New manufacturing startup JTEC Energy announced it closed on an initial seed fundraising round, to hire additional scientists and engineers in order to accelerate the development of the the company.
Bamboo Capital Partners has been appointed by the Government of Madagascar and the World Bank as the international fund manager for the Off-Grid Market Development Fund, a $40 million renewable energy access fund.
South African peer-to-peer solar leasing startup Sun Exchange marked its official expansion into sub-Saharan Africa with the first of three crowdsales for a multiphase, 1.9 megawatt (MW) solar-plus-storage project for Nhimbe Fresh.
Estonian cleantech startup Skeleton Technologies has joined the European Clean Hydrogen Alliance, an initiative of European stakeholders who want to engage and contribute to the deployment of renewable and low-carbon hydrogen.
Skeleton Technologies, global cleantech 100 company and largest European manufacturer of ultracapacitor-based energy storage, has completed a €41.3 million financing round.
SeaAhead, Inc. and the New England Aquarium have selected the first cohort of six startups for the BlueSwell Incubator Program, New England's first dedicated, early-stage bluetech incubator.
Dutch solar drone manufacturer Avy announced a successful test flight of its first solar fixed-wing drone, equipped with custom solar foil developed by Wattlab to reflect and absorb more sunlight.
Enel, a multinational power company and integrated player in the global power, gas and renewables markets. announced it has expanded its energy innovation reach into Canada through a partnership with MaRS Discovery District.
Stima is a Kenya-based startup that operates a smart service swap stations providing charging services to enable moto-taxi riders to switch to electric motorcycles.
MITO Material Solutions, a cutting edge developer of additives that enable polymer manufacturers to enhance product performance, announced an oversubscribed $1 million Series Seed funding round.
Belgian startup Ampacimon has raised €4 million with Korys as lead investor, with existing shareholders Gesval and Creos also taking part in this financing round with a view to strengthening their historical link with Ampacimon.
Twelve renewable energy start-ups have successfully completed a 16-week incubation program run by the NCIC and funded and supported by off-grid energy impact investment company All On.
Seattle-based startup WiBotic received equipment authorization from the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) for its high power transmitters and receivers.
Swiss cleantech stratup Insolight announced that a Series A Round of €4.6 million has successfully been closed led by Investiere, with co-investors Zürcher Kantonalbank, Swiss Immo Lab and a number of private business angels.
PayGo Energy, an Energy Access Ventures portfolio company, has secured a strategic investment from Saisan, a leading Japanese energy company.
IFC is joining forces with the National Bank of Egypt and MSMEDA to strengthen the clean technology entrepreneurship sector and boost Egyptian farmers’ access to finance for solar irrigation.
The Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum (AWIEF) has launched “Enterprise Development for Women-Owned Ventures in Green Energy” and announces the call for applications for Startup Incubator in Malawi and Nigeria.
The Digital Africa seed fund off to a promising start, offers customized support for African startups
The Digital Africa seed fund for innovative entrepreneurship in Africa is off to a promising start. Just six months on from its launch, already, one third of the €15 million for technical and financial assistance has already begun to flow.
Mali-based solar company SolarX announced the close of its Series A round led by Energy Access Ventures, an early-stage fund investing in and supporting decentralized energy companies across sub-Saharan Africa.
Award-winning Belgium start-up e-peas has raised an additional €8 million worth of investment led by Partech and Airbus Ventures, with KBC Focus Fund, W.IN.G, Noshaq Ventures, LeanSquare, Nivelinvest and Vives also contributing.
EWIA Green investments is a renewable energy company based in Germany with an office in Ghana. Through Solar-as-a-Service model the company sells photovoltaic systems to commercial and industrial customers in form of leasing.
Solar leasing startup Sun Exchange secures $3 million investment from ARCH for African market expansion
South African solar leasing startup Sun Exchange has secured a $3 million investment from ARCH Emerging Markets Partners’ Africa Renewable Power Fund (ARPF), marking the close of $4 million Series-A funding round.
Woon Duurzaam, a Netherlands-based startup, assists customers who are in pursuit of a sustainable lifestyle by providing every homeowner with an affordable energy sustainable home.
Mitsui Chemicals announced that it has selected three innovative Asian startups to receive support under the Asia–Pacific Low-Carbon Lifestyles Challenge (APLCLC), a program run by the United Nations Environment Programme.
The Wells Fargo Innovation Incubator (IN2) has accelerated its awards program to provide $900,000 to help cleantech and sustainable agriculture startups retain staff and stay on track.
Power Life Energy is a renewable energy startup domiciled in Zimbabwe that is addressing energy poverty in the Southern African country by making power affordable and accessible to everyone while meeting the growing demand for clean energy.
Agricultural Solutions Kenya has been working with rural communities and youth in the supply of agricultural machinery, biogas installations and training. It recently started a crowdfunding campaign to make available to farmers seed planters