CarbonFlow raises $2.9M for carbon trading software

CarbonFlow, a San Francisco, Calif.-based developer of carbon trading software, has secured $2.9 million in first round funding. It was led by Clean Pacific Ventures, with OVP Venture Partners and New Zealand-based Meridian Energy, a strategic partner, also taking part. One of the firm’s cofounders is CNET Green Tech contributor Neal Dikeman.

Xunlight secures $4.9M for thin-film solar modules

Following up on its recent $22 million haul, the Toledo, Ohio-based Xunlight Corporation has received another $4.9 million, courtesy of Ohio’s taxpayers. The company, a spin-off from the University of Toledo, is backed by Trident Capital, Emerald Technology Ventures and NGP Energy Technology Partners and has also received R&D funding from the US DOE, Department of Commerce and Ohio Department of Development.

Low cost, super-efficient solar cells? Newly funded, Wakonda Technologies says it's possible

In the solar cell market, there are three broad categories. Thin-film manufacturers produce cells that convert little of the sun’s energy to electricity, but are dirt cheap. Opposite thin-film, companies like Spectrolab and Emcore make highly efficient, but very expensive cells. Between are the standard solar photovoltaic makers, with average efficiencies, and average prices.

NowPublic buys up Guy Kawasaki's Truemors (believe it or not)

When Guy Kawasaki started Truemors, a site for spreading Internet rumors, his intentions weren’t quite clear. Was it an experiment? A joke? The product of too much free time? Or perhaps not too much time — after all, it didn’t look like the site had taken much effort to create. “The plan is simple,” Kawasaki wrote at the time. “Get a site launched in a few months, see if people like it, and sell ads and sponsorships (or not).”

InSync Software raises $3M for RFID software

InSync Software, a startup that makes an application platform for use with RFID, GPD and sensor technologies, has raised $3 million in additional financing for its technology from previous investors Intel Capital, Rustic Canyon Partners and Girish Gaitonde Living Trust.