Now that we’re well into 2008, researchers have had ample time to look back to 2007 and determine which venture and private equity firms were responsible for the most clean energy investments. Numbers from New Energy Finance found that venture and private equity investments in clean energy grew 34 percent to $9.8 billion in 2007, with an interesting note that investors are returning to early-stage startups.
And since we’re always suckers for Top 10 lists, we’re digging New Energy Finance’s table of the top 10 venture and private equity firms doing clean energy deals. While we’ve seen other lists that declare different venture firms winners of various clean tech investing metrics, this one is pretty comprehensive. Good Energies, Khosla Ventures and DFJ take the gold, silver and bronze, respectively for number of deals, while Goldman Sachs leads for the total amount of funding. Check it out: