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Siva Power Lands $25M to Chase Giga-​​Scale Domestic Thin-​​Film Solar Production

Greentech Media
By Eric Wesoff
May 23, 2017

As sil­i­con solar costs keep drop­ping, is there room for another American-​​​​made thin-​​​​film man­u­fac­turer? It’s extremely dif­fi­cult to raise ven­ture cap­i­tal fund­ing for solar hard­ware com­pa­nies, but some­how Siva Power just raised $25 mil­lion for its thin-​​​​film solar man­u­fac­tur­ing think-​​​​tank/​​retirement project for thin-​​​​film tech­nol­o­gists. Siva closed this $25 mil­lion round to focus on build­ing a pilot line and devel­op­ing a …
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UrbanSitter Founder Proves, Even In Silicon Valley, You Can Combine Motherhood And High Growth

Forbes
By Christina Vuleta
May 12, 2017

Lynn Perkins started UrbanSitter—a plat­form for on demand childcare–in 2010 as an answer to the ques­tion, “Why is it harder to find a babysit­ter than it is to find a reser­va­tion?” “Every­one was always ask­ing if your babysit­ter had a friend,” she recalls. Yet these moms were will­ing take advice from strangers on mom list­servs. When she saw trends emerg­ing …
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Don’t tie California’s hands over EVs

Automotive News
By Nancy Pfund
May 1, 2017

It’s an excit­ing time for elec­tric vehi­cles. Inside EVs says U.S. sales jumped 37 per­cent last year, and this year’s 46 per­cent spike through March con­tin­ued the momen­tum. Even as the record pace of indus­try­wide auto sales slows, elec­tric car­maker Tesla has sur­passed Ford and Gen­eral Motors in mar­ket value for the first time. This is a sig­nal that elec­tric …
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Press Releases

FBN: Farmer2Farmer 2016

December 13, 2016

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Farm­ers Busi­ness Net­work (FBNSM), the ground­break­ing inde­pen­dent farmer-​​​​to-​​​​farmer net­work, today announced the launch of major new tech­nolo­gies and ser­vices that expand the network’s agro­nomic intel­li­gence. FBN also launched its FBN
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OGE and EDF Announce Partnership for Off-​​Grid Solar in West Africa

November 15, 2016

Off Grid Elec­tric and EDF join hands in offer­ing a new off-​​​​grid solar power solu­tion for rural areas in West Africa First large-​​​​scale oper­a­tional part­ner­ship between a global energy com­pany and a lead­ing off-​​​​grid solar com­pany. Off Grid Electric’s expe­ri­ence in Tan­za­nia and EDF’s expe­ri­ence in South Africa shows that house­holds using these ser­vices have reduced emis­sions from kerosene and …
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ADVANCED MICROGRID SOLUTIONS AND OPUS ONE ANNOUNCE $16.4M NORTH AMERICAN MULTI-​​UTILITY MICROGRID PROJECT

PR NewsWire
September 20, 2016

Inter­na­tional Con­sor­tium to Pro­vide Grid Solu­tions for U.S., Canada SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. – Advanced Micro­grid Solu­tions (AMS) and Opus One Solu­tions (Opus One), announced today the devel­op­ment of a $16.4 mil­lion North Amer­i­can Micro­grid project at three util­i­ties in Canada and the US.  Sus­tain­able Devel­op­ment Tech­nol­ogy Canada (SDTC), will pro­vide $5.4 mil­lion in fund­ing to sup­port the project, designed to …
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