The companies that are operating in the clean technology sector are as diverse as the products and services they offer.
||Small companies that trade or apply proven clean-tech products as part of a wider offering. For instance, local builder installing solar thermal collectors.
||Andover Gas & Water
|Pureplay Cleantech SME
||Similar to traditional SMEs (see above), these companies also trade or apply proven clean-tech products. However, their sole focus is on clean-tech. Whilst their growth potential might be limited due to lack of economies of scale, they play a vital part in promoting, distributing and applying clean-tech products.
||Pre-revenue companies that are commercializing new technologies. High risk, but high growth potential
|Medium to Large
||Companies with main focus on cleantech that have gained significant size. They are often listed companies.
|Traditional environmental goods and services companies
||Established organizations such as water and waste management companies and environmental consultancies.
|Traditional Company with product extensions
||Established companies that have only recently branched out into marketing clean-tech products as a diversification of their traditional business.
- Danfoss (from heating & cooling to solar inverters)
- Everest (from windows to solar panels)
|Subsidiary of traditional company
||Separate legal entities or independent business units of large corporations with sole focus on clean-tech products, though the subsidiary forms only small part of the overall business. Separation aids in measuring results and allows for different business model.