Dive deep into a dynamic and burgeoning renewable energy world, explore the untapped opportunities for business growth and the related risks, and acquire skills to outstrip the dominant players.
Being humans’ hope for a sustainable future with a lower-carbon economy, supported by government subsidies and fueled by technological advancements, the renewable energy industry is skyrocketing. With a 90% expected-by-2050 share of the world’s electricity powering, the renewables sector is not only appealing for investors but also promising for startups, providing a huge variety of opportunities they can capitalize on. But…
The renewables segment leaps and twirls with dizzying speed, but so does the competition. Industry leaders with heavy wallets, such as NextEra Energy, Iberdrola SA, or Orsted A/S, have occupied the market, making it hard for new entrants to set foot in it.
The sector’s rapid technological advancements are both a blessing and a curse. You either proceed fast, securing funds and recognition, or sink into oblivion like the formerly bright solar company Solyndra.
Having guided startups to attracting more than $2B in funding, crafting compelling market entry plans, and delivering impactful pitch decks, Waveup is your partner in propelling business growth. We’ll be the architects, turning your ideas from mere blueprints into towering successes. And let exploring our renewable energy market research be the first step toward it.
The renewable energy segment is projected to expand almost fourfold by 2030.
Renewable energy is estimated to provide about 90% of the world’s electricity by 2050.
of the electricity powering comes from renewable sources globally.
Renewable energy avoided the emission of nearly 2.1 gigatonnes of carbon dioxide in 2020.
people were employed within the renewable energy sector in 2020.
Key verticals where VC funding is primarily channeled:
The funding rivers in the renewable energy sector flow with promise – the 2022 $3B catch shows. But the new waves may crash on the rocks of high initial capital investments. Startups in this sector require heavy cash injections to buy specialized equipment, secure patents, and undergo rigorous testing. All that—just to get the ball rolling.
The renewables segment is a dog-eat-dog world. While new players with their innovative ideas yet limited financial capacity are trying to break into the market, established companies like NextEra Energy, with its market capital of $147.57B, or Iberdrola SA, with $72.67B are not going to give up their positions.
The technological advancements in the renewables sector sprint like a cheetah on the hunt. And this race leads to products becoming either obsolete fast or eclipsed by a superior innovation. Thus, startups must always keep up with the times to avoid ending up like Solyndra, a once-promising solar company that collapsed after its unique cylindrical solar panels were undercut by traditional flat-panel technologies.
From diligent industry analysis to storytelling and financial forecasts, we’re helping founders crystallize and structure key business fundamentals and translate them into a compelling investment opportunity framed in a winning pitch deck.
Evaluating potential investments, conducting due diligence, and supporting portfolio companies on their new fundraising rounds.
Discovering market opportunities in the market and developing execution strategies to build actionable and scalable blueprints for growth.
WHO WE ARE
The renewable energy industry is appealing to investors due to its combination of growth potential, environmental sustainability, and technological innovation. The industry’s impressive growth rates, grounded on increasing investment flows and substantial market value, signify its promising prospects.
The renewable market has reached about $1T so far, and it’s projected to grow at an annual rate of 16.9%. The opportunities for renewables startups are endless: innovations based on wind, solar, hydro, geothermal, and biomass energy, solutions for effective renewable energy integration, decentralized or off-grid energy systems, or renewable-powered transportation options – and it’s only the tip of the iceberg.
Raising funding for a renewable energy startup can be challenging due to competition and the necessity to meet investors’ needs. But with innovative ideas and the ability to keep up with the times, startups have all the chances to secure funding in the long-term perspective.
The time frames vary depending on project complexity and our current workload. Usually, the materials are ready within two-three weeks. However, sometimes it may take up to a month to finish the project, while in other cases, only three days. The exact time is discussed individually.
Most renewable energy pitch decks lack a strong investment hook. Startups skip explaining why they chose this particular niche, resulting in their struggling to persuade venture capitalists that the market conditions are right. Plus, lack of meaningful traction and focus on their business model and strategy strengths, coupled with abundance of technicalities make investors choose another project.
The main challenges renewable energy companies face are competition, high upfront costs, and the urge for continuous innovations. Thus, it’s essential to produce cutting-edge technologies, often checking for new upgrades, utilize an effective business model, and know how to secure funding.
The renewable energy market is highly competitive due to its significant interest among venture capitalists. Nowadays, the number of renewable energy startups comprises 2.7K+ startups, and the number is snowballing. To outrun rivals, the offered technologies and solutions must be innovative, viable in the long-term perspective, and appealing to investors and individuals.
We assist in assessing potential investments through comprehensive due diligence and supporting the fundraising journeys of our partner funds’ portfolio companies.
Yes, we offer assistance with M&A opportunity scouting, along with providing support for CIM writing and modeling in both buy-side and sell-side transactions.
If there’s a match in terms of round size, team, product, etc., we can link you with prominent renewables VCs. Our core competency, though, lies in structuring the investor outreach to secure first meetings at scale with investors interested in the field.
Yes. We can deliver customized research solutions containing the most up-to-date figures concerning the renewable energy sector market size. As the market consists of numerous subsegments and differs across product types, regions, business models, etc., we can adapt our research to align with the client’s specific requirements.
Our primary focus is handling projects from the renewables Seed to Series B growth stages. However, our proven success record includes supporting companies in pre-seed and Series C+ stages and our collaborations with mature companies and funds.
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