On June 16, the Environmental Business Cluster (EBC) will present a program entitled "The Road to $30M and Beyond: A Cleantech Story." This program will focus on the solar company GreenVolts and will cover the following:
GreennVolts, a leader in concentrating photovoltaic (CPV) technology, has raised $45 MM in financing including $30 million in Series B funding from Oak Investment Partners in September 2008. Meet the key players including GreenVolts' Founder & Executive Chairman, the CEC who identified GreenVolts as a prime candidate for commercialization and the representative from the CPUC who approved the deal with PG&E. Learn about the company's evolution, how the investment climate has changed since the downturn of the economy and how companies like GreenVolts are turning towards partnerships and alternative sources of funding for future technology development. In addition learn and how the CEC and CPUC are evaluating new concepts and power projects across California.
Panelists for this event include:
- Bob Cart - Founder and Executive Chairman, GreenVolts
- Paul Douglas - Supervisor, Renewable Procurement and Resource Planning, California Public Utilities Commission
- Harold (Hal) O. LaFlash - Director, Emerging Clean Technology Policy, Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E)
- Melinda Richter, Executive Director, Environmental Business Cluster (Lead Facilitator)
This event will take place from 3:00 pm - 6:30 pm at Silicon Valley Capital Club, 50 W. San Fernando, Suite 1700, San Jose, CA 95113. Discounted tickets are available for Green VC readers -- please select the "Partner" option from the event registration page.