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Solar-Breeze

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Stage

Angel - II | Alive

Total Raised

$320K

Last Raised

$20K | 13 yrs ago

About Solar-Breeze

Solar-Breeze has introduced a solar-powered robotic pool-skimmer which aims to keep pools swim-ready while saving energy and money.

Headquarters Location

23309 North 17th Drive

Phoenix, Arizona, 85027,

United States

623-582-2825

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Expert Collections containing Solar-Breeze

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Solar-Breeze is included in 2 Expert Collections, including Renewable Energy.

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Solar-Breeze Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

  • Where is Solar-Breeze's headquarters?

    Solar-Breeze's headquarters is located at 23309 North 17th Drive, Phoenix.

  • What is Solar-Breeze's latest funding round?

    Solar-Breeze's latest funding round is Angel - II.

  • How much did Solar-Breeze raise?

    Solar-Breeze raised a total of $320K.

  • Who are the investors of Solar-Breeze?

    Investors of Solar-Breeze include Desert Angels.

  • Who are Solar-Breeze's competitors?

    Competitors of Solar-Breeze include Concepts NREC, SolarOne, Blue Sky Energy, Meridian Deployment Corporation, M V Systems and 13 more.

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