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11/04 Wheb Reels in $102 million for Venture Fund From Private Investors and Families New Energy Finance Wheb Ventures has raised from private investors and family offices more than a third of the $267 million it is aiming to secure for its second clean tech VC fund.
11/04 Hudson Confirms Purchase of Helium as First Step in Creation of \'global Franchise\' New Energy Finance Hudson Clean Energy Partners has clinched the purchase of Spain and Latin America oriented project developer Helium Energy, in a deal that will give it control of a 4GW portfolio.
11/04 GE Energy Announces More Than 1GW of Orders for 2.5xl Wind Turbines Clean Edge News GE Energy recently announced it has received more than one gigawatt of commitments for its 2.5xl wind turbine over the next year and a half.
11/04 Innovalight Gets $5 Million From Leader Ventures, SVB BizJournals Green Leader Ventures, an investment firm offering blended debt and equity financing, and Silicon Valley Bank said Tuesday they provided $5 million of financing to Innovalight Inc.
11/04 Cobalt Biofuels Raises $25 Million for Commercialization of Biobutanol Clean Edge News Cobalt Biofuels announced recently that it raised $25 million in equity to accelerate the commercialization of biobutanol, an advanced biofuel.
11/04 WEOM, in Cooperation With 63 Farmers, Plans 108 MW Wind Farm in the Netherlands Clean Edge News Nuon subsidiary WEOM and 63 farmers, partners in the wind turbine consortium De Zuidlob, recently announced that they have entered into a cooperation agreement that aims to result in a wind farm of at least 108 MW.
11/04 Soliant Takes $21 Million in Latest Funding Round, Including $2.5 Million From GE Clean Edge News GE Energy FinancialServices, a unit of GE, is giving a jolt to solar power company SoliantEnergy by joining a group providing the company with nearly $21 million in venturecapital.
11/04 SFC Produces Grid-Independent Electrical Vehicle Fuel Cell Kit New Energy Finance SFC, a Germany-based maker of smart fuel cell systems, has launched a fuel cell kit that automatically recharges batteries of electric cars ,thereby eliminating the need to connect to a grid every time the vehicle needs a charge.
11/04 Gaelectric and Air Dynamics Form JV to Develop 4GW of Wind Projects in US New Energy Finance Irish renewable and energy storage company Gaelectric and Washington-based Air Dynamics set up a $30 million joint venture in the US.
11/04 Ballard Signs Fuel Cell Supply Agreement For Telecom Backup Power in India Clean Edge News Ballard Power Systems recently announced that it has entered into a high volume development and supply agreement, with an affiliate of the ACME Group and IdaTech LLC, to supply net 5kW natural gas fuel cell products.
11/04 UK Government Completes First Auction of Credits Under EU ETS New Energy Finance The UK government has held Europe\'s first auction of carbon allowances in Phase II of the EU Emissions Trading Scheme, with 4 million allowances sold for a total of $81 million.
11/04 SunPower Announces Completion of 18MW Solar Power Plant in Spain Clean Edge News SunPower, a manufacturer of high-efficiency solar cells, solar panels and solar systems, recently announced the completion of the 18-megawatt Olivenza solar electric power plant in Badajoz, Spain.
11/04 Oregon BEST and BPA to Fund Wind Energy Storage Research Clean Edge News A proposal from Oregon State University researchers to the Bonneville Power Administration to explore new ways of controlling, storing and releasing power generated by wind turbines has been funded in part because the Oregon Built Environment & Sustainable Technologies Center (Oregon BEST) was able to supply needed matching funds at a critical time.
11/04 Spire Enters Korean Solar Market With 30MW Contract Clean Edge News Spire Corporation, a global solar company providing turnkey production lines and capital equipment to manufacture photovoltaic (PV) cells and modules worldwide, recently announced that Spire has been awarded a contract to provide a Spi-Line 30C complete turnkey factory to produce up to 30 megawatts (MW) per year of high efficiency solar cells for Hanwha Chemical Corporation (Hanwha).
11/04 Chemrec Completes $20 Million Funding Round for Paper Mill to Biofuel Technology Clean Edge News Chemrec, a company specializing in blackliquor gasification, recently announcedthe completion of a $20 million fundinground.
11/04 Sharp and Enel to Form Thin-Film Joint Venture in Italy Clean Edge News Sharp Corporation and Italy\'s largestpower company, Enel SpA, recentlyannounced that they will establish ajoint venture in the spring of 2009 tooperate as an independent power producerand will develop a number ofphotovoltaic power plants with a totalcapacity of 189 MW by the end of 2012.
11/04 REH Acquires 69MW Welsh Wind Development Company New Energy Finance Renewable Energy Holdings, the AIM-listed investor, has acquired Mynnydd y Gwynt, developer of the 69MW wind farm in Wales for just under $26 million.
11/04 BP to Concentrate on Wind in U.S., as it Pulls Out of Partnership With China\'s Goldwind New Energy Finance Oil giant BP has confirmed that it has decided to focus all its attention in wind on its US onshore business, following news from China that it has pulled out of a project partnership with turbine maker Goldwind.
11/04 Tapping America\'s Secret Power Source Greentech Media How much energy do we waste in America?A little over half of it, says ArunMajumdar, the Almy and Agnes Maynardprofessor of mechanical engineering atUC Berkeley.
11/04 SunRun Races for Residential Customers Greentech Media SunRun said Thursday it has lined up $105 million to finance as many as 2,000 residential solar energy systems.
11/04 SunPower and City Solar Sign 100-Megawatt, Three-Year Customer Agreement Clean Edge News SunPower Corporation, a SiliconValley-based manufacturer ofhigh-efficiency solar cells, solarpanels and solar systems, recentlyannounced it has signed a customercontract with German solar power plantintegrator City Solar Kraftwerke AG.
11/04 Saft and ABB Develop New Battery System to Enhance the Stability of Power Distribution Grids Clean Edge News Saft and ABB have developed a highvoltage Li-ion (lithiumion)battery system designed to improve thestability of power distribution grids.
11/04 GridPoint Teams Up With NGK and Xcel Energy for Wind-to-Battery Project Clean Edge News GridPoint, Inc., a clean tech company whose smart grid software platform benefits electric utilities, consumers and the environment, recently announced that Xcel Energy selected GridPoint\'s software platform to control the flow of power between the grid and a NGK Insulators\' sodium-sulfur battery storing wind energy.
11/04 Morocco Launches $2.9 Billion Renewable Energy Development Program New Energy Finance Moroccan National Electricity Office, state-owned electricity generator, has launched a $2.9 billion program for development of renewable energy in the country.
11/04 American Wind Wildlife Institute to Facilitate Responsible Development of Wind Energy Clean Edge News In a first-of-its-kind collaboration, 20 science-based conservation and environmental groups and wind energy companies have created a national institute to facilitate timely and responsible development of wind energy while protecting wildlife and wildlife habitat.
11/04 Dutch SET Venture Partners Invests in SolarTotal New Energy Finance SET Venture Partners, part of the Netherlands-based Sustainable Energy Technology Fund, plans to invest in Dutch firm SolarTotal to help it expand in Europe.
11/04 Better Place and Bay Area Leaders Announce $1 Billion Electric Car Network for Region Clean Edge News At a recent press conference held in San Francisco City Hall, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, along with the Mayors of San Francisco, San Jose and Oakland, joined together with the Bay Area Council, the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, and Better Place of Palo Alto to announce a sweeping plan to reinvigorate the state and region\'s competitive advantage in innovative technology through public-private investments in electric vehicles and other elements of \"green\" infrastructure.
11/04 DOE Extends Application Deadline for Renewable Energy Loan Guarantee Solicitation Clean Edge News The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) recently announced that it is extending the due date for submission of applications for loan guarantees under Title XVII of the Energy Policy Act of 2005 for the June 30, 2008 solicitation for energy efficiency, renewable energy and advanced transmission and distribution technologies.
11/04 Study: Cleantech Funding Hit Record $1.6 Billion in Q3 BizJournals Green Capital investments in U.S. cleantech companies reached a record $1.6 billion in the third quarter, according to an Ernst & Young LLP analysis based on data from Dow Jones VentureSource.
11/04 Researchers Report Discovery of New Method for Producing Biofuel From Waste Material Clean Edge News Isis Innovation, the technology transfer company for the University of Oxford, recently announced that researchers in the University


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