Cleantech Predictions for 2013: Kachan Consulting Looks Ahead


December 7, 2012

December is always the month when consultants, bloggers, and magazine editors publish their predictions for the upcoming New Year. This week cleantech consulting firm Kachan & Co. offered its predictions about cleantech venture investment. It says to expect investment to decline even further than it did. This year’s estimated 680 billion is down by more than 25% from 2010 and 2011 volumes.


The consultancy also said there are some long-term risks coming in solar, wind, electric vehicles and elsewhere. At issue is the lack of cost-efficient grid-scale power storage technology which is essential to smooth out intermittent power production (due to weather, seasons etc) inherent in wind and solar power generation.


Other predictions include a return of the combustion engine due to innovations which will put electric vehicle markets at risk, and a bold forecast for progress in clean coal tech. All in all there are thirteen predictions for cleantech in 2013 from Kachan. (Image source: Kachan and Co.)

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