AUSTIN, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mercom Capital Group, a global clean energy communications and consulting firm, released its report on funding and merger and acquisition (M&A) activity for the solar sector in the second quarter (Q2) and the first half (1H) of 2021. Total corporate funding (including venture capital (VC) funding, public market, and debt financing) in 1H of 2021 came to $13.5 billion compared to $4.6 billion in 1H 2020, a 193% year-over-year (YoY) increase. “Funding was up ac