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Biggest Solar Venture Capital Deals of 2011 via @greentechmedia

In a difficult year for solar, venture capital investors continue to invest in the sector -- although the activity has shifted away from early stage to the late stage follow-up rounds seen below. Here are the six heftiest rounds in solar in 2011. BrightSource Energy (Oakland, Calif.) raised a $201 million Round E for its concentrated solar power (CSP) technology in March, bringing its total funding to more than $530 million in private equity. That funding is in addition to a federal loan guarantee of $1.3 billion. The investors include Alstom, a French power plant player, as well as the usual suspects: Vantage Point Venture Partners, Alstom, CalSTRS, DFJ, DBL Investors, Chevron Technology Ventures, and BP Technology Ventures, with assistance from Advanced Equities. The company has had an S-1 filed with the SEC in registration for an IPO since April 2011 and recently added ...

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