Renewable Energy

Articles and analysis on UK renewable energy startups and companies who are developing projects to provide sustainable and clean energy solutions.


Downing launches cleantech fund

Downing Corporate Finance and Low Carbon Investors have launched a renewable energy focused fund under the Enterprise Investment Scheme

Venture Capital Funding

Securing investment for cleantech projects

David Gudgin, a partner at growth investor Albion Ventures, gives his take on the hot spots (and nots) in the renewable energy sector and offers tips for making a successful pitch to a venture capitalist.


Renewable energy champions

Innovation and excellence were celebrated in equal measure at the third Rosenblatt Solicitors New Energy Awards. We find out how the winners have weathered a tough year for the sector.


Copenhagen Summit: a power failure?

Expectations were high for the Copenhagen Summit, but very little was achieved. We ask the winners of last year's Rosenblatt New Energy Awards what went wrong.


Solar power technology company in funding boost

Enecsys, a Cambridge-based developer of technology to increase the effectiveness of solar power systems, has secured $10 million (£6 million).

Growth Planning

Time for a change

There was more support for the cleantech sector in the Budget, but is it enough? We talk to the winners of the 2009 Rosenblatt New Energy Awards about the race to save the planet.


Skykon blows into Scotland

Skykon, which provides support for wind technology producers, has taken over a wind tower plant in Campbeltown, Scotland, from Vestas Wind Systems, a Danish manufacturer of wind turbines.


Zenergy nets European money

AIM-listed renewable energy specialist Zenergy Power has been awarded a grant of €475,000 (£399,000) by the European Comission.

Company Flotations

Interview with Mike Proffitt, CEO of Renewable Energy Holdings

Positive cash flow often eludes renewable energy small caps, but Mike Proffitt, CEO of Renewable Energy Holdings, has steered his company into the black. Patrizia Rossi reports.


Doughty Hanson buys Svendborg Brakes

Svendborg Brakes, a provider of braking systems to the wind, mining and offshore oil industries, has been bought out by private equity firm Doughty Hanson.


LCA exits Heliodynamics

Low Carbon Accelerator (LCA), an AIM-listed investor in low-carbon technologies, has disposed of its entire shareholding in solar power specialist Heliodynamics.

Growth Planning

Energem Resources is sowing the seeds of success

Energem Resources is transforming the jatropha plant into fuel oil to meet EU biodiesel targets.