Distributed Generation

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,...

Inst’l Investor Appetite for Clean Tech, Impact Investing Grows

August 31, 2016

Big institutional investors and foundations are stepping up their commitments to sustainable investing and clean tech, creating new sources of capital for startups, developers and...

Tax Credits, Storage, Community Solar and More Push Green Financing in 2016

July 22, 2016

CleanTechIQ attended the REFF- Wall Street conference in late June, where we learned about early stage project financing opportunities and the key technologies attracting interest...

Hawaii’s 100% Clean Energy Push Drives New Solar Plus Storage Projects

May 17, 2016

Since adopting one of the most aggressive clean energy policies in the country, Hawaii has attracted developers of new clean energy and smart city projects, including: Hitachi, Sunverge...


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