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Small Hydro: Highest Investment Growth (PE, VC) of Any Renewable Energy Sector

July 14, 2011

This week the United Nations Environment Program (UNEP) published the 2011 copy of the annual ‘Global Trends in Renewable Energy Investment’ report.

In amongst the success stories, the failures, the problems and the outlook, there was one surprising figure which caught us out.

Small hydropower, as a sub-sector, experienced the highest rate of growth in terms of Venture Capital and Private Equity Investment of any renewable energy sub-sector.

 

NEW INVESTMENT BY SECTOR, GROWTH, VC AND PE 2009-2010

Exploitation of untapped, high-yield small hydro sites continues apace.

 

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