All figures in this report, unless otherwise credited, are based on the output of the Desktop database of Bloomberg New Energy Finance – an online portal to the world’s most comprehensive database of investors, projects and transactions in clean energy.
The Bloomberg New Energy Finance Desktop collates all organisations, projects and investments according to transaction type, sector, geography and timing. It covers many tens of thousands of organisations (including start-ups, corporate entities, venture capital and private equity providers, banks and other investors), projects and transactions.
The 2017 Global Trends report concentrates on renewable power and fuels – wind, solar, biomass and waste, biofuels, geothermal, marine and small hydro-electric projects of less than 50MW.
It does not cover larger hydro-electric dams, of more than 50MW, except brie y in the Executive Summary and Chapter 5. Energy smart technologies such as smart grid, electric vehicles and energy storage are also outside the main scope of the report, but they are discussed briefly in a section in Chapter 2.