At Thomas-Walther we are focused on Alternative energy which in a general sense, is energy that is produced or recovered without the undesirable consequences inherent in fossil fuel use, particularly high carbon dioxide emissions (greenhouse gas), which is an important factor in global warming.
Thomas-Walther sees this industry as an enormous opportunity for investors and seeks to deliver investor returns through periodic distributions and capital appreciation energy investments providing strong opportunities for positive environmental and social impacts, such as helping to achieve domestic energy independence and contributing to new job creation and economic growth within countries. Activities in the energy sector necessitate that we regularly assess Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) related impacts that may affect our stakeholders and the success of our operations. We seek to drive value creation through distinctive sourcing, deep operational engagement, and active stakeholder management.
- The global renewable energy market is valued at $224 billion in 2010 and is expected to reach $331 billion by 2015, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 8.1%.
Hydroelectric power contributes a significant percentage of global electricity. This sector is worth an estimated $62 billion in 2010 and is projected to reach nearly $74 billion in 2015, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 3.5%.
- Solar energy will experience the most dramatic growth over the forecast period. This sector is valued at $44 billion in 2010 and should reach $97 billion by 2015, a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 17%.
Thomas-Walther is investing heavily in Waste-to-energy which uses garbage as a fuel for power generation. Similar to other power plants, the fuel is burned in a combustion chamber to heat tubes of water in boiler walls. The water is heated until it turns into steam, which is then used to drive a turbine generator that produces electricity.