EnerG2 Raises $8.5M for Nanomaterials: Seattle-based startup EnergG2 has raised $8.5 million in Series A financing for its work developing nanomaterials that could be used for natural gas storage, hydrogen storage, more efficient solar cells, and even “ultracapacitors.” The round was led by OVP Venture Partners and Firelake Capital Management – Xconomy.
Huge Thin-Film Roof Starts Production, Looks Cool: The roof of a Riedel Recycling facility in Moers, Germany is coated in 11,000 thin-film solar modules from First Solar, with a total capacity of 837 kW. Click through to see what 9,500 square meters of thin-film solar looks like – Treehugger.
Solar-Powered Car Sharing: Think your fighting the automotive world by forgoing car ownership and using Zipcar? Well, the folks at the Neighborhood Energy collective have you beat with a solar-power car sharing program – The Environment Report.
“Dirty” Silicon Startup CaliSolar Raises Over $100M: Sunnyvale, Calif-based CaliSolar uses less-refined silicon to make solar panels. The company has raised $51.9 million in Series B funding and $50 million in convertible securities. Hudson Clean Energy led the round and was joined by Advanced Technology Ventures and Globespan Capital Partners – PEHub.