Off-Grid Power for Remote Sensing Applications

Renewable and Alternative Energy Sources for Remote Sensing, Monitoring, LIDAR, and SCADA Installations

The chronic need for expanded and more stable grid infrastructure is driving strong growth in a number of markets for off-grid power. Increasingly this power is being supplied by renewable energy and alternative sources, such as fuel cells and advanced batteries. One of the most intriguing of these markets is remote sensing, including light detection and ranging (LIDAR) and supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) systems for the oil and gas industry, as well as remote monitoring using telemetry for environmental applications. The common factor between these markets is their need for long term, running up to a year, autonomous power supply for an off-grid, often highly remote, location Together these applications represent an overall market size in the hundreds of thousands of systems.

The industry serving this market remains small and fragmented. In the oil and gas sector, demand is increasing for systems that can work in extreme conditions and very remote environments. No one solution is set to become dominant. Navigant Research forecasts that, under a base scenario, nearly 27,000 remote sensing systems based on renewable and alternative energy will be shipped annually by 2020. Under a more optimistic scenario, that figure could reach just under 40,000.

This Navigant Research report examines the market for remote sensing systems using renewable or alternative energy, focusing on remote sensing, LIDAR, and SCADA systems. Market drivers and barriers for the use of renewable or alternative energy systems are detailed, along with specific factors at work in the oil and gas industry. Market forecasts for unit shipments and for revenues, segmented by application, are provided through 2020. The report also includes profiles of key industry players.

Key Questions Addressed:
  • What is the forecast for global revenue for renewable and alternative energy systems for remote sensing through 2020?
  • What are the market need, incumbent technology and drivers for switching to renewable, or alternative energy systems in the remote monitoring sector?
  • Who are the leading players in the market for renewable and alternative energy for remote sensing applications?
  • Which industries will have the largest needs for remote sensing systems based on renewable or alternative energy?
  • What are the requirements for deployment into the oil and gas industry?
Who needs this report?
  • Advanced battery manufacturers
  • DMFC and small PEM fuel cell manufacturers
  • Small solar and distributed wind vendors
  • SCADA and LIDAR developers
  • System integrators
  • Oil and gas exploration and equipment companies
  • Government agencies
  • Investor community

Table of Contents

1. Executive Summary

1.1   Market Overview

1.2   Market Forecast

2. Market Issues

2.1   Introduction

2.2   Overview of Measurement Industries

2.2.1     Remote Sensing

2.2.1.1     Need

2.2.1.2     Incumbent Technology and New Technology Options

2.2.1.3     Market Size

2.2.1.4     Drivers and Barriers

2.2.2     Light Detection and Ranging in the Wind Industry

2.2.2.1     Need in the Wind Industry

2.2.2.2     Incumbent Technology

2.2.2.3     Market Size

2.2.2.4     Drivers and Barriers

2.2.3     Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition in the Oil and Gas Industry

2.2.3.1     Need in the Oil and Gas Industry

2.2.3.2     Incumbent Technology

2.2.3.3     Market Size

2.2.3.4     Drivers and Barriers

3. Technology Issues

3.1   Technology Options

3.1.1     Renewable + Battery Backup

3.1.2     Fuel Cell

3.1.3     Renewable + Battery + Fuel Cell

3.2   Technology Readiness

4. Key Industry Players

4.1   Introduction

4.2   Acumentrics Corporation

4.3   Energy Solutions

4.4   Ensol Systems Inc.

4.5   Evergreen Energy Technologies Inc.

4.6   Kraft Maus

4.7   SFC Energy

4.8   SunWize Technologies, Inc.

4.9   UPS Systems

5. Market Forecasts

5.1   Forecast Methodology

5.2   Base and Optimistic Deployment Scenarios

5.3   Region of Deployment

5.4   Capacity Shipments

5.5   Conclusions and Recommendations

6. Company Directory
7. Acronym and Abbreviation List
8. Table of Contents
9. Table of Charts and Figures
10. Scope of Study, Sources and Methodology, Notes

List of Charts and Figures

  • Remote Sensing Power System Deployment Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Remote Sensing Power System Shipments by Application, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Remote Sensing Power System Shipments by Application, Optimistic Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Remote Sensing Power System Shipments by Forecast Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Remote Sensing Power System Deployment MW by Application, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Remote Sensing Power System Deployment MW by Application, Optimistic Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020

List of Tables

  • Remote Sensing: Drivers and Barriers for the Use of Renewable or Alternative Energy Systems LIDAR: Drivers and Barriers for Renewable or Alternative Energy Systems
  • SCADA: Drivers and Barriers for Renewable or Alternative Energy Systems
  • Modified Technology Readiness Levels for Renewable and Alternative Energy Systems for Off-Grid Remote Sensing Sites, World Markets: 2012
  • Technology Readiness Level for Market for Remote Sensing Systems by Technology, World Markets: 2012
  • Acumentrics SWOT Analysis
  • Energy Solutions SWOT Analysis
  • Ensol Systems SWOT Analysis
  • Evergreen Energy Technologies SWOT Analysis
  • Kraft Maus SWOT Analysis
  • SFC Energy SWOT Analysis
  • SunWize SWOT Analysis
  • UPS Systems SWOT Analysis
  • Remote Sensing Power System Shipments by Application, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Remote Sensing Power System Shipments by Application, Optimistic Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Remote Sensing Power System Deployment Revenue by Application, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Remote Sensing Power System Deployment Revenue by Application, Optimistic Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • LIDAR Deployment Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Telemetry for Environmental Projects Deployment Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020SCADA
  • Deployment Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Remote Sensing Power Total Deployment Revenue by Region, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Remote Sensing Power System Deployment MW by Application, Base Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020
  • Remote Sensing Power System Deployment MW by Application, Optimistic Scenario, World Markets: 2012-2020

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