VC Investment Trends in Renewable Energy
Clean Technology 2008

VC Investment Trends in Renewable Energy

D. Englander
Greentech Media, US

renewable energy, green energy, VC investment, solar, biofuels, IPO, M&A

A broad overview of the green and renewable energy investment landscape with a focus on VC and Private Equity investment. More than $2.5B has been invested by VCs in renewable energy start-ups in fields ranging from solar to biofuels to batteries to wind to waves. We explore how these many start-ups are performing and what challenges they face in the world’s rapidly changing energy markets. We also look at the exits that some of these firms are making through IPO and M&A and make the case that this is a sustainable and high-growth set of markets crucial to our lives.