22 Aug '12, 11am

Solar Power Funding Healthy in Q2 Despite Industry Turmoil

Solar Power Funding Healthy in Q2 Despite Industry Turmoil

Also indicative of solar energy’s solid long-term fundamentals, 13 new clean tech and solar-focused investment funds with total capital commitments of more than $3.2 billion were announced in Q2, according to Mercom’s count. Ranking at the top of the list were Frankfurt-based Prime Capital’s $750 million Prime Renewables, which is targeting investments in Europe; US-based private equity firm Denham Capital Management, which is allocating as much as $600 million of capital in its Denham Commodity Partners Fund VI for renewable power companies; and Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers’ (KPCB) 15h venture fund, dubbed “KPCB 15,” which is focusing on making investments in early-stage digital consumer and enterprise, green technology, and life sciences companies. Large-scale solar power project funding declined slightly quarter-over-quarter, totaling $1.4 billion in 13 transactions...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/08/22/solar-energy-finance-...

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