Smart Energy

Smart
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.


Smart Energy Research Services

Renewable Energy Renewable
Energy

The Renewable Energy Research Service focuses on innovative technologies and business models for power generation from renewable sources. The service features research and analysis concentrating on solar, wind, biopower, 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.

Energy Storage Energy
Storage

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. In the battery sector, the service also includes a strong focus on advanced batteries for key application areas such as transportation and portable power. 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.


Distributed Energy Distributed
Energy

The Distributed Energy 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 energy resources for commercial, industrial, and residential markets on a worldwide basis, with detailed assessment of market conditions by country and world region. Sectors covered include microgrids, fuel cells, renewable distributed energy generation, and distributed fossil fuel generation.

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Schneider Electric, Siemens Score Highest in Navigant Research Assessment of Building Energy Management Providers
July 31, 2014More than 400 companies now active in the sector, report finds • The surge in demand for energy management technology has expanded, and heated up, the…
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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
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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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