Opower embraces big data to lower your utility bill

You want to save money. Utilities want you to conserve energy. Middle-man Opower thinks it can satisfy everyone with a brand-new platform designed to get people excited, yes excited, about energy conservation.

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Home energy network provider iControl raises $50M

iControl, a provider of broadband home management software, said Monday it raised $50 million in its fourth round of funding. Investors in the latest round included Cisco Systems, Comcast Ventures, Intel Capital, Charles River Ventures, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers, Rogers Communications and Tyco International.

JouleX clips energy costs and raises $17M

JouleX, a company that creates software that monitors data center energy usage, announced today that it has raised $17 million from Intel Capital and a batch of other investors.

Solar power dominated cleantech investments in April

Investors were still pouring money into solar power ventures in April — with about 45 percent the $330 million invested in clean technology ventures pointed toward solar power startups.

LED network maker Digital Lumens raises $10M

Digital Lumens, which provides software to remotely manage warehouse lighting powered by light-emitting diodes (LEDs), announced today that it has raised $10 million in its second round of funding.