Friday, October 1, 2010
Amonix Wins Cal Poly Pomona
Seal Beach-based Amonix, a developer of photovoltaic energy systems, has scored a win at Cal Poly Pomona University. According to Cal Poly Pomona, it has installed a concentrated photovoltaic energy system from Amonix at its Lyle Center for Regenerative Studies. The school said it will be using two, Amonix CPV systems to generate 210,000 kw hours of clean energy annually. The system is expected to save the university $30,000 a year in reduced energy purchases. Cal Poly Pomona is apparently replacing an existing, 16kW Amonix system that was installed in 1998 at the location. Amonix is venture backed by Kleiner, Perkins, Caufield & Byers, Adams Street Partners, Angeleno Group, PCG Clean Energy & Technology Fund, Vedanta Capital LP, New Silk Route, The Westly Group, and MissionPoint Capital Partners. The firm raised a huge, $129.4M round in April from its investors. Financial details of the Cal Poly Pomona install were not announced.