United Wind is Named in the 2017 Global Cleantech 100

List Recognizes the Top Private Companies in Clean Technology

BROOKLYN, NY – January 24, 2017: United Wind, the nation’s leading wind turbine leasing company, today announced it was named in the prestigious 2017 Global Cleantech 100, produced by CTG (Cleantech Group), whose work keeps its audiences and clients in touch with emerging trends, leading innovation companies and all key players in sustainable innovation.

The Global Cleantech 100 represents the most innovative and promising ideas impacting the future of a wide-range of industries. Featuring companies that are best positioned to solve tomorrow’s clean technology challenges, the Global Cleantech 100 is a comprehensive list of private companies with the highest potential to make significant market impact within a 5-10 year timeframe.

“It’s an honor to be recognized as a global leader for renewable energy,” said Russell Tencer, CEO of United Wind. “Our mission is to make wind power possible for rural properties around the world. We look forward to growing with fellow Global Cleantech 100 companies in the years to come.”

This list is collated by combining proprietary CTG research data, with weighted qualitative judgments from hundreds of nominations, and specific inputs from a global 86-person Expert Panel. To qualify for the list, companies must be independent, for-profit, cleantech companies that are not listed on any major stock exchange.

This year, a record number of nominations were received: 9,900 distinct companies from 77 countries. These companies were weighted and scored to create a short list of 325 companies. Short-listed nominees were reviewed by CTG’s Expert Panel, resulting in a finalized list of 100 companies from 17 countries.

The 86-member expert panel was drawn equally from leading financial investors and representatives of multi-national corporations and industrials active in technology and innovation scouting across Asia, Europe, and North America. The composition of the expert panel broadly represents the global cleantech community, from pioneers and leaders to veterans and new entrants. The diversity of panelists results in a list of companies that command an expansive base of respect and support from many important players within the global cleantech innovation ecosystem.

“From day one, the purpose of the Global Cleantech 100 program was to act as our barometric read on how the many facets that contribute to the emergence and maturing of an innovation theme like cleantech (the “doing of more with less”) are changing year on year,” said Richard Youngman, CEO, CTG (Cleantech Group). “Now in its 8th year, we see more signals this year of the ongoing mainstreaming of clean technologies, sustainability, and resource efficiency on its journey towards the point where this is just the normal way business is done.”

  • The complete list of 100 companies was revealed on January 23rd at the 15th annual Cleantech Forum San Francisco: https://i3connect.com/gct100/the-list
  • For complete information on United Wind’s leadership within the cleantech space, access i3 by visiting i3connect.com—CTG’s leading market intelligence platform—and search for United Wind.
  • The list is accompanied by a full report with commentary and insight on the 2017 Global Cleantech 100—authored by CTG, powered by data from i3, and sponsored by Chubb. Download the report at: http://info.cleantech.com/GlobalCleantech100Report2017_GCT100Report2017Submit.html
  • The complete list of Global Cleantech 100 Expert Panel members is available at https://i3connect.com/gct100/panelist
  • About Cleantech Group

    Founded in 2002, the mission of Cleantech Group (CTG) is to accelerate sustainable innovation. Our subscriptions, events and programs are all designed to help corporates, investors, and all players in the innovation ecosystem discover and connect with the key companies, trends, and people in the market. Our coverage is global, spans the entire clean technology theme and is relevant to the future of all industries. The company is headquartered in San Francisco, with a growing international presence in London.

    Our parent company, Enovation Partners, one of Consulting Magazine‘s 7 to Watch, is based in Chicago (learn more at www.enovationpartners.com).

    Heather Matheson
    Cleantech Group
    Tel: +1 (415) 233-9714
    Email: heather.matheson@cleantech.com

    About United Wind

    United Wind is a leading provider of low-cost distributed wind energy through its WindLease program. Founded on the belief that the wind energy must be affordable to compete with conventional energy sources, United Wind provides customers with low-cost wind energy options that make sense for today and into the future. For more information, visit www.unitedwind.com.


    Guy Brooks
    Director of Sales, United Wind
    Tel: +1 (347) 977-1372
    Email: gbrooks@unitedwind.com