Renewable energy technologies for generating electricity and heat using wind, sun, biomass,
hydropower or geothermal energy have become an integral part of energy policies in numerous
countries. An industry generating billions of Euros in turnover every year, and growing
unlimited. As diverse as the countries are, so is the potential and emphasis of energy policies
attributable to these technologies.
Especially emerging countries experiencing increasing economic growth and energy demands
will be seeking to benefit from renewables and reduce their dependence on imported fossil
Investors in renewable energies come from diverse backgrounds: project developers, energy
suppliers, financial institutions, insurance companies, private equity funds, private investors,
the public sector as well as water suppliers.