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Home solar company Sunrun snags $150 mln

Home solar firm Sunrun has closed $150 million in equity financing. The investors were not named although according to the firm, a “leading public institutional investor” led the round. Sunrun’s previous backers include Accel Partners, Sequoia Capital, Foundation Capital and Madrone Capital Partners.

Amid Bankruptcies, Solar Also Seeing Interest: UPDATED

Mitt Romney’s campaign jaunt last week to Solyndra’s shuttered headquarters and Konarka’s Chapter 7 filing drew attention to the solar industry’s most high-profile failures. But a look at recent funding data indicates that, if anything, venture investors in the solar sector are still pretty bullish.

SunRun Looks To Transform The Home Solar Market With Use Of Bonds to Expand Sales

SunRun is looking closely at using Wall Street debt markets in an ambitious push to expand residential solar sales in the United States. The solar company says it is considering issuing what would amount to corporate bonds to raise money to finance residential solar leases and other consumer solar installation agreements. Debt markets are presently […]

Solar Installers Are Hot Ticket, Raising Nearly $100M in Past 7 Months

Venture capitalists aren’t anxious to back solar panel makers, but it’s a whole different story if you’re in the installation business. Since last June, VCs have invested about $99 million in at least five solar panel installation companies. RockPort Capital Partners is the latest to jump into the sector, leading a $7 million Series B […]

Solar Power Co. SunRun Adds Financing from U.S. Bancorp

Solar electricity company SunRun has raised an undisclosed amount of financing from U.S. Bancorp. The financing is designed to fund 1,900 installations of SunRun’s residential solar power systems. The San Francisco-based start-up has previously raised about $300 million in project financing from U.S. Bancorp and PG&E. The company is also backed by $85 million in venture capital from Sequoia Capital, Accel Partners, and Foundation Capital.

Sequoia Leads $55 Million Round for SunRun

SunRun, a San Francisco-based provider of residential solar electricity, has raised $55 million in Series C funding. Sequoia Capital led the round, and was joined by return backers Accel Partners and Foundation Capital.

The company previously raised $30 million in VC funding. It also secured a tax equity commitment from a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp that is part of the financing needed to develop $90 million in residential solar installations in 2010.

SunRun Signs Financing Deal

SunRun, a San Francisco-based provider of residential solar electricity, has secured an additional commitment of tax equity from a subsidiary of U.S. Bancorp that is part of the financing needed to develop $90 million in residential solar installations in 2010. The company previously raised $30 million from Accel Partners, Foundation Capital, Parker Weil (Merrill Lynch) and Greg Avis (Summit Partners).

SunRun Raises $18 Million

SunRun, a San Francisco-based provider of residential solar electricity, has raised $18 million in Series B funding. Accel Partners led the round, and was joined by return backer Foundation Capital. The company previously raised $12 million from Foundation and individual angels like Parker Weil (Merrill Lynch) and Greg Avis (Summit Partners).

SunRun Raises $12 Million

SunRun, a San Francisco-based provider of residential solar electricity, has raised $12 million in first-round funding. Foundation Capital led the round, and was joined by individual angels like Parker Weil (Merrill Lynch) and Greg Avis (Summit Partners).    PRESS RELEASE   SunRun, the nation’s first residential solar electricity provider, announced today it has raised $12 […]

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