The research analyzes the growth, evolution and investments in renewable energy market in emerging countries of the world. The study identifies potential hotspots for renewable energy investments in the world and analyzes the investment trends in emerging markets. The study provides a detailed analysis and investment forecasts in key emerging countries namely, China, India and Brazil. The report also provides a detailed analysis of financial investments by deal type in key emerging countries.
This report is built using data and information sourced from proprietary databases, primary and secondary research and in-house analysis by a team of industry experts.
Global Investments in Renewable Energy are expected to reach $653.35 billion by 2015
Investments in renewable energy increased from $39.24 billion in 2001 to $336.78 billion in 2009 at a CAGR of 30.8% during the period 2001-09. There is an increase in total investments in the renewable energy sector by 43.4% in 2009 from $283.11 billion in 2008.
Global Investments in the renewable energy industry are mainly driven by policies and incentives offered by the respective federal governments in different countries. The investments in the industry are mainly aimed at creating employment opportunities and driving away the clouds of economic downturn in many nations. Investments in the renewable energy industry are likely to increase in the forecast period 2009-15 and are expected to reach $653.35 billion by 2015.
Debt offering is the major source of investment in the renewable energy, accounting for 44.84% of the total investments in 2009. It is followed by asset financing, which is another key source of investment with a contribution of 22.57% to the total renewable energy investments. Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A), which accounted for 19.19%, and equity offerings, which accounted for 11.95%, are the other major sources of investments in the industry.
Investments in Emerging Economies reached $65.86 billion in 2009, an increase of 26.42% over 2008
Financial investments in emerging nations increased from $1.76 billion in 2001 to $65.86 billion in 2009 at a CAGR of 57.63% for the period 2001-09. China led the investments in Asia, with a total investment of $11.48 billion, mainly in wind power and solar photovoltaic projects.
Total investment in India grew over 100% to $7.17 billion in 2009, of which equity offerings accounted for $3.6 billion. Brazil accounted for most of the renewable energy investment in Latin America in 2009, attracting $7 billion of total investments.