Industry Market Trends

Gateway to Europe: Business Opportunities Draw U.S. Firms to Hannover Messe

May 2, 2013

Hannover Messe, the world’s largest industrial technology trade show, drew 6,550 exhibitors from 62 countries to Hannover, Germany the week of April 8. The attendees – all 225,000 of them – were equally diverse. Read More

Industry Market Trends

Is Cleantech Research Hurting Deployment?

May 2, 2013

Everybody agrees that we need more R&D (research and development) in cleantech. The question, however, is do we need more R&D now, when those funds could be used to boost deployment instead?

In other words, do we need to throttle back on the R&D for the time being to focus on deployment? As it turns out, the market is doing just that: The Clean Energy Trends 2013 report finds that “Increased financing from deep-pocketed traditional energy and technology players is also helping to accelerate clean-tech deployment.” Read More