An energy-independent United States is an achievable goal by 2025, according to new research commissioned by Claremont Creek Ventures. In order to achieve this audacious goal, the United States needs to clear an important set of hurdles. . . .
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Our portfolio company Clean Power Finance is on a tear. Recently they partnered with Morgan Stanley subsidiary MS Solar Solutions Corp to help fund up to $300 million in residential solar leases. This illustrates that consumers are increasingly demanding low-risk, high-reward solar – and participating solar installers can easily provide their customers with a variety of lease options. . . .
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March 19, 2012 source: Bloomberg Businessweek
Today Bloomberg New Energy Finance announced that our portfolio company, Clean Power Finance, is a 2012 New Energy Pioneer! It was selected as one of ten out of hundreds of applications from around the world. Clean Power Finance is driving the mass-market adoption of residential solar by building an online business-to-business marketplace to connect the solar industry with capital markets. For solar marketers, installers and distributors, . . .
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Guest Post by Frank Richards The Building of a Company As an avid fan and investor in real estate I identified a significant gap in the residential investment market around 2004. I noted that 15-20% of all homes sold in the US are for investment. But I also discovered that there were no national platforms or proprietary algorithms that could help people identify the best investment markets and the best properties. Essentially there was no Charles Schwab for the residential investment market. I realized there was a great opportunity for a private banking platform to help people research, plan, acquire and manage residential real estate investments nationwide. . . .
→ Read full post: Entrepreneur’s Perspective, part two: : Frank Richards, serial entrepreneur and former CEO of SmartZIP: The Building of a Company
December 2, 2011 source: GreenTech Media
At the end of 2010, Clean Power Finance (CPF) CEO Nat Kreamer and a group of the biggest names in greentech venture capital, including Kleiner Perkins and Google, decided to take the company to the next level.
CPF was founded in 2007 as an online tool to connect solar buyers and sellers with financial products and help them design solar systems. By 2010, . . .
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The United States has embraced clean technology relatively aggressively, but is it enough? In particular, is it enough in comparison to the pace of clean tech development in China?
I addressed this topic September 28 at the AlwaysOn GoingGreen 2011 conference, and the answer is that the U.S. isn’t doing enough. China is much more aggressive than the United States in developing clean technology projects and could dominate clean technology development globally for . . .
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Two years ago Claremont Creek Ventures determined that the best opportunity to invest in solar would be in downstream distributed generation and that the right business model could create tremendous value for investors, for consumers, and for the U.S. at large. We then found that model with Clean Power Finance. That is why we are proud of Google’s announcement yesterday about their new partnership with Clean Power Finance along with an . . .
→ Read full post: Claremont Creek Ventures portfolio company Clean Power Finance partners with Google creating a $75 Million Fund for residential solar projects
September 23, 2011 source: Forbes
What the Solyndra Bankruptcy Means for Cleantech Investors
by Jennifer Kho. Forbes Contributor
As executives of defunct solar-panel manufacturer Solyndra keep mum in Washington, Silicon Valley and Wall Street are discussing what the bankruptcy – and the federal investigation – could mean for investors.
“It has an impact; it’s such a big story,” says Sheeraz Haji, CEO of research firm Cleantech Group.
In what some are calling “the . . .
→ Read full post: Goldhaber claims there’s still plenty of investor enthusiasm for companies that are installing or financing solar projects
September 17, 2011 source: AOL Energy
Although venture capitalists have taken a battering in the renewables sector, as seen in the sorry Solyndra saga, investors continue to see value in smart grid investments, biofuels and electric vehicles.
But the stakes are usually high, the capital costs expensive and the path to profit unclear in uncertain political and economic times in the US. But the gains for the US economy are clear.
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→ Read full post: AOL.com names Claremont Creek Ventures’s Nat Goldhaber & Paul Straub as one of theTop Five Clean Energy VCs and Principals