San Francisco – October 10, 2013: Clean Power Finance, the the leading provider of financial services and software for the distributed solar industry, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2013 Global Cleantech 100, produced by Cleantech Group, a global market intelligence and consulting firm helping executives connect with innovation.
The Global Cleantech 100 list is unique because it highlights the promise of private clean technology companies from all around the world, focusing on those companies which the players in the market feel are currently the most likely to make the most significant market impact over the next 5-10 years.
“We are extremely pleased to be named to the Global Cleantech 100 list for the second year in a row,” said Nat Kreamer, CEO of Clean Power Finance. “The list provides respected, third-party validation of our business model.”
The list is derived from Cleantech Group’s own data and research, combined with the weighted qualitative judgments of hundreds of nominations, and the viewpoints of a global 90-person Expert Panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.
“The Global Cleantech 100 is a natural extension of our vision to help corporations and investors connect with innovation around the world,” said Sheeraz Haji, CEO of Cleantech Group. “This list celebrates inspiring entrepreneurs, and serves as the industry standard on gauging where innovation is headed across key sectors.”
5,864 companies were nominated this year from 60 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 300 companies. Vital information on these short-listed companies—including key data from Cleantech Group’s i3 platform—was presented to the expert panel for final input. The end result was 100 companies from 18 countries.
The 90-member expert panel was drawn principally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations, located in Asia, Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel is created to be broadly representative of the global cleantech community, and includes pioneers, leaders, veterans, and new entrants in cleantech. This diversity results in a list of companies that command a broad base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.
“The composition of the 2013 Global Cleantech 100 represents a distinct shift in thinking from deal-makers in the marketplace,” said Richard Youngman, Cleantech Group’s Managing Director, Europe & Asia. “Fifty-one new entrants and noticeable shifts in sub-sectors and company types commanding the broadest level of support speak to a transition of opinion of which types of companies deal-makers believe today are the most likely to have significant market impact in a 5-10 year timeframe.”
- The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on October 9th at the Global Cleantech 100 Summit & Gala in Washington, D.C. http://events.cleantech.com/global100/.
- For complete information on Clean Power Finance’s leadership within the cleantech space, access i3—Cleantech Group’s leading market intelligence platform—and search for Clean Power Finance at http://research.cleantech.com/
- The list is accompanied by a full report—authored by Cleantech Group, powered by data from Cleantech’s i3 platform, and sponsored by Autodesk—which offers commentary and insight on the 2013 Global Cleantech 100, and is available for download at http://www.cleantech.com/gc100report/
- The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 firms and expert panel members is available online www.cleantech.com/global100/2013-panelists/
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About Clean Power Finance
San Francisco-based Clean Power Finance® (CPF) provides financial services and software to the distributed solar industry. CPF connects solar professionals with institutional solar finance investors through the CPF Market®, the online business-to-business marketplace for distributed solar financing. CPF also provides the solar industry with CPF Tools®, the leading solar sales SaaS application. Solar professionals use CPF to access a variety of unbranded, third-party owned finance products and easy-to-use solar sales quoting and design tools. Investors and lenders use CPF to invest in distributed solar projects that provide reliable rates of return with managed risk. Founded in 2006, CPF now manages half a billion dollars of project financing on behalf of third-party solar investors. To learn more about Clean Power Finance, please visit http://www.cleanpowerfinance.com.
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