equivalent of the total output required to supply all private households in the nearby city of Erfurt with its population of just over 200,000.
11/04 Viridity Raises $8 Million in Series B Funding for Data Center Energy Management Clean Edge News Viridity Software, a provider of data center energy resource management (ERM) solutions, recently announced that it has raised an additional $8 million in Series B funding from current investors Battery Ventures and North Bridge Venture Partners.
11/04 DOE Announces Nearly $120 Million to Advance Innovative Weatherization Projects Clean Edge News U.S. Energy Secretary Steven Chu recently announced award selections for approximately 120 organizations across the country that will receive nearly $120 million to drive innovation under the Department of Energy\'s Weatherization Assistance Program.
11/04 Solaria and enXco Ink Five Year Solar Supply Agreement Clean Edge News enXco
11/04 A123 Systems Spinoff 24M Technologies Raises $16 Million TechCrunch Energy storage system producer 24M Technologies spun out of lithium-ion battery maker A123 Systemstoday to become a separate venture.
11/04 AMSC Spends $8 Million to Acquire 25 Percent of Blade Dynamics Clean Edge News American Superconductor, a global power technologies company, recently announced that it has acquired for $8 million in cash a 25 percent ownership position in Blade Dynamics Ltd., a designer and manufacturer of advanced wind turbine blades based on proprietary materials and structural technologies.
11/04 Infinite Power Solutions Raises $20 Million for Energy Storage Technology Clean Edge News Infinite Power Solutions, Inc. (IPS) recently announced that it successfully completed its series C round of financing - raising $20 million.
11/04 Algae Start-Up Aurora Reorganizes to Enter Food Market Greentech Media Food first. Fuel later.That\'s the new business plan of Aurora, formerly Aurora Biofuels. The company emerged out of research conducted at UC Berkeley in 2007 with a business plan to grow algae in open ponds to produce fuel.
11/04 Another Biofuel IPO: Gevo Files for $150 Million Sale VentureBeat Only a couple of days after algae-to-fuel company PetroAlgae filed for a $200 million IPO, Gevo - a startup boasting catalysts that can convert waste and cellulosic feedstocks into fuels - has also filed to raise $150 million on the public market.
11/04 Permit Approved for 75 MW Washington State Solar Project Clean Edge News The Kittitas County Board of Adjustment recently approved a permit for Teanaway Solar Reserve, a 75-MW project, located 90 miles east of Seattle, which will be one of the largest photovoltaic solar facilities in the world.
11/04 Clean Edge Stock Indexes End Week Lower Clean Edge News Clean Edge and NASDAQ\'s three benchmark clean-tech stock indexes experienced rough movement last week with the NASDAQ Clean Edge Green Energy Index (CELS) down 8.69 percent, the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Global Wind Energy Index (QWND) falling 5.18 percent, and the NASDAQ OMX Clean Edge Smart Grid Infrastructure Index (QGRD) 7.07 percent lower from the previous week.
11/04 SmartSynch Chosen for Memphis Smart Grid Demonstration Project Clean Edge News SmartSynch, Inc., a Smart Grid technology company utilizing standard IP communications via cellular networks, has been selected by Memphis Light, Gas and Water (MLGW) as the solutions provider for its three-year Smart Grid Demonstration Project launched earlier this year.

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