Cleantech Venture Investment Soared in 2007—Bay State a Distant Second to California

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Source: All data is from VentureSource, except information in italics, which has been partly or wholly filled in by Xconomy.

State Rankings by Dollar Value

1) California—$1.3 billion
2) Massachusetts—$273 million
3) Washington—$175 million
4) New Mexico—$130 million
5) Texas—$101 million

State Rankings by Deal Number

1) California—66
2) Massachusetts—11
3) Colorado—8
4) Washington—8
5) New York—7

Top Areas of Cleantech Investment

Sector Investment Size Deals
Solar $693 million 27
Transportation $311 million 6
Biofuels $265 million 17
Power & Efficiency Management $163 million 11
Agriculture $128 million 6
Natural Gas $120 million 3
Fuel Cells $98.5 million 8
Energy Efficiency Products $93 million 13
Construction $80.5 million 6
Batteries $76 million 5

New England’s 10 Biggest Cleantech Deals

GreatPoint Energy, Cambridge, MA—$100 million
Boston-Power, Westborough, MA—$45 million
Konarka Technologies, Lowell, MA—$45 million
A123 Systems, Watertown, MA—$40 million
Premium Power, North Andover, MA—$21 million
Lilliputian Systems, Woburn, MA—$20 million

Advanced Electron Beams, Wilmington, MA—$17.5 million
Unnamed company, Plymouth, MA—$15 million
groSolar, White River Junction, VT—$10 million
Ze-Gen, Boston—$5.65 million
Second Wind, Somerville, MA—$4 million

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