Click here to preview the new Fast Company

Want to try out the new

If you’d like to return to the previous design, click the yellow button on the lower left corner.

Should Green Biz Go Big Or Stay Small?

Which green companies are best positioned to weather the downturn?

"Well established, international companies like Vestas [one of the world's largest wind turbine manufacturers]." says Newsweek. "It's a very tough time for earlier stage companies."

CNet’s Green Tech blog says the opposite: "Smaller companies are more likely to survive the current — and coming — lean period... "because younger firms, in general, demand less capital to operate."

Where you really don't want to be is caught in the middle, needing a big infusion of capital to get to the next stage.

Both sides do agree that the recession will produce a shakeout, putting weaker companies out of their misery, but that green tech is not another dot-com. These companies are aimed at solving real problems and the outlook over the next decade is strong.




Add New Comment