Solaicx Raises Series C

Solaicx Inc., a Santa Clara, Calif.-based maker of silicon wafers for photovoltaic panels, has raised $27.1 million in Series C funding. D.E. Shaw led the deal, and was joined by Mitsui & Co. and return backers Applied Ventures, Big Sky Ventures, Firsthand Capital Management and Greenhouse Capital Partners. Solaicx has now raised around $39 million in total VC funding since 2005. www.solaicx.com