The Daily Sprout

Nanoptek Gets $4.7M For Solar Hydrogen Generator: Nanoptek Corporation has closed a Series A round of funding for its work using sunlight and its proprietary photocatalyst to create hydrogen from water – Nanoptek.

Norway Aiming For Carbon Neutrality by 2030: Norway has announced a new carbon goal; the Scandinavian country will cut domestic emissions as well as earn carbon credits by spending around 3 billion crowns ($553.1 million) a year to combat deforestation abroad – Guardian.

Investment in Cleantech Hits $3.4B in 2007: New numbers from Greentech Media, Inc. show that solar pulled in $1.05 billion, battery technology got $433.9 million while energy efficiency/smart grid tech received $419.1 million – Renewable Energy Access.

US Wind Power Capacity Up 45% in 2007: The American Wind Energy Association estimates that the 5,244 megawatts of added wind power in 2007 accounts for 30 percent of all the new power capacity added to the U.S. grid last year – Clean Edge News.

Cree LEDs Making a Solar Move?: German researchers claim they have achieved record efficiency for their inverter designed for PV generators using Cree’s SiC transistors – Alt Energy Stocks.

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