venture capital

Solar Funding Saw Massive Growth In 2014

Market intelligence firm Mercom Capital has published its findings for 2014’s solar funding analysis, and found that the sector saw massive growth over the year. According to Mercom, total corporate funding for the solar industry, including venture capital, public market, and debt financing, totaled $26.6 billion in 2014, a growth … [continued]

Cleantech Buffet (China Sunergy Sets Solar PV Efficiency Record, First Solar Buys 250 MW Solar…

Here’s some more cleantech news for the cleantech-obsessed: Solar Record Conversion Efficiency For China Sunergy Solar Cells China Sunergy has reportedly set a record for monocrystalline solar cell efficiency. The new record, 20.26%, has been verified by the Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems (Fraunhofer ISE). First Solar Buys 250 MW … [continued]

Top 10 Clean Energy States (& Bottom 10)

Any “top 10” list is going to be a bit ambiguous, unless you’re ranking something that is very simply scored and ranked, like sports teams. Ranking states or countries on cleantech matters, especially cleantech or clean energy as a whole, is a little more difficult. So, I steer away from making such lists. However, if someone else makes one, it’s a fun thing to cover.

Clean Edge recently published its 2nd annual U.S. Clean Energy Leadership Index, which includes critical data and analysis on the nation’s clean energy landscape. Included in the index is a ranking of the states according to their clean energy leadership. Can you guess the top 10?