Energy Technology Investment Trends

As a result of increasing consumer needs, rising energy costs and recent technological advances, new energy technology markets have grown rapidly throughout the past decade, with promise of dramatic advancements in the years ahead. Energy technology and infrastructure no longer lie exclusively within the realm of government programs. Rather, such segments have opened to the private sector, indicating significant return on investment (ROI) possibilities. Recent research has revealed a wave of private venture capital flowing into energy startups – a trend echoed in the pages of this study.

A survey was conducted to determine the investment tendencies within new energy technologies. The study analyzed 18 investment organizations that focus on emerging energy markets. Using a combined qualitative and quantitative study, researchers delved into firm demographics, current investments, segments of future interest, and funding decision criteria.

Source: Energy VC Forum Whitepaper 10-15-04