Cleantech Approach’s research practice is focused on providing value-added research to clients interested in specific technologies, companies, products and services, policies, geographies, or other clean technology areas.
Our research clients include:
- National and local governments;
- Real estate owners, operators, and developers;
- Tenants and other property users;
- Energy service companies (ESCOs);
- Clean technology investors;
- NGOs; and
CTA delivers client-focused research that addresses specific opportunities, knowledge gaps, or problems that our clients face.  Our clients use this research to develop and inform their renewable energy and energy efficiency development, investing, and deployment strategies.
Our research practice draws upon our collective experience in energy, finance, and technology; specific knowledge of clean technology subsectors; and broad network of clean technology stakeholders to produce innovative research that help our clients achieve their goals.
Technology research focuses on specific clean technology subsectors. We constantly monitor these subsectors in order to understand the viability of associated technologies and performance and financial characteristics of leading products. Our knowledge of the market, growth outlook, competitive landscape, policy framework, and overall trends for these technologies helps our clients assess their appropriateness for investment and deployment.
Company research focuses on individual clean technology companies. We have actively established relationships with industry players and start-ups and can assist our clients in assessing their respective financial and competitive positions, technologies, products and services, customers, management teams, and operations.
Product and Service Research
Product and service research focuses on specific clean technology products and services offered by vendors. Our technology and company research practices aid us in assessing a product’s or service’s performance and financial characteristics, competitiveness vs. alternative solutions and peer products, and its investment case for implementation. Our product and service research typically focuses on solutions that are immediately applicable to client needs, have achieved critical mass, can be easily deployed within existing infrastructure, scale efficiently, and offer desired returns or quick payback.
Policy research focuses on specific clean technology policy frameworks, including global, national, and local legislation affecting renewable energy and energy efficiency development, investment, and deployment. This research helps our clients to understand the range of policies and incentives being implemented by governments and regulators and to adopt solutions that are relevant to their unique characteristics and goals.
Geographic research focuses on specific regional, national, and local markets. We monitor these markets in order to understand their size, growth outlook, competitive landscape, policy framework, overall trends, and associated economics. This research helps our clients assess potential market entry strategies and best practices from competing geographies.
Other Clean Technology Research
Cleantech Approach’s mission is to enable our clients to make informed, financially sound decisions concerning the development, investment, and deployment of renewable energy and energy efficiency solutions. We are often called upon to execute specialized research outside of or combining our core research areas. Should you have a potential project that fits this description feel free to contact us to see if it is within our ability to execute. If we are not the right team for the job, we quickly let potential clients know and can utilize our network of clean technology stakeholders to help you find the appropriate match.
 Cleantech Approach is an independent advisory and research firm and does not advocate for the utilization of specific technologies, companies, or products. Where applicable, vendors are equally invited to participate in our white papers or engagement work and any recommendations are based upon pre-set criteria (i.e., performance or cost) from our clients.