Miasole Inc., a San Jose, Calif.-based manufacturer of thin-film solar cells, has raised $50 million in Series D funding, according to VentureWire. The deal included six new investors, but the report did not include any names.
Miasole previously had raised $56 million from firms like Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, VantagePoint Venture Partners, Firelake Strategic Technology Fund, Garage Technology Ventures and Nippon Kouatsu Electric Company. Company CEO David Pearce had told Cnet last September that the company expected to go public within 12 to 18 months. www.miasole.com