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Solyndra Cancels IPO, Opts to Raise $175M from Existing Investors

President Obama at Solyndra with Chris Gronet less than one month ago: is the company less of a success story than we thought? Another one bites the dust. Solyndra canceled its planned initial public offering this morning ?due to adverse market conditions,? the …

Solyndra Cancels IPO, Opts to Raise $175M from Existing Investors

President Obama at Solyndra with Chris Gronet less than one month ago: is the company less of a success story than we thought? Another one bites the dust. Solyndra canceled its planned initial public offering this morning “due to adverse market conditions,” the …

Morgan Stanley’s Tech Group Loses Banker To Virgo Capital

Nathaniel Robinson, a merger and acquisition banker at Morgan Stanley, has joined Virgo Capital as a vice president in the Austin office of this tech-focused private equity fund. Morgan Stanley is understood to be in talks with potential replacements, an industry source tells …

Comparing the Lists: WSJ’s Top 10 Cleantech Companies v. Greentech Media’s Top 50

Just to be clear, GER is not on this list. Neat badge though! Ever since the untimely and inexplicable demise of WSJ.com’s Environmental Capital, the Journal has only been dipping the occasional timid toe into the cleantech waters. Now they’re back with a …

BrightSource Gets $1.37 bln DOE Loan Guarantee For Ivanpah Project, Whoa!

BrightSource Energy was offered a $1.37 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy on Monday, the largest such loan awarded by the DOE –see official press release here. The Oakland, Calif.-based company will use this crucial government backing to secure financing to …

BrightSource Gets $1.37 bln DOE Loan Guarantee For Ivanpah Project, Whoa!

BrightSource Energy was offered a $1.37 billion loan guarantee from the Department of Energy on Monday, the largest such loan awarded by the DOE –see official press release here. The Oakland, Calif.-based company will use this crucial government backing to secure financing to …

Solyndra Racks Up Nearly $200M in VC Cash in 09

Solyndra, the California maker of thin-film photovoltaic cells, received the most amount of venture capital cash in 2009, raising $198 million. Its backers are counting on a hefty payday with the company having recently filed for an Initial Public Offering (IPO). A123 Systems, …

It’s Been the Best of Times and the Worst of Times for  Cleantech Investing in ’09

Let’s start with the good news: In 2009 cleantech became the dominant category in venture capital investing, attracting$5.6 billion in new investments worldwide. That’s more than IT or biotechnology, which until recently attracted the majority of VC investments. So says a report released …

Solyndra Eyes $300M IPO

Solyndra, the California maker of thin-film photovoltaic cells, has filed for an Initial Public Offering of its shares that could be worth up to $300 million. Solyndra announced its planned IPO on Friday evening, when the media cycle was largely focused on the …

Solar Panel Maker Solyndra Scores $105M Deal with Italian Company

Solyndra, the California maker of thin-film photovoltaic cells (PV), has signed a supply agreement with Italian installer Sun System. Solyndra could make $105 million over the next few years from this deal, the company said in a statement. Milan-based Sun System plans to …