The energy and environment industry is undergoing rapid transformation from a static and conventional system to the fluid and dynamic Internet of Energy. Renewables are a significant portion of the world’s energy production, with rapid growth of the last decade spurring advanced solutions in grid technologies and energy storage. Nevertheless, fossil fuels continue to dominate much of the world’s power portfolio, from the adherents and detractors of fracking for oil and gas, to the continued high volume of coal used in key global regions. Services to the industry are rapidly evolving to leverage the influx of information from the Industrial Internet, creating new solutions and business models such as advanced predictive maintenance, optimized generation and storage, innovative energy efficiency solutions and X-as-a-Service. And all of this is driven by the push and pull of increasing demand for cleaner air and water alongside the need for more power and energy.
Frost & Sullivan works closely with the world’s largest OEMs, utilities, service providers and IT firms to help them find the opportunities in this sea of change. Our experts and consultants constantly engage with markets from oil and gas to electricity, grids to homes and buildings, and the critical needs for power, water, and environmental solutions across all sectors of the global economy.
Double-digit Growth is Forecast for the European Solar PV Market, Thanks to Declining Prices, Ambitious Targets and Strong Growth in Utility-scale Projects
Region : EuropeThis research presents an analysis of the European solar power market. This study includes an in-depth analysis of the market with a specific focus on nine countries—Austria, Belgium, Germany, Italy, United Kingdom, France, Spain, Turkey and the Netherland—besides the Nordic Countries and Rest of Europe. End-user groups are residential, commerc...
Intelligent Software-based Energy Storage Solutions Providing Grid Ancillary Services Driving the Market
Region : EuropeThe European energy storage market is undergoing a stage of technological evolution, with digital transformation, electric vehicle (EV) penetration, and smart grid initiatives leading the charge. The European region is becoming a hotspot for energy storage driven by falling battery and photovoltaic (PV) costs, attractive subsidies, and increasing e...
Understanding Public Financing Options in Cleantech Innovation
Region : EuropeThis study provides an analytical overview of public financing instruments available for innovative cleantech start-ups and small and medium enterprises (SMEs) operating in Europe. Many of these instruments operate under the theme of Horizon 2020, the largest European research and innovation programme with a total funding capacity of €80 Billion...
Fluctuating Energy Demand and Accelerating Growth in Renewable Energy Sources (RES) Will Drive the Nascent European DR Market
Region : EuropeDemand Response (DR) is a mechanism to alter changes in patterns in electricity consumption by consumers through pricing signals and incentives, thereby reducing peak demand and strengthening grid flexibility. DR covers intentional modifications on the customer’s electricity usage patterns via altering the time of use and duration of use. DR has ...
€6.15 Billion to be Invested in New Power Capacity by 2030 as the Country Gradually Moves Away from Coal
Region : EuropeThe Czech Republic sits at the heart of the European energy network, with connections to Poland, Germany, Austria, and Slovakia. The country invested heavily in upgrading existing coal plants in the 1990s and this, along with its 6 nuclear reactors, means that it is a significant regional exporter of electricity. Coal will continue to play an impor...
A Combination of Well-targeted Policies and the Well-planned EU Funds Together with Private Investments will Ensure Energy Security in Slovakia
Region : EuropeSlovakia sits at the heart of the European energy network, with connections to Poland, Ukraine, Hungary and the Czech Republic. Slovakia generates 71.4% of its electricity from nuclear and hydropower. With the new nuclear units under construction, export potential is likely to exist, but this is expected in the long-term. Slovakia’s hydropower c...
Whether to Pursue a New Nuclear Reactor will be the Defining Decision for Finland’s Energy Future
Region : EuropeFinland is a net importer of electricity. Most of its imports originate from Russia, but it plans to build additional nuclear power plants to decrease this dependency. The share of nuclear power in electricity generation will increase when the new Olkiluoto 3 EPR nuclear power plant becomes operational in 2018 (assuming there are no final delays). ...
Understanding the New Opportunities in the UK's Electricity Market
Region : EuropeThis Frost & Sullivan insight provides a neat overview of the UK’s balancing services, with an astute focus on battery energy storage technology. This insight comprises analysis of the markets that are relevant to it. To begin with, an optimal balance between supply and demand is critical for any electricity grid to function at peak performance. ...
€10 Billion of Investment in Renewables will See Denmark 90% Fossil Free by 2030
Region : EuropeThe increase in electricity generation from renewables is expected to come primarily from the expansion of wind power and conversion of power plants to substitute wooden pellets as a primary fuel. In 2015, the share of fossil fuels in electricity generated was 33%; Frost & Sullivan forecasts this to be 8% by 2030. Wind power accounted for 41.5% of ...
Electrification of Transport will Drive New Investment in Renewable Energy, Forecast to be €5.90 Billion during 2015–2030
Region : EuropeNorway is already almost entirely powered by renewable energy, with hydro traditionally dominating. The investment of €5.90 billion in a combination of wind, hydro, and other renewable energy will boost the share of RES in the electricity generation mix to 99% by 2030. Increasing interconnections will lead to greater integration of Nordpool (The ...