The Cleantech Group’s subscription research is focused on providing business-critical insights on cleantech innovation across the globe. We cover innovation across the full clean technology taxonomy and we have in-house expertise on the following cleantech sectors:
Global Cleantech: Innovation and Investment Trends
The Cleantech Group’s Global Cleantech Innovation & Investment Trends practice focuses on delivering data and insights on the financing and commercialization of cleantech innovation globally. The full universe of cleantech is covered including solar, biofuels, transportation, energy efficiency, water, agriculture, waste & recycling, smart grid, materials, and industrials. By focusing on the companies, investors, corporations, and deals that are driving the flow of finance we allow clients to not only keep their finger on the pulse of recent trends, but also to identify and act on new opportunities that are emerging.
The Cleantech Group’s Energy Efficiency in the Built Environment practice focuses on the opportunities and solutions in the massive market for green buildings in the commercial and residential sectors. Research coverage includes the best practices in new and existing buildings, and the emerging business models being created to finance projects. This research also tracks innovation in energy efficiency sectors including smart lighting, automation systems, building materials, HVAC, refrigeration, and appliances.
The Cleantech Group’s Energy Storage practice covers all major end-use segments of the storage market: consumer electronics, electric vehicles, and grid-scale storage. We also analyze all relevant technical approaches – from mechanical to electrochemical to thermal. Our focus is on differentiating between vendors, analyzing go-to-market and partnership approaches, and understanding the needs of end-users. Our coverage extends to the diverse group of storage vendors including large industrial conglomerates, Asia-based manufacturers, venture-backed startups, and purchasers of storage like utilities, independent power producers, and automotive and electronics companies.
The Cleantech Group’s Green Transportation practice tracks technology developments, market trends, and the progress of innovative startup companies in personal and commercial transportation segments. The primary coverage area is vehicle technologies – from internal combustion power using traditional fuels to next generation pure and hybrid electric transports. Cleantech Group also covers associated topics such as mobile energy storage, electric charging infrastructure, and next-generation fuels.
The Cleantech Group’s Smart Grid practice seeks to consistently break the smart grid market into value chain components, assessing how vendors collaborate and compete. This includes providing visual frameworks to assess vendor positioning and highlighting industry evolution. The practice covers topics ranging from home energy management to meters and demand response to distribution automation and control systems.
The Cleantech Group’s Smart Water practice focuses on leading technologies at the intersection of IT and water that enable corporations across the globe to more efficiently use and manage water resources. This includes a focus on the application of smart water technologies and business practices within industry verticals such as water utilities, manufacturing, packaging, food and beverage. Coverage also includes case study analysis of corporate ‘blue’ initiatives and best practices.
How does the Cleantech Group define the cleantech sectors?