Today, with the evolution of technology, the demand for large amounts of energy has reached a tipping point.
Power stations using fossil fuels like coal and oil have contributed heavily to environmental pollution globally. This has been linked to a corresponding rise in pollution-related illnesses, including various forms of cancer and lung diseases.
Realizing that clean, renewable energy is the future and must be more widely adopted, many governments and numerous entities throughout the world are now advancing initiatives to promote clean renewable energy, together with government funding to support technological developments.
This has resulted in a surge in demand for renewable energy solutions that have long term cost effectiveness. Now, there are lucrative opportunities in the markets as costs of developing renewable energy steadily decline, boosting growth in global markets.
The future of clean energy
Clean energy is revolutionizing the global energy sector and from an investment point of view carries some exciting and promising opportunities as the market is expected to reach $2.1 trillion by the year 2025.
Cleaner and greener energy production are growing and increasing and with it a huge interest in the number of investment opportunities that comes with it.
The focus is now on more environmentally friendly methods of producing power and improving existing industries that consume energy with alternatives from coal and fossil fuel that reduce greenhouse gases and emissions.
Innovative new companies and energy corporations are developing, exploring and implementing new means of producing energy that is sustainable.
We have seen the shift from gasoline in the transport industry to electric vehicles which have been a major contributor to emissions.
That’s not all…
The global solar energy industry has harnessed various technologies producing solar heating and others, harnessing energy emitted from the sun.
This industry which had revenue of $86 billion in 2015 is expected to reach $422 billion by 2022. The solar energy sector has fuelled demands in power generation sectors, such as rooftop installations, with increased demand from the agriculture, horticulture and architecture industries.
The hydro and ocean power using solar energy is expected to grow rapidly. Currently, it dominates the total market share with nearly 63% in 2017 and expected to hold its dominance up until the end of 2025.
The key end users for solar energy are commercial, government, residential and utility-scale, with major corporations like General Electric, Tata Power, Mitsubishi Heavy Industry and others the key active leaders in the solar energy market.
Europe to spearhead renewable energy
Through government initiatives, Europe is expected to spearhead the global market in renewable energy by the year 2025 and grow at the fastest from 2017 to 2025 of CAGR (compound annual growth rate) or 6.2%.
How can you actually use this information to your advantage?
Let’s face it, renewable energy is an exciting and very promising investment from an investment point of view for the future. That is why eToro created the RenewableEnergy CopyPortfolio, giving their clients exposure to this sector.
Here you will be able to follow the performance on a diversified, long-term investment strategy in clean energy made up of various segments of the industry, in different locations around the globe, with companies and organizations stocks.
The diverse portfolio contains giant global companies Siemens, solar energy pioneers, SolarEdge, waste management companies like Renewi and other leaders in the industry.