A new solar financing start-up has emerged with a vision of becoming the Kickstarter of solar, as it allows small-scale investors, for as little as 25 Dollars, to invest in solar projects in need of capital. The company, Solar Mosaic, currently employs 14 people, and is a private, venture-backed start-up that was founded in 2011. In May 2012 it raised $2.5 million dollars in a first round of venture funding led by Spring Ventures of San Francisco. In June 2012, the department of Energy in the USA awarded Mosaic a 2 million dollar Grant through its SunShot initiative.
Ever wonder about the billions of dollars of equipment and infrastructure needed for you to be able to turn on your bedroom light, wash the laundry, or perform any of the hundreds of daily tasks one does that require steady, reliable electricity? As the Director of Commercial Clean technology here at the Innovation Center Denmark, I think about it all the time. I think about it because there is a mostly hidden revolution happening around the world with Denmark and California leading the cause.
Going green is a global issue, but some cities do not wait for international agreements to reach goals on becoming greener. Copenhagen is aiming at becoming the first CO2-neutral capital in 2025, and the city is actively measuring and reporting on greenhouse gas emissions, and has already been able to report a reduction of 5.2%.
For the second year, cleantech innovations from around the world gathered to compete in the Global Cleantech Open Ideas Competition. Two promising Danish companies emerged from the Regional Finals to qualify for the opportunity to win the global prize: Me-Mover and Black Silicon Solar
Der bliver idag investeret mange penge i Clean Tech af venturekapitalfonde (VC), dog ikke så mange som tidligere. Under et arrangement ved navnet ”Clean Tech BIG-Where´s the Capital? - A Clean Tech Perspective on What Investors Want to See” (arrangeret af SVASE), i den forgangne uge blev netop emnet omkring investorernes synsvinkel på Clean tech sektoren debateret.