• Solar continues to be on a roll, with BrightSource Energy announcing a new $115mm round of financing. Google.org, BP Alternative Energy, Statoil Hydro Venture, and Black River all signed on as new investors, while existing investors VantagePoint, DBL Investors, DFJ, and Chevron Technology Ventures all also participated.  [5/22 edit: moved VantagePoint in the list to acknowledge that they were actually the first institutional investors in the company]
Other news and notes: An update on ARPA-E... DOE funding opportunities in solid state lighting... Building the western Pennsylvania cleantech cluster... Finally, no joke, here's the "Photovoltaic-Powered Bra."