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09 Sep 2015  |  Global
Distributed Generation, Smart Technology, and Renewable Energy Drive Business Model Innovation
The traditional utility business model of a pure-play centralised power producer and provider will soon be extinct. Distributed generation (DG) will increasingly feature in new utility value propositions as utilities try to capture more downstream opportunities. These will include several models, from an aggregator of DG to providing complete energ...
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30 Jun 2015  |  Global
Transformational Trends are Driving This Energy Storage Device
This study examines the key mega trends that are creating a high demand for batteries. The role of the Internet of Things (IoT), advancements to telecommunication networks (LTE), wearable devices with sensors, renewable integration, smart grid, energy storage, and advancements to healthcare devices are some of the key technologies that are dependen...
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12 Jul 2013  |  North America
Growing Shift Towards Emerging Regions
Renewable energy has made strong advances in the power generation fuel mix in many developed and developing nations in the past decade. Energy-hungry nations are increasingly turning to renewables in order to meet their rapidly increasing demand. While some better established sources of renewable power, such as small hydro, biomass, wind, and incre...
29 Jan 2013  |  Asia Pacific
Japan to Lead the Way with 76.9 Percent of Installed Charging Stations by 2020
Following the Kyoto Protocol, countries in the Asia-Pacific region are motivated to adopt ‘green’ measures and reduce CO2 emission from automobiles and industries. One of the key focuses is to have 20.0 percent of total vehicles on road to be electrical vehicles by 2020. EVs are ’zero’ emission vehicles. Hence, the EV charging infrastructur...
09 Oct 2012  |  Europe
Despite Fukushima, Nuclear will Play an Active Role in Europe's Energy Mix
Meeting energy needs while achieving security of supply and minimising carbon emissions are key challenges facing most countries. Although nuclear is gaining support in Europe, its significance varies among European countries. While some states are not willing to take risks and are opposed to nuclear (such as Germany, Italy, Switzerland and Belgium...
28 Sep 2012  |  Europe
Deregulated Distribution Network Drives Investment in Efficient Infrastructure
This research service analyzes the European substation automation market and the impact of smart grid. Substation automation is an integral part of the smart grid installation across Europe. Incorporation of intelligence in the substation devices, and automating this operation using said intelligence is called substation automation. Automation of s...
25 May 2012  |  Asia Pacific
Renewables Development is the Solution to the Looming Energy Crisis
This study defines and discusses mega trends that would influence energy demand in China. An overview and analyses are provided concerning the energy consumption, the installed energy capacity, and the key power generation stations in China. Based on the current installed capacity, plans for future power generation infrastructures and future power ...
17 May 2012  |  Europe
Demand for High Quality Power, and Increasing Focus on Energy Efficiency is Driving the Market
The past 2-3 years have witnessed an increasing interest in smart grids and smart energy. Smart meters are considered to be the first step towards smart grid implementation. The smart meter rollout in Europe is well underway, boosted by the European Union legislation to achieve 80 percent coverage by 2020. Sweden and Italy had full scale penetratio...
08 May 2012  |  North America
Evaluating the Problem and Understanding the Possible Solutions
A growing population and improved economic conditions in the United States will raise energy consumption during the next decade. The U.S. goal of energy independence, the concern for unmet energy demand, and the growing awareness of the environmental impact of high consumption are the leading drivers behind growing interest in net-zero buildings an...