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, according to authoritative figures from research company BloombergNEF (BNEF). There were sharp contrasts between clean energy sectors in terms of the change in dollar investment last year. Wind investment rose 3% to $128.6 billion, with offshore wind having its second-highest year. Money committed to smart meter rollouts and electric vehicle company financings also increased. However, the most striking shifts were in solar.
Solar commitments declined 24% in dollar terms even though there was record new photovoltaic capacity added, breaking 100GW barrier for the first timeJan 17, 2019 9:25 AM ETTweet This: Global clean energy investment totaled $332.1bn in 2018. By sector: - Solar commitments declined 24%, although there was record new PV capacity added - Wind investment rose 3% to $128.6bn, with offshore wind having its second-highest year @bloombergnef http://bit.ly/2stUH0r Press ReleaseOriginally posted on https://about.bnef.comLONDON and NEW YORK, January 17, 2019 /3BL Media/- Global clean energy investment totaled $332.1 billion in 2018, down 8% on 2017.
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