Investors may be hypersensitive to market bubbles after the debacles of the Internet crash in 2000 and the current housing crisis. While some industry watchers have suggested a similar situation could occur in the clean energy movement, venture capitalists do not see trouble on the 2009 horizon.
Over 9/10’s of venture capitalists and other experts expect to see at least 10% investment increases in this sector. The optimists are looking for investment increases of 20%. Investments will be spread among the following sectors: Energy storage (fuel cells and batteries), Clean coal, Wind energy, Alternative fuels, and Solar
By region, investment in this industry will vary: West Coast 60%, Southwest 14%, Midwest 13%, Northeast 9%, and the Southeast 4%.