14 Jun '11, 3pm

First Takes: Google's $280M Solar Fund, GM Invests in Green Buses, and More

First Takes: Google's $280M Solar Fund, GM Invests in Green Buses, and More

is investing $280 million to create a fund for financing residential solar projects. The fund is the largest of its kind in the U.S. The commitment, which Google announced today in its blog , is the largest clean energy investment by the company so far, bringing its total investment in the sector to more than $680 million. • Punching a Ticket for Green Buses. Colorado firm Proterra has corralled a $30 million investment to speed commercialization of its zero-emissions battery-powered electric buses from a group led by Silicon Valley venture capital firm Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers that includes GM Ventures and Mitsui & Co. Ltd. GM contributed $6 million to the investment, according to the Wall Street Journal . Proterra's 35-foot, EcoRide BE35 bus (pictured above) is in service in Pomona, Calif., and the company said transit systems in San Antonio and Tallahassee also ...

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