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$25 Million Raised By Solar Startup NEXTracker

Fremont, California–based solar technology startup NEXTracker has raised $25 million in equity and growth capital financing. The company makes single-axis PV trackers, which position solar panels in relation to the sun as it moves through the sky in order to increase exposure and produce more electricity. The company’s technology can also reduce installation and operation […]

February 10th

Dividend Solar Joins Climate Bonds Initiative

The Climate Bonds Initiative now has its first partner that’s focused completely on the US distributed solar market — Dividend Solar. Dividend Solar, for those that don’t know, is a lending institution that gives investors the option of directly investing in the US residential solar market on a large scale. This is done via partnering […]

February 6th

Solar Power & Thermal Energy Produced By Solarus

A Swedish company using technology based on 12 years of research is now marketing a product that can produce both electricity and heat with solar power. Solar panels don’t work at optimal efficiency when they become too hot, so Solarus has developed a way to keep them cooler and at the same time collect the heat, which […]

February 3rd

Peer-to-Peer Financing For Residential Solar Rolled Out In Arizona

American Solar and Roofing recently launched a partnership with Mosaic, the “peer-to-peer solar financing platform for solar power.” American Solar is based in Scottsdale, so Arizona residents can get help when they decide to go solar. “We love the peer-to-peer lending model for solar. Providing an easier way for people to save energy is a […]

December 17th

$2.5 Million Raised By Solar Simulator Startup

A startup named Eternal Sun has raised $2.5 million dollars in its Round A funding. It makes a solar simulator technology that solar cell and module companies can use to test their technology. Belgian investment firm Vermec N.V provided the funding, which will be used to expand international sales and service. Eternal Sun simulators work […]

December 8th