Last week we published the list of top 20 cleantech finance pros to watch in the coming year. I created the list after careful consideration and with great input from industry sources—but it was difficult to narrow the field due to ever-changing business models and wide expanse that cleantech covers, such as water, energy efficiency, solar, wind, biofuels, building materials, smart grid, transportation and energy storage.

These finance executives and their groundbreaking companies are making a big impact on cleantech, in California and beyond. We’re keeping an eye on them, and if you’re working in cleantech you will most likely be impacted by what these pros and their colleagues are doing. If you have any comments, please let me know at cvane(at)