Updated: 3/21/2007; 7:42:49 AM.

Future energy
Renewables, fuel cells, hydrogen, and efficiency


daily link  Tuesday, March 13, 2007


Global Clean Energy Market Report:  From Clean Edge and Nth Power.  "Global clean-energy markets are poised to quadruple in the next decade, growing from $55.4 billion in revenues in 2006 to more than $226.5 billion by 2016."  Charts and summary report online, with numerous references.  Highlights:
  • "the global biofuels market was slightly larger than both solar and wind, reaching $20.5 billion in 2006 and projected to grow to more than $80 billion by 2016. Clean Edge projects solar photovoltaics (modules, system components, and installations) will grow from a $15.6 billion market in 2006 to $69.3 billion by 2016; wind power installations will expand from $17.9 billion in 2006 to $60.8 billion in 2016; and the markets for fuel cells and distributed hydrogen will grow from $1.4 billion in 2006 to $15.6 billion over the next decade."
  • "VC investments in energy-tech start- ups rose 262 percent to $2.4 billion in 2006. These investments, primarily in transportation and fuels, distributed energy, energy intelligence, and power reliability, eclipsed the previous high- water mark set in 2000 for energy-tech investing by more than $1 billion. The figures represent 9.4 percent of total US venture capital investments in 2006. "
  • 5 trends are highlighted:
    • Carbon Finally Has a Price…and a Market
    • Biorefineries Begin to Close the Loop
    • Advanced Battery Makers Take Charge
    • Wal-Mart Becomes a Clean-Energy Market Maker
    • Utilities Get Enlightened
  • Energy intelligence -- using IT for efficiency -- is a category that Nth Power has targeted for some time.  They report increases in investments from $192m in 2004 to $272m in 2005 to $476 in 2006 (of which $178m was for broadband over power investments).

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