Windlab was named in the Global Cleantech 100 list at the Cleantech Group’s summit and gala held in Washington, DC last week. The event produced by the San Francisco-based Cleantech Group and the United Kingdom’s Guardian News and Media released the Global Cleantech 100 Report compiled and sponsored by Deloitte. A panel of experts from the energy, renewables and investment industries ranked the Top 100 companies from more than 6,600 nominations from 45 countries. The panel selected the top 100 companies based on those most likely to make a significant market impact overt the next 5 – 10 years. Windlab is one of only two Australian companies to ever be awarded a place on the list, which also resulted in them being named as one of the top 10 Cleantech companies in the Asia Pacific region.

Windlab is a global wind energy developer that uses proprietary world leading atmospheric modeling and wind engineering tools to dramatically reduce risk, shorten development lead times and deliver higher quality outcomes more efficiently.

“We are delighted to be named in the Global Cleantech Top 100. It is well deserved recognition for our innovative science and the hard work and dedication of our team”, stated Roger Price, Chief Executive Officer of Windlab.

He lamented, “It is somewhat ironic that the investment uncertainty created by years of unstable federal government carbon policy, more recently amplified by regressive planning environments in Victoria, has forced our company to be much more globally focused. It is pleasing that our work is being recognized and valued internationally. Perhaps now with a price on carbon and a support structure for renewable energy innovation and investment we will see greater progress locally.”

In a Cleantech Group statement, Henrik Olsén, Managing Partner of Environmental Technologies Fund said, “Global Cleantech 100 is providing examples of some of the most transformational companies of our time – creating new solutions and growth, in an ever increasingly challenged global environment. These are the companies you want to keep an eye on!”