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19 Apr 2012  |  Global
CSP - A Competitive Renewable Energy
Concentrated solar power (CSP) has grown exponentially in the last five years, from a newly introduced technology to a mass-produced and mainstream power generation solution. The CSP market reignited in 2007 and has since been experiencing significant growth. Focusing on Spain and the U.S. markets of California and Nevada, CSP plants grew to a cumu...
11 Apr 2012  |  Asia Pacific
Infrastructure Investments Drive ATM Growth in China
With China becoming the worlds fastest growing market for air traffic management (ATM) equipment, this deliverable showcases The General Administration of Civil Aviation of China's ambitious plans to build a comprehensive communication, surveillance and information system in the country. China is ready to build 56 more airports during the next fiv...
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30 Mar 2012  |  Africa
Spurring Power Infrastructure Investment to Meet Growing Demand as Power Imports Are Phasing Out
Botswana electricity industry has challenges in meeting its energy needs. Firstly, the country can hardly meet its peak power demand and, secondly, the country relies heavily on power supply from its neighbouring countries. However, southern Africa is experiencing an increasing power supply deficit, leading to shortages of power for trading. After ...
27 Mar 2012  |  North America
The Present and the Future of the Building Technologies in Retail
This studys research objective was to gauge the usage of building technologies (BT) within U.S. retail chains with at least five stores. Data was collected in August 2011 using Web-based survey, which sampled 182 U.S. managers. Retailers were familiar with all BT the survey contained, but technologies most commonly employed included fire suppress...
26 Mar 2012  |  North America
In What Laboratory Products do Decision Makers Expect to Invest?
The study investigates investment decisions of healthcare-related laboratory decision makers. It shows that 2011 was tumultuous for the laboratory industry. In comparison, the outlook for 2012 looks only slightly positive. In particular, laboratory decision makers generally expect their funding conditions to either remain the same or minimally impr...
26 Mar 2012  |  North America
A Customer Perspective of the Present and Future of Physical Security and Building Technologies in the Retail Industry
The Present and the Future of Physical Security and Building Technologies in Retail
This studys research objective is to gauge the usage of building technologies and physical security technologies within United States retail chains. The data was collected in August 2011, using a web-based survey. The sample consisted of 182 managers. The study examines technologies including access control systems: keypads, card readers, and ana...
16 Mar 2012  |  North America
The Present and the Future of the Physical Security Technologies in Retail
This studys research objective was to gauge the usage of physical security technologies within U.S. retail chains with at least five stores. Data was collected in August 2011 using Web-based survey that sampled 179 United States managers. To help minimize threats such as shoplifting and theft, analog video surveillance technologies and access co...
22 Feb 2012  |  Africa
The Effect on Large Industrial Businesses
This Research Service provides a overview of the pending South African carbon tax environment. Recently, a legislative document was tabled and the proposed way forward by the South African government will have dire consequences on the industry. This Research Service explains the concept of a carbon tax, evaluates various international case studies,...
30 Jan 2012  |  North America
U.S. Generation “Y”: Beliefs and Attitudes Towards Environment and Personal Mobility Needs and Vehicle Preferences
Gen "Y" redefines the future of mobility in the U.S.
This study identifies the various personal mobility preferences and most preferred vehicles by U.S. Generation Y Consumers. The objective of this study is to develop a vehicle model incorporating the features most desired by these consumers, based on income, gender, education, etc. Gen Y drivers consider comfort, status, and money to be important e...
20 Dec 2011  |  Africa
Is Morocco at the Dawn of a New Era towards Renewable Energy?
Moroccan electricity industry is facing a steady growth demand, having increased yearly by six to eight per cent in the past 10 years. Growth has been driven by robust economic development and improved welfare conditions, following various economic reforms. Electricity in Morocco is mainly generated from fossil fuels and, more particularly, fuel oi...