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The figure shows that while electricity from PV and onshore wind have been getting cheaper and cheaper since 2009, biomass incineration and solar thermal have made little or no progress.
Renewable energy capacity investment
The figure splits out public markets investment by sector in 2016.
The figure splits out the money flowing from venture capital and private equity funds into specialist renewable energy firms.
This figure highlights the way renewable energy investment continues to be dominated by just two sectors – solar and wind.
One of the surprises of 2016 was that developed economies regained their lead over developing countries in renewables investment.
The figure provides a detailed breakdown of both new investment and acquisition activity in 2016, and in every prior year since 2004.
The figure shows the types of investment that made up the total financing for renewables in 2016.