08 Feb '12, 12pm

Report: Solyndra had Limited Impact on VC Solar Investments #investing #susty #solar #sri

Report: Solyndra had Limited Impact on VC Solar Investments #investing #susty #solar #sri

2011 was a difficult year for the US solar industry, but venture capital activity in the sector did more than hold its own. Oversupply, a precipitous price drop and high-profile bankruptcies notwithstanding, venture capital (VC) investments in the US solar sector set a record in 2011, with 182 different VC firms participating in 111 transactions. Conditions might well get worse before they get better, however, according to Mercom Capital Group’s “2011 Solar Funding and M&A ” report. 2011 VC investment in the solar sector also rose in terms of dollar amount, with VC firms investing $1.9 billion in 2011, up from $1.7 billion in 2010 and $1.4 billion in 2009. “The United States was the top venture capital investment destination in the world, with $1.5 billion in venture capital investment in 84 deals. All VC investments in other countries combined to $340 million in 24 deals,...

Full article: http://www.triplepundit.com/2012/02/report-solyndra-limit...

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