SJF Ventures

SJF Ventures focuses on the cleantech, technology-enhanced services and premium consumer products sectors. Representative investment areas include renewable energy and efficiency, organic and healthy consumer products, digital media and marketing services, electronics recycling, and outsourced business services.

Solar Living Institute News – September 29, 2007

Solar Living Institute is to promote sustainable living through inspirational environmental education. (Newletter Archives). We have undergone some changes here at the Solar Living Institute. Our Executive Director of the last 4½ years, Bob Gragson, has moved to Madison, Wisconsin to become Executive Director of Friends of Troy Gardens, a …

The Buckminster Fuller Challenge

Catalyzing the vanguard of a design science revolution. “If success or failure of the planet and of human beings depended on how I am and what I do … How would I be? What would I do?” — Buckminster Fuller. Buckminster Fuller’s prolific life of exploration, discovery, invention and teaching …

Solaria Panels Win Backing Of Germany’s Q-Cells

Germany’s Q-Cells AG, the world’s second-largest manufacturer of solar cells by volume, is throwing funding as well as manufacturing muscle behind a California start-up’s new technology to lower the cost of generating electricity from the sun’s rays. Read more…

Green Market Hustler

Foreign Policy In Focus: PDF Version by, M. K. Dorsey – June 19, 2007

Calvert Launches Global Alternative Energy Fund

Survey Shows “Disconnect” Between Individuals’ Views On Climate, Alternative Energy Investing and Their Portfolios June 13, 2007//Bethesda, MD//Calvert, a leader in socially and environmentally responsible investing, has launched the Calvert Global Alternative Energy Fund (Ticker: CGAEX) and is releasing the findings of a national survey that indicates a majority of …

Green Mountain Power Receives Governor’s Award for Environmental Excellence

Feb. 2007. COLCHESTER, Vt.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Vermont Governor Jim Douglas honored Green Mountain Power (NYSE:GMP) with the state’s highest environmental award for its work in environmental reporting and in treating petroleum contaminated soil naturally at its land farm in Berlin. The award was presented to Mary Powell, Senior Vice President and Chief …

Solaria Raises $22 million

FREMONT, CA, SEPT. 19, 2006 – Solaria®, an innovative solar technology company, today announced the completion of $22 million in Series B financing. The funding round includes investments from Sigma Partners and NGEN Partners, two leading venture capital firms; Q-Cells AG, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of crystalline silicon solar …