02 May '11, 1pm

Greentech Venture Funding in April Roundup:

Venture capital funding of greentech firms totaled $2.6 billion in the first quarter of 2011 -- an extremely strong showing, albeit with a leaning towards later-stage deals. The momentum seemed to slow a bit in April with more than $330 million invested in 26 deals. The biggest greentech deal this month was Suniva with their $115M round D, closed after suspending their request for a DOE loan guarantee . VC Funding in Solar Suniva (Atlanta, Georgia) a manufacturer of high-efficiency monocrystalline silicon solar cells raised $94 million of a $115 million round D from NEA, Warburg Pincus, et al. SolarReserve (Santa Monica, California), a developer of utility-scale solar thermal power plants, raised a $20M round C from undisclosed investors. The new round brings SolarReserve's total VC raised to over $160 million from Argonaut Private Equity, Citi, Credit Suisse, Good Energie...

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