Research

Navigant Research’s analysts conduct rigorous examinations of emerging cleantech markets, the findings of which are published in the group's syndicated market research reports.  These reports, each of which focuses on a particular industry sector, include strategic analysis of business drivers and challenges, technology development, the value chain and competitive landscape, and global regulatory issues.  Quantitative analysis in our reports includes market sizing, market share analysis, segmentation by technology and geography, and detailed scenario-based forecasts with a five to ten year horizon.  


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Energy

Navigant Research's Smart Energy program focuses on new technology and business models that are driving innovation in clean energy, energy storage, and other advanced power technologies, both on the utility scale and on a distributed basis. Research coverage includes the hardware, software, and systems required to deploy Smart Energy technologies, along with an examination of demand drivers, business issues, and regulatory/policy issues associated with their adoption.

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Utilities

Navigant Research’s Smart Utilities research program covers emerging technologies and business models that are shaping the next generation of the electrical grid. Research focus includes examination of utility technology issues within different operational domains including transmission, distribution, metering, and consumer energy management. The analysis also provides profiles of utility smart grid activities, including regulatory factors, and market issues such as scalability, security, and quantification of the opportunity for smart grid technology across different sectors and world regions.


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Transportation

The Smart Transportation program examines the global market for hybrid electric, plug-in hybrid electric, and other alternative fuel vehicles for both consumer and commercial applications. Navigant Research also analyzes the market dynamics and opportunity for alternative drivetrains in commercial vehicles including trucks and buses, as well as two-wheel vehicles such as motorcycles, scooters, and bicycles. Additional coverage includes analysis of other emerging transportation technologies designed for improvement in fuel efficiency, and intelligent management of wide scale transportation systems.

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Buildings

Navigant Research's Smart Buildings program focuses on the design, construction, and maintenance of highly efficient commercial and residential buildings. Research areas include intelligent building management systems, energy efficient lighting technologies, and green building technologies and practices. Smart city developments are also included in the research program, along with energy efficiency technologies and business practices for industrial markets. The Smart Buildings program covers key market opportunities for each area, including a detailed assessment of key industry players, emerging business models, and the public policy and regulatory environment related to smart buildings and smart cities.


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Utilities and Grid Operators Will Invest More than $42 Billion in Flexible Alternating Current Transmission Systems from 2014 to 2022
July 29, 2014The growth in distributed renewable energy resources is driving demand for large-scale FACTS deployments, report concludes • The first flexible alternating current transmission systems (FACTS), which mitigated voltage drops on the…
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Shipments of Smart City Communications Nodes Will Reach Nearly 55 Million Annually by 2020
July 28, 2014Fragmentation across sectors and departments is a persistent problem, report finds • Ubiquitous and embedded communication services lie at the heart of the innovations in energy,…
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Commercial Building Owners and Managers Will Invest Nearly $960 Billion in Energy Efficiency Retrofits from 2014-2023
July 24, 2014 Payback periods remain a critical factor for decision-makers on retrofit projects, report finds • Because the existing building stock dwarfs the amount of building space that is added…
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Lithium Ion Batteries for Consumer Electric Vehicles Will Surpass $24 Billion in Annual Revenue by 2023
July 22, 2014Automakers have yet to agree on battery performance standards, report finds • Lithium ion (Li-ion) batteries have emerged as the leading battery technology for a wide…
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