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Autogrid ramps up involvement in Japan’s VPP space

Autogrid ramps up involvement in Japan’s VPP space

17 Jun 2019, 15:55

US software and data company Autogrid has continued its roll-out of solutions into Japan’s evolving electricity market, joining a virtual power plant (VPP) project that could add more than 10,000 assets by the end of 2021.

Interviews
Investment masterclass Q&A: Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners - Part II

Investment masterclass Q&A: Nancy Pfund, DBL Partners - Part II

6 Jul 2017, 10:39
• By Andy Colthorpe

Welcome to Part 2 of our in-depth talk with Nancy Pfund, managing partner at DBL Partners, a venture capital firm specialising in companies and start-ups that offer both rewarding financial returns and positive social impacts. As well as being one of the earliest backers to Tesla and SolarCity, to utility-scale solar tracker company NEXTracker to Off-Grid Electric, which deploys solar in rural Africa; to others in energy storage like Advanced Microgrid Solutions and Primus Power, Pfund is extremely well-placed to offer a quick Q&A ‘masterclass’ in energy storage investing.

Mercom: VC funding for storage companies doubles with US$125 million in Q2 2016

Mercom: VC funding for storage companies doubles with US$125 million in Q2 2016

20 Jul 2016, 15:36

Mercom Capital Group’s latest report showed how energy storage companies brought in US$125 million in venture capital (VC) funding in Q2 2016, double that of the previous quarter. Year-over-year funding this second quarter roughly matched last year’s Q2 output, which had US$126 million in 13 deals.

Analysis
20 energy storage disruptors

20 energy storage disruptors

15 Jun 2016, 14:28
• By Andy Colthorpe

Andy Colthorpe and Ben Willis profile some of the companies and technologies making waves in the fast-changing world of stationary energy storage, in a feature article which originally appeared in the seventh issue of PV Tech Power.

Interviews
Mercom: Storage systems, flow batteries raised quarter of a billion dollars VC funding in a year

Mercom: Storage systems, flow batteries raised quarter of a billion dollars VC funding in a year

27 Apr 2016, 17:42
• By Danielle Ola

Texas-headquarted Mercom Capital Group recently released its Q1 2016 funding and M&A report for energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors. Mercom’s CEO and co-founder Raj Prabhu discusses the energy storage trends tracked in this quarter with Energy-Storage.News, especially in light of the drop in venture capital funding this quarter.

Interviews
Mercom on corporate VCs, angel investors and the Will Smith effect in Q2 storage investment

Mercom on corporate VCs, angel investors and the Will Smith effect in Q2 storage investment

30 Jul 2015, 16:09
• By Andy Colthorpe

Mercom Capital Group’s second quarter 2015 report into VC funding in the energy storage, smart grid and energy efficiency sectors made for interesting reading for the battery and storage space. As PV Tech Storage noted on 21 July from the report, VC funding almost doubled over the first quarter of the year and the sector saw Arnold Schwarzenegger put his money where his green credentials are, bringing some celebrity investor gloss to the proceedings. PV Tech Storage spoke to Mercom Capital chief Raj Prabhu to delve deeper into the statistics.

Dyson leads increased VC energy storage investment

Dyson leads increased VC energy storage investment

24 Apr 2015, 12:50

Investment by UK tech entrepreneur and inventor James Dyson into battery company Sakti3 was among the biggest deals in the sector in the first quarter of this year, a new report has found.