21 Jul '11, 7pm

China Emerges as Early-stage Investor, Not Just Manufacturer, of Cleantech via @reworld

Given the powerful impact globalization has had on moving manufacturing of consumer electronics, steel and automobiles out of the U.S., the dominance of Asian countries in clean-energy manufacturing isn’t a big surprise. But now, according to new figures from Lux Research, America is starting to see competition from China with its core strengths in venture investments and entrepreneurship. In 2010, China’s venture capital investments – many of which are in cleantech-related industries like LED lighting, solar cells and batteries – rose to $5.4 billion. That’s almost an 80% jump over 2009: “Foreign investors look for breakout technological innovations. Domestic investors do as well, but they also factor in market channels and financials when selecting companies,” said Zhuo Zhang, a Lux Analyst and the report’s lead author. “And locals are getting in earlier: Series A rounds...

Full article: http://www.renewableenergyworld.com/rea/news/article/2011...

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