Cleantech Market Intelligence
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.
Smart Energy Research Services
The Solar Energy Research Service focuses on the global market for solar photovoltaic (PV), concentrated solar power (CSP), and concentrated photovoltaic (CPV) technologies. Our analysis of the PV industry is top-down and bottom-up and includes a comprehensive analysis based on primary research of shipments of, and demand for, thin film PV technologies, crystalline (c-Si) PV technologies, emerging PV technologies such as organic PV (OPV) using shipments to the first buyer as the base metric. The analysis of the CSP and CPV industries focuses on installations of these technologies, with primary research into triple junction cell technology shipments.
The Wind Energy Research Service provides impartial and independent research and analysis on the international wind energy market. Based on research conducted by BTM Consult since it was founded in 1986, and leveraging the capabilities of Navigant’s global Energy Practice and Navigant Research’s industry analyst team, the service includes insights and analysis from some of the world’s most experienced wind industry analysts. The service includes coverage of wind turbine technology, wind energy policy, on/offshore wind power, and small wind power. Our analysis includes in-depth examination of generation capacity, the wind energy supply chain, and wind farm project development and operations.
The Emerging Renewables Research Service focuses on innovative technologies and business models for power generation from renewable sources. The service features research and analysis concentrating on geothermal, hydrokinetic, and other emerging technologies, along with an in-depth examination of utility integration strategies for renewables, enabling technologies, policy and regulatory factors, business and financing models, and applications for renewable energy in various industry verticals. Research reports include a comprehensive strategic analysis of the market landscape in addition to detailed market forecasts, segmented by technology, world region, and application area.
Navigant Research’s Biofuels Research Service focuses on the utilization of biofuels employing a variety of feedstocks for various transportation and industrial applications. The service includes coverage of global regulatory and public policy trends, business models and economic factors, technology and intellectual property issues, and the emerging competitive landscape and supply chain for biofuels markets.
Navigant Research’s Biopower Research Service focuses on the utilization of renewable biomass feedstocks for the production of electricity and heat. The service includes coverage of global regulatory and public policy trends, business models and economic factors, technology and intellectual property issues, and the emerging competitive landscape and supply chain for biopower markets.
The Energy Storage Research Service concentrates on three key categories of stationary energy storage: electrochemical, kinetic, and thermal storage technologies. Markets covered include energy storage technologies for utility-scale energy storage to provide both long-duration and short-duration storage for bulk power applications as well as ancillary services such as frequency regulation and spinning reserves. Our analysis includes an assessment of the economics and technologies underlying these emerging sectors, together with an in-depth view of the key industry players involved in their development.
Navigant Research’s Advanced Batteries Reseaerch Service focuses on emerging battery technologies and their applications in consumer, commercial, transportation, and utility markets. Coverage includes lithium ion, sodium sulfur, advanced lead acid, and other battery chemistries that will compose the global battery market in a variety of industry sectors. Market analysis includes worldwide forecasts, key industry players, technology issues, and economic factors that will drive the adoption of new battery categories over the next decade.
The Fuel Cells Research Service focuses on stationary, portable, and motive applications for fuel cells. Navigant Research’s analysis includes coverage of the commercial, industrial, residential, and transportation sectors, including an in-depth assessment of the functional, technological, and economic suitability of different types of fuel cells for these markets, compared to other conventional and emerging technologies. As part of our research, we provide evaluations of key fuel cell industry players as well as detailed forecasts segmented by technology, geography, application area, and end-use market.
The Distributed Generation Research Service covers the generation and distribution of electricity using distributed architectures, both at the sub-utility scale and as an integrated part of the utility grid. The service includes analysis of distributed generation for commercial, industrial, and residential markets on a worldwide basis, with detailed assessment of market conditions by country and world region. Sectors covered include renewable distributed energy generation from wind and solar, fuel cells, and fossil fuel generation.
Navigant Research’s Microgrids Research Service concentrates on distributed sections of the electrical grid that can be safely islanded from the utility grid for purposes of adding resilience, redundancy, and security to the electrical distribution system. Our research focuses on various applications and deployment scenarios including institutional/campus microgrids, military microgrids, and remote off-grid microgrids. Enabling technologies and systems are covered in depth, along with detailed tracking of microgrid deployments and assessments of key industry players.