State of Clean Energy Investment

BNEF has been tracking clean energy investment globally for more than 10 years. Explore the latest investment trends and our energy predictions for the year to come.

What is this report?

The clean energy investment figures are built up from a proprietary database of more than 100,000 deal and project records collected and maintained by over 100 analysts and researchers based in 17 locations worldwide.

Our research stands out for its comprehensiveness, geographical reach and the level of detail with which investment transactions are tracked. This enables our team to spot and analyze energy industry trends as soon as they emerge.

Press Release

Global clean energy investment totaled $332.1 billion in 2018, down 8% on 2017; last year was the fifth in a row in which investment exceeded the $300 billion mark. Solar commitments declined 24% in dollar terms even though there was record new photovoltaic capacity added, breaking 100GW barrier for the first time.


Read more

10 Energy Predictions for 2019

BNEF’s Chief Editor and sector leads predict another strong year for clean energy and transport.


Read more

Get the public trends report

BNEF clients can slice or dig deeper into the results with an interactive dashboard, access the charts in Powerpoint and download all the underlying data in Excel. Go to the client page.

High-level findings of this year’s State of Clean Energy Investment are publicly available in the trends report.


Press mentions

The Guardian

UK green energy investment halves after policy changes

Bloomberg News

China’s Solar Boom Boosts Clean Energy Funding Near Record


Energies renouvelables: le boom du solaire chinois fait flamber les investissements en 2017

UN Climate Action Programme

Investment in clean energy hit $333 billion last year

Bloomberg TV

BNEF’s Ethan Zindler on Solar Boom in China Pushing Clean Energy Investment Higher

PV Magazine

BNEF releases 2018 clean energy predictions

The Sydney Morning Herald

The five renewable energy predictions for 2018

Wind Power Monthly

Wind investment falls to four-year low

2018: A Breakout Year For Clean Energy

Want to learn how we help our clients put it all together? Contact us