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Renovate America Closes $50M Equity Investment

Renovate America, a provider of so-called residential property assessed clean energy, or PACE, financing in the U.S. raised $50 million in growth equity from new and existing investors, the company said.

Pulse Electronics Announces Leadership Changes

Pulse Electronics Corp. appointed Alan Benjamin as interim CEO and John Major as interim chairman of the board, following the resignation of Ralph Faison as chairman, president and CEO, the company announced.

Law Partner Named to Cybersecurity Board

Andrew Serwin, a partner at the law firm of Morrison & Foerster LLP, has been named to the board of the National Cyber-Forensics and Training Alliance. The alliance is a nonprofit

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EDF Renewable Acquires 96% Stake In Wind Prjoject Serving Microsoft

San Diego-based EDF Renewable Energy has acquired a 96 percent stake in the planned 175-megawatt Pilot Hill Wind Project, which has a 20-year power-purchase agreement with Microsoft Corp., EDF announced.

ScoreStream Gets Ready for Some Football With $800,000 in Debt Funding

ScoreStream Inc., which offers high school sports scores in real time, told U.S. securities regulators earlier this month that it issued $800,000 in convertible debt funding.

Omega Group Acquired by Trimble

The Omega Group, a San Diego-based provider of cloud based performance support software aimed at helping public safety agencies optimize patrol strategies, was acquired by a division of Trimble Inc., a Sunnyvale software business that has about $2 billion in annual revenue.

BuyAutoParts.com to Distribute Duralo Auto Parts

San Diego-based BuyAutoParts.com, an online auto parts retailer, has signed on to be a new dealer for Duralo Auto Parts.

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SDG&E Is First (Utility) in Unmanned Flight With Drone Testing

Setting the stage for unmanned aircraft inspecting power lines, the Federal Aviation Administration gave San Diego Gas & Electric Co. permission to conduct test flights of a small drone in certain rural areas away from houses and in a San Diego utility yard, SDG&E said on July 11.

Royal Australian Navy Taps Tapestry Solutions for Software Work

Kearny Mesa-based Tapestry Solutions said that it received a multimillion-dollar contract from the Royal Australian Navy to create a software tool for a new class of ship.

Low-Tech Fizzles, High-Tech Sizzles in Hot Careers Report

Those seeking decent employment in San Diego should probably focus on high-tech, according to a report on Hot Careers 2014 from UC San Diego’s Extension.

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Innovation: Crowdfunding Effort Helps Steak Locker Creator Make the Cut

TECHnology: Home Appliance Uses App as Part Of Recipe for Better Beef

East Village resident Nadia Bruno and her friends had a hunch — or maybe it was a haunch — that their culinary idea might appeal to the consumer market. Their idea was to make a specialized refrigerator to be used exclusively for dry-aging steaks.

Language Debate Hits Internet of Things

TECH: Big Players Split on Adopting M2M Standards

A 7-month-old proposal to create a universal language for the Internet of Things — put forward by Qualcomm Inc. and joined by 50 companies — now faces some competition.

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Qualcomm Sees Benefits in Having Uplinq Conference Elsewhere

Qualcomm is changing the venue of its annual Uplinq conference.

Homeowners Now Can Take Advantage of Clean-Energy Loan Program

San Diego homeowners seeking help on financing improvements to reduce energy and water usage can access a new loan program called PACE for property assessed clean energy.

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Kleinfelder Acquires Canadian Engineering Firm

San Diego-based Kleinfelder Inc., which provides construction engineering and architectural services, has acquired the privately held Hood Engineering & Technical Services of Edmonton, Alberta.