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11/04 China\'s ET Solar Raises $19 Million Series A Funding Clean Edge News ET Solar Group Corp., a Nanjing-based integrated manufacturer of photovoltaic products including ingot, wafer, module, and state-of-the-art dual-axis tracking systems with manufacturing facilities located in Taizhou, China, recently announced the completion of a US$19 million private equity placement transaction.
11/04 6N Silicon Secures up to $20 Million in Financing Led by Good Energies Clean Edge News 6N Silicon Inc., a supplier of solar grade silicon for the photovoltaic industry, has secured up to USD $20 million in second round financing.
11/04 Ceramic Passes Round the Plate for $14 Million New Energy Finance Ceramic Fuel Cells, the Australian fuel-cell developer listed both in Sydney and on AIM, is raising GBP 7m (USD 14m) via a placing with institutions in Europe.
11/04 Dutch Firm Plans 200MW Wind Farm in Murmansk New Energy Finance Dutch developer Windlife International plans to build a EUR 250m (USD 400m) wind farm near Murmansk in Russia.
11/04 Heavyweight Quartet Buys Majority of Climate Change Capital New Energy Finance Climate Change Capital, the London-based investment bank, has filled its warchest for acquisitions with equity financing from four heavyweight European and Asian institutions.
11/04 Qimonda and Centrosolar Begin Solar Cell Manufacturing Joint Venture Clean Edge News Qimonda AG, a manufacturer of memory products, and Centrosolar Group AG, a German solar company, recently signed a contract to jointly build, equip and operate a solar cell manufacturing plant.
11/04 Lightspeed Venture Partners Closes $800 Million Fund Clean Edge News Lightspeed Venture Partners, a leading global venture capital firm, recently announced the closing of Lightspeed Venture Partners VIII, L.P. capitalized with $800 million of limited partner commitments, above the firm\'s target of $675 million.
11/04 Israel Cleantech Ventures Closes $75 Million Fund Clean Edge News Israel Cleantech Ventures (ICV), the first Israeli cleantech-focused investment fund announced recently that it reached a final close of $75M for its debut fund.
11/04 NY Military Base Equipped with 4 MW Solar Thermal Air Heating System Clean Edge News The largest collection of solar air heated buildings in the world can now be found at the military base of Fort Drum, in upstate New York.
11/04 Talent Shortage Poses Threat to Clean Energy Expansion New Energy Finance The world clean energy sector has a high hurdle to jump over in order to continue its fast growth of the last four years - a shortage of experienced senior managers.
11/04 eSolar Raises $130 Million for Pre-Fabricated Solar Thermal Power Plants Clean Edge News eSolar, a producer of scalable solar thermal power plants, announced that it has closed $130 million in funding from Idealab, Google.org, Oak Investment Partners, and other investors for the construction and deployment of pre-fabricated power plants.
11/04 Foundation Capital Earmarks $250 Million for Clean Tech Clean Edge News Foundation Capital, a venture capital firm committed to early stage company building, recently announced that it has closed a $750 million venture capital fund, Foundation Capital VI.
11/04 JA Solar Secures 6 GW of Silicon Wafers New Energy Finance JA Solar, a Chinese maker of solar cells, has signed an agreement with Jiangsu Zhongneng Polysilicon Technology for long-term supply of its silicon wafer.
11/04 New CO2 Maps Offer Unprecedented Detail EnvironmentalLeader.com A new map offers more than 100 times the detail of previous inventories of carbon dioxide.
11/04 HelioVolt is in the Building Greentechmedia.com The thin-film company inks a deal with the Architectural Glass & Aluminum Co. to develop building-integrated solar products a week after the announcement of a similar partnership between Dow Chemical and Global Solar.
11/04 Bipartisan Companion for Extension of Renewable Energy Tax Credits Introduced RenewableEnergyWorld.com Congressman Roscoe Bartlett (R-MD) and 34 other members of the U.S. House of Representatives have introduced H.R. 5984, a bipartisan companion to S. 2821, also known as the Clean Energy Tax Stimulus Act of 2008. S. 2821 was introduced by Senators Maria Cantwell (D-WA) and John Ensign (R-NV) and has 43 cosponsors. S. 2821 was included as an amendment to The Foreclosure Prevention Act of 2008 which was approved by a vote of 88-8.
11/04 30 Electric Cars Companies Ready to Take Over the Road VentureBeat.com It
11/04 Construction Begins on Largest Windfarm in Sweden Clean Edge News Wind energy company RES (Renewable Energy Systems Group) and its subsidiary RES Skandinavien AB, based in Gothenburg, have started construction of Havsnas wind farm. RES has developed and will construct and operate the project. RES will retain 25% ownership alongside HgCapital, who has acquired a 75% stake.
11/04 Wind Leaders Call for Extension of Production Tax Credit Clean Edge News Senior executives from four of the world\'s top wind turbine manufacturers
11/04 DOE Funds Three Cellulosic Ethanol Companies Clean Edge News U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Secretary Samuel W. Bodman recently announced the competitive selection of three projects in which DOE plans to invest up to $86 million over four years (FY \'08 -
11/04 Montealto to Install 51 MW of Solar PV in Spanish Province by September Clean Edge News The industrial group Montealto, through its infrastructure department, has started to construct 8 solar photovoltaic energy plants that will reach a total of 51 megawatts of power.
11/04 US Clean-Tech Investments Increase 18% in Q1 2008 Clean Edge News Venture capital investments in cleantech companies continued to show robust growth in the first quarter of 2008, according to an Ernst & Young report based on data from Dow Jones VentureOne.
11/04 GM and Mascoma Partner in the Race to Commercialize Cellulosic Ethanol Clean Edge News General Motors Corp. and Mascoma Corp. recently announced a strategic relationship to develop cellulosic ethanol focused on Mascoma\'s single-step biochemical conversion of non-grain biomass into low-carbon alternative fuels to help address increasing energy demand.
11/04 Range Fuels Closes Round B at $158 Million New Energy Finance Cellulosic ethanol technology researcher Range Fuels has closed its series B financing round at USD 158m, up from its previously reported approximate intake of USD 100m, according to a regulatory filing.
11/04 Winning the Greentech Vote Greentechmedia.com As the last round of U.S. presidential primaries kicks off in Pennsylvania on Tuesday, also known as Earth Day, the cleantech community reflects on which candidate to call its own.
11/04 ADB Establishes $40 Million Climate Change Fund Clean Edge News The Asian Development Bank (ADB) is establishing a new fund to slow the onset of climate change and to help the Asia-Pacific region adapt to the expected devastating impact of global warming.
11/04 eMeter Corporation Raises $12.5 Million for Smart Grid Technology Clean Edge News eMeter Corporation recently announced it has completed a $12.5 million funding round led by Siemens Corporation and joined by existing investors, Foundation Capital, and DBL Investors.
11/04 SunEdison and SkyPower Begin Construction of 19MW Solar Park in Ontario Clean Edge News Joint venture partners SkyPower Corp., a Lehman Brothers Company, and SunEdison Canada recently announced the official groundbreaking of First Light, North America\'s largest solar photovoltaic energy park to date, located on approximately 300 acres of land in Lennox & Addington County, Ontario. Construction of the 19-megawatt (MW) solar park is anticipated to be completed by the end of 2009.
11/04 DOE Seeks to Invest up to $60 Million for Advanced Concentrating Solar Power Technologies Clean Edge News U.S. Under Secretary of Energy Clarence Albright recently announced the issuance of the Solar Funding Opportunity Announcement (FOA) for up to $60 million in funding over five years (Fiscal Years 2008-2012), which includes $10 million in FY 2008 appropriations and $10 million in the FY 2009 Budget request, to support the development of low-cost Concentrating Solar Power (CSP) technology.
11/04 SkyFuel Raises $17 Million Series B Financing for Utility-Scale Solar Thermal Clean Edge News SkyFuel, Inc. recently announced the closing of a $17 million Series B equity financing from investors led by Leaf Clean Energy Company.

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