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Solar Energy Co. SolarEdge Raises $25m

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Friday, October 22nd, 2010

As reported in IVC Weekly: The funding round was led by Lightspeed Ventures.

Photovoltaic solar energy monitoring system start-up SolarEdge completed a $25 million funding round led by Lightspeed Ventures.
Other participants included existing investors include Opus Capital, Genesis Partners, Walden Israel, ORR Partners, Vertex Venture Capital, and Singapore-based JP Asia Capital.

SolarEdge CEO Guy Sella said the company will use the funds to accelerate growth and intensify local sales and support activities in major market. According to Sella, “The funding will enable us to multiply our production capacity without compromising on quality and reliability.”

The SolarEdge PV (Photovoltaic) power harvesting solution allows production of up to 25% more energy from PV installations and, the company claims, a faster return on investment.

Lightspeed partner Yoni Cheifetz said, “Our investment in SolarEdge reflects our confidence in the company’s leading market position and growth prospects. SolarEdge has pioneered a transformation in the solar industry.”