My colleagues at Clean Edge and I have just released our annual Clean Energy Trends report. It offers ten-year projections for key clean-energy markets, examines factors that are influencing clean-energy markets and venture investments, and offers five trends we find noteworthy.
The free, downloadable (PDF) report finds that markets for solar energy, wind energy, and fuel cells are poised to grow from $16 billion in global revenues in 2004 to more than $100 billion by 2014. Specifically, Clean Edge projects that:
In collaboration with Nth Power, a leading energy-tech venture firm, the report analyzes energy-tech venture investments. This year’s findings show that venture capital (VC) investments in U.S.-based energy-tech companies increased from $509 million in 2003 to $520 million in 2004. These investments, primarily in distributed energy sources, energy intelligence, power reliability, and related services, represented nearly 3% of total VC investments in the U.S. in 2004.
And the five "trends to watch":
Please check it out, and let me know what you think.