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Clean Energy Investment Up 16% in 2014

Clean Energy Investment Up 16% in 2014

According to Bloomberg New Energy Finance, global investment in clean energy was up 16% in 2014, USD 310 billion, almost as high as the all-time record of USD 317.5bn reached in 2011. The growth exceeded analysts’ expectations.   VC investment was up slightly on the back of several large expansion capital deals in the US, Canada, New Zealand and German. [...]

Cleantech Investment Declines Again in 2013

Cleantech Investment Declines Again in 2013

It looks like clean energy investment hit a peak in 2011 as investment totals declined in 2012 and 2013, according to Bloomberg New Energy Finance. Last year, global investment in clean energy was USD254bn, down from USD 286.2bn in 2012 and USD 317.9bn in 2011. Decreases are due to the lower cost related to deploying large photovoltaic plants (which is [...]

BNEF Says Clean Energy Investment Declined in Q3

BNEF Says Clean Energy Investment Declined in Q3

Bloomberg New Energy Finance (BNEF) published its figures for the third quarter and global investment in clean energy is down 5% since the previous quarter and 20% lower than last year. The total is still a significant USD 56.6bn, which is equivalent to the total yearly amount invested in 2004. The declines are attributed to weaker figures from the US [...]

Experienced Cleantech Investor Shifts to Growth Companies

Experienced Cleantech Investor Shifts to Growth ...

The cleantech sector fundraising may have slowed but a range of investors are still putting money into the sector as the graphic above shows.  An article in Fin Alternatives describes the current strategy for cleantech investor SAM (Sustainable Asset Management) in Switzerland, one of the older players in the field.   The opportunity lies in growth ventures, “profitable, fast-growing and [...]

Blackstone Invest $2 billion in Home Security and Solar Company

Blackstone Invest $2 billion in Home Security and ...

This week's deal of the week once again features one of the largest PE companies in the world as the main investor. It was announced that Blackstone will acquire for about USD 2 billion Vivint, which started out as a home-security and management business in 1999 but last year expanded into one of the fastest growing areas in the photovoltaic [...]