Industry Trends

Cleantech, Sustainability News Roundup

April 2, 2015

Clean energy loans from US Gov’t Resume with $259M for Alcoa; Samsung partners with ABB to develop battery storage for microgrids; New waste-to-energy plants break ground in N.C....

Sustainability Financing Companies See 'Huge' and Growing Market

March 5, 2015

New players, including GSVSP, Generate Capital and Black Coral Capital, are developing innovative financing and business models that expand the market for sustainability and resource-efficiency...

New Innovative Financing Platforms Launch for Sustainability & Clean Tech

March 3, 2015

Solar+storage sees rise in third-party financing; Innovative Solar Systems offers individuals access to U.S. solar farm projects for $250K; new crowdfunding platform fuels renewable...

What’s Hot in 2015? Energy Entrepreneurs Sound Off

February 9, 2015  |  1 Comment

Distributed energy storage is “where the innovation is” and corporate VCs are the best source of capital for game changing energy technologies, says a Columbia U. panel.

How is DBL Investors Targeting Their New $350M Cleantech VC Fund?

January 31, 2015

DBL’s Cynthia Ringo reveals her top 2014 disappointments, biggest successes, the cleantech sectors gaining market traction, corporate partnerships, and niche sectors she will be...

Cleantech & Sustainable Innovation to “Usher in Great Change”

January 23, 2015  |  1 Comment

Which sustainable innovations are transforming oil and gas? What solutions are ready to scale at the corporate level? VC Wal Van Lierop of Chrysalix shares the trends and predictions...

Distributed Generation: Three Renewable Industry Shifts to Watch for in 2015

January 12, 2015  |  1 Comment

CEO of global clean energy project developer UGE, Nick Blitterswyk, outlines key distributed generation trends, his firm’s latest projects, and offers a prediction for distributed...

“Survivors” Win Admiration from Investors in New Cleantech 100 List

November 4, 2014

This year's list revealed that investors are rewarding companies that are gaining market traction and revenue, not unproven “hopefuls.” We spoke to judges who reveal their top...

Lockheed Martin Rides Energy Innovation Wave

September 19, 2014

The company is giving significant attention to the energy market now, says its v.p. of strategic ventures. We look at their investments and partnerships to reveal Lockheed's focus,...

Energy Storage Innovation Captures Attention of Investors

September 19, 2014

Although concerns persist, new business models around distributed storage and software and developments in flow batteries are peaking investor's interest.