Industry Trends

Cleantech & Resource Efficiency News Roundup: Utilities Love Community Solar, Says CEO

August 29, 2014

Resource efficiency project finance fund raises $13.4M; New community solar facility opens in Mass.; Geothermal gets a boost with funding and new tech; Big corporate hungry for startup's...

Opportunities in Portable Solar Charging and NRG’s Investment Focus

August 19, 2014

NRG’s acquisition of Goal Zero shines a light on key trends in portable solar charging, and where NRG is making investments in disruptive clean energy technologies.

USDA, EPA to Spark U.S. Biogas Projects, Enhance Economic Viability

August 19, 2014

The United States currently has 2,000 sites producing biogas, and more than 1,000 additional biogas sites could be deployed with proper support, according to a new report.

Investors Forecast the Don’t Miss Topics for Greentech’s NextWave Conference — Consensus? Don’t Bail.

August 1, 2014

Cleantech entrepreneurs need to be re-categorized; family offices and foundations are focused on solving problems; community owned solar peaking investor’s interest.

Energy Storage Market to reach $50 Billion in 2020 Driven by Plug-in Vehicles, Smartphones and Tablets Power Demands

July 18, 2014

Vehicle plug-ins and transportation applications will spark a big increase in demand for energy storage over the next several years, according to a report by Lux Research.

BNEF: Global Clean Energy Investment Rises by 9% YTD Through Q2

July 18, 2014

The U.S. and China led the increase, with a 41% rise in rooftop solar investment and a 33% increase in venture investment in Q2.

New Illinois VC Fund and the Growing Midwest Cleantech Cluster

July 11, 2014

New venture investment and funding activity shines a light on innovative cleantech companies in the Midwest.

This Week’s CleanTech Industry News Analysis

July 11, 2014

U.S- China cooperate on cleantech deals; major U.S. DOE cleantech investments; new EV battery breakthrough; new milestones for biofuels.

BNEF Forecasts Big Global Investment in Clean Energy, with Eyes on Asia and Africa

July 11, 2014

Globally, $5.1 trillion is forecasted to be invested in clean energy technologies through 2030, according to Bloomberg, with half of that amount coming from Asia. Small-scale solar...

Sector Focus: Biologicals and Precision Agriculture Present Biggest Opportunities in Ag Tech

June 20, 2014

Despite the clean tech VC slowdown, Agriculture Tech investing is booming. What’s driving this trend?