29 September '10
11:42 AM UTC
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Exclusive: Google Hires Leading Cleantech Scientist To Boost Inhouse Green R&D

A leading solar technologist has joined Google,  a hiring that underscores how serious the search engine giant is about moving beyond the role of cleantech investor and eventually driving innovation from Mountainview, Calif.

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28 September '10
4:39 PM UTC
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Khosla Ventures Portfolio Company Raises $13.7M Series B

San Francisco-based solar technology developer PVT Solar has raised $13.7 million in  a series B round led by Sigma Partners.

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28 September '10
10:32 AM UTC
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Starwood Energy Closes Financing for 30 MW Solar Projects — UPDATED

Infrastructure fund Starwood Energy has closed an undisclosed financing led by Norddeutsche Landesbank Girozentrale (Nord/LB) and KfW IPEX-Bank (KfW) supporting  the construction of  the  30 megawatt, SSM2 solar project in Sault Ste. Marie, Ont. Read More »

27 September '10
11:45 AM UTC
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Windsor the Capital of Rooftop Solar: Atlas Tube Announces 3.5 MW Installation

Windsor, Ontario, is fast becoming the capital of large-scale rooftop solar installations.  to build a $20 million, 3.5-megawatt photovoltaic solar installation atop its roof, according to The Windsor Star. It will be the largest rooftop solar PV installation in North America, outpacing installations in New Jersey and Utah.

Atlas Tube, a manufacturer of hollow structural tubing, will meet 30 percent of its annual energy needs from the installation. The first 500 KW will go up in the spring and the installation will eventually cover 650,000 square feet. The project will not only offset power costs at the Atlas Tube plant but also serve as a showpiece for their products — a win, win. Read More »

24 September '10
12:37 PM UTC
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Exclusive: Canadian Solar Startup Hires eSolar Founder As CEO

A Canadian solar power company has hired the founder of a leading California solar thermal developer as its new Chief Executive Officer.

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