It seemed a couple of weeks ago like there might be a bit of a pause in cleantech VC deals, probably due to the economic crisis. Well, if there was a pause, perhaps it was in the issuance of press releases announcing deals.  Because over the past week or so the deal announcement volume has been off the charts.  Makes sense that companies wouldn't necessarily want to issue press releases when the financial journalists were otherwise occupied, but there's no evidence (yet) that the economic situation has negatively affected cleantech dealflow... ...With one important exception, and that's the evidence that several of the announced deals appear to be bridge loans (ie: convertible...