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GridPoint buys V2Green to charge electric cars

With a wave of electric cars expected to come to the grid, smart-grid company GridPoint buys "smart charging" expertise from V2Green, part of a $120 million capital investment.

By September 23, 2008


Smart grid outfit GridPoint fills coffers, sharpens utility focus

Electric cars will stress utilities' grids. GridPoint raises $48.5 million and adds power industry executives to its board.

By October 17, 2007


Smart-grid outfit GridPoint raising money, running tests

Company is trying to raise more than $32 million in a fourth round of funding as it tests its smart-grid appliance with utility companies.

By September 14, 2007


Smart-grid companies feel growing pains

An early mover in the smart grid, GridPoint is expanding into commercial energy management, a sign of how slowly utilities are adopting smart-grid technology.

By June 2, 2010


Will plug-in hybrids crash the grid? Duke Energy says no

A test with smart grid start-up GridPoint finds that "smart charging" of plug-in cars after 10 p.m. is crucial to not stressing the grid. GridPoint also raises $15 million.

By March 27, 2008


Clean-energy integrator Standard Renewable gets $7 million more

Company hopes to build a nationwide network of solar installers.

By April 3, 2008


More smart-grid money: Silver Spring Networks fills coffers

Silver Spring Networks, which is bringing IP networking to power grids, lands an additional $17.4 million in funding.

By April 14, 2008


It takes a village to sell an electric car

Mainstream plug-in electric cars will be available in two years, but auto makers will introduce them in welcoming communities first to boost their odds of success.

By December 16, 2008


Green news harvest: Handicapping the auto bailout

Plus: carbon regulations, a hybrid battery for cars, Mitt Romney's case for auto bankruptcy, CEO lobby for carbon regulations, and Obama calls for quick action.

By November 19, 2008


Put some kilowatts in your closet

Altair, manufacturer of lithium ion batteries, plans to make home electrical storage units.

By July 23, 2007