The energy of the future will be and must be regenerative and sustainable. The generation and storage of renewable energy will be the fastest growing sector in energy market for next 20 years. The market volume of renewable energy worldwide will increase from US$ 95.8 billion in 2007 to US$ 124.4 billion in 2010 and reach US$ 198.1 billion in 2015.
Today, 15% of the world population consume more than 70% of the generated energy. However, the fast growth of the developing countries like China and India raises serious question for the balance of energy industry. Meanwhile, the hiking price of oil and gas, the severe air pollution and global warming demand the shift from conventional fossil fuel to clean, regenerative and sustainable energy sources.
The major market driving forces come from three aspects. First is the governmental policy and social awareness. In many countries, environmental protection and energy security are the key political concerns which favour the use of clean energy. In most countries governments sponsor programs for using hydropower, wind power and biomass as well as set regulations & standards for emission so that biofuel, solar energy, hydrogen based energy and other environmental friendly energy are adopted.
Second is the pricing factor. Whereas the oil and gas price is rising in the long term and extremely volatile, the price for renewable energy is stably going downward. The material benefits will naturally attract more and more industrial and residential consumers.
Both of these two driving forces are finally based on the development of technology. Only when the technology enables large scale production and competitive costs, is the commercial application possible.
Nanotechnology and nano-bio-info converging technologies will be the key enabling technology for renewable energy market during next 20 years. Nanotechnology and converging technologies can modify the molecular structure so that more energy can be stored, transformed and utilised. Their application will largely improve the performance-cost ratio of solar energy, biofuel and fuel cell. These sectors will also experience the fastest growth thanks to technological development.
Although fuel cell stores energy rather than produces energy, it plays a major role in the future renewable energy industry. Through minimization, fuel cell can store huge amount of energy within a small volume so that the energy can be easily transported, distributed and utilised in various locations. This will solve the biggest problem of utilising renewable energy, namely the remoteness between energy production and application. Nanotechnology is undoubtedly one of the key technologies to commercializing fuel cell.
Apart from energy production, the saving potentials in the energy market (especially in Europe and North America) are very high. People become more and more aware that energy savings and sustainability in energy generation and energy utilization can be of existential importance. Consequently, the efficient usage of renewable energy is also an important part of the energy industry.
As to the regional development, Europe and North America are today’s leaders in technology and in market share. Yet, developing countries such as China, India and Brazil are catching up rapidly, or even becoming leaders in certain sector. On the one hand, these countries’ industrial boom requires more energy supply; on the other hand, the huge land area and sufficient natural energy resources in these countries provide ideal conditions for utilizing renewable energy. Last but not least, renewable energy will also give easy access to their population in the rural area, where no sophisticated energy infrastructure is present. With the substantial support from government, Asian developing countries will become the fastest growing market of renewable energy in next decade.
2. Goals of the Study
Aim of the study is the analysis of the clean & renewable energy markets and developments, research and development, the companies, organizations, branches and products. The data in 2007 is the basis, as well as the further development in 2008, 2010 and 2015, and prospects for the following years.
The study shows turnover, volume, potentials, product fields and products, applications, competition, companies, countries, regions worldwide, profit potentials, value chains, research expenditures, investments, factors of success, strategies, and opportunities & risks.
The study is suitable to check the state of research and development, get innovations, check and compare the state of competitors, and develop own strategies. This applies to companies, institutes, organizations, investors and countries or states respectively.
The study is based on the following methods: Desk and Field Research. Market potentials and prospects are gathered by the Delphi-Method. Here specialists in the market are questioned about their future expectations which are then narrowed through repeated coordination with the specialists.
A survey of over 120 enterprises was conducted, the participating companies include flame retardant suppliers, plastic converters and end-use manufacturers in Europe, Asia and America. Information was collected through interview and questionnaire.
Information on the business of halogen-free flame retardants, including economic data on companies and products, were obtained from primary and secondary sources, including government sources, trade associations, companies, and select individuals.
Corporate annual reports and 10-K filings with the SEC plus security analyst reports were also utilized. In a few cases, mostly for private firms, sales figures had to be estimated. Historical data and forecasts are stated in current dollars .
4. Qualification of the author and publisher
Helmut Kaiser Consultancy - founded in 1980 - elaborates exclusive international strategies, schemes, technology/market studies, and special studies for concerns, small and midsized enterprises, and government agencies. It has a professional team of engineers, economists and scientists from various different fields (biology, physics, and chemistry).
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HKC has been active in the field of water industry, environmental and energy technology for over than 20 years. We prepare exclusive international strategies, concepts and special studies for company groups, small and midsized businesses and Western European government agencies. Until today we have prepared more than 700 studies
5. Table of Contents
Chapter 1. Introduction
1.1 Management Summary
1.2.Goals of the Study
1.4. Qualification of the author and publisher
Chapter 2. Overview of Clean & Renewable Energy Market Worldwide 2010/11-2015-2020-2025
2.1 The Markets of Regenerable Energy 2010/11-2015-2020-2025
2.2 Overview of Clean Energy
Chapter 3. Market of Renewable Energy Worldwide by Sector
3.1 Wind Power
3.1.1 Wind Market Development Trends
a. On Shore Wind Power System
b. Off-shore Wind Power System
c . Pricing
3.1.2 Market of Wind Energy Worldwide 2010/11-2015-2020-2025 by Sector
3.2.1. Thermochemical processing
c. Direct Hydrothermal Liquefaction
d. Anaerobic digestion
3.2.2 Hydrolysis Processing
3.2.3 Market of biomass energy worldwide
3.2.5 Applications of Biofuel
3.3 Small Scale Hydropower
3.4 Solar Energy
3.4.2 Concentrating solar systems
3.4.3 Solar heating
3.4.4 Solar Space Heating
3.4.5 Solar Water Heating
3.4.6 Solar Pool Heating
3.4.7 Solar Lighting
3.5 Geothermal Energy
3.5.1 Geothermal Power Plants
3.5.2 Direct Use of Geothermal Energy
3.5.3 Geothermal Heat Pump
3.6 Wave and Tidal Power
3.6.1 Tidal Power
3.6.2 Wave power
3.6.3 Ocean thermal energy conversion
Chapter 4. Renewable Energy Storage
4.1 Hydrogen (Fuel Cell)
4.1.1 Fuel Cell – carrier of renewable energy
4.1.2 Application of different types of fuel cells
4.1.3 Advantages of fuel cell
4.1.4 Market prospects for stationary fuel cell applications
4.1.5 Market prospects for mobile fuel cell applications
4.2 Electrostatic battery (Capacitors)
4.3 Kinetic Battery
4.4 Pneumatic Battery
4.5 Hydraulic Battery
4.6 Magnetic Battery
4.7 Nuclear Battery
4.8 Thermal Battery
4.9 Biothermal Battery
Chapter 5. Energy Efficiency
5.1 Efficiency in Transmission -- Power System Technologies
5.2. Efficiency in Applications
Chapter 6. Technology Trends of Clean and Renewable Energy
6.1 Overview of Market and Development
6.2 Wind Energy
6.4 Concentrating Solar Power Plants
6.6 Energy Storage
Chapter 7. Nanotechnology and Nano-bio-info Converging Technologies in Renewable Energy Industries
7.1 Nano and Converging Technologies for Renewable Energies
7.2 Overview of Zero Emission and Sustainable Development
7.3 Key Development in Nano-Bio-Neural-Info Technologies up to 2025
7.4 The Impact of Nanotechnology on Energy
7.5 The Impact of Biotechnology on Renewable Energy
7.6 The Impact of Molecular Technology on Energy and Environment
Chapter 8. Market of Clean & Renewable Energy Worldwide by country
8.1 Clean Energy Market Drivers
8.2 Clean Energy Barriers
8.3 Market Overview of selected Regions
8.4 Market of regenerative energies Worldwide 2010/11-2015-2020-2025 by Regions (in bn. US$)
Middle and South America
Chapter 9. Legal and Social Issues about Clean & Renewable Energy
9.1 Clean Energy Policies
9.2 Emission Reduction Policies
9.3 Overview of Policies Supporting Renewable Energy by Region
Chapter 10 Competition and Profiles of Selected Competitors
10.1 Industry Leaders in Clean Energies
10.2 Other listed renewable energy companies worldwide
10.3 Selected New Comers of Renewable Energy
6. Analysis and Evaluation/Report Forms/Languages
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