AG 2.0 solutions attract a broadening swath of capital seeking sustainable and responsible investments from the Silicon Valley to Worldwide as the international recognition of clean water as a resource, particularly among farmers, large and small municipalities, grows globally.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. (BUSINESS WIRE) – December 15, 2014 – CLEAN POWER CAPITAL (“CPC”) services clients in the accelerating Clean Technology and Renewables markets across a wide array of subsectors; from waste-to-value, energy efficiency including storage and smart grid, to alternative fuels and energy, to water and agriculture (“AG 2.0”). CleanTech initiatives continue to expand in to the traditional agriculture industry with a focus on efficiency to increase yields. These “low-hanging fruit” innovations include new irrigation techniques, smart tractors, biotech crops, fertilizers and higher density plantings. Precision agriculture is next, and just in time. According to USA’s Environmental Protection Agency (“EPA”), “some 3,000 acres of productive farmland are lost to development each day in this country.” That’s more than one million acres lost every year, an area the size of Delaware.
As Global populations grows so does the demand for more and more agricultural crops. According to the Wall Street Journal, an estimated 41 million acres of corn seeds were planted in one week last year, twice the max rate in 2008. GPS software attached to tractors allows farmers to plant more precisely and to plant at night. Planting faster is important because farmers can identify ideal planting windows and optimize for weather. Advances in indoor farming continue to grow in sectors and geographies with inhospitable soil and weather conditions. “The situation in many parts of the world is critical.” says Roger Royse, founder of AG Tech, “AG Tech participants are seeking ways to leverage our know how in bringing viable AG 2.0 market solutions forward.”
“CPC’s client Heliospectra, a world leader in intelligent lighting technology for plant research and greenhouse cultivation bring additional benefits to indoor farmers and consumers by dramatically lowering water and energy consumption for better crop yields.” said Mark D. Hill, Managing Partner of Clean Power Capital. “The company’s growing systems can be individually regulated wirelessly from a central system, creating different light spectrums, which in turn can be tailored for specific plants or ambient environmental conditions. Further, Heliospectra enables water and energy savings, while also reducing production waste. We believe the growing demand among funding groups like AG Tech, to find sustainable and responsible investments coupled with the innovative solutions being brought to address these problems are key factors in validating the promising future in the new paradigm in the AG 2.0 capital markets.”
SILICON VALLEY AG TECH is where technology meets agriculture; where Silicon Valley meets the Silicon Prairie, and innovation comes back to the farm. AG Tech participants, including Angels, Venture Capital and private equity participants aspire to apply the Silicon Valley model to bring together promising ideas and leverage agricultural applications to build great new companies, exchange ideas and generate interest in viable solutions within farming and water industries.
For more information please see www.agtechsv.com
HELIOSPECTA provides intelligent lighting systems for plant research and greenhouse cultivation using the latest LED (Light Emitting Diode) technology integrated with optics/sensors that monitor a plant's well-being that are underpinned by patents used to control lamp intensity providing a complete biofeedback system that optimizes energy use. Revolutionary worldwide application for greenhouse farming that save farmers water and energy costs for indoor growing industry.
For more information please see www.heliospectra.com
CLEAN POWER CAPITAL (“CPC”) is a private investment bank committed to servicing clients in the accelerating Clean Technology and Renewables markets across a wide array of subsectors; from waste-to-value, energy efficiency including storage and smart grid, to alternative fuels and energy, to water and agriculture.
The firm prides itself on providing well-structured Corporate and Project financing by accessing the international finance markets to ensure the most competitive and strategic sources for debt, equity and tax equity investment on behalf of our clients. CPC specializes in finding optimum solutions in financing for both private and public companies with growth capital needs of $5 million to over $100 million, as well as projects and project portfolios with financing needs of $20 million to over $500 million. Our experienced senior banking team have provided lending services and participated in funding Technology businesses and Renewable projects totaling over $2.1 billion for growth capital, working capital, assets, licensing, mergers & acquisitions (M&A), Initial Public Offerings (IPO), and other financing events.
For more information please see www.cleanpowercapital.net
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