Energy & Environmental Technology
Statistics and Market Data about Energy & Environmental Technology
In this section, Statista presents the most relevant and up-to-date facts relating to the clean technology industry.
One of the industry’s main goals is to increase the world’s energy-efficiency, and to make the planet more environmentally benign. In order that these goals be achieved, the sector provides several other industries with the necessary technologies. The chief industry areas served by the environmental technology sector include clean city development, smart grid implementation, clean water provision, offshore and onshore wind turbine production, solar photovoltaic cell and module manufacturing, waste and wastewater management services, recycling services, green building construction and LED lighting deployment. To be classified as clean technology (or clean-tech), environmental technology projects need to fulfill a number of requirements, including the energy and resource-efficient use of sustainable materials.
Thanks to supportive government policies, the green technology sector continues to attract investors across the globe. Although not particularly feted for its environmental awareness, China became the largest renewable energy investment market in 2012, when the largest funding volumes were devoted to projects within the wind and solar energy industries. Some of the key players in the highly fragmented clean technology industry include Wärtsilä, Hyundai, Vestas, NovaLED, Yingli, Tesla, Siemens, IBM and General Electric.