VC in Greentech: Solar, Smart Grid, Fuel Cells, Recycling, Green Chemicals and More

  • There will be about $20 billion in venture capital invested in the United States this year. 
  • About 15 to 20 percent of VC dollars have gone into greentech.  
  • Q3 2010 VC investment in greentech was $625 million in 58 deals, $333 million in Silicon Valley, $110.8 million in Texas, $57.5 million in the Midwest.  Sorry, New England.
  • Trilliant was the largest Q3 deal. 
  • The average cleantech deal size was $10.8 million.
  • Expect more interest from strategics like Applied, Bechtel, Intel, Google, Cisco and Chevron.

New article based on some data from PricewaterhouseCoopers can be found here: