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Alternative Energy / Cleantech Monthly Update

By Thomas Weisel Partners
March 2009

The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, signed into law by President Obama in February, includes provisions that attempt to counteract the credit crisis and spur investment in renewable energy
  • Appropriates $6 billion to the DOE Loan Guarantee Program and expands it on a temporary basis to include certain “shovel-ready” projectsstarting by 9/30/11
  • Provides $4.5 billion for modernization of the electric grid
  • Provides approximately $21 billion to various federal and state programs including funding R&D; for renewables and energy efficiency, high performance green buildings, clean energy and efficiency projects and for the retrofit and weatherization of low-income housing
One public alternative energy / cleantech deal priced in February
  • Timminco Limited, a TSX-listed company, raised $20.2 million in a follow-on offering
  • One cleantech IPO, Changing World Technologies, withdrew its IPO after its roadshow
The slowdown in private capital seen at the end of 2008 has continued in 2009 Ð both in number and value of deals
  • The largest private raise for the month was completed by Sierra Solar raising $40.0 million
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