Distributed Generation

Dire Warnings of Massive Disruption Spur Green Financing & Fundraising Activity

November 4, 2018

The growing realization regarding the risks of climate change is driving new investment activity, corporate commitments, and new sustainable investment funds being offered to institutional...

Asia News Update: China Boosts Renewables Target; Toyota Backs Green Fund; Green Loans Taking Hold Across Asia; BlackRock to Launch Green Fund with Focus on SE Asia; Mongolia to Get First Distributed RE System

October 10, 2018

Here’s a look at some of the major news stories about renewable energy, sustainable finance and other clean tech topics coming out of greater Asia in the past few weeks.

Oil Giant Total Backs Chinese Smart Energy Fund

April 17, 2018

The venture capital arm of energy giant Total is one of the investors in a new, $250M private equity fund that will focus on the Chinese energy sector. Investments in the Cathay Smart...

The Business Case for Microgrids Grows, Attracts Major Investors

February 9, 2018

Investors, developers and business owners alike are showing increased interest in microgrids. These small-scale power systems, with their own power generation, software controls and...

Cleantech and Sustainable Financing Trends for 2018: Day, Shah, Ehrenpreis & Sivaram

February 2, 2018

We surveyed some of the leading financiers, investors and other experts in the cleantech and sustainability space, seeking their thoughts on what trends we are likely to see in 2018...

Opportunities Arising From Decarbonizing and Deregulating the Economy

December 10, 2017

Electric grids in the developed world are aging and require significant upgrades and many governments and private entities are pursuing these upgrades using sustainable, low-carbon...

Microgrid Projects Attract Innovative Financing Models

July 31, 2017

Developers and consumers are showing increasing interest in microgrids, those small networks of electricity users that are usually connected to the larger grid, but that can typically...

Briefing: Behind the Growth of Battery Storage Financing & Deployment

June 30, 2017

We take a look at some of the recent developments in the energy storage space – new financing models, new developments and deals, and advances in some technologies that will help...

News Roundup: BlackRock Launches Green Bond Index Fund as Demand and Supply Both Surge

April 6, 2017

We take a look at some of the many new green bond indexes and funds coming to market, as well as other green bond news from around the world. Plus, the Ford Foundation is putting $1...

Top Investment Themes for Sustainable Infrastructure Financiers

January 24, 2017

CleanTechIQ has been speaking to bankers, investors, project developers and other experts to learn exactly where that money is going to go this year, and what type of distributed,...